We are at episode 20 of season 3 already, it is almost over, I am so sad, but luckily we do have season 4 in our back pockets, so I feel better.
So this week, we have a adults still acting like children with their sibling rivalry, I have seen it before, one that comes to mind is the Rugrats episode "Aunt Mirium", that one was luck warm to me, the best one in my opinion of having this adults act like children with their sibling rivalry trope was in Legend Of Korra, the Tenzin in the 2 part episode "Civil Wars", (I know we had the Bai Fong sisters problems in season 3, but that is drama, that is not played for laughs, that is a whole different story) I loved the pay off and how it was resolved, anyway let's get to this episode.
In today's episode, Roger’s super competitive sister, Mo, Blythe's aunt comes for a visit, bringing them a constant desire of outdoing each other, meanwhile Sunil and Vinnie take bets on what will happen in the immediate future.
We being our episode in which Blythe and Youngmee find Roger in Littlest Pet Shop meditating like some amateur swami, it is hilarious. It turns out Roger's sister Mo is coming to visit, and Roger is trying to convince everyone that he is over their sibling rivalry, while it is clear he isn't. While all this is going on Vinnie and Sunil and watching much to their amusement and bet what will happen in all this, Sunil's psychic ability vs Vinnie's instinct, there is also a hilarious sense with Minka taking their popcorn, but you have to see it.
Anyway we meet Mo, and to no one surprise, their one up men ship rivalry is not over, they are competing right from the get go. Upon seeing Youngmee bolts, in which Blythe hilarious yells coward, for some reason I found that hilarious.
Meanwhile Sunil and Vinnie continue to bet each other, and this time bet what will come out of Sunil's hat and the bet is a rabbit, and of course Buttercream appears, I saw that coming.
Back to the a plot, Roger and Mo continue to try to one up each other making Blythe breakfast, down to avoiding pot holes on the street, that part was so stupid it was hilarious. On their way to the market, they pretty much assault Jasper, who I guess is just there to be a whipping boy, first Brittany and her experiment and now this, poor guy. While all this is going on, Sunil and Sunil continue to observe and make bets.
Finally we get to the market, Roger and Mo try to out juggle each other like a couple of crazy people, if this happened in real life, they would be arrested, anyway they end breaking the apple merchants card, that is important because we will get back to that. Than they try to animal whispers, here I thought we would get back to Blythe's secret, but nothing comes of it, I guess they wanted to be ironic. And here we meet our guest pet for the week, a Llama who's name is not revealed, but I really liked her, what can I say.
Here Roger tries to ride the Llama to prove something to Mo, Blythe, Mo, Sunil and Vinnie chase him on Blythe's scooter, here Blythe is clearly talking to Sunil and Vinnie, and I thought they were going to do something with Blythe's secret, but Mo doesn't notice it at all, here Vinnie tries to show he is more crazier than Roger when he tries a crazy stunt. Blythe talks to Mo, and tells her that Roger has the younger sibling, probably just wanted Mo's approval. I get where they were going with that. Meanwhile Vinnie and Sunil agree to stop betting.
In the end, they are able to save Roger, Roger and Mo makeup, and agree to a forever truce, which lasts a few seconds, but I guess it is more in good fun than anything serious, I don't get where they going for.
My thoughts on this episode.
It was a good episode, better than I thought it would be. I am not a big fan of adult siblings acting like children, but it worked. I have seen it done a lot worse, though it is rare I have seen it done better, for example Legend Of Korra "Civil Wars" part 1 and 2, this wasn't as deep and had as good emotional pay off as it did in "Civil Wars" part 1 and 2, but still it was fine. Better than most.
I thought Mo was an okay character, and wouldn't mind seeing her again, perhaps when Blythe's mom finally appears if that ever happens.
Though the lack of pets was disappointing, nice to see more Youngmee, but no more of the "Secret Recipe", when Blythe called a coward I was laughing so much and Jasper they just bring him in just to abuse him, it seems that way.
But we did to get some Sunil and Vinnie bromance greatness, and since they are like putting up against Roger and Mo sibling rivalry, it is saying Sunil and Vinnie are as close as brothers. Which I approve.
I loved the lama, did we get her name, whoever voiced did a great job. And the apple merchant, when the apple cart was destroyed a second time, I was screaming "my apples", maybe that will be recurring thing, I know people will cry rip off, but the best things are ripped of.
The Llama, awesome guest character, I really like her voice.
Mo, she was an okay character, I wouldn't mind seeing again, perhaps if Blythe's mom ever appears or at least addressed.
Vinnie and Sunil being like brothers, having their plot be parallels to Roger and Mo's plot, does show that they are like brothers.
Not enough pets, I don't mind not all the pets in the episode, but the whole episode was more about the humans than pets, I don't mind the human plots, but I like to have more balance, the Vinnie and Sunil plot didn't get much screen time and development
Upon re watching it a second time, I will get give is a 7 / 10, it was an okay episode. Have a nice LPS day.