Posted by k4tzm4n (36454 posts) - - Show Bio

This is it, Fanterns... only one episode left before the show comes to its premature conclusion. Fortunately for us, this series continues to impress and, assuming the quality remains at this level, we're certainly in for a real treat with next week's finale.

The seemingly empty planet of Ranx has a force field and Aya has sent her army of Manhunters to break through. Clearly, she wants something on the surface and that concerns the Guardians. The blue leaders retaliate by sending a wave of Green Lanterns (lead by Guy Gardner!) to assault the robotic fleet.

This all-out assault sees the return of Lanterns we love (Ch'p!) and puts a heavy focus on Guy's arrogant yet hilarious nature. Staying true to his character earlier established in the show, he once again doesn't properly recall Hal's name and his recent promotion only further boosts his ego. The comedic banter remains sharp as well. Guy pointing out how silly it is for Hal to use a mask even though they're nowhere near Earth gave me a good chuckle. Oh, and the John Stewart joke? Priceless.

Let's see you talk your way out of this one, Guy.

Even if you don't like the character animation, everything else is still visually stunning. The massive blasts from the giant construct cannons, Aya-Monitor smashing to the ground, the main trio swooping past explosives as Manhunters race after them... it's all a delightfully pleasant experience for your eyes.

The biggest moment here has to be Razer's epiphany. We've been holding onto hope for a happy ending even though deep down, pretty much everyone in the program believes Aya is beyond redemption. But Razer has finally let go of that dream, and it means I'll likely need a tissue box by my side for next week's final episode. Their relationship has been an emotional whirlwind and I'm confident the ending will be quite powerful.

It's always nice to see a show dive into its own history. Witnessing Razer utilize Saint Walker's technique and the return of various characters took me on a lovely trip down memory lane. It definitely has me motivated to watch this all over again after next Saturday's finale. My only minor complaint about this one is I wish they used this opportunity to bring back Sinestro. It's possible Ron Perlman was busy with other projects, though.

Pro tip: never try to negotiate with Aya. Green Lantern: The Animated Series has been on a roll and "Ranx" is yet another fantastic episode. It's a terrible shame the show is going to end so soon, but at least it's leaving us with some terrific material. Even if the show doesn't get another season (which sadly seems unlikely at this point), I'm absolutely purchasing this on DVD when it comes out.

Gregg Katzman is a freelance writer for Comic Vine and IGN Entertainment. This is the part where he shamelessly plugs his Twitter page in hopes of getting a new follower or two.

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#1 Posted by doombot890 (215 posts) - - Show Bio

i will never stop crying

#2 Posted by Ms. Omega (4404 posts) - - Show Bio

@doombot890: I know how you feel :( Even John Stewart got a nod in this episode :(

#3 Edited by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

One more episode, hope that one is good. I want them to wrap things up nicely. And on a high note I may add.

#4 Posted by frozenedge (1154 posts) - - Show Bio

Guy's comment about the mask was too hilarious. And then the two Lanterns with him realizing they're wearing masks too was the icing on the cake.

#5 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

I love that John Stewart got a nod, and hal mixing him up with Jon Stewart was even funnier.

#6 Posted by lilben42 (2498 posts) - - Show Bio

Now I can truly say this animated series is connected to JLU. I kinda wish Aya would get out of the suit.

#7 Posted by JohnCheriyan (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Aya can be saved - she just needs to learn some compassion. Here's to hoping the Indigo tribe or power makes an appearance in the season finale!

#8 Posted by Moby (76 posts) - - Show Bio

Man I swore up and down that the planet that they were on was Mogo. Oh well it doesn't matter it was still a great episode!!!!

#9 Posted by YourCounterpoint (40 posts) - - Show Bio

John Stewart Joke HA! I never thought I'd hear that from a kids show. wonderful.

#10 Posted by Agent9149 (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

This show is just giving me life.

I love it.

It needs to keep going.

#11 Posted by sikboy1029 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Man Aya is cold, she gouged the Antimonitors eyes out before ripping him in half.

#12 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19941 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlueLantern1995 said:

One more episode, hope that one is good. I want them to wrap things up nicely. And on a high note I may add.

This. If it show is going out it should go out with a bang.

#13 Posted by lilben42 (2498 posts) - - Show Bio

@sikboy1029: I hate how they say we have to shut her down like its going to be easy.

#14 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say this is the best episode of the season thus far.

#15 Posted by Ben3000 (45 posts) - - Show Bio

It's really a shame that the show is ending next week. Giancarlo Volpe said on twitter that they were going to set up John Stewart for season 2. I'm really hoping that this show goes out with a bang.

#16 Posted by August_Macias (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Giancarlo Volpe has stated on Twitter that the Indigo Tribe makes no appearance or mention due to very little history was known at the time the episodes were being written.

#17 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio

I cannot believe this is ending.

The best animation out right now along with star wars clone wars.

#18 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

That YJ episode was best of the season.

#19 Posted by danhimself (22302 posts) - - Show Bio

it's a shame that we got so many hints this season and we won't get to see them play out....Aya being a piece of Ion, the Book of Black on Scar's shelf, and now a hint of John Stewart...after next week I'm boycotting Cartoon Network and I encourage everyone else to do the same

#20 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

it's a shame that we got so many hints this season and we won't get to see them play out....Aya being a piece of Ion, the Book of Black on Scar's shelf, and now a hint of John Stewart...after next week I'm boycotting Cartoon Network and I encourage everyone else to do the same

YES! I have been for months! Even before they announced they were canceling YJ. Jerkwads!

#21 Posted by danhimself (22302 posts) - - Show Bio

@Miss_Garrick said:

@danhimself said:

it's a shame that we got so many hints this season and we won't get to see them play out....Aya being a piece of Ion, the Book of Black on Scar's shelf, and now a hint of John Stewart...after next week I'm boycotting Cartoon Network and I encourage everyone else to do the same

YES! I have been for months! Even before they announced they were canceling YJ. Jerkwads!

you boycotted CN before they announced that they were cancelling YJ?

#22 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

My guess is Razer will have to merge with Aya and they will probably get a nice future when they change time at the beginning of time.

#23 Posted by xtremekidx (576 posts) - - Show Bio

amazing as always.....nothing to be said that hasnt been said before..

#24 Posted by CitizenJP (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Epic episode. This show has really grown on me. The fact that this and Young Justice are getting canceled is beyond a travesty.

#25 Posted by lilben42 (2498 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: Yeah then we'll burn the studio down hahaha the perfect plan.

#26 Posted by Master_Thief (728 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Justice 
 Green Lantern 
Transformers Prime 
 
All are going to be cancelled and replaced will shows we dont want

#27 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: I was getting ticked at how the scheduling was being messed around and how we would have ridiculous gaps between episodes. I've had way too much experience with cable channels getting me interested in a cartoon and then playing the episodes out of order or in this case the uneccessary gaps!

#28 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (402 posts) - - Show Bio

@Master_Thief said:

Young Justice Green Lantern Transformers Prime All are going to be cancelled and replaced will shows we dont want

Shows such as?

#29 Posted by pokemonmon (47 posts) - - Show Bio

@TeamUnitedNerds: for startzers, young justice will be replaced with yet a teen titans show i know it sounds great but have you seen the teen titans go shorts on dc nation? theyre stretching those out to 30 mins. and green lantern is being replaced with yet ANOTHER batman show. i mean i love batman but he is definitely one of the most overhyped dc characters

#30 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is probably popular enough to have his own cartoon every year. I am not really sure if the new Teen Titans cartoon will be similar to the joke animated shorts.

#31 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Must catch up! Missed it yesterday!

#32 Posted by spiderbuck (2449 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this show!! Why are they canceling it again??

#33 Posted by The Average Bear (2071 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to not like this show but after making myself watch all 25 episodes so far, I've really come to enjoy it. I loved when Guy was like, "promoted quicker than any Green Latern in history *looks at hand* it's true"

Sad to see this show go. Hopefully it could make a comeback. Never underestimate the Fanterns, Cartoon Network

#34 Posted by Oscars94 (2345 posts) - - Show Bio

Such an awesome show! It must stay!

#35 Posted by AmazingWebHead (1658 posts) - - Show Bio

It all comes down to one more.

(sniff) We never even got to see Sinestro turn evil.

#36 Posted by pokemonmon (47 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells: thats exactly what they will be. theyve even aired the commercials

#37 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

I have looked at the trailers for powerpuff girls movie trailer and teen titans go trailer. Teen titans go has a slightly more detailed animation than powerpuff girls. The Teen Titans Go series Raven also has a longer body than the super short body seen in the joke shorts. I think I will also enjoy Teen Titans Go. Had enough of the Green Lantern Romeo and Juliet story of Aya and Razer.

#38 Posted by Fallen_Crippled (6436 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to know that I wasn't the only one thinking of Powerpuff girls during Teen Titans Go trailers..