Happy Halloween, readers (and listeners)!
Hope your Halloween is treating you well today!
I decided to change up my traditional holiday-themed recap, and give it an audio twist. Today, we’re moving away from the traditional nostalgia (seems messing with the format is the standard this go-around), and I’ll be talking about a Halloween-themed episode within a series, and looking at something from – prepare yourself! – 2017!
In this recap, I’ll be looking at the Avengers Assemble – er, excuse me, Avengers Secret Wars (it is season four after all!) – episode “Why I Hate Halloween.”
“Why I Hate Halloween” originally aired on October 8, 2017. This episode is slightly different from the others for a few reasons – specifically, it falls right in the middle of an ongoing story arc. The actual storyline falls during season three (which was the story arc featuring Ultron, who obviously got the week off). This makes it seem out of place during season four, but stick with me. At the time this episode aired, the Avengers were separated and flung out in time and space thanks to a new incarnation of the Cabal, as Black Panther and a newly-assembled team of Avengers work to find the original team, wherever and whenever they are.
This episode eschews with that story arc and drops in a holiday…Halloween! It also focuses on the somewhat underappreciated Avenger Clint “Hawkeye” Barton, and shows that he is more than just an arrow-slinging “faux-superhero.”
Seriously, who couldn’t possibly love this guy?
Oh, and we find out what the title’s significance is!
So, whenever you’re ready, click play below! Be easy on me, I don’t do recaps in this fashion ever. Keep that in mind, and if you enjoyed it, be sure to drop a kind word.
Thanks for listening!