More filler like than the other two, but more colorful and entertaining
With distinct '02 elements largely pushed to the side, there is a greater disconnect from the larger story. Even so, the second part of the World Tour is probably the most colorful and energetic of the 3-parter. This episode begins weakly, with a rather flat art-style and very silly confrontation with 3 marine animal digimon. The voice acting is notable, however, with Michael Lindsay still on top of his game as Joe and the Australian accents for both Hogan and Derek done acceptably. The fight with Scorpiomon is fun, with the giant crustacean being more threatening than in the first season and the 3 hero digimon demonstrating some cool maneuvers, such as Zudomon deflecting the tail blade attack with his hammer.
The Paris section is even more entertaining, partially thanks to some excellent scenery. While Michele's antics are too over the top for my taste (and his overly concerned attitude towards Catherine a bit unsettling), the Mamemon Brothers are a great concept as far as enemy digimon are concerned, and the fight with them feels very kinetic since we have several intercut bouts. Not to mention, the sequence is rife with explosions. Additionally, Tai and T.K.'s obvious competition for Catherine's attention provides a welcome dynamic. Truth be told, despite her brief role in the series, Catherine may be my favorite kid from the World Tour. She doesn't have any annoying mannerisms and the diversity of the main cast may have benefited from a proper, upper-class member.
Keeping with the trend of the previous episode, a likewise effective epilogue is included to remind us that there is another problem brewing in Japan.
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