It actually felt like the old Samurai Jack again once Jack got his robe and sword back at the end of XCVIII. The new season was as terrifying and awful as I expected it to be, but it wasn't as bad as Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon and had more chance of turning back. I'm glad that the last 3 episodes didn't contain any blood or graphic violence in them so kids in the show's original audience, including new people in that age group when this new Adult Party Cartoon season aired in 2017, can at least get to see how the series ends even though they won't be old enough to see the other 7 Adult Party Cartoon episodes. I think Cartoon Network might be allowed to air these last 3 episodes specifically for new kids getting into the show who saw the previous 4 seasons to see the 3-part finale if they edit them a little and remove Keith Crofford, Mike Lazzo, and the Williams Street logo from the credits and keep the original Cartoon Network Studios logo the previous 4 seasons had since Jack doesn't have a beard and his new "Adult Party Cartoon" look in these last 3 episodes.
What made it more like the original show was various characters like the Scotsman, Rothchild, and Monkey Boy came to the finale to help Jack fight Aku. I don't need to spoil this because you can already think of at least 2 different possible conclusions to draw from this. It's too bad Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon never got the chance to have 8th, 9th and 10th episodes to turn back into how the original kid show used to be.
Anyhow, what better way to end a show with a spectacular 3-part premiere with an even more spectacular 3-part finale? The only possible differences I can think there would be if this finale came out in 2005 would be animation technology a decade older, Mako would still be voicing Aku instead of Greg Baldwin, and we wouldn't have the emotional arc with Ashi. But if the rest of Season 5 is too terrifying for little youngsters, at least they can see all their most or least favorite recurring or 1-time characters Jack previously met return in these last 3 episodes! However, I still think we didn't need to have this whole other arc with Ashi mess this up and I didn't like Adult Swim Samurai Jack in the first place because...it got rid of this program's original identity and I hated how serious and violent this was.
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