In “Spark Of Rebellion,” the Vox Machina plot a prison break in this devilish fun chapter.
This recap of Amazon’s The Legend Of Vox Machina season 1, episode 6, “Spark Of Rebellion” contains spoilers.
The Vox Machina’s little road trip to Whitestone ended in complete dismay as the gang were met with a polluted ghost town and a haunting final image. Percy spoke of an idyllic utopia, yet they were faced with the total opposite on arrival, and to make matters worse, hanged civilians dressed to represent each member of the team. Spine-chilling stuff to kick start our return to Percy’s home town. Episode 6 continues the gunslinger’s quest for revenge, although something always seems to get in the way of his final showdown with the Briarwood’s.
The Legend Of Vox Machina season 1, episode 6 recap
From the off, we’re introduced to a new character in Archibald Desnay. The resistance fighter is voiced by none other than Lost and The Lord Of The Rings star Dominic Monaghan. Desnay’s team plans their next move but is quickly ambushed by a bloodthirsty giant. This fantasy really loves to represent all the mythical beasts. The giant plucks soldiers from their hideout floor and bites off their heads. It’s another gory and gruesome opener, as Archibald leads by example, sparring with the coming guards. The resistance is abruptly captured… and cue that epic theme tune!
The streets of Whitestone are patrolled by that brain-dead giant and our courageous crew struggle to hide from him in an alleyway. Percy searches for an old ally and soon finds preacher Yennen. The Elder tells of Archibald, their rebel leader, and they formulate a plan to break him out of jail. There’s plenty of comedy here as the Vox Machina take it in turns to pitch their escape plans. Predictably, Keyleth’s involves animals, Grog wants to kill everyone and Scanlan’s comprises of taking potions to optimistically become a one-man army (an irresistible one at that). But it’s Vex’s plan that wins, hers is more sophisticated and thought through. Percival sports a fancy new gun and Vex splits the group into two teams.
Not to sound like a broken record, but the writers continue their hot streak of working through the genres. The way Vex runs through the escape mission has a real heist movie vibe to it and the music only adds to this theory. The front door crew breaks in with ease, yet the back door gang is once again flummoxed by a locked door (this is a nod to the original web series). They only manage to get in thanks to a soldier throwing out a bucket of urine, which drenches Scanlan and Vax. On entering the castle, the rebels are freed and all-out war commences.
The battle is bloody and breathtaking. Each cast member gets their moment to shine as good clashes with evil. It’s packed full of heroic acts and well-crafted action. Another consistent and highly entertaining entry from the Vox Machina team. As always there are plenty of witty one-liners to replay and pantomime villains to boo. A week-long wait for Episode 7 is definitely going to drag.
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