There’s only one week left of Galavant-y goodness until the end of season one! The episodes have come and gone too fast and it will be a shame to see it go. This week’s episodes were game changers with a lot of character development and potential for a second season (hopefully) and sets up nicely for the season finale.
The best musical number this week was, without a doubt, Madalena’s song which sounded like a Disney Villain’s number. The special effects for her song were stunning and Jansen’s voice is powerful. It was great finally seeing some insight into Madalena’s character, her lack of development has been confusing up to now; does she love Galavant or not, what will she do when he arrives and what are her true motives? She was a hard character to understand but she’s revealed her true manipulative colours and she’s fascinating!
King Richard’s relationship with both Gareth and Chef is so fun and inspiring. Despite having killed the past four or so generations of Chef’s family, they seem to be good friends and their scenes tend to lead to many laughs as Richard is self-conscious, with little confidence and Chef is just trying to survive.
Throughtout all the episodes, but this one in particular, there are a lot of Easter Eggs for those willing to look out for them. One in particular that stood out tonight was a Harry Potter incantation for all those Potterheads out there watching! Galavant is a fun show that incorporates pop culture and modern themes and ideas into its medieval setting, such as Sid coming up with the idea of a zip to help men pee easier.
This week was an improvement upon episodes three and four. There was a lot more action and the story progressed much quicker. There was a great deal of character development among the entire cast and it is a great lead up to the final two episodes. It’s sad to see it go so soon but there's still hope for a renewal of the show. Yes, it’s cheesy and ridiculous, but it’s good humoured and fun too. There is a lot of potential for the story based on the latest plot developments, but it needs more than two episodes to fully explore this new element.