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So this is it. Tonight is the big finale of the longest Venture Bros. season (or pair of half-seasons) ever. It's been a long time coming. A bit of a departure from our previous season finales in a lot of ways, but I won't go into that for fear of spoiling...

This is a bit of an experiment, this hour-long thing. And for the record, we can't thank adultswim enough for letting us expand our creative horizons and make this thing. For us, it was a very liberating experience and helped salvage our souls from the ravages of a difficult season to produce.

A lot of extra time and love went into this episode, from everyone involved (thank you, VB crew!) We certainly hope you enjoy it...and we'll be checking in with you every commercial break to make sure you do.

More news soon...

We Love You,

JP

Don't cheapen it. Spanish Fly isn't really a "date rape" drug, it's more of a...social lubricant. And it's not really "date rape" if nobody actually gets any. At least, that's how Rusty would see it. He would also think it was patently unfair to pay good money for a previously agreed upon service, only to receive a slap in the face instead.

Remember, we're talking about the same man who once used an orphan's heart to power a dream [masturbation] machine, reanimated a dead henchman so he could sell him to the army, and cloned an innocent little boy into a blob of protoplasm after getting him mauled by a gorilla. All of which are much more morally suspect.

Let's further remember that these were not innocent sex workers, but heartless mercenaries paid to murder everyone in the room for money, in order to spring a known felon from custody.

oh so they really WERE blackhearts? I thought Molotov was bluffing about it. like..she threatened that one whore earlier in the episode and everything, right?

i think i get it now but apologies if this is all nonsense

1strangepirate

2010-11-24 10:22 am (UTC)

Let's further remember that these were not innocent sex workers, but heartless mercenaries paid to murder everyone in the room for money, in order to spring a known felon from custody.

I've actually argued about this with loads of people. At first I was convinced that they were just hookers and Molotov was bluffing to get Brock to let her go and move on (with the "bad person" speech), then I was convinced that they were Black Hearts BUT they weren't going to kill everyone for... some reason? Other than the drug, I mean.

From what I've seen, there were quite a few tiffs and a measurable amount of confusion in the fandom over this one scene, haha. I can understand that it was meant as straightforward, but I know I personally got kind of romantic and stuck on the idea that she scared him away for him and not because her goons really were about to slaughter the prom party.

Her having Black Hearts in place isn't out of character at all, but her bluffing just seemed more appealing than there being any legitimate threat for him to chase. It felt more to me like she was forcing him to move on than giving him a heads up, which was more of a sacrifice than a last ditch effort to manipulate him in order to evade authorities.

But either way it was an excellent and startlingly moving scene and what actually happened has to win out over fan speculation. The fact that people spend their time arguing over this stuff is a testament to the quality and engaging nature of the show.

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