Jojo SC 17: Reelin’ in the Years

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 17 review

Jojo SC 17

Jotaro continues to have to do embarrassing things for Dan of Steel. Why Jotaro isn’t helping out the other two guys try to get the Lovers out of Joseph’s brain, I don’t know, but Jotaro obviously enjoys doing all these menial tasks for Dan of Steel. He keeps track of them, for his “big payback” later.

Kakyoin and Polnareff succeed in getting the Lovers out of Joseph’s brain, and eventually Dan of Steel is left begging for mercy (as a ruse). Jotaro figures him out, however, and doesn’t let him do it again. Then comes the “big payback.”

I couldn’t wait to find out what this “big payback” might be. Would it be something like the time in Bleach that Squad 12 Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi used his powers on the one Arrancar so that he would experience getting slashed by a zanpakuto for centuries? Nope, it wasn’t anything cool like that. Just Jotaro’s stand punching hundreds of times. That’s the type of stuff we see on Dragon Ball all the time, and it hardly hurts. What a big disappointment.

In any case, I enjoyed this episode, but surely the writers could have come up with something better than a bunch of punches.

Character of the episode: Jotaro (finally!)

Episode rating (out of four stars): ***½

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