(My thoughts on the episode on here, I'm just posting my grades without thoughts on the ranking thread)
Very fun start to the miniseries. Nicely sets up how alone our heroes are in this adventure.
(Side note: Finn was in The Hall of Egress for years!! Dang!)
Bespoken For: A-
An emotional episode that makes you feel real sympathy for Ice King and Betty. I loved seeing how stressed out and obsessed and crazy Betty is getting over all her failed attempts to cure Simon.
Winter Light: A-
GORGEOUS visuals. Really pretty song. A really fun Finn-Jake-Ice King dynamic. Patience is super creepy and is just awesome in this episode.
This episode is the heart of the show. Amazing, funny, and heartwarming Finn and Jake interactions. Theres a not great but very fun song in it. Felt like classic Adventure Time shenanagins. Really makes Finn and Jake's seperation in the next episode more heartbreaking.
(Side note: Finn randomly having the Enchiridion again I can buy, but it would've been better if Crossover had quickly shown Finn snatching it)
Slime Central: B+
Fun episode. I like Finn and Jake's talk about the ethics of IK and Betty's relationship. Creative way of making it difficult to get Slime Princess's jewel. Sad ending.
(Side not: Looks like Abracadaniel escaped being frozen like it was shown in Friends Forevor)
Happy Warrior: B+
More of an epic sort of fun episode. Nice lines from Finn about how he's proud of his friendship with FP. I was expecting FP to say hurtful things regarding that since CB said FP said hurtful things to him. I feel like going down that route would've made this episode better, but I still liked what we got.
(Side note: I wonder what FP said to CB. And is CB still going to be a lone warrior after this miniseries?)
Hero Heart: A-
LSP gets some great moments trying to and succeding in breaking Finn from the fire curse. FP and Marcy's first interaction was cool even if it they were cursed so the interaction wasn't really "real". Hopefully we get a real one in the future. The Finn-PB montage was nice. PB has a really pretty and creepy song. I wish we could've seen more of IK being upset about the fire curse corrupting Gunter's mind, its a nice parrallel to Betty being upset about the crown corrupting Simon's mind.
(Side note: Lemongrab may have had his final line of the series in this episode. If it is, his last work spoken in the series is, "lemonade". I hope we get one last unacceptable before the end though)
Skyhooks ||: Kind of a dumb episode title, but I can't think of anything better. I like how LSP finally got placed into the AT lore with her being the anti-elemental. Makes her character have more of a purpose. But, I wished that would've been forshadowed more before this miniseries. The stuff with IK and Betty was great, especially IK standing up for himself. And we're getting more Normal Man!! Patience was written off the show, most likely for good, in a really quick scene. I really wish we got more of her after how great she was in Winter Light, but I'm not really sure what else she could've done. It ends with a really sweet moment between Finn and Jake, and Jake's I love you line sounds so so genuine and heartfelt. Plus all the loose ends! What's gonna happen with Betty and whats Normal Man planning to do with her? Whats with one of IK's jewels popping out? Is Sweat Pea's horn regrowing a sign of The Lich's return? And whats gonna happen with Jake in his new form??? So so happy they're going to devote some time to Jake's shapeshifting alien past!!
Adventure Time Elements: A-
Season 8 is still on a role with its comedy and this miniseries is super funny! Fantastic visuals. Some great backround music and some really pretty vocal songs. Lots and lots of cameos! Super fun and heartwarming! Lots of really cool magic based stuff with Betty's powers, the return of The Enchiridion, and the elemental princess jewels. They realy shoud've explained the disapareance of the cloup people in The Cloud Kingdom, but thats a minor complaint. More Patience would've been great, there's probably some wasted potential there. It seems the writer have had a feeling the show will be ending soon since they started writing Preboot and Reboot. Everythings serialized and is developing nicely towards the finale. Every episode in here was at least pretty darn good with Slime Central, my least favorite still getting a B+. I rank this over Islands. Islands had higher highs, but much lower lows. But, I think Stakes was better beacuse it was mostly consistantly A level quality minus maybe 2 A- level episodes, even if I really really wish Finn took that adventure more seriously and actually had some good moments which is my biggest gripe. Also PB's dethroning arc being resolved in its own episode would've been much better. Really fantastic miniseries, I think I like it more than most people on here.