Post by smittenkitten on Sept 27, 2020 12:08:02 GMT -5
Okay, I've rewatched this episode several times now. It's a fun episode of mind games between Jake and Prime Evil. But what the heck is with Futura?! I mean, at the beginning of the episode, she's complimenting Jake on his new haircut (likely just a trim since it doesn't look any different really), then she's complimenting and giving him a kiss after he escapes from Prime Evil from the cockpit of that space plane. THEN, Jake returns the favor and actually kisses her as he 'cooks' up a plan of action. Her reaction was less than what I expected! In fact, she pretty much ignored it and brushed it off. Wasn't that was she wanted--for him to respond to her beyond just blushing? Not counting the almost interaction Jake & Futura had in one of the first episodes of the series (Tracy interrupted the smooth romantic dip by Jake and likely forthcoming kiss) the only other time we 'see' Jake actually take initiative and kiss another is Jessica in "The Ransom of Eddie Spenser" and she was semi-conscious in a cloud. At least she said someone 'wonderful' kissed her--subtly returning the kiss with a compliment. But Futura...nope, nothing. What is up with that? It was a slow moment for the team. She could've responded to it better! She'd worked so hard to get to that!
With the episode order, this episiode is also the last time Futura compliments Jake or tries for any interest from him for the rest of the series.
Here's some pics of their interaction through the episode:
Futura's trying really hard to get his interest:
Jake finally responds to her interest with a kiss (even if it was because he was excited he had a plan) and this is her response in the next screen:
“Ghosts don't haunt us. That's not how it works. They're present among us because we won't let go of them."