Monday, April 27, 2009

The Mysterious Cities of Gold - Episode Three

Mendoza, staying at the wheel for 4 days and 4 nights, steers the ship through the Straits of Magellan. He becomes popular with the crew, much to the captain's dismay, but now it becomes an easy task for anyone to guide the ship to Lima. Esteban causes a conflict by trying to steal a cup of water for Zia, but a storm blowing in interrupts Gaspar's revenge.

There's an odd part which seems to be about Esteban imagining a giant sea monster, that makes me wonder whether there was some internal monologue cut from the translation. This episode also has the first obvious use of recycled footage, as Mendoza recaps his rescue of Esteban while sailing past the place where it happened.

Favorite parts:

Esteban coming on deck as the sun emerges behind him.

Gaspar getting pegged by a flying fish.

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