Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight – Season 3 Episode 12 Recap & Review

The Pangea-ing

Episode 12 of Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Season 3 begins with Alfie proclaiming his intent to bring the world together in Pangea. The earth begins to rumble, and the borders of continents begin to meet, forming Pangea. Blade and his friends urge Alfie to unhand the weapons, but he proceeds to destroy the forge. Blade and Lady Lucinda decide to give their hands to Alfie, and they get teleported from the collapsing city.

Po and the others leave the city through the exit and search for Blade. They see the people running and discover several houses on fire, along with raging winds. Po decides to start searching for Alfie, but duty calls them home as they want to make sure their people are all right. Po agrees to let them head home for a month and then return to the mission.

Meanwhile, Alfie returns home with Blade and their mother and sits down for tea. Blade tries to persuade him to speak to the people and let them decide, but instead, he summons Master Mastodon.

Po and the others make their journeys to their respective countries. Po reaches China to see everyone moving, but gets invited to talk to the Emperor. Surprisingly, the Emperor hugs Po and reinstates him as the Dragon Master, as he is the last hope of China.

Alfie teleports himself along with Blade to seek their opinion on how they are finding the change. Seeing most of them in distress, they help the people dealing with the natural calamities caused by him. They visit more places, helping people rebuild and saving them.

While searching for his dad, Po falls into Rabia’s house in the desert. Po explains the situation and offers them the opportunity to stay at his dad’s place until things get fixed.

Blade and Alfie lift off a heavy stone covering the cave Weymen was trapped in. The crocodile lizards walk up to him, claiming it is their land since Pangea destroyed their river. Alfie realizes he cannot go around fixing all the problems Pangea created and decides to fix things.

Alfie decides to send a message, picks up the leader of the crocodile lizards, and squashes him to death with a large stone. He sends the others off to spread the message. While telling Rabia the story, he realizes the state of the earth is his fault.

Blade and Alfie return home arguing about what is better for the world. He proclaims his absolute rule and decides to have a castle to look over his kingdom. Blade refuses to participate in his activities, but he reminds her that this is everything he has ever taught her, claiming it’s the lesser of two evils. The ground begins to rumble and the house begins to fly.

Po reaches home and reunites with his father before falling asleep. Ping makes a bowl of noodles for him and Po tells him about Alfie and the weapons. He blames himself and decides to be away from everything related to the weapons and claims the Dragon Knights have ended. Just then Blade shows up behind him and asserts it isn’t over.

The Episode Review

Episode 12 of Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Season 3 depicts the events following Alfie’s acquisition of the weapons. The first significant change brought about was the reunion of all the continents and the formation of the singular landmass, Pangea.

However, things don’t go as planned for Alfie, and he fails to realize it despite witnessing it firsthand. At the same time, we also understand that Alfie’s intentions are good, which only leads us to perceive him as delusional.

In due course, we see Alfie use the phrase, “The lesser of two evils.” This is an excellent callback to the first season when Blade used the same reasoning to convince Po to help her. This drives the point home, confirming Blade’s soft spot for Alfie.

Towards the end of the episode, everything feels hopeless, and the Dragon Knights decide to each return to their own homes and check on their people while the dust settles.

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