GENERATOR REX “Lost Weekend” Review

Generator Rex

GENERATOR REX “Lost Weekend” Episode 24 – This week’s episode of Generator Rex starts off strong thanks to Rex’s classic brand of humor. This playful sense of humor loads every scene with a contagious energy that undoubtedly pushes this series to the top of my favorites in the Cartoon Network lineup right now.

In the middle of a battle with an out of control E.V.O., Rex gets an invitation from his old friend, Sqwydd to head out to an underground party in the middle of the desert. He and Bobo wrap things up as quickly as possible and begin making plans to get out of town. White Knight interrupts their packing to give them an assignment – to go to that same party in the middle of the desert. I couldn’t help but laugh when Rex starts complaining about a third person being sent on their mission, expecting stiff Six to ruin all their fun. It makes it all the funnier watching Rex’s expression drop as he sees Kenwyn Jones walk through the door, prompting him to ask, “is it too late to get Six instead?”

For some reason, I was expecting this underground party in the desert to be some typical crazy rave with evil E.V.O.s handing out drugs and the party goers risking their lives in the pursuit of some kind of intense high, but I should have known better. Rex wouldn’t have had an interest in showing up for a party like that on his own and his friends wouldn’t have invited him to anything like that. It made more sense then that the cave party ended up being a gathering of E.V.O.s and forward thinking humans mingling among one another and having a good time together.

In that scenario, it’s fitting that the antagonist known as Mouse turned out to be a human so filled with hatred and disgust for E.V.O.s that she would be willing to lose her life in the pursuit of their destruction. Throughout history, extreme illogical hatred and fear has caused irrational individuals to act out in ways so unimaginable to most reasonable people. Like many despicable bigots, it’s not enough for Mouse to destroy the creatures she despises, she intends to punish the people who sympathize with them. She believes that while the E.V.O.s are an abomination in their own right, the humans in their company are guilty of an unforgivable crime – compassion for E.V.O.s. We’re not told how Mouse came to conspire with an E.V.O., or why a semi-intelligent E.V.O. would want to assist her, but given her extremist ideas I’m sure she believes that the end justifies any means.

With Kenwyn and Skwydd characters returning, it was fun to have everyone working together and referencing back into older episodes. I like seeing these characters interact with one another. I hope we see more of this in the future since I liked seeing Rex team up with both Kenwyn and Skwydd. Rex and Kenwyn keep clashing with one another over how the situation needs to be handled but they both end up making compromises and bringing their strongest attributes to the battle so they can work together to save everyone at the party.

If you didn’t pick up on the moral of the story, Rex points out the obvious at the end, saying that “an E.V.O. and a human were working together to prove that E.V.O.s and humans can’t work together, but then an E.V.O. and a human worked together and stopped them.” Thanks, Rex. Switch out “E.V.O” and “human” with any other theoretically ideologically opposed groups of people and we’ve got ourselves a lesson learned, courtesy of Generator Rex. In the words of Bobo, “that’s sweet.”