I mostly liked this episode. It functioned well in terms of pacing, addressed some story problems, brought back one beloved secondary character and set up the final confrontation in a reasonable fashion.
Dreamland has nonetheless remained far more interesting than any season of Archer in recent memory and remains evidence that Adam Reed has found a heady concoction through his combination of comedic surrealism entrenched in a sense of strange verisimilitude. If only every season of Archer was as perfect as this mystery filled noir known as Dreamland!
The contrast with the series that preceded DB Super is night and day; while you certainly sense that ominous tension of a snowball tightening with every passing episode, DB Super remains a stark contrast in comparison to the events that transpired within the first few episodes of DBZ that were absolutely riveting.
All things considered, we did get two decent episodes in a row, not enough to salvage the season, but enough to frustrate when considering the overall unrealized potential. Two more episodes coming up, here’s to a season that at least will be going out with a modicum of dignity.
This week the action is dialed back a bit, although Mr. Wednesday provides some felonious hijinks to entertain us.
We're off to a good start folks, let's hope that the momentum keeps building.