…well but anyway, this episode marks the triumphant (?) return of Comet Guy, and if he still has the uncontrollable dancing thing, we don't see it here. He shows up to recruit DW for a SPECIAL TASK back on his home planet. It turns out that everyone on Mertz is a square-jawed superhero (shades of Monty Python's Bicycle Repair Man). There's one Ordinary Guy they spend all their time rescuing, but now he's gone missing, so DW's been bought in to sub for him. DW angrily protests that he does too have superpowers, but, of course, he doesn't--though really, I still maintain that there's no way that teleporting thing he does isn't a superpower of some sort.
It's one of these premises that's kind of clever, but in the context of being clever is also kind of facile, if you know what I mean. You sort of expect things like this from DW, and I think as far as these things go, this episode is kind of mediocre. On a number of occasions, we see egregious examples--and I know I've pointed out before how the show does this, but it just keeps doing it and it keeps showing what I think is the fundamental flaw here--of characters remarking how horrific and fatal it would be if something happened, and then the thing happens, and it's not even a tiny bit fatal and, in fact, barely even inconveniencing. Obviously you don't expect people to actually die in this show, but at least in Ducktales there was a sense that the world was such that somebody potentially could.
Anyway, the climax is when the erstwhile Ordinary Guy shows up, having become heartily sick of being "saved" all the time (as well one might), decides to be a supervillain. He and DW keep alternately hitting themselves with his expanding ray, and become giant, eventually to the point where they barely fit on the planet (reminding me of the time when Calvin started to become giant for no clear reason), and they fight by throwing stars at one another and whatnot. And the whole thing just ends with giant DW, having beaten OG, just standing there on the planet (which you would assume at this point must be fucked beyond repair, if not for, you know, DW logic). Not even any kind of conclusion with Comet Guy and company. Kind of an anti-climactic way for the character to bow out of the series, really.
OH WELL! More SOON, and this time I MEAN it!