Adventure Time – Season 5 Episode 27 – Recap – Jake Suit
This week’s recap of Cartoon Network‘s Adventure Time is running a bit late because of technical difficulties, but the bonus is that I get to include a bunch more screenshots of the episode! Tonight was a long-delayed episode of the series called Jake Suit, in which Jake gets tired of being worn as a suit of armor and decides to flip the script on Finn.
The episode opens with Finn doing dangerous stunts while using Jake’s body as protective armor. This ends with Jake sore and bruised, and Finn boasting that he’s more tolerant of pain than Jake. Jake takes him up on this, and uses his magic dog stretchy powers to get inside Finn’s bod. After some difficulty controlling Finn’s limbs, Jake decides on psychological torture. It backfires with a boring reading session, so Jake decides some food withholding might work. It… also doesn’t phase Finn, whose resolve is steel.
The meal is interrupted when Finn is invited to meet his girlfriend’s family for dinner. Finn pleads with Jake not to make him do anything embarrassing, and Jake responds by stripping Finn down to his underpants, stuffing the tablecloth in the underpants, and doing a baby dance (as seen below). Flame Princess’s family is horrified at the rudeness, but when Flame Princess sees that Jake did it, she thinks Finn is cool for not giving up the contest.
Frustrated, Jake heads back to Lady Rainicorn’s house for some advice. Their son, TV, is there, and he suggests dropping Finn in a volcano. So, Jake does. The interlocked pair are met on the mountain by fire wolves, and when Jake goads them on with a handful of kibble, the wolves just whine and lick Finn’s face. Jake finally takes them into the mouth of the volcano, but knowing that the lava will kill Finn (or at least “mess him up” for the rest of his life), Jake loses the game of chicken and gives up the contest. Finn eagerly re-dons the Jake Suit and dives into the lava.
Smash cut to the hospital, where the clown nurses are waiting to heal Finn and Jake. This is a fun episode, harkening back to the older seasons of the show. The tone is light, and the bond between the adopted brothers Finn and Jake forms the core of the episode. This bond is when the show is strongest, but some of the best episodes stray from Finn and Jake’s friendship, so the balance is hard to strike. With another twenty-something episodes in season 5, then a TV movie, then at least a sixth season, the creators have to do a lot to make sure Adventure Time doesn’t grow stale.
Check back next time for another recap!