Ghost of a Chance
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Also thanks to commenter, Daniel Gonçalves de Amorim, for the suggestion!
The episode that introduces Dani Moonstar and has her become friends with Kitty!
I sold my collection of X-Men Evolution to Hastings, as it was getting cluttered on our bookcase. I’m hoping one day they will put out a Complete Series and I’ll snatch that up. Though, the only time I think they could swing it, is when X-Men Apocalypse comes out, as season four was the only season to not be released and Apocalypse is all over that season.
Episode opens with Wolverine on a motorcycle. Sam and Logan partner up. Other students are there too. They are all trying to enjoy the desert, before it sinks into the reservoir.
I don’t quite remember this episode, maybe I only saw the fourth season once.
Kitty and Rogue are a pair, and Kitty goes off a beating path. Way off, as she falls off a cliff, along with her kart. I did like the friendship Rogue and Kitty had, on this show. The show really did do a good job of putting pairs together, we knew how all the students got along with each other.
The kart crashes and Kitty saves herself, she can do a pullup.
Wolverine knows someone had an accident. Kitty is all by herself, until Dani Moonstar saves her. My favorite X-Man with my third favorite New Mutant! Dani is cool with Kitty being a mutant, as she is a mutant. Dani believes Kitty has a better power than her own. Wolverine and Rogue arrive. Wolverine isn’t happy that Rogue left her partner behind.
Xavier is meeting with Dani. Rogue apologizes to Kitty, they get over it, as they are friends.
I like the new outfits the students got. Xavier introduces Danielle as a new student, Kitty is excited and shows her Kitty’s room. Xavier and Wolverine talk about Dani, she has a form of telepathic powers but she is a troubled young lady.
In a Danger Room session, Jean tells the students the goal. Iceman, Sunspot and Sam are on squad. Dani is with them. Kurt is part of the ‘surprises’ that the younger students have to work against. Dani loses her focus and starts forcing people to see their nightmares.
Jean floats away, Kurt is in hell and Kitty keeps phasing through the ground.
Dani is freaked out, along with everyone else but they are cool. Well, the faculty have a chat with her and Kitty takes Dani’s side.
Is Dani being angry and distrusting racist? Dani has a nightmare so she forces others to suffer their own nightmares. Wolverine is tied up again, Storm has her room crashing on top of her. Xavier wakes up to the Sentinels coming for his kids.
Xavier wakes up Kitty, and has a chat with her along with Storm and Wolverine. Like a good friend, Kitty defends Dani. When Kitty wakes up, Dani is gone. Not only gone but completely moved out.
So weird that they keep calling her, Danielle. Kitty confronts Xavier, and no one has heard of this Danielle before. The world believes she never existed. Xavier tells Kitty that she’s been sleeping since her accident.
In Kitty’s dream, Dani reaches out to her. There is water everywhere. Kitty gets a phone call from Dani, it is dark (and most likely, wet) where she is. Kitty gets Kurt to help her. It doesn’t take Kitty long to suspect that Xavier mindwiped everyone.
Wolverine and Sam get time to do another race, they want to see who the winner is. The students are creating obstacles. Sunspot throws some boulders. Magma creates a lava pit.
Kurt and Kitty get to Dark Hollow, and they find a deserted town, which Dani hinted that everyone left her, in the past. Kitty answers a phone call from Dani, Kurt freaks out as there was no ringing phone.
In a phone book, they find the Moonstar’s address on Maggie Blue Road – who is the excellent voice actress for Kitty! That’s pretty fun! I didn’t even need to look that up, for this post, I only had to look up which episode number this was. It is also the 50th episode of the series.
Dani’s grandfather tells Kurt and Kitty that everyone left, two years ago.
Cannonball loses the race.
Kitty and Kurt go back to where Kitty first fell and Kitty knows that Dani must be nearby. Kurt teleports to tell reinforcements.
Kitty phases through the ground until she finds a cavern. Poor Dani has been down there for two years! That’s a very long time! Too long! Danielle is close to death! How she isn’t dead, is beyond me. They should have just said she was down there for two months or something. Two yaers is so many days!
Kurt can’t teleport to where he hasn’t seen before. Iceman freezes the reservoir. What has Dani been eating for two years? Magma burns a path, as the water keeps rising. Kurt teleports down and saves the ladies.
Kitty got to wear four outfits this episode! That has to be a record.
Xavier explains to Kurt and Wolverine that Dani put herself into a sort of hibernation. So that explains that, but not really. Her powers made it possible for her to reach out to Kitty.
A neat little episode, this twenty minutes went by way fast!
The next two episodes are Ascension, Parts One and Two, also the final two episodes. I hadn’t realized that the fourth season was only eight episodes. Which would have been only two DVDs, I wonder why they didn’t just release it?
I’m so glad and flattered that you attend my sugestion so quickly, XD! About the episode: It seems you liked the episode (seeing the review) and I am happy for it, and for answering you question about why Dani was closed by 2 years and survived by “psychic hibernation”, I believe we already read (and will read) least convincing explanations in comics.
Another thing: I find this link of CBR forums site (X-books sections) about a contest where we can vote on “Greatest ever X-character” through matches. I don’t need to say that Shadowcat, Magik and Lockheed are among my votes. Here the link:
And the post where I found:
I’ve been meaning to get back to Evolution for a while. I needed the motivation so thank you.
Thanks for those links, I have to make sure to vote