April 12, 2002

Storyboarded and Written by
Chris Mitchell, Erik Wiese and Charlie Bean

Directed by
Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack / Leader
Monk #1 / Goatman
Snowman / Monk #2
 Phil LaMarr
 Corey Burton
 Kevin Michael Richardson

Jack loses hope after beetle drones thwart his latest attempt to return to the past. He encounters a trio of monks and follows them on a treacherous journey to the summit of Mount Fatoom. With guidance from the monks, Jack rediscovers his motivation.







Jeremy's Review

An episode with a strong moral center focusing on the importance of mental strength and determination over fatigue and despair. Jack's battles against the various hostile inhabitants of the mountain are choreographed well, most notably his free-falling fight with the rock monster. Weighing the episode down are the countless shots of climbing and use of footage from previous episodes during the final act. Even more jarring are the shots from the previous episode. It's a slow but otherwise solid episode hurt by a few missteps. B