May 31, 2003

Storyboarded and Written by
Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen

Directed by
Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack
Monk A
Monk B
Grandmaster Tan Zang
 Phil LaMarr
 Quinton Flynn
 Matt Levin
 Peter Renaday

In the jungle, two monks attack Jack but quickly realize he is among their brotherhood. At their temple, the Grandmaster directs Jack to a time portal atop a steep mountain. Aided by the monks, Jack travels to the mountain, battling a legion of stone warriors in a desperate attempt to reach the portal.







Tiger claw, monkey steals the peach, dragon sweeps his tail, horse drinking water and other techniques and stances named and referenced in episode are based on real Chinese Kung Fu

The sign of the secret brotherhood is a direct reference to the television series Kung Fu starring David Carradine
A flashback sequence of Jack's Shaolin training features footage from Episode I

Jeremy's Review

A fun episode filled with references to Kung Fu films. The Chinese Martial Arts are animated with incredible fluidity, unseen in most actions shows. Though Jack predictably passes up his latest opportunity to return to the past once again, the action-packed journey to the portal more than makes up for the lack of any real plot development. A-