TV Club: The Guardians of the Galaxy have no idea what to do next, and this is good thing

By the end of “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” the Guardians have seemingly exhausted their chase of the so-called Cosmic Seed. Peter Quill doesn’t know what to do next. He’s glad that his crew is finally listening to him, but the “boombox” is no longer indicating any more locations on the star map. The episode doesn’t really emphasize the quiet significance of this moment (Quill plays it off with a game of fetch with Lockjaw, that giant alien dog), but it’s a pretty major moment, albeit in a small way. The Guardians are figuratively and literally lost–and the show, narratively, couldn’t have been in a better place.

“Crystal Blue Persuasion” works for a lot of reasons. Primarily, the animation is a massive step up from last week’s visual mess. The characters actually move and react to things, relying less on camera movement to “fake” action …

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