The Bagges temporarily take in a young masked female wandering the Nowhere desert. She shows an instant dislike for Courage, whom she hates for being an "evil dog." But is there more to her than it seems?
This episodes provides examples of the following tropes (YMMV items can be found here.):
- Bastard Boyfriend: Mad Dog.
- Brick Joke: Eustace keeps Kitty's mask.
- Broken Bird: Kitty and Bunny.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Zig-zagged with Kitty's various assaults on Courage. On one hand, she attacks him with a kitchen sink, a washing machine, a fish and a plunger. On the other, Courage is shown to be very confused by and frightened of her and Kitty genuinely believes Courage to be evil ''simply'' for being a dog.
- Damsel in Distress: Bunny. She does try to escape but she doesn't get far. Thankfully, Courage helps her.
- Does NOT Like Dogs: Kitty.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Kitty and Bunny are reunited and escape Mad Dog with Courage's help.
- Gang Bangers: Mad Dog and his comrades.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: More so than normal. Not many kids shows have the balls to display domestic violence and strongly hinted lesbian relationships like this episode did.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Mad Dog suffers from this.
- Meaningful Name: Kitty is a cat, Bunny is a rabbit and Mad Dog is an Ax-Crazy dog.
- Not So Different: When Courage sees that Kitty is a cat, he flips out and assume she's up to no good (unsurprisingly, considering the only other cat he's had extended interactions with). Both of them have to learn to not jump to conclusions based on prejudices.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Kitty and Bunny.
- Something Completely Different: While this episode does have dark elements out the wazoo, it doesn't really play them for horror like most episodes do, instead settling for a more gangland drama tone. Kitty isn't out to destroy the Bagge farm, so Courage looks unusually proactive when he goes out to investigate her past and fight Mad Dog, instead of just sitting around and reacting to the villain's schemes. In addition, Eustace and Muriel, the usual designated victims of the Monster of the Week, are perfectly safe throughout the whole episode and relegated purely to comic relief.
- Token Heroic Orc: Courage is the only dog shown in the episode who isn't a jerk.
- Tragic Keepsake: Kitty's toy mouse, given to her by Bunny.
- When She Smiles: Kitty.