Recap: Kim Possible S 2 E 22 Blush
Dr. Drakken is back, with a new tactic. Instead of attacking Kim directly, he'll spray her with the pollen of a rare flower, which takes any desire to disappear literally. Now Ron has to get the antidote, but with Kim defying her grounding to go on a date, time is running out. Can Ron save Kim before she gets embarrassed out of existence?
This episode contains examples of the following tropes:
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Parodied; Ron holds the Wade-bot as its screen flickers out.
- Embarassing Old Videos: Kim's younger brothers flash a movie of her taking a bath as a kid onto a wall during her date.
- Failure Montage: The episode begins with a series of quick scenes in which Dr. Drakken gloats that Kim is about to witness his imminent victory, after which Kim defeats him as usual.
- Find the Cure: Ron goes to find the pollen, which should cure Kim if she gets a second dose.
- Flaw Exploitation: Dr. Drakken exploits Kim's teenager flaw of embarrassment.
- Forgot About His Powers: the "Wade-bot" launches itself off a cliff in the Amazon with Ron and Rufus. Wade only remembers after the leap that he forgot to install the parachute. Yet just a few minutes earlier the Wade-bot had a hang-glider attachment to save Ron and Rufus from plummeting down a waterfall. Conveniently, he forgets about this gizmo once it could be useful again.
- Inevitable Waterfall: Ron, Rufus, and the Wade-bot plummet over the falls while in the jungle.
- Mugged for Disguise/Paper-Thin Disguise: Shego overpowers a waiter and steals his shirt, but doesn't do anything to conceal the lower half of her outfit or her distinctive skin tone.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Kim accelerates the process when she leaves her room to go on a date with a crush.
- No One Gets Left Behind: Parodied when Ron refuses to leave the wrecked Wade-bot until the real Wade calls and tells him he's fine.
- Overly Narrow Superlative: After the opening Failure Montage, an exasperated Dr. Drakken declares that he's going to take care of Kim once and for all:
Drakken: I'm serious, Shego — Kim Possible has foiled my plans for the last time!
Shego: Yeah, the last time today, maybe.
- Panthera Awesome: A panther chases Ron, Rufus, and the Wade-bot.
- Security Cling: Rob grabs hold of the Wade-bot as their boat plummets over the falls.
- Tempting Fate:
- Ron begins bragging after making it through the rapids, only to find that he's heading toward a waterfall.
- Ron says that a particular place looks safe to land...and they run into wildlife.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Josh Mankey, a classmate who knows nothing about Kim's condition, gets her to expose herself to more potential embarrassment by asking her on a date.
- Wipe That Smile Off Your Face: Kim's mouth disappears as she gets close to fading out of existence.