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Recap / Big Hero 6: The Series S2E04 "Something's Fishy"

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Liv Amara breaks High Voltage out of jail, but wants the duo to pay for the assistance. Meanwhile, Hiro wonders if he can live a normal life when Aunt Cass introduces him to a new girl in town, Megan.


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  • Boredom Montage: GoGo and Fred go on stakeout at Richardson Mole's personal arcade where High Voltage's orb is kept, thinking they'll try to steal it back. A series of Jump Cuts show the trio passing the time, trying to amuse themselves until they eventually just lie around feeling bored.
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  • Cassandra Truth: Liv threatens to call the police on High Voltage if they don't steal money for her. They point out that they could tell the police about her involvement, but she counters that the police would never believe them, especially since she donated the K9 unit to the police.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: Fred thinks High Voltage's new powers have something to do with the electric eels missing from the aquarium. No one in the team takes it seriously, except it turns out to be true: Liv Amara had stolen the eels and used their DNA for biochips for High Voltage. It's only when they transform during the school dance that it becomes obvious that Fred was right.
  • Evil Feels Good: When High Voltage fully mutate into hybrids, they decide they like being powerful and wonder why they ever considered reforming.
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  • Horror Hunger: High Voltage get a craving for fish, so they stop a seafood truck and eat the shipment, without cooking it.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: The episode focuses on Hiro attempting to engage in normal activities for his age with the help of Megan, but his superhero obligations keep getting in the way.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Hiro gives Fred a chameleon suit with cloaking capabilities.
  • Loves My Alter Ego:
    • A non-romantic version. Richardson Mole can't stand Fred, but goes full out fanboy geek-out mode when he meets "Lizard Guy".
    • Inverted with GoGo; Richardson usually hits on her, but is indifferent to her costumed form.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Another feature of Fred's chameleon suit is an extremely long tongue which he uses to tie up High Voltage at one point.
  • Reformed Criminal: Attempted by High Voltage, but, as Honey points out, it doesn't really count if you break out of jail and then arbitrarily decide to stop being criminals.
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  • Shipper on Deck: Aunt Cass is trying really hard to make Hiro and Megan an item.
  • Shout-Out: The names of the two electric eels stolen from the San Fransokyo Aquarium are named AC and DC. The lightning bolt graphic that show up on Hiro's phone even matches their logo.

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