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Recap / Gargoyles S 2 Turf

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  • Story Arc: Tony Dracon and the turf war
  • Characters: Elisa, Angela, Brooklyn, Broadway, Lexington,
  • Enemy(ies): Tomas Brode, Tony Dracon

The young Gargoyles' attempts to help Elisa interfere with a gang war (Thomas Broad is attempting to take over Tony Dracon's territory) is complicated with the males fighting over the right to court Angela.

This Episode contains the following Tropes:

  • Actor Allusion: Elisa's alias is "Salli", which is her voice actress's name.
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  • Compressed Hair: Elisa's actual hair is far larger than the wig she wears as part of her disguise.
  • Continuity Nod: There are several allusions to past episodes here, including not only "Protection" (with Broadway proudly boasting about how he helped put Dracon behind bars) and "Golem" (with the return of Brod and his hovercraft - though how he recovered it is not explained), but also "Her Brother's Keeper" (Lexington recalls his flying the Pack's helicopter) and "The Price" (Broadway's turning to stone in mid-air during the battle with the Macbeth robot are also mentioned).
  • Enemy Mine: Dracon and Brod briefly put their own fight aside for a chance to take out the Trio and Angela.
  • Eureka Moment: Glasses says it doesn't matter if Brod kills him, as there are plenty of others loyal to Dracon that can fill his spot. This gives Brod the idea to break into prison to kill Dracon. As he says, you kill the snake by taking out the head.
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  • Every Car Is a Pinto: Averted during the gunfight breaks out in a Dracon's chop shop, but not a single car explodes. Oddly, though, a leather seat sitting off on its own takes a stray bullet and it explodes.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Glasses when cornered by Brod on the train.
  • Foreshadowing: Brooklyn asks Goliath at the end of this episode when he and this rookery brothers can have their own World Tour. This remark was made with Greg Weisman's planned Time Dancer arc in mind, of which would be glimpsed as part of the last issue of the Slave Labor Graphic Comic series.
  • Mandatory Line: Averted. Goliath and Hudson appear in the final scene but don't say anything. More notable for Hudson since Ed Asner voices Jack Danforth.
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: Tony Dracon, despite being behind bars, is still able to give orders to his underlings as if imprisonment was more of an inconvenience than punishment.
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  • Mob War: The basis for the episode "Turf".
  • Revenge Before Reason: Jack Danforth left Witness Protection and his quiet, peaceful retirement for a chance to get back at the Dracon family. He suffers for it in the end.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Elisa saves Dracon from getting gunned down in his cell. He responds by outing her as a mole.
  • Villain Decay: In past episodes, Dracon always avoided lengthy jail time and had zero competition as a mob boss. Now, he's stuck in prison and his operation is at risk of being wiped out by Brod.
  • Watch Out for That Tree!: While Brooklyn, Broadway, and Lexington were squabbling with each other in mid-flight, Angela tried to call out to them to warn them of the wall they were about to crash into. The three wind up crashing into it anyway.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Angela yells at the Trio for engaging in petty squabbles while Brod's gang escapes.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: Elisa's disguise as "Salli" in addition wearing a blue outfit which includes a Badass Longcoat, skirt, and thigh high boots) includes a blonde wig and her using a Brooklynesque accent.
  • Women Are Wiser: Angela, thanks in large part to the Trio constantly fighting over her. Elisa also gives her advice on how to deal with the situation.

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