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Recap / Guardians Of The Galaxy 2015 S 3 E 11 Gotta Get Outta This Place

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“The Guardians of the Galaxy find themselves in a Kree prison called the Kree Monolith of Justice run by Doctor Minerva after they have stolen their "package" which was then taken by Howard the Duck. Under orders of the Supreme Intelligence, Doctor Minerva is to torture them into confessing before they are put to death. Rocket Raccoon comes up with a plan to get them out.”

Tropes featured in the episode:

  • Actor Allusion: Star-Lord is frequently, and to his annoyance, the distraction. One of Will Friedle’s other best known characters, Ron Stoppable, was also frequently the distraction.
  • Call-Back: Once again, Star-Lord accuses Rocket of making him get parts for a plan that won’t be needed and will just make Rocket laugh at him afterwards.
  • Great Escape: The plot of the episode.
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  • Literal Disarming: Played for Laughs. Groot needs to get the toilet out of the restroom as part of Rocket’s plan. He is seen struggling to detach it from the floor, and his arms fall off. The camera pans back to reveal another set of Groot’s arms on the floor from an earlier attempt.
  • Noodle Implements: Rocket tells the others the less they know about his plan, the better they’ll be, so he just tells them the parts he needs. After he gets captured, they have no idea how he intends to use the parts..... which was all part of Rocket’s plan anyway.
  • Prison Escape Artist: Rocket, naturally.
  • Scoundrel Code: Rocket refuses to rat out Howard because of “the code”. However, there is nothing in the code that says he can’t get payback.....
  • Xanatos Gambit: Rocket’s plan is for him to instruct the others to get him bits he needs for his plan, knowing he will get caught and sentenced to a “Timeout” cube where the bad guys will try and “cure” him, whilst also knowing that his friends will get the parts and then try to break him out, causing them to be sent to the Timeout cube, which Rocket has already rigged without the bad guys knowing whilst pretending to be cured so he can get Dr Minerva’s knitting needles to get the cube and the Guardians out of the prison.....

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