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Recap / Infinity Train S 2 E 5 The Parasite Car

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Alan Dracula is infected by a talking parasite when the group travels through a flower-filled car.


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  • Accidental Misnaming: Perry gets the group's names wrong so many times it seems like he's not really trying.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": The parasite objects to being called that and would rather be called Perry.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The parasite is making Alan Dracula bigger, until he gets trapped inside the food pyramid with his head breaking through the roof.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Perry presents himself as being helpful to the group but barely makes an effort to remember their names and is eventually found out to be more concerned with having a body in spite of Alan Dracula's wishes.
  • Camp: In between the Flower Field Car and the Food Car is some sort of Fashion Car where all visitors must dress up and vogue on a runway before judges if they want to move on. The hostess is very much like a flamboyant drag performer.
  • Casting Gag:
  • Chekhov's Gun: The flower that made Alan Dracula sneeze is used to force Perry out of the deer's mouth.
  • Chekhov's Skill: When Alan Dracula sneezed at the beginning, he froze Jesse. After Jesse makes him sneeze with a flower, Perry the Parasite is covered in ice.
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  • Dressed in Layers: Jesse wears a dress for the fashion show, but apparently didn't want to bother changing and just puts it on over all of his regular clothes.
  • Expy: The announcer in the Runway Car, Sashay, is clearly one of a Ru Pauls Drag Race contestant, with her even being voiced by one.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Alan Dracula keeps trying to reassert control, causing his powers to go haywire as he fights off the parasite.
  • Food Porn: The food-themed car is full of this.
  • Identity Amnesia: When a reflection's Prime dies, they can either have their memories erased and get a new Prime, or keep their memories and join the Mirror Police.
  • Kissing Warm-Up: Jesse asks if someone — not him! — practiced kissing in a mirror, whether their reflection would see it.
  • Level Ate: The food-car has a literal food pyramid filled with all types of delicious edibles.
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  • Puppeteer Parasite: Perry the Parasite is able to control Alan Dracula's body by hopping into his mouth.
  • Towering Flower: The flowers in the Parasite Car get taller and taller as the team heads towards the exit, perhaps due to the same effect that the parasite exerts on Alan Dracula.
  • True Companions: Perry says he can read Alan Dracula's mind and, besides wanting to eat grass, all he thinks about is how much he loves Jesse and M.T.
  • Visual Pun: The food car has a food pyramid that's built like an Egyptian pyramid.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Perry tries to win Jesse and M.T. over by claiming that by controlling Alan Dracula, he can give them a version of the deer that actually listens to what they want. But they reject the idea, because it wouldn't be the same deer they know and love.
    Jesse: We don't like him because he listens! We like him because he's Alan Dracula!
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Both Jesse and Alan Dracula (or rather, Perry wearing Alan's body) are wearing dresses and wigs when they perform for the Runway Car.

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