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Recap / Tangled: The Series S1E10 "One Angry Princess"

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When Attila is accused of destroying Monty's Sweet Shoppe, Rapunzel puts her detective hat on to prove that he didn't do it.


This episode provides examples of:

  • Amoral Attorney: The Captain acts as the Prosecutor for the trial and is quite biased against the defendant (Atilla) because of his criminal history, even taking evidence at face value, especially when Rapunzel notices other important details later on. To add insult to the injury, he doesn't even know half his kingdom's laws, while Rapunzel cares to read up on them. However, it is downplayed because he at least has the integrity to not allow miscarriage of justice.
  • Berserk Button: Milton the goat becomes a wild berserker when he hears a bell, which was what caused the destruction of the Sweet Shoppe.
  • Courtroom Episode: The premise of the entire episode is that Atilla is taken to court, and Rapunzel must prove his innocence within a certain time frame.
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  • Clear Their Name: Rapunzel must prove Attila's innocence, and Atilla can't give an alibi.
  • Crusading Lawyer: Rapunzel is this so much in this episode that she'd make Phoenix Wright blush. Atilla commends her for standing by him when no one else would. Rapunzel tells him what she had was conviction.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The episode centers around Attila opening his shop and becoming a primary suspect when someone destroys Monty's Sweet Shoppe.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In Corona, the punishment for nonviolent vandalism is being exiled to the prison barge.
  • Foot Focus: Of Rapunzel's foot stuck in sticky syrup. Eugene asks if she wants to rethink being barefoot.
  • Hands Go Down: Rapunzel asks if anyone at The Snuggly Duckling can give Attilla an alibi, they all raise their hands. Eugene amends this to, can they give him an alibi without lying?
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  • Hope Spot: Rapunzel thinks she's found a witness to prove that Attila is innocent. Only to discover the witness has mistaken Attila for someone else.
  • Kangaroo Court: The court consists of the King as the judge, and the Captain of the Guard as the Prosecutor. Unfortunately, there is no jury and Attilla lacks an attorney—until Rapunzel volunteers to advocate on his behalf.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Old Lady Crowley's real name is revealed to be Hortense Q. Crowley.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: When Rapunzel calls Hortense Q. Crowley to testify, nobody else can figure out who she's talking about until she explains she means Old Lady Crowley.
  • Race Against the Clock: Rapunzel, as a states person, has the right to protect Attilla from being sent to prison for twenty-four hours. She must find proof of his innocence within this time.
  • Red Herring: There are several shots of Monty squinting ominously, implying that he could be the true culprit. But after the actual truth is revealed, it turns out that Monty was only squinting because he forgot to put on his glasses.
  • Shifting the Burden of Proof: The entire burden of proof lays on the defense. In this case, Rapunzel.
  • Shout-Out: The title is one to 12 Angry Men. Plus, the time card and sound effects are a reference to Law & Order.

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