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Recap / The Midnight Gospel S 1 E 4 Blinded By My End

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Clancy's computer sends Clancy to a tropical world, but he ends up in a medieval world by accident instead.

Episode's guest: Trudy Goodman.


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  • Ambiguous Gender: Jam Roll is voiced by Pauly Shore and has the masculine title of Prince, but has a feminine gender presentation. Underneath their clothing, Jam Roll has no sex organs.
  • Back from the Dead: After seemingly defeating Jam Roll, Trudy reassembles her dead boyfriend's body and uses the potion to bring him back to life. They share a passionate kiss after his resurrection.
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  • The Bad Guy Wins: Trudy kills Jam Roll, resurrects her dead boyfriend, and seemingly saves the day. Unfortunately, killing Jam Roll triggers their final transformation, which destroys the planet.
  • Blood Magic: Trudy's rose absorbs nearby blood, which Trudy uses to fuel its powers. The rose can transform into a thorny sword or heal wounds.
  • Cartoon Bomb: The witch demands a child in exchange for her resurrection potion. Trudy gives her a bomb disguised as the child she rescued, which the witch swallows.
  • Cool Horse: Trudy's steed is a glowing green horse-like creature named Cassiopeia.
  • Cool Sword: One of the powers of Trudy's rose is to transform into a cool sword, which seems to grow larger and more powerful after absorbing blood.
  • Crusading Widow: Trudy seeks revenge against Jam Roll for murdering her boyfriend.
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  • Deadly Euphemism: Trudy says "I forgive you" or "Forgiveness!" right before killing her opponents.
  • Demonic Possession: The demon that lives in Jam Roll's rear end demands food, swallows people whole, and can transform into a giant mouth.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Trudy kills a man at the inn because he manhandled Clancy.
  • Eldritch Location:
    • Clancy accidentally falls into the parallel dimension contained in his dog's fur. He stares at the dimension with wide-eyed wonder and starts disintegrating. The dog ejects him back into his trailer before he can disintegrate.
    • Inside the witch's mouth is a pastel-colored candy world. Whether this is a parallel world or an illusion meant to lure children into her maw is unclear.
  • Irony: The episode focuses on a crusading widow who talks at length about forgiveness.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Trudy kills Jam Roll in order to resurrect her boyfriend and free the world from Jam Roll's threat. Unfortunately, this triggers the destruction of the planet.
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  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Villagers keep giant ravens with breasts as livestock, and get milk from the creatures.
  • One-Winged Angel: Jam Roll's default form is humanoid, but in battle, they transform into a demon-human mash-up with a giant toothy mouth for a rear end.
  • Paradise Planet: Mercurytaville is explicitly described as this, consisting of beautiful beaches and a population living in perfect harmony. Also a Pleasure Planet, given the sheer quantity of orgies that takes place there. Clancy immediately expects there to be something wrong with the place, but he never gets to find out for sure.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Trudy protects Clancy from a man at the inn who was angrily manhandling him. Unfortunately, she does so by killing the bully.
    • Trudy and her steed Cassiopeia rescue a little boy and his dog who were sinking into quicksand.
  • Shapeshifter Swan Song: After Trudy kills Jam Roll, they transform into a colossal fluid form that dissolves the planet and all life on it.
  • The Swarm: The bully at the inn wears armor made out of creepy crawlies. After Trudy kills him, his armor disintegrates.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Trudy's boyfriend proposed to her with a rose shortly before he was murdered. Trudy keeps the rose and uses blood magic to transform it into a weapon.
  • Vagina Dentata: A modification of this trope. Jam Roll doesn't have a vagina, but their rear end transforms into a giant tooth-lined maw that demands to be fed.
  • Wrong Turn at Albuquerque: Clancy ends up in the medieval planet by accident after Darryl's ship ends up knocking him off from the route.

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