The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers | Season 2 Episode 10 Review
Team Dominate and the Mighty Ducks team up to take on elite hockey players from Canada in the season finale of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.” Evan and Jase have to battle through their own insecurities and work together for the betterment of the team. Evan and Sophi both learn about future potential hockey possibilities. And Nick misses out on the big game but finds his place when he joins Rich Eisen in the booth to call the game.
As disappointing as this season has been, I can say that it stuck the landing. The final episode wasn’t necessarily a great episode of television, but it was the best episode of this season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.” It wrapped up the storylines in the most believable way possible, even if the season long storyline wasn’t believable. It was still bland, but it, at least, made sense which is more than I can say for a lot of this season.
The show did a good job of building up the tension between Jase and Evan and then having them work together. It’s a trope, yes, but it worked in this context. Jase needed help and the Mighty Ducks provided that help that Coach Cole wanted to give him but didn’t know how. Evan wants to go as far as he can playing hockey and EPIC gave him the chance to improve. Now working together, Evan knows he’s got a ceiling, but he quickly learns that he’s also got a high floor that allows for him to make the game winning penalty shot and to here from a small college in Wisconsin with a hockey team. It may not be an elite college hockey school in the United States, like Boston University or the University of Minnesota, but it’s a chance to continue playing past his high school years.
The only part of this episode that didn’t work for me was the forced resolution to the forced romance between Alex and Coach Cole. It was a completely unnecessary storyline that added nothing to the season. Sure, they share a kiss near the buses at the end and Alex makes a present for Coach Cole. It’s inoffensive. It just doesn’t need to be there.
This season was a disappointment for me. I know I wasn’t the targeted audience, and the show is made to appeal to the broadest audience possible, but I just didn’t like season two. Missing Gordon Bombay’s to link it to the movies I loved as a kid certainly hurt, but I don’t know that Emilio Estevez’s presence would’ve made this season better. I don’t know if it will get a season three. I don’t think it deserves a season three, but only Disney really knows if its streaming numbers are good enough to justify one more season. If it gets a third season, I’ll watch and hope for the best. If it doesn’t, at least it ended a weak season on a strong note.
Rating: 3.5 stars
What did you think of season two of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers?”