In the sixth episode of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, the “Don’t Bothers” adventures continue with this episode having two main storylines going on at the same time. One focuses on “The Mighty Ducks” having a 25th celebration gala. All the previous Ducks have been invited, which brings in many of the original actors from the first film to celebrate.
For those Mighty Ducks fans who wanted some more nostalgia from this series, this episode finally delivers on that promise. However, the main kid from the film, Charlie Conway, who Joshua Jackson played, didn’t appear.
I only really recognised Elden Henson, who played Foggy in the Marvel Daredevil series. But it didn’t really make too much of a difference, since all the characters went full-on reminiscing mode about the events of the original “Mighty Ducks” film. It’s a nice change of pace and with this happening mid-way through the season, it has a little more impact.
The other main story of this episode follows on from the events of last weeks episode, which saw Evan being given the opportunity to rejoin the Ducks and heads to a practice session with his former team, leaving him with the choice of what team he wants to play on.
Evan’s choice comes down to who he would rather play with and is undoubtedly a huge catalyst for what happens in the next few episodes. Being past the mid-way point of the show, the show needs the stereotypical event to pull them apart before they can be brought back together.
Overall, episode 6 is a fun little trip down memory lane and helps get Gordon Bombay back to how we remembered him from the original film. I’m sure many fans of the original film will really get a kick out of this episode, but since I don’t have any childhood nostalgia for the franchise, it didn’t do much for me but I enjoyed the concept of Bombay getting together with his former students to help the new generation. Another solid episode.
Rating 3.5 out of 5.
The sixth episode of Disney’s “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” arrives on Disney+ on Friday.