This week's episode of The Venture Bros., "The Better Man," belonged to The Order of the Triad and Triana Orpheus of all characters. Hank and Dean may have had a sideplot and Dr. Venture was around to throw in the occasional joke, but this episode belonged to supporting characters.
Luckily, we love Dr. Orpheus and his goofy Triad, despite their own embarrassment over their cheesiness. Between the action sequences, learning more about Dr. Orpheus' failed marriage, and the hilarious scenes in Triana's closet, we were kept entertained.
Meanwhile, Hank and Dean had a very weak side plot where they went to pick up girls at the mall. Fairly entertaining to see them interacting in the real world, but it was just too small of a plot line for us to care.
Overall, we loved the episode, but we were very sad to see Triana leave the Venture Compound and potentially the show. Sure seeing what her life with future Dean would be like lessened the blow, but we can't help but feel sad. But, hey, we went a whole episode with no pedophile jokes!
Now for some of our favorite Venture Brothers quotes from the episode:
Dr. Orpheus: The time is now! Triad, join me! For I am Dr. Orpheus! Master of Mysticism!
The Alchemist: I don't want to do that introducing ourselves bit. It's goofy. let's not die being goofy.
Jefferson Twilight: I'm with Al. Maybe we could sing a Stevie Wonder song together.
The Alchemist: Yeah, that's not much better. | permalink
Dr. Orpheus: Triad! Be unseen!
Jefferson Twilight: Was something supposed to happen? Are we invisible now, or something?
Dr. Orpheus: No, I meant that we should hide. Just like behind something.
The Alchemist: Well be specific next time. | permalink
The Master: Did you know he's uncircumcised? Yeah, Mr. Baldie will forever wear his turtleneck.
Triana: That's so gross! Do I have to break his heart?
The Master: No, but you do have to clean his penis with a Q-Tip. | permalink
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