Emerald City Season 1 Episode 9 Review: The Villain That's Become

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It was a life and death kind of day on Emerald City Season 1 Episode 9 as Dorothy fought Lucas, West and Tip fought other witches, and Lanwidere fought the Wizard.

Not everyone made it out alive.

Langwidere - EC

At least now we know why Langwidere was such a nutjob. She was more machine than human which rendered her incapable of emotion. 

Still, it didn't make her death any easier. 

Jack was devastated when he accidentally killed her. The bullet was meant for the Wizard.

Who would have thought that one simple gun would have led to such destruction? Had Dorothy not brought the gun with her from Kansas, perhaps none of this would have ever happened.

But she did and the guns are here to stay.

Frank is a lot smarter than he looks. And yes, I'm calling him Frank. The only thing he's a wizard of is idiocy. I'm still having a hard time trying to understand what he possibly could have done to have taken over Oz the way he did.

What kind of threats did he make to cause her to back down and keep her mouth shut?

She could have broken everything wide open if she had stood up and called out Frank for the fraud he is.

Frank - Oz

That's what I liked so much about Langwidere. She wasn't afraid to stand up to Frank while everyone else cowered around him.

The only disappointing thing about that is why did she have to be a machine to be able to do that? Why couldn't she have been a real woman standing up to a bully?

But it is what it is and it doesn't make Langwidere any less the heroine that she was for doing what she did.

Why was she hiding behind all those masks? Only her father saw her as she truly was, she said once. And even the final face we saw was a mask to hide her true self.

It was a little shocking, especially for Jack. I'm not sure he'll ever be able to get over killing Langwidere. Accident or not.

And even though she can be brought back to life (because she's really not dead), it wouldn't be the same. The whole idea of Langwidere is ruined for him now.

The Real Lady Ev - EC

Frank was rather crafty with his plan on getting into the kingdom, and I wanted to smack the smug look off of his face when he was in the cable car going up to the palace.

Bastard is too kind of a term for him. I hope he gets what's coming to him sooner rather than later.

Tip finally realized she needed to be what she was always meant to be: Princess Ozma. Sure she felt better in her skin as a boy, but that wasn't going to help the situation.

You have to give her a lot of credit for sacrificing herself to save West, but now that she's fully embraced her destiny as Princess Ozma...Frank better watch out.

Tip and Ozma have been the dream team and now they've become the super dream team. I imagine Tip is going to keep West as her right-hand woman. Without West she wouldn't be where she is right now.

The same could be said for West. Had Tip not shown up when she did, West would be dead.

I love the dynamic between these two, and I look forward to seeing them and their army of witches take down Frank.

Hopefully, Glinda won't get in the way. Where was Glinda this hour, anyway?

Dorothy has had enough of everything at this point. Who can blame her?

stone giant - EC

She needs to take Toto home and make him a nice, juicy steak dinner for saving her life. Had it not been for the dog, Dorothy wouldn't be reviving stone giants.

I'm not sure how she's planning to take Frank with her back to Kansas. What is she going to do with him once they get back? Turn him over to authorities for being a jackass? Just let him live until he rots?

Instead of sending him back, she should let the witches have him. Or better yet, Jack. He's pretty pissed off right now and might be able to serve up some up justice to Frank.

Who wouldn't want the guy's head on a platter?

Dorothy tried to free Nahala, but she was too far gone. What's interesting is why didn't West release the red guy who was trapped in a tree? It makes me think he might be something bigger than just a man. Could he actually be a true wizard?

We only have one episode left to get all the answers to so many questions. Will Emerald City be able to pull it off?

What did you think of "The Villain That's Become"? Are you sad to see Langwidere go? Will Dorothy win against Frank? Hit the comments and share your thoughts! If you missed anything, you can watch Emerald City online right here via TV Fanatic!

The Villain That's Become Review

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Emerald City Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

Close your eyes. Close. Your. Eyes.

Lucas

We have your guns. We have your gold. We no longer need the Wizard of Oz.

City of Ev Guard