Episode #08 - Access Denied
Original Airdate - May 22nd, 1998

After discovering out more than he should about the shipping discrepancies, Wynn orders a hit on Terry's life. Spawn intervenes, wanting to be the one to kill Terry. After learning that Terry didn't steal Wanda from him like he had originally thought, Spawn fought off Terry's killers, leaving only one alive. 

Media and Review by Bird Boy
Written by Larry Brody, John Shirley, John Leekley & Rebekah Bradford
Directed by Tom Nelson
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation by Mad House, LTD., D.R. Movie

Keith David as Spawn
Richard Dysart as Cogliostro
Michael Nicolosi as Clown
Dominuqe Jennings as Wanda Blake
Victor Love as Terry Fitzgerald, Bobby
James Keane as Sam Burke
Micahel McShane as Twitch Williams, Gareb
John Rafter Lee as Jason Wynn
Denise Poirier as Merrick
Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Jess Chapel
Charlie Adler, Victor Brandt, Brendan O'Brien, Carlos Ferro, Dwight Schultz as Additional Vocies
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Sound Clips
Todd McFarlane Intro (MP3, 510kb)

Review: Not a whole lot went down in this one; lots of chasing and gun shots, but the real exposition didn’t come in the end. Terry finds the weapons, Spawn dispenses of Merrick’s men and then reads Terry’s mind.

I want to say the animation in this episode was nice, but I really can’t. Why? Maybe because it was so damn dark. I’m over exaggerating of course…there were plenty of nice shots, especially illuminated gun fire, but there were some scenes where you could barely see even Terry or Merrick and her men because of the excess shadows.

There were some very intense scenes to be sure, but when all is said and done this episode was a lot of drama and very little plot movement. As I said before—there’s plenty of gun play and chasing going on, but until the end we don’t really hit much in terms of character progression.

In the end it was a good episode; it certainly was fun to watch, even if there wasn’t a whole lot to take in. The flashback to how Terry came to care for Wanda was also something we’d been desperately needing in the series, for both his character and for Spawn’s, so it was a welcome reveal.

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