Episode #17 - Chasing the Serpent
Original Airdate - May 27th, 1999

Spawn frees Terry Fitzgerald and Major Forsberg from Jason Wynn's opium prison and Jade, arriving to kill the Hellspawn, aids Spawn in his mission.

Media and Review by Bird Boy
Written by Rebekah Bradford
Directed by Chuck Patton
Music by J. Peter Robinson
Animation by D.R. Movie, New Millennnium Animation

Keith David as Spawn
Richard Dysart as Cogliostro
Robert Forster as Major Forsberg
James Hong as Zhang Lao/Gen Soon
Ming-Na Wen as Jade
Dominique Jennings as Wanda Blake
Michael Beach as Terry Fitzgerald
John Rafter Lee as Jason Wynn
Kate McFarlane as Cyan
John DiMaggio, Jim Lau, Michael Yama as Additional Voices
Screen Grabs


Sound Clips
Todd McFarlane Intro (MP3, 361kb)

Review: Lots of business going down in this one, folks! We learn (some) of what happened to Major Forsberg, about the mask of Genghis Khan and see Jade turn over a new leaf concerning Spawn.

The episode mainly focuses around a few key elements: getting Forsberg out of jail, Terry trying to kill Wynn, and Jade and Spawn kissing (Kids in the audience: “Ewww!” Wait! Why are there kids in the audience? Get out of here!).

Forsberg’s breakout was a great scene to watch. Combined with Terry’s rescue from the same building, Spawn was able to save the lives of many that night, while taking God knows how many bullets in the chest. Jade aided Spawn once she saw that he wasn’t like the other Hellspawn she had hunted and killed. The animation in these scenes was also brilliant and Spawn’s mid-transformation into Terry (sparking Wanda’s “Terry, he looked like you!” – could it be that this creature is the father of the child Wanda is carrying?) and the bright green necroplasm…it was really just a fun scene to watch.

Despite a lot happening in this episode, I don’t have a whole lot to talk about. Most of what took place happened in Wynn’s prison / restaurant building place, though the ending was certainly important. We see Jade and Spawn share a tender moment in a Church, where Spawn rests after being shot. It sets up the next episode, where we know something big is going to happen.

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