Episode 5 of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers sees the “Don’t Bothers” claim their first victory but the episode focuses more attention on developing some of the younger characters.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers largely revolves around the character of Evan Morrow, played by Brady Noon. He was the character that was cut from The Mighty Ducks and acts as the motivation for setting up the new band of ragtag hockey players. However, there’s still a lot we don’t know about him or his mum, Alex Morrow played by Lauren Graham. Episode 5 attempts to dig a bit deeper by introducing Evan’s dad.
Evan’s dad is still chasing his dreams of rock stardom – even if that means being an absent father. He regularly misses games and is pretty unreliable. This is a nice storyline that, despite doing nothing new, helps to develop the character of Evan more. This is important as some of the characters have been a bit one dimensional.
Alongside this storyline, Episode 5 also does a good job at fleshing out some of the other players of the “Don’t Bothers.” Hopefully, this will happen to the rest of the team as the season develops.
The highlight of this episode is, once again, Emilio Estevez’s dry humour as Gordon Bombay. His sarcasm is always the highlight of every episode.
Original fans will also smile at the return of The Hawks. Unfortunately, the show doesn’t really do anything with this – again, ignoring an opportunity to appease OG fans.
Episode 5 of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is an enjoyable episode that helps to develop some of the main cast. It’s only a shame that the show didn’t score an easy goal and do more with the reintroduction of The Hawks!
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers airs every Friday on Disney+.
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