it's important for it to have the right drama-comedy balance

ns6 in a nutshell
  • episode 55: what
  • episode 56: hEY its the episode that that one!! trailer preview thing from comic con was in!! or something!! yeah!!
  • episode 57: what
  • episode 58: what
  • episode 59: what
  • episode 60: lmao nICE nadakhan's really tearing jay down lmao this is Good Shit 10/10 more angst pls
  • episode 61: old lloyd?? old lloyd?? old lloyd?? old lloyd?? old lloyd?? old lloyd?? old llo
  • episode 62: the very best ninjago episode of all time. jay and nya are finally talking to each other and they're on the way to healing the deep scars in their relationship. they're making progress. echo zane is the only truly unproblematic fave on the show and it is truly impossible not to like him. the plot of the episode itself is interesting and engaging, and the lighthouse hearkens back nicely to the golden days of ninjago in s2. echo's general existence retroactively gives s2 even more depth and makes the charged emotions of the last voyage, 40 episodes earlier, even more impactful. jay and nya fight together as a team, rather than fighting against one another as they have for so long, practically since s3. clancee becomes even more of an adorable woobie and almost stands up to nadakhan. echo and smeeter's chess game is Very Important and the fact that it's implied smeeter cheated is hilarious. that part where jay tricked the pirate into pulling the lever and letting him escape was really clever, like good job jay. the episode excellently regulated the delicate balance between serious drama and hilarious comedy, with just the right amounts of both, while neither aspect seemed forced in any way. the secret basement is Really Cool and a neat way to add more "depth" to the scene without seeming too unrealistic. dogshank randomly landing on tiger widow island and scaring the spider was really funny without ruining the drama of the action scene. jay and nya getting cornered in the basement was really suspenseful. echo's war paint, no explanation necessary. nya's almost-kiss with jay before shoving him through the puddle of traveler's tea made even the anti-jaya people pretty much jump on board again. the part where nya got captured was simultaneously really sad and really scary, and made nadakhan look very legitimately threatening for the first time in the season. the episode ended on a highly suspenseful note and left the entire fandom grasping at straws and barely able to function for the next six days before episode 63. all in all this was the greatest ninjago episode of all time, an absolute masterpiece, and everyone was able to enjoy almost everything about it. it was the epitome of perfection and there is not a single thing anyone could even think of changing about it.
  • episode 63: what??? is this bullshit???
  • episode 64: RIP S6, 2016-2016. your grand total of twelve minutes of canon will not be missed. goodbye