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Yeah, I knew from the moment I watched this episode that some people were going to be pissed. All that build-up for Finn losing his arm, and now he suddenly gets it back? Not to mention all the other questionable behavior that happens. So what's my opinion on it all? Well, let's see if I can explain this.

It's probably not much of a secret, but I have depression. I suspected that I had it for years before finally being able to go to a doctor about it. But during the points where I felt the lowest, I didn't necessarily feel intense sadness or fear (I do have anxiety too, but that's another story). Instead, I felt...nothing. I felt numb. Like nothing mattered. And that was scary.

That's probably why I immediately felt for Finn in this episode. Let's think about everything he's been going through at this point: he lost his first real girlfriend because of something he couldn't understand (his own libido), his relationship with Princess Bubblegum is strained, he got a cursed sword attached to his arm (which took some getting used to), he found out his real dad was alive (and that he and Jake buried Joshua), was devastated when said real dad turned out to be a douche, and finally got his arm ripped off and replaced with a flower.

At this point, we should probably be lucky that Finn didn't become the next Norman Bates or something. But that's not the point. The point is, having been there myself, it's no surprise that Finn would spend the episode trying to find a way to feel normal again. Now when I did that, I realized that I needed help, and that I would have to find it myself. And thanks to that, I'm better.

Now, what does Finn have? Well, most of the "people" he interacts with are Princesses or sentient sweets. Even Jake, who is probably Finn's best supporter, is still a dog. How is a dog supposed to relate to human problems? Because there's not really a positive support for Finn at the moment, of course he's going to try and figure it out the best way he can. And when was he feeling the happiest before all the crazy stuff began happening? When Flame Princess was still his girlfriend. So, by that logic, if he does the things he did with Flame Princess with other girls, he should feel better, right? ...No?

Now, when I look at Finn's behavior for most of the episode, I can't help but be reminded of another teenage character who makes a similarly stupid decision: Carmen from The Path. In case you've never played the game, here's the gist: In a story inspired by "Little Red Riding Hood," Carmen and each of her sisters can encounter a symbolic "wolf" on their way to visit their sick grandmother. Bits of seventeen-year-old Carmen's dialogue seem to paint her as someone who thinks that men will only love her for her body. The "wolf" Carmen meets is a lone woodsman, whom she essentially seduces and drinks beer with it. It's then heavily implied that Carmen and the woodsman engaged in some...sensitive activities, consensual or otherwise.

Now, most people's response to that kind of behavior would be "DUMB!" And that's probably a good way to describe Finn's behavior in this episode too. It's not fair to all those girls, and it's just painful to watch Finn self-destruct like that. As for the whole ending scene with LSP...yeah, that was a bit over-the-top. So, am I saying Finn's behavior was right in this episode? No, of course not. But really, Finn doesn't have anyone around him at that point to tell him no. And Breezy certainly doesn't help.

But what about the other controversial part of this episode: Finn getting his arm back? Honestly, I think that needed to happen. I read one review about how this moment was a "slap in the face" for fans, and how it was offensive to amputees who might look at Finn as a role model for his missing arm. ...Huh? Since when was that the point of Adventure Time? Finn's missing arm was a symbol of all the trauma and anger Finn had toward Martin. Him getting it back means getting his life back, at least a little. Shoko was able to get her arm back; what was stopping Finn from getting his arm back? Yeah, it was foreshadowed that he'd lose his arm; nothing said he'd lose it for good.

Chances are that all the events happening this season are happening for a reason. There's a reason Finn lost his arm and got it back. There's a reason Prismo was brought back. There's a reason Grob Gob Glob Grod seemingly died in "Astral Plane," and there's a reason Martin appeared at the end of that episode. Let's see how the season ends before we write all this stuff off as series decay, okay?

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SonicFan7812 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
What's his new weapon going to be?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Writer
It's called the Finn Sword. Basically, in the episode where Prismo is brought back to life, there's some time travel involved, and Finn causes a time paradox, causing a past version of himself to somehow turn into a sword. It had a cameo at the end of this episode, when Finn saw the vision of Bubblegum.
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SonicFan7812 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
What about the stub on his hand, though?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Writer
Finn's arm grew back at the end of "Breezy." He has two arms again.
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SonicFan7812 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
No, I mean the green needle left on his palm after his arm grew back?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Writer
Oh, that!

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Well, I'm not sure that's been addressed yet. I honestly couldn't tell you if it's going to come up again or not. :shrug:
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SonicFan7812 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Which sword is your favorite so far?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015   Writer
Probably the Demon's Blood sword, if only because "Dad's Dungeon" is a great episode.
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Samhadj Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
nice 
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
THANK YOU! So many people hate this ep, and i thought it would loved when i saw it. Then again, i thought people would love frost and fire, lemonhop and astral plane so I've been wrong before.
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Samhadj Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
actually a lot of people loved astral plane
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MaireadMalesco Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
Well he just loves to bow down to his overlord Hirsch.
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Samhadj Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
its just someone else's thought here s a more positive review Adventure Time "Astral Plane" Episode Reaction - Meaning Of Life & Death Of A Character
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for me, I see the real reasoning behind all this as not being so much to lead to some big event, but more to leave the board open. cause lets be honest, writers to almost ever show out there feel like when a character is in a relationship with someone, that it somehow will lead to the character becoming more constricted in use and just less interesting. its apparently so much better when a character is free and this leaves the door open for more use of the character in many other situations. all this has just been leading to another use of the great reset button. just so the writers can feel less bound with their MC.

yeah there's been lessons, but a lot of this stuff didn't need to happen for many of these lessons to be learned and many other lessons could have been learned instead. like That people can make up as could have been done with Finn and FP. instead Finn goes all emo for so long and we see cringe inducing episodes like this which was a mess as well were many other ones leading up to this, while FP becomes an insane extremist who outlaws her peoples basic indivual rights to lie and keep secrets, come on. its only now that AT is starting to fix itself and I doubt its because the writers seem to have figured out that they screwed up big time and that a lot of people didn't want this dark stuff. No they didn't bring back the the arm, prismo, made CB stupid again, etc because they want to lead to something big or anything. AT is resetting itself now so that it will be open again to more potential plots now that characters aren't relationship bound, dead, and physically handicapped. Sure some things will never be the same, but a good majority looks to be heading that way. and next episode with baby lich, I bet we see obvious signs of him becoming the lich again some day if not that very episode. another thing I see them not going anywhere with because the lich is less interesting as a baby who could have some cool redemption story. neh, he needs to be a villain again is what they're thinking.

so yeah, this is what this has all really been about I think.
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starflash2y Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find the episode concept kinda messy, but about his arm I think that is another story. I heard that in the Spiderman Comics there was a point when everyone know Peter's secret identity, and he was married with Mary Jane, but they were still lots of comics to make and with how much they have in their hands the writers decide to make Peter to make a deal with Mephisto to erease everyone memory and destroy his marriage so they can still have more potencial ideas for future plot.
I'm pretty sure this was not a fake like Life of Brian, but a
last-minute decision so they can still have potencial ideas for future episodes, after all he lost his arm in season 5 and this is season 6, it take more time to make a full season.
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Writer
Ah yes, the infamous "One More Day" Spider-Man story. Apparently Marvel's editor at the time thought Spider-Man being married made him less interesting, so he ordered the "annulment," so to speak.

As for "Breezy," like I said in my review, I think there's a reason for all of these events happening. I am interested in finding out how this season ends.
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starflash2y Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep that one, like I said not a fake like Life of Brian but a last-minute decision.

Only future would tell if something good is going to happen from this. Everything can happen.
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DeviantIzzy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I didn't hate this episode either. Sure it was a little anti-climactic for him to get his arm back already (I was expecting him to get a robot arm at some point down the line), but I still liked the episode.
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Writer
Well, one thing I'd like to point out about the whole robot arm thing...the times we do see Finn with the prosthetic robot arm, it's not the main universe Finn. It was Farmland Finn in one case, and "Puhoy" was most likely just a dream-like scenario. Shoko had the robot arm too, but like I pointed out before, she got her real arm back.
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DeviantIzzy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
All that made me (and I'm sure others) believe that the same would happen to main Finn, but it didn't. Oh well.
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