The producers of this new Thundercats series are really hitting a few of these episodes out of the park. I am shocked by how much I'm loving it. And I don't think it's a nostalgic thing either. I think the episodes are genuinely really well made with engaging stories.
Episode 5 picks up where we left off... The Cats have now met up with Panthro and if they are going to continue on their journey they're going to need some thundrillium for the Thundertank. Unfortunately, the closest thundrillium source is being mined by Grune's henchmen - the Lizards. This sets Lion-O and Panthro off on a power-struggle. Panthro thinks Lion-O's plans suck and Lion-O thinks Panthro should listen to his orders now that he is king. If only Claudus was there!
Grune is using a villain from the classic series to mine for the thundrillium - Driller. His re-design is so badass, I'm totally in love with it. After a series of flashbacks of how Grune became evil and a number of battles, the Thundercats succeed in getting some thundrillium.
While the last episode was all heartwarming and touching, this episode succeeds in establishing some great back-story for Grune, Panthro and Claudus's army. It also has some kick-ass fights to boot. I highly recommend this one.