Regardless we do see Scrooge and his father staring at each other, both with angry expressions, so something has happened between them. But the reunion is not a jovial one. Huey and Louie forgiving him at the end of this episode robbed him of what was some very much needed character development according to many fans. Dewey eventually gets chased out of the crypt. He and Scrooge promise to find Dingus's treasure together.
Is it because Donald hates the castle as much as Scrooge does, or is it because he's worried about being reminded of Della? They are understandably not happy at being kept in the dark. Here, Fergus takes a little while longer to come around. Beakley are gone once again. Eventually, they scare off the demon dog. Huey and Louie are even shown outright snickering upon learning the former. She welcomes them to her home and treats them with hospitality.
Then he and his brother are upset when learning that Dewey was hiding information about their mom. Some fans were expecting Huey and Louie's anger to last much longer than that. Like father, like son The part of the ending that did work was Scrooge and his Father working things out. Scrooge: Oh, come now, that's unfair. He has to go here to face the most treacherous people he has ever faced. Who would have guessed swiping to change pictures were invented by the Greek gods? The way that Scrooge kept warning everyone how much danger they were going to be in was a nice, efficient bit of stage-setting for introducing his parents, and quickly established their relationship dynamic.
Here, they're still alive because Scrooge used mystical druid stones while rebuilding the castle, giving them immortality. Louie: Broken voice You kept a secret about mom. They notice a letter on the other side. We could see him trying to balance his lust for the treasure, his contempt for his father, but also his desire to impress and please his father at the same time. They treat it as if it was a living thing to this very day.
Or was it just the adrenaline rush from saving Dewey's life and wanting to find out about their mom that made them decide to ignore it? Meanwhile, Huey and Louie find the secret that Dewey's been keeping from them and they aren't happy. And, as it turns out, neither do we. Many feel that he does not have lasting consequences for his actions and often gets away with things he shouldn't. But he reveals that he actually feels guilty that his instilling the value of hard work and independence in Scrooge led to Scrooge working so hard that he stopped visiting. These are the sort of things that we love to see, a hint of a nod to the old show, nothing that is so in your face that it takes away from the show.
However, it does lead to this… …baby Scrooge! It was partly why he taught Scrooge how to work hard and value his money, so that Scrooge could feed himself and honor the family name. Huey accuses him of keeping the secret all to himself to feel special. They do get upset, but more so that he was hiding it from them. As Huey points out, Della is their mom, too. Huey sees that the capital letters could be musical notes, and he proceeds to play them on a longbow that happened to be nearby.
This shot appeared in the trailers, and I imagine a lot of people wanted to see something like this happen in a grander scale than what it was. . Downey though looks to be trying to help defuse the situation. Dewey is relieved that at least they know what the Spear looks like and the quest wasn't another dead end. This all ends when Launchpad crashes the Jeep into a statue.
In this episode, it's an actual summoned by one of the McDuck ancestors, and never becomes friendly towards the Ducks. Let that be a hint. But she and and Hortense aren't even mentioned. Eventually, Scrooge tells him that he never gave him anything. Scrooge is already selling this like this is some horrifying trip where nobody comes out alive. The Adam West Batman would be proud at this kind of riddle solving. Fergus and Downy McDuck doesn't believe Launchpad is Donald until he throws one of his trademark temper tantrums.
But then again, Fergus is glad he was able to impart the value of hard work in Scrooge. Left with no choice, he had to blurt out that it was about Della. The two important McDucks shown in the tour is Simon McDuck, the treasurer who hid a massive unfound treasure deep within the castle, and Swamphole McDuck, who may or may not have summoned a demon dog to protect the catacombs of the castle. The main issue is that the entire characterization was false. Is the implication that they literally can't leave the castle grounds, i. Sure enough, it causes a secret tunnel to open. She doesn't snap out of it until they're already leaving and it'll be another five years before they can come back.
The only negative I can think of for this episode is the suddenness of Scrooge and Fergus making up at the end. Scrooge keeps claiming it was an accidental side effect of building the ancestral castle with mystical druid stones. This leaves the question of why Fergus and Downy didn't simply leave the castle with them to live elsewhere. Especially since, in the comics, Fergus died the night that Scrooge and his sisters left to move to Duckburg, and Downy had been dead for years. This episode does a good job of re-setting up the Della plot for those who just tuning in, right down to how Dewey and Webby are the only ducks actually involved in it. The only triplet that would work for is Huey, who has been established as being the least self-centered of the three. The note that led them there, however, has a picture of the Spear of Selene and some relevant dates hidden in the back.