Mar 31, 2015
Are You Afraid of the Dark? “The Tale of the Dark Dragon” (part 1 of 2)
As you know, we had a bit of sexiness with our last Are You Afraid of the Dark? recap, with the big brother from Boy Meets World and the dirty colonial guy, Lieutenant William. This prompted me to remember that the guy from the episode “The Tale of the Dark Dragon” was hella sexy, so I decided to continue the streak of hotness and recap this episode.
But bear with me here; the protagonist doesn’t start out hot, nor does he stay that way throughout the entire episode. But it’s those little bits of magical, bad-assed hotness that really make this episode shine. It’s like when Anakin Skywalker finally turned bad—he was extra hot because you had to wait a little while for it to happen.
We start out this episode with Gary arriving at the campfire and finding no one there. He then steps on a birthday balloon, and tells everyone that the jig is up. A second later, everybody jumps out and yells, “Surprise!” It’s a birthday party—sweet!
Still, I wonder how long the other members of the Midnight Society were squatting in the bushes? That couldn’t have been comfortable.
As a special birthday treat, David is telling a story in Gary’s honor, using one of Gary’s recurring characters. David says he wanted to tell a story involving magic (umm… unlike the rest of the stories?), the special kind that Gary likes, the kind that’s fantastic, but also strangely real.
David’s story is about the magic inside all of us, which can be used for good or… Bum bum bum! For evil!