"Sentinel" is probably my least favorite of the World Tour episodes. It's not terrible, but somehow aliens and gargoyles just don't mix all that well together for me. I like the idea of the alien Nokkar and Goliath finding some common ground as protectors. And bringing back the archaeologists from "A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time" was a nice way to add in some continuity, but overall, it's an episode I don't particularly care for. I'm not even sure why Avalon sent them to Easter Island (a cool location that had some good potential for myths). Usually there's some evil scheme happening the heroes need to unravel or some bad guy from the clan's past that they need to confront or a new child of Oberon causing mayhem, but here, there's nothing going on. Heck, had it not been for the heroes showing up, there'd be no story really. There were no villains at all. Just a misunderstanding brought on by their presence. I don't hate this episode, but it's certainly not one I'd recommend to newcomers. "Bushido," on the other hand, is another personal favorite. As a fan of anime and Japanese culture, this was a fun episode. We get to meet a whole new clan of gargoyles with Japanese motifs. Very cool. I like all their designs. I would've definitely liked to have gotten to know more of them better. Especially that one big guy that looks like he could dwarf Goliath. I like that even the clans' cultures are different. The Ishimura clan faces inward during the day as a sign of trust for their human protectors, rather than facing out like other clans to face outside danger. It shows that true trust and protection goes both ways. And in a bit of irony, just like with the Castle Wyvern Clan, the true danger came from within, from both a human and gargoyle conspirators. There was some fun action. It's nice to see Taro use some fans as a weapon. Nice that Kitana's not the only one deadly with a fan. And even though it was only a brief skirmish, it'd been a while since we saw a gargoyle on gargoyle fight. It used to be more common when Demona was around. Speaking of which, it's interesting that Demona's counterpart in this episode, Yama, actually seems to manage to redeem himself in the eyes of his clan because he accepts he was lied to and was wrong for his part. Something Demona can't bring herself to do. Unlike the previous episode, "Bushido" is one I always look forward to.