We got the new episode of DUCKTALES – “What Ever Happened to Della Duck?! that aired this Saturday and we know from the promo that we will see new episodes of the show in May of 2019. But let us talk about that new episode that we just saw on Saturday and how we feel about how Della Duck is being handled. Spoilers below:
There was a lot to like in this episode as we learn how Della survived all this time on the Moon. The first thing we have to find out is how she survived in space, but that is answered pretty quickly as Gyro has created Oxy-Chew that allows her to breathe oxygen. How she gets by without a spacesuit though, we will just consider that another function of the gum. Also the moon mite makes a wonderful reason as to why she cannot get home and gets wrapped up quite nicely with the moon mite being a mother trying to help her baby, just as Della wants to get home herself. Della will find the manual and fix the ship to take her home but only be thwarted as it needs gold to power the ignition. There is a nice joke about Scrooge not sparing any extra gold and this is where the episode starts to fall apart for me.
After the moon mite breaks the ship up again we are introduced to people who inhabit the moon, who do seem very nice. They show that the moon itself has a city in the middle of it, with the outer shell just being an illusion. There is also a bunch of gold, exactly what she needs to get home, but we think that this will also come back at some point in the future as we know that Scrooge loves his gold. With all the technology though, how did they need Della to help them defeat the moon mite? It seems like a bit of a cope out with the moon people, there should have been a more interesting way to deal with Della and how she gets home.
We look forward to seeing more of Della Duck and how she interacts with the DuckTales family, but at this point we can really leave the moon people alone and all of their gold. We have a few more weeks before we are able to see what happens next, but let us hope the show stays focused on the main characters.