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I just hope fire, air and water are enough.

—Will

Return of The Tracker is the ninth episode of season 1 of the TV series.

Plot

Main article: /Transcript

Prince Phobos sends the Tracker after Caleb in an effort to recapture the rebel leader. Meanwhile, the girls all try to go see a movie starring their favorite actor Vance Michael Justin. But will they be able to save Caleb and defeat an old foe and get to the show on time? In the B-story, Will is grounded for having bad grades. Hay Lin is also grounded, but not for long. Irma is upset when she finds out she must babysit her six-year-old younger brother Chris, and Yan Lin ends up replacing her.

Comics connections

  • In the cinema, Caleb fights the Tracker in front of the screen. The audience thinks the fight is part of the show, with the portal as a special effect. This concept is taken from comic issue 8, in which Will and Cedric disturb the performance of the singer Karmilla and her band in midair inside the Heatherfield Stadium. It is also notable that, while Karmilla never appears in the series, in O is for Obedience Vance Michael Justin returns, but as a singer instead of an actor.

Goofs

  • "They've picked up the scent again?" is said by Will but heard as Irma's voice.
  • At the end of the episode, Cornelia's clothes changed from her costume to her normal attire.

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first appearances of Vance Michael Justin (pictured and mentioned only), Chen Lin, Joan Lin, and Chris Lair.
  • Hay Lin's father explicitly states that she is 12 in this episode. This makes her one of the few characters to have an exact age given in the show itself.
  • Hay Lin's father shows how overprotective he is of her.
  • It is revealed that the Tracker is a valuable soldier of Prince Phobos. This episode shows the true strength of the Tracker and Sniffer as, despite everything the Guardians threw at them, they were still able to track Caleb and Blunk.
  • This episode marks the first and only time we hear the Tracker speak, as it was deemed later that he was scarier if he remained silent.[citation needed]

Behind the scenes

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