Powerless (S01E07) “Emergency Punch-Up”

This week’s episode of Powerless might have been one of it’s best.

When the Emily and the team are about to leave for a much needed company group retreat, the supervillian Dr. Psycho releases a toxic gas in Charm City, making the team stuck in the office. But Emily tries her best to make the situation not so terrible by bring the retreat to the office.

Emily serves drinks and even party games, one of the games asked one of each who they would be trapped in a deserted island with: Wendy picked Van, Jackie picked herself but later on picked Ron, Teddy was shocked that Ron didn’t pick him because they’re best buddies.

Soon when Teddy took the challenge of throwing one of the fake tiki torches to the trash can but missed, hit the window cracking it and letting the gas in which they had to run into next room where they were secured but had no gas mask as they were in the other room surrounded by gas.

Emily goes out there trying to get them, because well, she’s the mother of the group she has to do it. Wearing hazmat bags and a bucket helmet (that was used as the bathroom bucket) used as a complete hazmat shit, but gets caught in the gas.

The gas is known as a truth gas and well, the truth really came down from Emily and everyone heard the truth about it..everyone. Emily let them know how she feels that she never gets a thank you from either one of them and how they’re like children.

But after Ron goes out there trying to get Emily back in the other room, they do the one thing that they don’t want to but Emily has been wanting to do for the retreat: karaoke. They performed Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” which was very good as everyone started and Emily ends it on top and fainted after. The next day or after the retreat was over, Emily was back to normal and had no clue what had happen to her but in the end, everyone thank her for all that she has done for them since joining the team.

“Emergency Punch-Up” was literally one of the best episode of the show so far. Not only was this the best ensemble performance from it’s cast but Vanessa Hudgens gave her best so far this season. She was just brilliantly hilarious. There was a lot of memorable moments in this episode like the History of Supervillian bit and Dorothy spoiling the ending to Ron, Van’s gang of comedy writers even when Emily drops the truth bombs on the gang was great and the karaoke too.  Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.

You can catch Powerless Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.