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"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part II)"
The Venture Bros. episode
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"Why did you buckle it? Why would you do that?"
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 39
Directed by Jackson Publick
Written by Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick
Production code 3-39
Original air date August 24, 2008
Guest Stars

Toby Huss as General Treister

Episode Chronology
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"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part I)"
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"Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel"
List of The Venture Bros. episodes

"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part II)" is the 39th episode of The Venture Bros. and is part of the multi-episode third season finale.[1]

Plot

Mr. Doe and Mr. Cardholder walk into the office of O.S.I. leader General Treister and explain that there has been a situation with Brock Samson. Doe and Cardholder review the deaths of the three assassins Herr Trigger, Go-Fish, and Le Tueur. Treister decides that it's time to find Samson, with himself leading the charge personally.

At an L.A.P.D. station, Brock and Dr. Venture are being harshly interrogated by the police officers who burst into their hotel room at the end of the last episode. In another interrogation room, Hank Venture and Dean Venture are being questioned by a police psychologist who assumes much of their life are delusions the boys have made up. Two SWAT officers then enter the room containing Brock and Dr. Venture. They tell the police officers that Le Tueur's body and all evidence have vanished, leaving behind only a faint smell of lemon. "The Cleaner" then bursts in and uses his chemicals to kill all the officers and free Brock and Dr. Venture. In the Cocoon, H.E.L.P.eR. resists torture by #21 and #24 but is then fooled by Dr. Mrs. The Monarch into providing the Venture family's coordinates.

After escaping, Brock, Hank, Dean, Dr. Venture, and The Cleaner wind up in a portion of the Los Angeles River and encounter Molotov Cocktease who Brock teases for her civilian clothes. Molotov Cocktease explains that it was she who called for The Cleaner's help. The Cocoon appears, and Molotov and The Cleaner speed off. The Monarch calls Dr. Venture on his wrist communicator, and demands that he show himself or they'll kill H.E.L.P.eR. Meanwhile, General Treister calls Brock on his wrist communicator, and asks Brock to come into the O.S.I. for a talk. Brock, speaking to both wrist communicators at once, tells both the Monarch and Treister that they both need to meet him at the Venture Compound at dawn. The Cocoon arrives at the Venture Compound, and Brock, Venture, Hank, and Dean sneak out the bottom hatch. The Monarch reveals to his wife that he's attached a bomb to H.E.L.P.eR. The robot frees himself as Treister arrives with Doe and Cardholder. Brock orchestrates a firefight between The Monarch's henchmen and O.S.I. agents. Henchmen #21 and #24 are hiding out in the Monarchmobile when H.E.L.P.eR steals it to make a getaway. #21 escapes but #24, having buckled himself in, does not, as his belt has jammed.

Dr. Venture fails in strangling Sergeant Hatred, who had entered the panic room and requested to be murdered. Hank rallies the group into transforming the Venture-clones into an army to help Brock. Upon seeing the near-naked clones march onto the battlefield (to the tune of "March of the Toys"), Brock rushes outside to surrender. The Monarch arrives, leaving the trigger to the H.E.L.P.eR bomb behind. His battlesuit malfunctions in many ways, resulting in him swerving above the battlefield, his weaponry slaying O.S.I. agents, his own men, and all of the clones.

Treister explains he was just concerned about Brock's sanity; the people trying to kill Brock were not his. Disgusted by the circumstances of his life, Brock announces he quits working for O.S.I and the Ventures, and declares he is taking the Monarchmobile. The car then explodes, destroying H.E.L.P.eR and decapitating #24.

In the post credits sequence, Molotov burns the dossiers of Herr Trigger, Go-Fish, and Le Tueur at her headquarters, revealing she sent the assassins after Brock in a set-up to get rid of Molotov's competition for her group of assassins, the Black Hearts. As they raise a toast to their venture, Hunter Gathers (in a Black Heart uniform), lounging in a chair, makes a toast to Brock Samson.

Cultural references

Connections to other episodes

  • Hank refers to the clone army as his Christmas present. In the episode Viva Los Muertos, the boys accidentally see their own clones and Dr. Venture tells them that the "army" of facsimiles were supposed to be a Christmas present.[2]
  • General Treister is most likely the same General Treister referenced in the episode Mid-Life Chrysalis by the man administering Brock's exam who claims to be the General's son. [3]
  • When Brock talks into the watch communicators telling the Monarch and the OSI that they will meet at the Venture Compound at dawn, Hank confuses the time of day with the name suggesting that they will finally meet their long lost sister. This is a reference to the episode Love-Bheits in which Hank confuses the statement that Baron Underbheit was going to marry Dean (who was dressed up as Princess Leia and mistaken for a female) at dawn as to mean that they had a long-lost sister named 'Dawn'.

Production notes

  • One of the animation directors (Kimson Albert) has a "nickname" inserted into his credits. For "The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part II)" the credit reads Kimson "your favorite quote" Albert. This is similar to the season two finale which gave the nickname "Your Favorite Quote Here".

References


Preceded by:
"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part I)"
The Venture Bros. episodes
Original Airdate:
August 24, 2008
Followed by:
"Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel"

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