Welcome to Team Purple Lion’s reconstruction of Voltron Legendary Defender Season 7. We are educators, researchers, and analysts using our knowledge of literary analysis to reconstruct Seasons 7 and 8 of Voltron Legendary Defender. This project aims to reconstruct a cogent, thematically appropriate story for all ages and educate viewers on the nuts and bolts of creative writing and literary analysis.
This episode is Season 7 Episode 7 The Last Stand Part 1. In our reconstruction, we combine scenes from Season 8 Episode 2 Shadows to create better narrative flow and sustained dramatic tension in the last half of Season 7.
Summary: This continuation of The Last Stand once again centers on the Holt parents’ search for Matt and Pidge versus Honerva’s search for Lotor. Each parent takes great risks to find their children, with a strong comparison drawn between Colleen and Honerva as fierce and determined mothers. However, the Holts’ optimism is contrasted with Honerva’s almost knowing desperation and her destructive reaction to her son’s fate. Moreover, the Holts’ love for their children is juxtaposed with Zarkon and Honerva’s treatment of Lotor from infancy to his teenage years.
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Matt Holt’s mention of Lotor and Matt’s love for his parents connects with Zarkon and Honerva’s mistreatment of young Lotor and Lotor’s desire to please his father and know his mother. Zarkon’s statement that Lotor’s mother was his only weakness contrasts with Sam Holt’s statement to his wife that their children will be okay because they are strong just like their mother. Colleen’s statement that she will do whatever it takes to see her kids again connects with Honerva sacrificing Kova in order to find Lotor. Honerva seeing Lotor’s fate in Sincline connects with Colleen’s statement that her family was presumed to be dead but that was a lie. The Holts’ message of hope about the paladins and speech about the Earth being united contrasts with Honerva blaming the Galra for her son’s death and destroying the Kral Zera. Earth’s citizens volunteering their help contrasts with the Galra fighting for power. The Galra of the Kral Zera connect with Sendak’s Galra ships arriving on Earth.
Thank you for joining us for The Last Stand Part 1b. Our reconstruction efforts continue with The Lion’s Pride Part 2 Restructured Cliffhanger Sequence.