02:13-2:21 “Treasure these moments as if they were your last.”
2:30-02:54 Change of plans.
04:03-05:25 Walking through the portal
05:27-07:10 The kombatants arrive.
07:13-07:16 “It has begun.”
This episode reveals Liu Kang’s fall. You spend all of your life training to physical and mental perfection for a tournament in order to protect humanity, but humanity pays you back by killing all that you hold dear. That’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s hard not to feel for Liu Kang in this series. The rest of the episode introduces the rest of the kombatants at the island. The island reminds me of the Wastelands from Mortal Kombat (2011) and the early island setting from the first film. It was interesting to see Liu Kang appear with the forces of Outworld. Two sworn enemies stare down as Shang Tsung echoes back to the first film. While Shang Tsung and Liu Kang have one of the biggest feuds in the series, it seems they have more in common than meets the eye.