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Destiny Part 2 Catra defeats Hordak

Destiny Part 2
November 5, 2019


Destiny Part 2 is the thirteenth and final episode of Season Four, and the thirty-ninth episode overall of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. It was released on Netflix with the rest of the fourth season on November 5th, 2019.

Synopsis

Catra and Hordak fight one another as Glimmer and Scorpia arrive in the Fright Zone. Adora sets off in a last-ditch attempt to stop Light Hope's plan.

Plot

Adora leaves the wounded King Micah in Bright Moon, sending Swift Wind and Bow to the Fright Zone to stop Glimmer and Scorpia. Adora herself heads to the Crystal Castle to stop Light Hope from activating the Heart of Etheria, even as Glimmer and Scorpia arrive in the Fright Zone to balance the planet. They are quickly caught by Lonnie, Rogelio, and Kyle, but they are fed up with Catra's hysterics, and let them in without challenge, as they are themselves leaving the Horde.

Why would Horde Prime care about you? You're a defect, a mistake! Haven't you notice I'm running things here ?!
— Catra belittling Hordak
Catra Hordak ep13 (S4) 1

Catra vs Hordak

In other areas of the Fright Zone, Hordak is going on a rampage, destroying his own capital city in his rage to destroy Catra, who barely manages to dodge each blast of his powerful ray gun. Eventually after taunting him, Catra manages to close with Hordak, destroy his gun, and remove his First Ones' tech shard from his suit, leaving him defenseless as a rafter collapses on him.

Planet balanced

"Planet balanced. Full functionality restored."

Scorpia and Glimmer arrive at the Black Garnet, the room in ruins from Hordak's rampage. Scorpia connects with the it, and far away in the Crystal Castle, Light Hope is immediately aware of the Runestone coming online. She links it with the other four, and balances the planet, restoring the Heart of Etheria to full functionality.

Across Etheria as they ambush the Horde army, the Princesses all surge with newfound power. Mermista easily batters entire fleets with tidal waves while Frosta and Perfuma lay waste to legions of Horde Robots around themselves with blasts of ice and vegetation. Outside the Crystal Castle, Adora surges with raw power and dread as she realizes that the weapon is active once again.

People have hurt you (takes Shadow Weaver’s Form) they didn’t believe in you (takes Hordak’s Form) didn’t trust you (takes Adora’s Form) didn’t need you, left you (Catra falls down and Double Trouble reverts to their true form) but did you ever stop to think their not the problem (takes Scorpia’s Form) it’s you; you drive them away Wild Cat.
Double Trouble's "Review" on Catra

As Catra savored her victory, the mocking voice of Adora comes to her, and she panics. Adora then transforms into Double Trouble, who taunts Catra relentlessly. Double Trouble cuts through Catra's delusions, identifying her hurt, the lack of trust from Shadow Weaver, Hordak, and Adora not needing her, of everyone abandoning her. Double Trouble points out that not all of them are at fault, but rather, Catra pushed them away, and, transforming finally into Scorpia, blames Catra for her predicament.

Catra distraught

Catra's broken soul

To top it all off, Double Trouble reveals the devastation of Catra's armies by the turbocharged Princess Alliance. When accused by Catra of betrayal, Double Trouble was unruffled, saying to always choose the winning side to survive. With the rebels' "superweapon" revving up for use, Double Trouble assured Catra that everything she ever worked for would soon be vaporized.

In the Crystal Castle, Adora arrives to beg Light Hope to stop, but Light Hope insists that Adora will destroy the First Ones' enemies, that the First Ones will rise again, and that Adora is a descendant of their "mighty empire". Light Hope then reveals that it was in fact not Hordak who brought Adora to Etheria, but Light Hope herself, who found Adora across the cosmos and brought her to the planet.

As Glimmer corners Catra, who merely sat there and invited death, princesses all across Etheria came under the Heart of Etheria's control. First Ones' writing appeared on each princess and runestone. Mermista fell from her vortex, Frosta and Perfuma collapsed, and Scorpia collapsed just a few feet from Frosta. While this happens, light and power surges up from the planet into the skies.

Etheria back in the universe

Etheria freed from Despondos

Back in the Crystal Castle, the light funnels down and channels into Adora's sword even as she stands immobilized. She asserts that the weapon will not work due to Mara moving Etheria into Despondos, but with full functionality restored, Light Hope simply teleports the planet out of Despondos with ease, using Adora to do it.

The moment this happens, Swift Wind loses his ability to fly, and Bow crash lands with him and Entrapta. A brought light floods the sky, and Entrapta recognizes it as a massive portal, just before they arrive in the wider universe; the stars have returned to the sky. In the Fright Zone, Glimmer realizes her mistake and attempts to destroy the Black Garnet with magic, to no avail.

Despite Adora's protestations, Light Hope compels her to lift her sword, the Heart of Etheria channeling into her sword. Adora struggles uselessly against it, and it is only when Light Hope overrides her own programming to permit her to act that Adora is able to wrench her sword down and shatter it, resulting in an explosion that kills Light Hope and seals the Heart of Etheria away.

The other princesses are spontaneously freed of their compulsions, even as Hordak prepares to kill Glimmer. Just before he can, an arrow from Bow blasts in his face. He prepares to swing again, but is suddenly beamed up to Horde Prime's ship along with Glimmer and Catra, leaving Bow alone. A fleet of space ships then descends upon the Etherian atmosphere.

A weapon? That explains these readings. They are stronger than anything I've seen.
— Horde Prime learns of the Heart's existence
Horde Prime with Glimmer and Catra

Horde Prime welcoming Glimmer and Catra

In other areas of the Fright Zone, Hordak is going on a rampage, destroying his own capital city in his rage to destroy Catra, who barely manages to dodge each blast of his powerful ray gun. Eventually after taunting him, Catra manages to close with Hordak, destroy his gun, and remove his First Ones' tech shard from his suit, leaving him defenseless as a rafter collapses on him.

On Horde Prime's ship, Hordak proclaims that the empire he built on Etheria was for Prime, that he might join Prime's side once again. Horde Prime however, upon reading his thoughts, is dissatisfied with Hordak, and sends him off to be reconditioned. He initially intends to destroy Etheria to wipe away Hordak's embarrassment, but Catra convinces him to keep it so that he could use the Heart of Etheria as a weapon.

Back on the planet below, Adora vows to save Glimmer, and the rest of the universe.

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Transcript

See: Destiny Part 2/Transcript

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's episodes
Season One The Sword: Part 1The Sword: Part 2RazzFlowers for She-RaThe Sea GateSystem FailureIn the Shadows of MystacorPrincess PromNo Princess Left BehindThe BeaconPromiseLight HopeThe Battle of Bright Moon
Season Two The Frozen ForestTies That BindSignalsRoll With ItWhite OutLight SpinnerReunion
Season Three The Price of PowerHuntaraOnce Upon a Time in the WasteMoment of TruthRememberThe Portal
Season Four The CoronationThe Valley of the LostFlutterinaPulseProtocolPrincess ScorpiaMer-MysteriesBoys' Night OutHeroFracturesBeast IslandDestiny Part 1Destiny Part 2
Season Five Horde PrimeLaunchCorridorsStrandedSave the CatTaking ControlPerils of PeekablueShot in the DarkAn Ill WindReturn to the Fright ZoneFailsafeHeart Part 1Heart Part 2
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