Late in the Catra. Sheâ€™s been left, attacked, or insulted by pretty much every named character in the cast at this point, and sheâ€™s buckling under the weight of everything thatâ€™s happened to her. Then, to deal the final, character-shattering blow, enters Double Trouble.
In a wrenching conversation, Double Trouble deconstructs Catraâ€™s character and says precisely what she needed to hear in order to see herself clearly. Itâ€™s a stirring, painful moment in the show. But the early storyboarding is nearly just as intense. Diana Huh was generous enough to share those storyboards, set to the showâ€™s voice audio, on Twitter, and theyâ€™re wonderful.
Now that She-Ra season 4's out, here's my original boards for the Double Trouble sequence in the last episode! It was flipped for the final shipment, but I still really like how this turned out. As always, thank you to @kikiinspace for letting me hurt Catra <3 pic.twitter.com/me4743DkDd
— Diana Huh (@Dihuh) November 16, 2019
Everything that works in the scene is already hereâ€”Double Troubleâ€™s fluid movements. The staging of the scene, which has them circling and cornering her. The transformations. Catraâ€™s slow unravelling. Ooh, itâ€™s so good. And so cruel. As Huh says in the Tweet, â€œThank youâ€¦ for letting me hurt Catra.â€ You certainly did that.
Weâ€™ll see what becomes of Catra, and whether this will teach her anything in the long term, in the next season of She-Ra, whenever thatâ€™s coming.
You can catch all four seasons of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix in Australia.