I was disappointed in the huge decline in animation quality (they probably went all out just for the two episode premiere) , but it was a decent transition episode from setting up the new plot, to getting all the characters together, to moving on to finding the book. Also, seeing Lion-o start to grow into his role as the new king.
I have a bad feeling that it's going to solve the "Crisis of the week" as their quest for the book will be their excuse to get the gang on the road to these adventures.
I hope it will be more like a Babylon 5. Even if the main plot isn't the focus of the episode, it's still touched on like in the final scene, like this episode. It works for me. It doesn't always have to be heavy on the quest for the book, but they need to advance the story just a tad.
Still looking forward to next week.
-- 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year -- -- July 2009 Ordained Reverend --
I don't think it's coming to its end -- this isn't the first time where they've had a "super" tournament. Count the ABC network version at least a decade ago and the Million-Dollar Masters tourney, and you have two tourneys -- all before Ken.