After establishing last week that every cell had an individual role to play and their own strengths and weaknesses, this week we see what happens when those cells get a little over-zealous about their work as they battle an invasion by pollen.
It begins like a disaster movie with a vaguely sepia tone over the usually bright colours of cells at work, the flaming meteor streaking over the town before plummeting into the water. It is the first of many. This is a pollen invasion.
The impact on the cells is both educational as to how our immune system deals with allergens, and pretty hilarious as the macrophage’s complain it is chaos as their tea was spilt (they seem so sweet until you remember them during the flu episode).
For whatever reason, we do still have some white and red blood cell action with red once again being at the centre of the invasion and white jumping out and saving her early on. She then gets told to run away and the white blood cell remains an observer to the chaos caused by cells doing exactly what they are programmed to do.
Perhaps my favourite part though was when red returns rolling what is clearly a medicine. It unleashes essentially a killer robot that takes out everything in its path. The mechanical creature looks so out of place amongst the humanoid cells and its path of destruction even as it does settle the problem is pretty clear. Still, I’d have to ask why the memory cell can’t just rewrite the mast cell’s manual so she didn’t overload the system with histamine, or why the B cell can’t be instructed to act in moderation.
If I have any complaint this week, it would be a lack of platelet appearances with two of them showing up very briefly in a crowd shot but taking no active role this week.
- Episode 1: The Adorable Edutainment Entry
- Episode 2: The Adventures of a Directionally Challenged Red-Blood Cell Continue
- Episode 3: The Zombie Horde of Flu-Ridden Cells
- Episode 4: Everyone Has Their Own Job
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