Critical Role Campaign 3 Episode 8! I recap, talk theories, impressions and review ep 8 of Critical Role Campaign 3.
My Critical Role Campaign 3 Episode 8 Recap, Reaction, and Review video on my YouTube channel is up. See it below:
Please note — there are SPOILERS for Campaign 3 Episode 8 in the video and this post.
Is Travis Willingham STILL Trolling Us With Chetney in Critical Role Campaign 3 Episode 8?
We finally get to “meet” Chetney in Episode 8, and CHETNEY IS THE MAN, or should I say, gnome.
I loved Travis’ previous character Bertrand Bell for his comedy and leadership, but Chetney takes the crazy old guy trope to whole new levels!
Chetney is a comedy explosion. Right off the bat, he is hostile with just about everyone. He hates Dorian. He’s scared shitless of Laudna. He yells a lot. This was the most I’ve laughed at in an episode of critical role, ever.
As expected, we learn that Chetney, being based on Chutney Chocolatecane from “The Night Before Critmas” — is basically the Campaign 3 version of a Christmas Elf. Chetney is a woodworker, who makes children’s toys, specializing in wooden rocking horses. Go figure.
Chetney was is in Jrusar to meet up with Gurge Kisgregg a headhunter he just met to help him find another group. Gurge has since gone missing and Chetney is hoping our (still) nameless group to help him out.
I went back and forth all of Episode 8 on whether or not Chetney is just another troll character from Travis Willingham.
Episode 8 also takes some time with Dorian and his brother Cyrus Wyvernwind. Exandria Unlimited veterans will already know this, but Dorian finally reveals his true name to the Campaign 3 group — Bronte Wyvernwind.
Cyrus is in a bit of trouble, having a large bounty on his head. Luckily the Hubatt Corsairs are keeping him safe.
The episode ends on a cliffhanger. On the trail of Gurge, the party makes their way to a factory after hearing rumors about a dire wolf attacking the city (which sounds like a shape-shifting Gurge). They may have run into some corrupt wardens.
There is a lot to break down in this episode, both in the plot, theories, and my impressions. Make sure to watch my Critical Role Campaign 3 Episode 8 video.
Episode 8 is the last episode of Campaign 3 until 2022.
What did you think of Episode 8? Do you think Chetney and Dorian stay around for the long haul?
Let me know in the comments.