Dark Harvest is one of the darker (no pun intended) episodes from the early season but it's also pretty amusing. After being afflicted with Head Pigeons Zim
is sent to the Skool
Nurse. Worried that the nurse might realize his anatomy isn't human, Zim
goes on a hunting spree and steals an organ from all the kids in the Skool
and puts them into his own body. The end result is a hilarious bloated Zim
trundling about on his spider's legs chasing after Dib
, the last kid with all his organs left.
Overall I liked this episode a lot and I thought that the chase scenes were oddly reminiscent of 'Alien' where you had an unseen alien hunting humans and hiding in the ducts etc. It actually manages to recreate some of the spooky suspenseful feel of that movie even though all the scenes of the episode take place inside the Skool
. I also thought that Ms. Bitters
was very good in this episode - a bit creepier and more malign than usual.
My Favorite Moments:
I loved the 'Head Pigeons' diagnosis and cure. I also liked the short interaction between Zim
in the cafeteria.