"Episode XXXI: Jack in Egypt" is the thirty-first episode in the third season of Samurai Jack. This episode features Jack discovering the ruins of a temple in Egypt where he once studied as a child, and found that the Minions of Set had been released.
The episode begins in Ancient Egypt in a temple where young Jack and a couple of boys play tag inside of it. Stopping when they see the priests of the temple walking by, they continue on with their games. Jack decides to hide beside a monument but the floor breaks and he falls into a hidden room. Jack is amazed at what he sees and starts to look around a wall of hieroglyphics that tell of an ancient story. The boys find Jack and come to see what he has found. Jack reads the wall of hieroglyphics: A long time ago Set, the god of evil, came to Egypt and unleashed three of his minions on the land. Nothing could stop the minions, not even the Pharaoh's armies, so the Pharaoh himself called the Gods to imprison and seal them in a chamber forever. But, if they were freed, the only salvation would be -- and Jack gets cut off by a priest who found them. He tells them to go back to their studies while he stares back at the chamber.
In the present, minions of Aku find the chamber and Aku opens the chamber by removing the block of stone. Then, in a flash, the minions of Set come out of the chamber and destroy Aku's robots as if they were made of paper. Aku recruits the minions and tells them their objective: destroy Samurai Jack. The minions obey and Aku leaves.
Meanwhile, Samurai Jack walks through the desert at night and finds the ancient ruins of Egypt where he looks around and then finds the opened chamber. The minions attack Jack by surprise, beating him up to a pulp. Jack takes out his sword to defend himself but the minions are too quick that he barely has time to strike with his sword. Jack runs and hides behind a wall but the minions smell him, and Jack remembers the hieroglyphics and figures out the only way to defeat them is the prophecy. Jack runs towards the chamber and reads the rest of the story which says: -- If the evil should ever be freed, your only salvation is to summon the protector and call the sun. To do this, you must look at the seat of evil. The minions find Jack and start to attack him, where he runs into a bunch of columns which he push down to keep them off off his tail. Then, he figures out that the seat of Evil is the statue of Set.
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- Casting by
- Collette Sunderman
- The scarab is the symbol of Khepri, the scarab god of dawn and one of Ra's three forms, with the third typically being Khnum the ram as the setting sun, while Ra himself is the noonday.
- The scarab being divided into three pieces may also be a reference to this myth.
- Set is the god of the desert and of evil.
- This is the first episode where Young Jack speaks.