Futurama is currently slated to return this year with yet another batch of episodes, and another major revival bringing it back from cancellation, so that means it’s time to get some things done. While each iteration of the series has seen the book wrap up on some of the long-running stories 20 years in the making, there’s still one major thread that still needs to be followed up. There’s an opportunity to do so with Hulu’s next batch of 20 ordered episodes, and hopefully the team behind the series will take the time to answer whether Leela really is “The Other.”
Futurama introduced its fair share of notable enemies throughout its run, but there’s one involving Fry that never quite got to live up to their resolution with a final and happy ending to cap it off. The Brain spawn may have been last seen during the Season 5 episode, “The Why of Fry,” but their connection to Nibbler and Nibblonians also led to one of the biggest plagues we’ve ever had. It is mentioned during the episode that Leela must be ‘the Other’, but what does that mean?
Is Leela really the other?
During “The Why of Fry”, Fry talks to the Nibbler he meets in the year 2000 and mentions Leela. Nibbler then wonders if that means she has to be “the Other” since Fry is in the year 3000 for their survival, and it raised a big question about what that might mean for the future. To make things even more intriguing, near the end of the episode is where Nibbler says they’ll be coming for Fry’s help again in the future. Except this never actually happened.
Futurama has since been canceled and revived a few times, but this “Other” mystery has yet to be solved. Fry was never approached again by the Nibblonians (which could be because the Brain Spawn is still trapped in that pocket outside of space and time), so we’re yet to see what kind of final great adventure awaits him and Leela. With the series returning for another (and possibly final) time, let’s hope this revival finally answers that big question.
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