Hell or High Water | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 136

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  • HEY, there might be some SPOILERS under the thing 1:00 Prop auction 4:20 Critical Role Foundation 5:20 Laura’s merch corner 6:10 Intro cinematic 7:45 Episode Starts 9:55 Recap Ends 16:25 U2 18:55 Sprinkle’s immortality is retroactively justified 21:15 Professor Thaddeus did actually suck though 23:40 The one time that trying to communicate telepathically actually worked 24:20 Veth has always been able to communicate with Yasha 26:05 Don’t make Lucien think about us (also a lot of discoveries have happened) 34:00 Fjord can totally make an ice wall 43:35 Wayz: not the safest, but the shortest 47:25 Delicious lead 49:50 A scientific discovery 56:30 T-dock 57:10 Essik and Caleb exchange theories 1:01:10 Water control is not as powerful as you’d hope 1:02:50 A conversation about stealth, slowly going from whispering to full yelling 1:06:20 It really is surprising that their plans sometimes succeed 1:07:15 They could’ve just walked away 1:10:30 Surprisingly, I could not actually find a Care Bear stat block 1:13:10 Leaky faucet 1:17:35 Aeor isn’t evil enough for planned obsolescence 1:20:20 Turbotaxing their hit points 1:26:50 Various Star Wars references 1:38:25 Solid Snake 1:41:00 Let them fight 1:43:25 By the time you know what it is, it’s too late 1:53:40 Keen alchemical mind (and full invisibility spell) 1:59:05 Planning to the break 2:05:35 Break Starts 2:10:45 Art Montage 2:23:25 Break Ends 2:23:50 A classic plan 2:25:35 Yasha tries to look big 2:27:50 The conversation begins 2:32:30 Lucien would be into fushigi 2:35:25 The Villain Monologue 2:43:25 Map out 2:46:45 I want to try and book it to the portal 2:49:20 Watah boobees! 2:50:40 Both upright and crouched 2:52:50 Hind Side 2:53:20 Wet pops 2:56:35 Skimming my way 2:57:50 Shimmer and quiff 2:59:05 Most livable city 3:00:05 Kicking its shins 3:02:50 Marisha remembers she is Beau 3:04:25 Tiny Veth 3:06:30 Calamb 3:08:20 A gigantic sheep 3:11:15 Thinking about Devexian 3:14:15 Square eyes 3:19:15 Anything for my princess 3:21:40 Tiny Veth is terrifying 3:23:15 Caduceus’s reaction 3:32:10 Clutch move by Veth 3:37:15 Episode Ends The in-game start date for the episode was the 3rd of Syndestar 836. Sam’s flask says “Dear Devaxian, Step on me. Kisses, Veth” using the ASCII codes for the letters. I just found Eldena Doubleca5t’s video “What Your Favorite Critical Role Ship Says About You” and it was… very accurate. I think a lot of y’all would love it. Any moments I missed? Feel free to post them here. Is it Thursday yet?

    Flando MaltrizianFlando Maltrizian2 päivää sitten
    • Love your TimeStamps each Episode! truly wish to find them with campaign 1!

      The NewbyThe Newby14 tuntia sitten
    • Fudges

      joe holmesjoe holmes18 tuntia sitten
    • 26:56 Veth gets the Vapors

      Antonio HernandezAntonio HernandezPäivä sitten
    • @TakkuRei Secretly the Traveler

      Gabe Plays MusicGabe Plays MusicPäivä sitten
    • Thanks for the index!!!

      Jan LópezJan LópezPäivä sitten
  • Liam's "He is behind me isn't he?" had me dying. Too good.

    Nathaniel ThomasNathaniel Thomas32 minuuttia sitten
  • 1:16:00

    enilecenilec45 minuuttia sitten
  • I'm wondering if the Traveller decided to become Sprinkle after the whole Iron Shepherds incident. He argued he took Sprinkles form, because he wouldn't be able to help her otherwise, but before Sprinkle was there he already was able to do that. So perhaps he felt guilty that he wasn't able to help her enough in that situation and decided to be by her side so that would not Happen again. It also explains why Sprinkle didn't want to eat that one Tarte (I think it was the one filled with insects), because Artegan didn't want to eat it^^

    Ein wildes Reh ChenEin wildes Reh ChenTunti sitten
  • Either Ashley or Marisha is pregnant and the other is covering

    HeliosapienHeliosapienTunti sitten
    • It is Ashley

      HeliosapienHeliosapienTunti sitten
  • Heres a wierd question. Assuming they have all been vaccinated why arent they at the table?

    NeroNero3 tuntia sitten
  • Caleb is really on the lamb this time. Hopefully he can pull the wool over Lucien's eyes.

    James AlbrightJames Albright3 tuntia sitten
  • Stargate is cool.

    Braeden StewartBraeden Stewart3 tuntia sitten
  • Travis' reaction to recognising the intuit charge and the immediate shift to panic is just *chefs kiss*

    Lazy LazierLazy Lazier4 tuntia sitten
  • This episode is only 25 mins in and is already on top for the best episode ever

    Joshua MyersJoshua Myers4 tuntia sitten

    ChibiProtectorChibiProtector5 tuntia sitten
  • Is there any list of "magic allergy" like in aeor like turning sheep etc.

    Thork On DutyThork On Duty5 tuntia sitten
  • “I think he’s flirting with you.” “It’s complicated.” Is it??? Just kiss him????

    Aislin EricksonAislin Erickson6 tuntia sitten
  • Great :)

    Mikko RintasaariMikko Rintasaari6 tuntia sitten
  • 2:56 polymorph it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    odenwaltodenwalt6 tuntia sitten
  • Fjord has turtle psd at this point

    Winter DragonWinter Dragon6 tuntia sitten
  • that was the best fight ive ever seen

    EpailyEpaily6 tuntia sitten
  • "Like Waze." "Cross THE 10???" This episode of The Californians brought to you by The Mighty Nein.

    Courtney NguyenCourtney Nguyen6 tuntia sitten
  • *old man Caleb with his grandkids* Grandchild: Grandpa Caleb... how did you save the world? Caleb: BAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

    June WhiteJune White7 tuntia sitten
  • looks like I finally caught up on 600 hours of Critical Role. Having to wait for a new episode feels so weird.

    dsBlocksdsBlocks7 tuntia sitten
  • All caught up in time for, what I'm sure is gonna be, the MOST stressful episode of C2

    Kelsey MKelsey M7 tuntia sitten
  • "Wait.. The WHOLE TIME?"

    DarkLight MikeDarkLight Mike7 tuntia sitten
  • "I haven't been a bad host" Lucien says, thinking about how they stole from them, basically let a dragon almost kill the nein, never let them sleep.

    Emily CEmily C7 tuntia sitten
  • WHY? For all these California people.. Why did no one say, when Beau ran behind the creature, "The eighth wonder of the world... The backside of water!"

    cyberfunkrcyberfunkr7 tuntia sitten
    • Fun fact, Taliesin was the only one of them who was actually born in California

      Samuel StensgaardSamuel Stensgaard2 tuntia sitten
  • Did they forget the stuff they stole from the tomb takers bodies? It was magical

    Dylan StevensDylan Stevens7 tuntia sitten
  • On this day, I've caught up to Critical Role.

    Amanda PicardAmanda Picard8 tuntia sitten
  • 3:29:15 Travis’ Ryu voice: CAH-DOOOO-SES

    Luis SerranoLuis Serrano8 tuntia sitten
  • Laura gets away with so much...all the time

    Douglas ClarkDouglas Clark8 tuntia sitten

    Mario CMario C8 tuntia sitten
  • Well everyone, today is the day I finally caught up on Critical Role Season 2, it 'only' took me a year of listening during work haha.

    Chris ArchuletaChris Archuleta8 tuntia sitten
  • Had to make Sprinkle a god just to get out of the dead weasel trope.

    TheOctavariumTheoryTheOctavariumTheory8 tuntia sitten
  • 2:53:15 I can not believe the entire CR crew missed out on this perfect opportunity, especially Sam Riegel. Splish Splash, I was kicking its A$$. (to the tune of 'I was taking a bath' )

    Vlad KippyVlad Kippy9 tuntia sitten
  • Every day I hate Lorenzo more bc I cannot stop wondering how all this spectacular arc would have developed with Molly in the party and Taliesin playing them and seeing all unravel, but at the same time that would mean no Cad and that makes me sad

    Aymar Maluenda SolerAymar Maluenda Soler9 tuntia sitten
  • I made it

    Ryan StangRyan Stang9 tuntia sitten
  • I think Jester might've actually died there if not for Veth, holy shit lol

    Radoslaw DlugowskiRadoslaw Dlugowski9 tuntia sitten
  • I know Matt was working on the idea for the Cognouza before N.K. Jemisin's "The City We Became" was published, but I absolutely love the parallels between the two!

    Michael CostanzoMichael Costanzo9 tuntia sitten
  • I can't wait for the animatics that come from this episode. It was so freaking cinematic, I loved it.

    flaminyawnflaminyawn10 tuntia sitten
  • I'm not even a little bit new here and I still cant get over how beautiful all of these people are.

    Thomas Domiano ClementeThomas Domiano Clemente10 tuntia sitten
  • Yasha “where’s my girlfriend?” Nydoorin

    Sarah HunterSarah Hunter10 tuntia sitten
  • 3:32:35 Even though Caduceus was a Doubting Thomas (3:20:45), Veth still enacts her plan to close the door behind them and saves Jester! Go Tiny Veth!!!

    bananafish58bananafish5810 tuntia sitten
  • 3:20:45 Caduceus, for some reason, doubts Veth's plan to close the door behind them...let's see what happens.

    bananafish58bananafish5811 tuntia sitten
  • wow Laura...

    StitchStitch11 tuntia sitten
  • Why oh why would they go in in this state

    Ape_on _RhinoApe_on _Rhino11 tuntia sitten
  • oof, sale ended before this made it to youtube lol

    YogYog11 tuntia sitten
  • It's supposed to be good luck if a bird flying overhead craps on your shoulder. Never subscribed to that as being particularly "lucky" in my opinion..... However, now I cant help imagining that "Blessing of the Trickster", somehow involves being sprayed by a weasel.

    Dave OliverDave Oliver11 tuntia sitten
  • i did it. it took 4 months of watching everyday because i have nothing better to do ....but i finally got from C2E1 to here..............oh there is a campaign 1 you say? *crosses out the next4 months from calendar*

    Alexander StribleyAlexander Stribley11 tuntia sitten
  • i love how matt just admitted he went through Jester's inventory... like, while he loved the hag scam, he doesnt want to loose another cool monster again xD

    Ariel CapozzoliAriel Capozzoli12 tuntia sitten
  • Caleb is going full butterfly effect.

    Erik EndsleyErik Endsley12 tuntia sitten
  • 2:32:25 Bowie-style...YES!

    bananafish58bananafish5813 tuntia sitten

    Loki valdesLoki valdes13 tuntia sitten
  • Just before the opening closes freeze frame: “I bet your wondering how I got here...”

    Bales ClanBales Clan13 tuntia sitten
  • Just finished episode, TOMORROW’S THURSDAY!

    Jason StamwitzJason Stamwitz13 tuntia sitten
  • 1:53:38 Veth: I take a look at it with my keen alchemical mind...Eh, it looks purple...I will take out an eyelash, wrapped in gum arabic...I will army crawl along the water. Sam Riegel is SUCH a DELIGHT!!! (And I always

    bananafish58bananafish5813 tuntia sitten
  • Travis' face when Matt describes the monsters and the battle outside the Wall of Force... He's really not into horror and stuff, and it shows

    Niels StaelensNiels Staelens14 tuntia sitten
  • Spoilers Oh man, I don't know if they were just so panicked that they didn't even try to stop Lucien from activating the portal, or it was just the sick desire to see what would happen if he did. Jester could've easily dispelled one of the charges with her 31 stealth, and then one of them detonating wouldn't drop any of them and would damage Cree as well - and then it's 7 vs 2. You can even see Matt pauses every few words prompting them to take action

    T3hIluvatarT3hIluvatar14 tuntia sitten
    • Lucien mentioned any sudden moves etc then the charges will go off, I.e. mechanically Matt was likely holding Lucien's action to detonate the charges for any hostile action, the dispell wouldn't /might not have worked, A held action will always beat the action it's being held against, and those 2 charges would certainly lead to at least one death in the MN

      Follow the howlFollow the howl14 tuntia sitten
  • Imma slappin the water monster mon

    CBearCBear14 tuntia sitten
  • I just want to point out one thing: Caleb bombarding Lucien with Molly-related sentences. Lucien's reactions made me jump all over my house, and I know I wasn't the only one C:

    Typical AkiTypical Aki14 tuntia sitten
  • fun, this group cheese or run away from nearly every fight, so stronk! in not-soft-ice d&d they'd prolly still be level 6-7 :)

    drksynthdrksynth15 tuntia sitten
  • 3:05:30 I know it, i just KNOW IT, the memes are going to be THE BEST THEY'VE EVER BEEN THIS WEEK

    Filipe VasconcelosFilipe Vasconcelos15 tuntia sitten
  • There's an action called Disengage in D&D.

    Teemu HeinonenTeemu Heinonen16 tuntia sitten
  • Aaaaah did anyone else see the end of the intro!?!

    The Dragon CoalitionThe Dragon Coalition16 tuntia sitten
  • Those whispers with the ravestick... someone need to Hall of the Mountain King that shit.

    JonnaHoasJonnaHoas17 tuntia sitten
  • It bugs me so much that Caleb didn't bring anyone else with him with the Teleport spell when it is "You and up to eight willing creatures of your choice that you can see within range". Funny outcome though. :P

    sqw33ksqw33k17 tuntia sitten
    • He didn't bring anyone else because it could have teleported him miles away or into the ground killing him, He didn't want to risk anyone else :)

      Follow the howlFollow the howl15 tuntia sitten
  • Sam always drops his dice. Your supposed to roll them.. dropping is cheatin lol

    CHRIS HCHRIS H18 tuntia sitten
  • Travis's reaction to sprinckle as arty Mine as well.

    Travis McallisterTravis Mcallister18 tuntia sitten
  • B9? Not benign at all!

    Jelmer PanmanJelmer Panman18 tuntia sitten
  • Major Voice of Saruman-vibes every time they talk to Lucien.

    DomaniacDomaniac18 tuntia sitten
  • Lucien (In the Hellsing Abridged Pip Bernadotte's voice): "Oh, they've found the landmines."

    MiasmeelsMiasmeels18 tuntia sitten
  • [SPOILER] They ran all that way, did all that work, just to let Lucien monologue and open a portal right in front of them? I get they were worried about more Intuit charges, but that seems like a risk they needed to take. It can't be worse than letting them succeed in opening the portal. It makes no sense to me.

    KlespyrianKlespyrian19 tuntia sitten
    • If the M9 got hit by the intuit charges they would basically be 1-shot dead. Its not a risk they needed to take since they now still actually can fight Lucien and cree.

      Axel StenvallAxel Stenvall17 tuntia sitten
  • Spoiler about the last part of the episode: Can we just sit and appreciate how great, respectful and amazing player everyone is? The BBEG was right in front of them, but no one even tought about interrupting Matt's narrative and "monologue", allowing the scene to have this incredible "cutscene" tension just right before the battle. I have no words to describe how much I've appreciated that moment.

    UomostranoUomostrano19 tuntia sitten
  • I was cynically hoping for Jester to find a weasel corpse in her outfit. SHE PUSHED THE WEASEL INTO A SMALL NEST.

    TheOctavariumTheoryTheOctavariumTheory20 tuntia sitten
  • Soon they should find Yussa Errenis' projection, the only thing there willing to help them.

    InanDanteInanDante20 tuntia sitten
  • “In space no one can hear you bleat.” -Travis 😆 dying

    Moses MoonMoses Moon20 tuntia sitten
  • How Matt used the music from new RoR2 final boss is just so fking good. What a great choice.

    OwlbeardoOwlbeardo20 tuntia sitten
  • This ep should be called 'Welcome the the Astral Sheep' :D

    Matthew CumboMatthew Cumbo20 tuntia sitten

    Joel TjoaJoel Tjoa21 tunti sitten
  • ...WHAT? Wasn't it supposed to be the astral sea? Why does it look like the elemental plane of water?

    Gabriele CalabreseGabriele Calabrese21 tunti sitten
    • @Alan Sousa Santos oooh, i didn't get it, thanks

      Gabriele CalabreseGabriele Calabrese9 tuntia sitten
    • The portal was tuned to the plane of water. Cree opened it a little bit to let The water elemental through, and then tuned The portal to the astral sea.

      Alan Sousa SantosAlan Sousa Santos9 tuntia sitten
  • I am still waiting to see you guys build a "Hollywood Squares" style setup for your show. Each person in their own box and the GM at the spot where the "Game Host" typically was at. You already have everyone digitally in their own box, so it's only a matter of time before you do it anyway. So...when are you going to build it? :D

    Nanette SageNanette Sage21 tunti sitten
  • 2:36:58 In other words, life needs things to live?

    Jane WeberJane Weber22 tuntia sitten
  • I don't think is going to happen but I just cant help but imagine Essik holing sheep Caleb like stuff animal until he turns back.

    Lady GalakxiaLady Galakxia22 tuntia sitten
  • very happy to say that after almost two years I am fully caught up with campaign 2!! Honestly I cant believe how wonderful the timing is, im really looking forward to being able to watch the incredible climax of this amazing arc, LIVE :)

    Camila Snyder-AlanizCamila Snyder-Alaniz23 tuntia sitten
  • so the whole Sprinkle thing was pre discussed with Matt and Liam right? did i miss something? no way that was just sitting there for while waiting to be figured out, it was a running gag ... cause that seems like a crazy random thing to all the sudden bring up..and Matt even gives a slight eyebrow raise right before Caleb starts talking about it or so it seems 17:20 ish..not hating just so damn random

    you tubeyyou tubey23 tuntia sitten
    • @Katie Husband ty

      you tubeyyou tubey9 tuntia sitten
    • I forget which episode but it was when Caleb was a gorilla, Matt sent him a whisper text when Jester was talking to Artie. So I'm assuming he told him there

      Katie HusbandKatie Husband15 tuntia sitten
  • matt mercer is tapping into Sigma again...

    BeefBeef23 tuntia sitten
  • I had to go back and count how many times Matt said, "welcome" at the end there. I thought it was nine at first (which would've meant the different voices saying it were each member of the Somnovem), but it was only seven.

    Caitlyn ShannonCaitlyn Shannon23 tuntia sitten
  • I love the idea that Sprinkle died and Artagan did the dad move of getting her a new weasel before she noticed. But he's Artagan, so why not just BE the weasel?

    somethingnewplz8 boredsomethingnewplz8 boredPäivä sitten
  • Welp it's still a farm animal so close enough!

    Josey PussycatJosey PussycatPäivä sitten
  • Why do they say its pre recorded yet they show it live??

    Internal HelixInternal HelixPäivä sitten
    • Because it is prerecorded, they do the episodes a week before. When they mention it being live, they mean live on twitch, as in the live upload. It's the prerecorded episode being uploaded live

      Follow the howlFollow the howl23 tuntia sitten
  • Thank god they gave a reason why that weasel didn't die. That was so annoying for so long, in my opinion. A 'pet' peeve, if you will.

    KlespyrianKlespyrianPäivä sitten
  • Who knew that the campaign would lead up to a point that mirrors their first mission. With the girl and the bullfrong, where everyone thought the girl could control him but he murdered a lot of people.

    Lauren HawesLauren HawesPäivä sitten
  • 2:49:00 that Math

    MajberMajberPäivä sitten
  • It would Baaaahoove the rest of the party to get into the portal

    H SH SPäivä sitten
  • Yes, this is how the mindflayers arrived in the past from Their origins in the future ,( in Matt's version of D and D lore anyway.)

    Josh CooleyJosh CooleyPäivä sitten
  • the cast is the best

    Holly PhillipsHolly PhillipsPäivä sitten
  • 1:21:07 Should've done that heroes feast by now. Would've given you advantage... :/

    ScorchHellfireScorchHellfirePäivä sitten
  • Lol! I commented back in August about sprinkles identity.

    RestlessFrogRestlessFrogPäivä sitten
  • Clutch play by veth with the mage hand- but what in the actual hell is going to happen next?!

    Ricardo TorracaRicardo TorracaPäivä sitten
  • Is Ashley Johnson smarter than anyone? I'm pretty sure she's the dumbest person in the first world.

    So WhatSo WhatPäivä sitten
  • Come see Calamb the Sheepshifter and Transmutation Extraordinaire... in space!

    Chris KellyChris KellyPäivä sitten
  • Conduces the cabooses

    Timothy Joseph FranklindTimothy Joseph FranklindPäivä sitten
  • So she can concentrate on pass without a trace and duplicity?

    So WhatSo WhatPäivä sitten