Long ago, in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil. But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forward to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law. Now, the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku!
Long ago, the evil sorcerer Aku attacked the world, seeking to bring it under his rule. His power and fury were such that it seemed none had the power to oppose him. Until one warrior stepped forward and, alone, challenged the evil wizard. There was a terrible battle, and Aku was knocked to the ground, vanquished by the samurai. However, before the warrior could finish the battle, Aku, in desperation tore a portal into the future and flung the warrior, named Jack, into the future, where the world is under the cruel rule of Aku. Now Samurai Jack wanders this bleak, scarred future-world, searching for a way to return to the past and undo the evil future of Aku before it can take hold.
Recaps3x3: XXIX: The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful recap
: In an Old West style town, Jack is approaching a saloon when a man gets thrown out the window. Three more men follow, and the samurai goes inside to find the owner counting money. Jack sits down next to him and the owner says that he knows who he is. He goes for his knife but Jack easily disarms him and then says he wants the owner to sell him something. The samurai dumps out a bag full of gold coins and gems, and asks for information... read more.3x2: XXVIII: Jack And The Rave recap
: As night falls, Jack comes to a village and looks for a place to sleep. The streets are deserted, but the lights are on at the inn. Jack goes inside and finds the owner crying. The man checks Jack in and takes him to a room, still crying. The samurai finally asks him if there's something wrong, and the man merely says "the music" and walks out... read more.3x1: XXVII: Chicken Jack recap
: In a large city, the residents draw back in fear as an ancient wizard walks the streets, a bell dangling from a chain around his neck... read more.2x13: XXVI: Jack's Sandals recap
: Jack descends a mountain and walks through a field of brush. When he reaches a stream, he removes his sandals to soak his feet in the cool water. Jack then weaves himself a hat to shade himself from the sun, as his mother taught him to do long ago. As he relaxes, a gang of three bikers bears down on the stream and Jack leaps out of the way just in time. However, the samurai's sandals aren't so lucky and they're crushed beneath the wheels. Furious, Jack chases the bikers into a nearby city.. read more.2x12: XXV: Jack and the Spartans recap
: Jack scales a high mountain as he continues on his quest. Fighting against the wind, he moves along a narrow ledge and finally comes to a narrow crevasse. Moving along it, Jack finally emerges into sunlight once more and continues climbing. Below he watches a great battle between two armies. The defending Spartans fire their spears against the enemy bull robots until the two sides clash directly. The Spartans kill hundreds of the enemy, but more replace them. When one brave warrior is overrun, Jack can take no more and leaps to his side. Together they defeat the attackers and the survivors drag off their survivors... read more.