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Episode 2

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Some Assembly Required
Air date June 10, 2016
Written by Tim Hedrick
Directed by Joaquim Dos Dantos
Lauren Montgomery
Kihyun Ryu
Episode Transcript

Some Assembly Required is the second episode of Voltron: Legendary Defender. It was released on Netflix along with the rest of Season 1 on June 10, 2016.


Princess Allura puts the Paladins through training when they start to lose their focus. They'll need to cooperate to learn to form Voltron.

Plot Summary

The Paladins are woken up by the Castle’s alarms blaring in a test. Coran and Allura are tuning the castle after 10,000 years of disuse. While they’re busy, Team Voltron is assigned the job of being able to consistently form Voltron. They try flying in formation and stacking on top of each other in vain. Allura, helping, switches on the Castle’s automatic defenses and they spend an unidentified amount of time under a nerve-wracking, stressful attack. Meanwhile, Haggar hints at a plan she has in motion involving an old enemy of Shiro’s.

Coran decides to change tactics and suggests the paladins try out the training deck against small drones, then a blindfolded trust dive with their lions. Shiro alone bonds well enough with his Lion to successfully complete the exercise. Back inside, Coran explains that the Paladins of Voltron must have an open mind and no secrets with one another. The first time they try melding their minds together, Hunk roots around in Pidge’s head and breaks Keith’s concentration. The second time, Pidge is too distracted to focus and gives up in frustration. Shiro agrees to take a break, only for Allura to angrily send them to the training deck again - this time against a training robot. They are quickly defeated. After a long day of difficult, failed tests, the paladins settle down to eat - with their wrist cuffs magnetized to one another. Tensions rise between Paladins and Alteans until a full-blown food fight erupts. Allura congratulates them on working together and they leave dinner to form Voltron.

Featured Characters


"You yelled, I'm a leg!"
"I was yelling a lot of things!"
    — Lance and Hunk

"This is an expert-level drill that you really shouldn't attempt until you've been flying for years, but uh, we're in a bit of a rush, so here we go."
    — Coran, very responsibly

"We're not some prisoners for you to toy with, like... like..."
"Like a bunch of toy prisoners!"
"Yes! Thank you, Lance!"
    — Keith and Lance, having a bonding moment


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  • Lance is wearing fluffy Blue Lion slippers, despite having known of the Blue Lion’s existence for more or less two days.


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