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Episode 38

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The Prisoner
The Prisoner
Air date March 2, 2018
Written by Eugene Son
Directed by Chris Palmer
Episode Transcript

The Prisoner is the first episode of the fifth season of Voltron: Legendary Defender. It was released on Netflix along with the rest of the season on March 2, 2018.


After a daring mission at a key Galra outpost, the team considers a risky alliance. One Paladin leads a journey to retrieve an important prisoner.

Plot Summary

Following a lead from Lotor, the Paladins stage an assault on a advanced sentry construction facility. The Paladins are still unsure about Lotor's allegiance, so he offers them something more: the location of Commander Samuel Holt. Matt and Pidge lead Rolo, Nyma, and Beezer to the prison. Pidge draws away the Galra Empire's fleet while the others infiltrate the facility. Freeing prisoners, Matt finds out that his father has already been moved. Returning to the Castle of Lions, the Paladins receive a message from Zarkon informing them that he is willing to trade Commander Holt for Lotor.

Featured Characters


"You can let go of him now."
"I'd rather not."
    — Nyma and Matt, after Matt's near fatal fall



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