Samurai Jack came back to life, so it could die on its own terms with a ‘proper’ series finale, precluding the need for Season 6.
Speaking to THR, voice actor Phil LaMarr reflected on the animated drama’s emotional final episode:
“It’s lovely to come back and work with your friends again, but there was something really special about this show,” LaMarr said of the return. “For me, even originally, it was a show that I loved. I consider it a work of art. There was a need for this comeback. I mean, it’s in the theme song: ‘Gotta get back.’ [Samurai Jack creator] Genndy Tartakovsky and I had been talking on and off for nearly a decade about finishing, because it needed an ending.”
As for the ending itself? LaMarr believes critics and fans have to live with Tartakovsky’s vision:
“Last time I checked, you didn’t write it or create or draw it, so I don’t know why it would be exactly what you wanted. It’s what Genndy wanted. You wouldn’t say, ‘I think the Mona Lisa would be better if she just smiled. Come on, Da Vinci, lighten up. Go in and redo it.'”
Are you happy with how Samurai Jack ended? Did you want a Season 6?