"The Terminus Mandate"
The Venture Bros. episode
The Terminus Mandate - Jonny Quest vs Dr. Z
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 8
Directed by Juno Lee
Written by Doc Hammer
Production code 708
Original air date September 23, 2018
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The Terminus Mandate is the eighth episode of Season 7 and the overall seventy-ninth episode of The Venture Bros.

Plot Edit

The members of Guild Council must face their arch rivals for one last time, while Doc happily falls into a black widow's deadly web.

Episode Cast Edit

Connections to Other EpisodesEdit

Fallen Arches

Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny

  • In Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch's failure as the villain Lady Au Pair is commented upon in a flashback. In The Terminus Mandate this is elaborated upon: her humiliation by Novia in grabbing the Faith Diamond is noted as Lady Au Pair's most significant defeat in the final arching letter given to her by The Guild.

The Buddy System

  • There is a framed photo of Dr. Z and Sergeant Hatred on Dr. Z's wall. That photo was taken way back in the Season 3 episode The Buddy System, which was also Dr. Z's first appearance on the show.

Any Which Way But Zeus

  • It is stated on the card written by Watch and Ward that all of Red Mantle and Dragoon's former enemies are deceased. This might mean that Desmond, the original Captain Sunshine, may have passed away as Dragoon mentioned in Any Which Way But Zeus that he used to arch him in the '60s.

The Rorqual Affair

The Saphrax Protocol

The Terminus Mandate - Novia vs. Lady Au Pair

First AppearancesEdit

Cultural References Edit

Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

  • Radical Left is seen playing the board game Clue against his chosen final arch, Right Wing. This is similar to Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan playing the game, amongst others, against Death to avoid being consigned to the afterlife for all eternity in the 1991 movie Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. Upon losing Right Wing even quotes Death by demanding, "Best three out of five."

Curtis Sliwa

Hope Diamond

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends (1959)

Trivia Edit

Preceded by:
"The Unicorn in Captivity"
The Venture Bros. episodes
Original Airdate:
September 23, 2018
Followed by:
"The Forecast Manufacturer"