'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' Quarantine special: Ian hugging Poppy after her breakdown moves fans to tears

People behind the enormously successful video game company struggle to work from home, and deal with isolation


                            'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' Quarantine special: Ian hugging Poppy after her breakdown moves fans to tears
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'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' released its quarantine special episode today (May 22) and fans are full of praise for it.

In this special episode, the team behind the enormously successful video game company struggle to work from home, and deal with isolation, especially Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) and Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney). Poppy has a breakdown, and Ian rushes to her place to give her a comforting hug. This emotional scene has tugged at the heartstrings of fans, in the midst of all the slick and sharp humor. At the end of the episode, the team finds a way to entertain themselves in a delightful and warm-hearted way. 

A fan tweeted, "@RMcElhenney @meganganzExcellent Quarantine episode of @mythic_quest. Imaginative (especially that touching scene with Ian and Poppy), funny, fun. Congrats to everyone involved ;-) Pumped for S2 and hopefully more of those types of episodes might come. #MythicQuest."

"This quarantine episode for @mythic_quest was good. The Poppy drama hit hard. I had a day like that and still do at times. I shed a few tears watching that," another fan wrote.

Fans were full of praise for the episode. "#MythicQuest: Quarantine is nothing short of phenomenal. This show brings together so many things I love in this world, but most of all it’s just so damn good. You and the team have outdone yourselves AGAIN, @RMcElhenney @AppleTV @mythic_quest," a fan tweeted.

"Ian and Poppy is all I can think about, hello," a fan wrote.

"I'm still broken from when Ian went to Poppy's house. I am shattered to pieces. This is all I'm going to be talking about forever," another fan wrote. 

Others noted that the episode deserved an Emmy nomination, at least.

The episode was shot entirely on iPhones. McElhenney had said in a statement, “We needed to shoot this episode fast without sacrificing quality. Thankfully, we’re living in a time when everyone’s got a camera in their pocket. Having an iPhone coupled with the ingenuity of our crew, allowed us to make this unique piece of television in just days. We hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it."

'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' is streaming on Apple+ right now. While the second season has been ordered, it had to be stalled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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