It’s a bird! It’s a plane!
Ok, where do I even begin here? I mean, I had figured that due to the plot advances of the previous episode, we’d be on the fast track to things happening. I was not prepared for what that would result in, and just how quickly things would erupt. To me, it feels like the start of a roller coaster… Well, sort of, the roller coaster in question would need to travel in a straight and slow line for quite some time before dropping straight down into a corkscrew. However, if this thing really is going to end in a few more episodes, that corkscrew would immediately end in a brick wall. Yea, that’s exactly the kind of ride I’d sign up for… oh wait, I did.
So, let’s look at what’s going on in the show currently. First off, we have Rick, who is still having an identity crisis despite having resolved it three or so times now. I still don’t even get why; I mean, why can’t you be a swordsman and a baker at the same time? Why all the melodrama over something so small? Does this mean he’s finally going to get his magic sword back and do some fighting in the very near future? Does this mean we can finally get away from all the bread baking? I can only hope, but it’d still be too little too late.
Queen has (finally!) awoken and seems to, along with Rick, to be a protector of Kaguya. What I don’t get, though, is how she destroyed several of those ships without being activated and now she can’t simply do the same thing, or better, after being fully activated. She also feels that flying right at the enemy with Kaguya is the best way to protect her despite stating that the castle was the safest spot for her. Does no one on this stupid island make sense? I’m guessing this means there will be a Lizardman landing party, and that’s when Rick will get his sword. I’m betting, despite Queen’s power, Rick will be the one to really save the day. I don’t get how that all works, but it’s pointless to argue against what is likely to happen at this point.
In a nutshell, despite things finally taking off, that’s really all that happened. Queen filled us in on who Kaguya is, who is out to get her, and from that we can infer, who Rick is, and really there isn’t much else. There are some other fine points and whatnot, but really it’s hard to see any of it as important right now. This, to me, is a great building point and doesn’t really work as a climatic moment at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if no one is even bothering to read these reviews at this point. Heck, I would be shocked if anyone is still even watching this show. This is, probably, the worst work that has come out of Production I.G.
GO Rating: 2/5