Say what you like about my unrelenting criticism about this show. My opinions are not going to change until it utterly convinces me that it doesn’t disappoint. Let’s move on to this particular episode.
I was overjoyed when I saw the observatory of the Witches’ Council in the first scene. Usually when things like that are shown, the show is good.
Well, it turns out that I did like this particular episode. But I’m nowhere near convinced that this entire show is good.
I finally laughed for once when Elis imitated Nadi’s face when she makes a face. It gave me some chuckles.
The interaction and embarrassment between Ricardo, Nadi and Elis is fun. I think they’re finally gelling.
Jody was hanging upside down and it seems like Mireille…I mean that blond woman is down and out for good. Why? I don’t know. The show didn’t explain at all. I saw ep. 18 where in the ghost story filler Jody and her crew tried to take Elis away but they were unsuccessful, and fast forward to this episode and all of the sudden it seems like the blond woman is dead. Oh well, I’m sure I’m going to be told that minor characters are not remotely important at all. OK then.
The council leader is back with some explanations about the background of the witches and the motivation behind their recent activities. It’s not much but it helps us to learn a little bit about the witches. Always good to hear Kotono-san’s voice acting.
(Why was Jody hanging upside down but didn’t get a gag ball in her mouth and a vibrator up her pus…never mind.)
Often, the minor characters don’t matter, true, but the minor details on these characters often help a viewer (me) to enjoy the show more. So once again, what happened to Jody and her crew when we find her upside down? Who knows!
In any case, anyone who tells me that Nadi and Elis’ relationship isn’t anywhere near lesbianism need to watch a hundred times the scene where Elis lays her head on Nadi’s arm, and when Elis says: “Do we look like husband and wife?” Sure, Nadi tries to explain that husband and wife means a man and a woman, but hey! Lesbianism is lesbianism. I for one, think it’s quite beautiful.
One can try to explain that Elis’ jealousy comes from the fact that she feels that Nadi and her should be companions forever, or they have met each other spiritually in that cornfield (where’s Kevin Costner?) , but one has to come up with a pretty convincing argument explain away Elis’ behavior before I’ll be convinced that Elis doesn’t have a lesbian thing for Nadi.
The interaction between Ricardo and Nadi in this episode is gold, and I’ll add more points just for that. Also, I loved it when LA’s ass was stunned and stopped when that bracelet on his wrist started working. Haha!
I’m not even going to write about my disappointment in Nadi’s lack of danger sense during a certain event while Ricardo reacted immediately the event right away, twice. You know which part I’m talking about, or you will after watching.
72% recommended for your daily anime diet. At least it’s better than a lot of shows out there.