D.Gray-man – 36
Allen and Lenalee are riding on a train through the countryside when it suddenly stops because of a carriage in the middle of the tracks. It turns out that this is a trap by Akuma, and so the two Exorcists have their hands full protecting the train and fighting all the Akuma. By working together, Lenalee and Allen are eventually able to prevail, but by the time they’re done, they’ve been left behind by the train. Fortunately, they run into a Finder convoy that takes them in and feeds them. While they are eating the leader of the Finders, named Devon, explains that the Akuma are on the move westward, but they don’t know why. That night, Lenalee has a dream where she is sitting alone at the top of some ruins in a world with a red sky and black moon. She starts screaming when she sees Allen’s hand sticking out of the water below her, and it is at this point that she wakes up from the nightmare.
Around this time, Tyki Mikk is at his mining job with his human friends when he gets a call from the Millennium Earl. However, before he has to leave, he gives the boy Eaze a familiar-looking pendant. The Millennium Earl then brings him to a meeting with the rest of the Noah family supposedly to help Road with her homework, but in actuality, he wants to talk with them about the fight against the Exorcists and deals out cards to assign each of them their targets. Allen and Lenalee meanwhile part with the Finder convoy that is on its way to meet General Froi Tiedoll, but those Finders comes under attack soon afterwards by Akuma. The two Exorcists arrive in time to help the Finders by destroying all the level ones and the level two Akuma, and fortunately, everyone survives. Unbeknownst to them, the Noah family is now on the move too, with Tyki Mikk in particular thinking about how he doesn’t want to lose his human life because he enjoys having both his white and black sides. Of course, the pendant he had given to Eaze earlier had been none other than Kevin Yeegar’s
Holy crap, this is the most manga-related stuff I’ve seen in recent memory. This episode had a bunch of Tyki Mikk stuff, including the scene where he gives Kevin Yeegar’s pendant to the kid Eaze from volume five. This also featured Lenalee having that recurring nightmare that’s shown a lot in the manga (I don’t remember where anymore). Next week’s episode meanwhile seems to be an extended introduction to Froi Tiedoll’s character. Maybe things are finally looking up now….