GOSICK – 10
「風邪（かぜ）ひきは頑固な友人の夢をみる」 (Kaze Hiki wa Gankona Yūjin no Yume o Miru)
“Girl With a Cold Dreams of Her Stubborn Friend”
The mystery turned out to be a rather normal one by the genre’s standards, but made up for it with the continual uncloaking of Victorique’s dark past.
The episode still played out rather nicely, even though some things are kind of ass-pulled yet again, like knowing the windows of the Jeantan was actually made of Blue John stone. Maybe I didn’t listen carefully, because I don’t remember hearing anything explaining that was the case (she probably pulled the info from the newspapers), so once more does Victorique prove that there’s just some things we’ll never guess. DISREGARD THIS I.. uh, yeah. The episode had a nice duo going on with Grevil and Kujou, but similar to Victorique’s development, I doubt any of it will really change their mannerisms towards each other.
Concluding from this arc are several points to remember. Brian Roscoe is the red magician, has some sort of old relationship with Cordelia, and is a descendant from her village. Indubitably, he’s going to play a large role. However, he also can’t really be an antagonist, so his character is interesting. I’m guessing the sneeze similar to Victorique’s coming from the box actually has Cordelia inside, which means the two caught the flu at the same time (lol). Does that actually mean anything right now? Not much I can think of. Grevil’s hairstyle now has a reason behind it, a favor asked of Victorique, but at first, I figured it was while she was in the library. Assuming the dream stemmed from reality, the end reveals it was actually asked during her unknown length of imprisonment, and Grevil was not so very nice at that point in time (a bit painful to watch almost). This leads to the “Gray Wolves can’t love” comment, which has me thinking Victorique really is some sort of evolution from the actual Gray Wolves near the village we saw several episodes ago (well, I guess her mother is first). There’s also some new characters established, like Jacqueline, but not much to speculate about them as of yet.
Note: Tomorrow is GOSICK’s spring special, not episode 11. I think it’s a live show with the cast, so I won’t be blogging it, due to the fact that it probably won’t be subbed.