GOSICK – 16
「落下させるマリアは蠅の頭をもつ」 (Rakka Saseru Maria wa Hae no Atama o Motsu)
“The Toppled Maria Has the Head of a Fly”
The occult versus science? Hmm, I guess the show does meet the requirement of one loli.
Well, so much for the possible drama, tension, and heartache. Barely twenty minutes and we’ve got our smashing duo back together in time for afternoon tea. Where was the mistreatment? She mistreated herself! It was like, hey, I’m just going to take her away, but you know what? Free game for anyone that can find her! Cordelia did help matters in pointing out where she was actually held, but the whole episode trying to build tension broke it completely when Victorique was simply handed back to us. It was all very anticlimactic.
I roll my eyes every first “episode” of an arc, because everyone speaks in metaphors looking all cool and smug in your face, because you’re not part of the club called “I’m the author.” You’ll notice that the impressions tend to jump up and down based on how far we’re in to a certain arc, simply because of the lack of solid information. I’m gathering that nuns are an ironic cover for a scientific base of operations, Roscoe is a rebel against his own roots of “ancient power,” and he’s butt-hurt over something Albert did (I think Roscoe’s a half-ling). Oh my god, is Roscoe Cordelia’s long lost son?! (don’t take that seriously)
Speculating is half the fun so here goes: Roscoe’s going to perform since he’s a magician, and perhaps Cordelia is his supporting act. He wants to get some sort of box that Jupiter Roget apparently took from him years ago, but uh, if Roscoe is Albert’s sworn enemy, why is he putting Victorique, his secret weapon, in a place where Roscoe was invited? I guess that explains his appearance in the preview, because it’s going to be some, “oh I know you knew what I planned, so I planned a new plan, but you probably know that new plan too, so this is my real plan.” Simon Hunt is also going to pull some irrelevant crap and die, because that’s his destiny as a supporting character (as exemplified in the Gray Wolf Village arc), and all of this should mean… something. See GOSICK? I can be vague too. :)