GOSICK – 20
「ファントムの幽霊に導かれる」 (Fantomu no Yūrei ni Michibika Reru)
“Guided by the Phantom’s Ghost”
After what cruelty the Marquis proved he was capable of last week, I was thinking Victorique might be in some similar levels of pain herself, but everything went better than expected. Hell, the “torture” scene was even kind of funny, especially the scene where they’re standing around basically pestering her to give an answer, like kids teasing kids. It’s at most an annoyance to what she typically does anyway. With regards to our duo’s relationship, there was an obvious focus now that they’re escalating as the show reaches its finale. Though I have to say, Kujou’s repetition for emphasis was way overdone to the point of cheesiness. He never says anything new either, repeating what he’s been saying for pretty much the past dozen or so episodes. It does get old. Still waiting on that tearjerking tragic finale though. Hope he gets some new material by then.
Other than that, this episode was all kinds of “what the hell am I watching?” Seriously I thought nothing could surprise me anymore, but two Brian Roscoes with one possessing the power of airbending? At first glance, he basically just went in there, bust up the place, made Victorique faint, bust it up one more time for good measure, which made Victorique faint again. I’m going to say he did something to Victorique during those smokescreens (the source of which are probably tools anyway), because other than that, the whole scene would’ve been a bit pointless.
I suppose I do have some inkling about the mystery, but after assembling the entire show, I’m a bit tired of this now. Here’s just some quick speculations. Jupiter Roget was one of the witnesses to Coco Rose’s head exploding, which was another “what the hell am I watching”, but apparently the Queen was in two places at once. Nicole Leroux, a look-alike, disappears in 1900, after possibly being recruited to a “secretarial position” that sounds like Hitler recruiting his master race (though at 1900? a bit too early..? my history sucks though, so don’t shoot me) At this point, it’s pretty vague to guess what happened. Leroux may have wanted to kill the Queen for any particular reason, or they both could’ve been killed, but some shady planning is at work here. The look-alike business probably parallels to the two Roscoe’s as well.
Once again, I’m at your feet GOSICK. Always have been. Like a little bitch. >_>
lol anyone else get reminded of Suzaku (Code Geass) from Roscoe’s ridiculous movements