Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07
Okay, I admit it. After watching that episode, I had half a thought to just not bother with this post. I mean, what the heck. How exactly are you supposed to be sane enough to write up a discussion after getting such a spectacular episode?
In any case, the limelight shifts over to William Nelson (a.k.a. Wile E. Coyote) this week… and needless to say, this episode exceeded all my expectations. But when you have a guy who’s so skilled that he uses the bombs made by others back against them, loves to destroy buildings despite the fact he’s an architecture major in a family full of em’, and intentionally shaves his head a certain way to balance out his hairstyle… guess it makes sense, heh.
Regardless, despite the fact that the episode was clearly focused on him for the most part, the episode still manages to also shed some light on the other members of the cast and how they got together. Really gotta hand it to the author… he knows how to mix and match things with the best of em. It’s hard enough properly getting through one person’s past and getting out in a way that actually makes us pay attention (and care), but not only does this series do this, it does this with multiple characters at the same time… and even utilizes real life historical events too!
The Gulf War… really brings back memories. I still remember seeing some of the combat footage on TV like it was yesterday… Can’t believe it’s already been so long since then though. Makes me feel old, but alas, that’s another story for another day. Shifting back to the series, we get some nice glances into the original meet up between Lehm, Echo, and Nelson, who make their first acquaintances during the Gulf War in 91′ (Gotta love em’ A-10 Thunderbolts!) in an operation to take down a chemical weapons factory. And well, I’d like to say that this is especially intriguing to me because of two reasons.
Moving on though, perhaps the greatest thing about this episode was the great mixture of humorous events within everything. It’s something the series has been known for for awhile now… but it really made its mark this week, as I found myself laughing out loud multiple times during it all. Some of my favs below:
The list goes on. Just hilarious moments overall, despite the brutal nature of some of em. Whole lotta laughs to say the least.
In the end, there’s just so much to talk about here. There’s the whole reference of Wile E. Coyote to an old cartoon way back when (you’ll notice the cunning and generally silent personality matches Nelson right on the dot)… the potential commentary on PMC’s via Excalibur (you’ll remember some of the controversy with Blackwater years back)… etc. etc. But now’s a good a time to stop than anywhere, lest I continue for hours. Looking forward into next week, looks like we’ll be in for a treat, as HCLI unveils their “Hek-GG” (why does it feel like the GG was inserted intentionally?) system (and presumably its true purpose too). Gonna be an action packed ride from now on to say the least.
Author’s Note: Happy Early Thanksgivin’ to ya guys who celebrate it. :D Also, apologies for releasing this slightly later than the norm, darn exams were takin’ up most of my time this week.