「DEAD storm rising」
First things first, orgybus was not elongated. I repeat, orgybus was not elongated. Now with that aside, HOTD takes a more mellow mood this time around, with the rain pouring throughout the entire episode. The completely psychotic middle to low class group was shown this time, but was made to be a joke more than a serious threat. Hirano makes a comment about how humans don’t want to see what they don’t like, which acts a foil for Takashi to think back on his own actions dealing with Hisashi. Besides Hirano being awesome yet again, that was a great line. From all the odd forced scenes that embody HOTD, a line like this gets it right. Focus then shifted towards Saeko, who was being shown a katana of utmost quality. I like how Saeko and Takagi’s father, Takagi Soichiro, was talking about Takagi’s problem, but swiftly shifted focus to Takashi instead, with no resolution on why Takagi’s dad won’t keep her by his side. However, I believe that’s actually resolved next episode if memory serves right. Anyway, next up is Rei’s insecurities.
The confession by Rei was so stupid, do I really even need to point out how much of a hypocrite she is? “I never realized how awesome you were back when I left you for Hisashi, but now that I’ve seen you in action, my female organs can’t resist wanting you.” Give me a break. And what’s the deal with pushing her down on the bed? It wasn’t in the manga, so why add it in? I’ve joked about his “manliness” but they’re really pushing it. It seems whenever something sexual occurs, he turns into some sort of high strung alpha male. They also tried to imply another sex scene, although this one didn’t quite finish due to Rei’s injuries. What is Madhouse thinking? This stuff wasn’t even remotely implied in the manga, so what could possibly be their motive? A fine mystery indeed.
After preparing to leave the mansion, Shido arrives with his party bus. Shido’s character is then more or so explained, and to be honest, you can’t really blame him for his actions in the past. However, after his revenge on his father, you’d think he’d return to a healthy normal life. Perhaps his past history left too deep of a scar on him, but it doesn’t really explain why he’s trying to start some sort of cult following. Near the end of the episode, they show some people on a submarine firing missiles, presumably trying to wipe out the zombies. I honestly have no clue where they’re shooting it at, but it doesn’t really seem to matter, seeing that the missiles haven’t even affected the story in the manga yet.
Surprisingly, there still haven’t been signs of the show heading off into an original ending just yet. Of course, there’s only one left to go, so it will all be revealed by then.