「そのドリルは雄弁に愛を語る」 (Sono Doriru wa Yūben ni Ai o Kataru)
“The Drill Speaks Eloquently of Love”
When the cast is already quite charming themselves, a focus on character relationships and their histories prove to be a much better “mystery” than the actual ones so far. In this case, it’s centered around Grevil, Jacqueline, and Victorique.
The Grevil from back then was so gentleman I was almost swooning a bit at the suaveness. His predicament with Jacqueline is quite romantic in the sense similar to Bakuman’s lead couple (which is pretty romantic to me). It’s like one of those romances no one really understands unless they were a romantic themselves. This one’s not as ridiculous, as it’s simply out of not wanting to cause each other trouble if either party were to reveal their feelings (even though it’s already too late), but Grevil should have confessed to her earlier if he had liked her since they were childhood friends. In any case, Jacqueline is a fun character to watch, even though she probably won’t be making too many appearances after this.
To what ends this whole hubbub with Jacqueline’s mystery has, I’m not too sure, but it seems most characters are just thankful and a little insightful to there being a possibility of a hidden savior. This probably will lead to something later on in the series, or it might just be the lead in to Victorique’s past lack of emotions. I don’t really get why Grevil has so much hate for Victorique in this context, as he not only got off with an easy punishment, he didn’t even get insulted by her. I was expecting Victorique to have been condescending to his feelings of Jacqueline, but she merely questioned what love was. And what’s so wrong with that Grevil? Why be so douchey? Damn you! Of course, now I’m curious as hell as to how Victorique gained emotions, or why she was even capable of such. I don’t think it’s a “mom never taught me how to love” thing, but rather something inherent to Gray Wolves, but it’s totally a better mystery.
Next week looks to follow up with this new development of Victorique’s, with a vacation of “joy and happiness” she can’t understand. Wanting the show to focus more on the characters than the mystery probably won’t come true, but it seems it might happen for at least one more episode. Avril finally tagging along should be fun, too.
Note: This is an example of a “mini-post” we’ve been planning on using in order to blog more shows in our limited schedules (meaning Takaii, Prooof, and me). Currently it’s pretty much the same style as the regular post, except with 12 caps, and will contain a slightly smaller impression than the one I have here. It’s unsure if the mini-style will flutter around series, or just stay that way for a single series, but if you have any comments, suggestions, or complaints, feel free to give them below before the season starts chugging along.
Note2: I’m not sure why, but some of you seem to be missing the point. I’ve written it clear as day, but wow, okay. Let me make it bold and obvious: This style is meant to give us writers more time to cover more shows, therefore the post taking LESS TIME is THE POINT. It will NOT be used for ALL shows, only one or two for each writer. SOMEONE will think it’s “not enough,” but that’s unavoidable. If you’re trying to save time, you’re going to have less. If we could do it without anyone complaining, we’d be doing it for all the posts we do already. Also, writing takes a longer time than caps, so while having another row of caps or two isn’t a problem, keeping the same amount of writing would make this “mini-style” meaningless. Again, none of it is set in stone, because when an episode warrants more discussion, it will get a lengthier post, simple as that.