「意地悪フリルは屁こきいもりを糾弾する」 (Ijiwaru Furiru wa Hekokiimori o Kyūdan Suru)
“A Malicious Frill Denounces a Farting Newt”
Avril’s increased presence in the show definitely makes things interesting, thanks to her persistence to be a worthwhile rival. It was a poor choice on her part to be making fun of Victorique at first, something almost out of character, even if Avril doesn’t have much depth. Well, besides her loving mysteries and squealing to stories like a girl would over a bishounen. She’d be great at listening to senile old men talk about their days.
Victorique’s already been shown to not be as strong as we think, but I didn’t expect she’d cry over Kujo simply getting mad. These scenes are really endearing, continuously showing the growing care she has for him, but the gap between them sure is closing quickly. The rivalry between the two, if you can even call it that, is a peculiar one. Victorique’s jealousy is simple but hidden, whereas Avril just feels inferior, even though Victorique remarks that she’s the “free” one. Victorique also has an inferiority complex with her emotions, a growing problem that’s slowly becoming the center of the story.
Given the clues from this episode, I’m gonna gather that Leviathan was an African, hence his words that if he were to remove the mask, he would’ve been killed. Maybe the epidemic wasn’t actually an epidemic, but a form of genocide, a truth of the kingdom’s history that Grevil warned about. And so, due to hatred of the killing of his people, the alchemist targeted the king and queen, got close to their kid, and killed the heir. Gold and black skin must be some connection between Africans and gold, but eh. Also, while I don’t doubt the method itself, turning the rose blue should take hours or days, rather than a couple minutes. Anyway, I gleefully await to be completely wrong about everything.
Roscoe’s continuous appearance doesn’t appear to have anything to do with the mystery itself, but his antagonizing actions are curious. I guess he’s that type of character to play both sides, even though I’m thinking he’s generally on the good side, since after all, he’s Cordelia’s partner. Then again, why assume that Cordelia is still a good mother? Perhaps Victorique is a tool, simply used by her mom as revenge against the de Blois.