「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.

 

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24 Comments

  1. Interesting, I’m not the only one that though Levi was black.I haven’t seen a black person in Gosick yet so that was my first though of why he puts that mask on.

    Avril was being mean, but Kujo’s the idiot for jumping to conclusions without trying to find out anything.So I wasn’t mad at Avril at all.

    And a part of me likes seeing Victorique’s sad face hehe :p

    anishuma
  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one who felt Avril’s “monster” calling of Victorique out of character. It ruined her in this episode, but I’m glad she apologized. Then again, I also got pissed at Kujo for not understanding Victorique’s feelings. But, as we are seeing it from a 3rd person perspective, I can’t really blame him. I didn’t think much about the Leviathan mystery (other than it’s interesting), but I don’t think Brian & Cordelia are good people. Derp fansubs made a mistake when they dropped this show. 😛

    P.S. I know that they have to investigate Leviathan for the show to go on, but I didn’t want them to go after what Grevil said. Victorique can’t be separated from Kujo. D:

    Kevin
  3. Off topic:

    Just to let everyone know: ISML 2011 had started(now at Aquamarine Period — Round 1).
    *looks at the contestants* Oh boy, it’s gonna be bloody.

    /Unlimited Blessing Works, Amen

    Omega
  4. Maybe the african people melted down their gold jewellery when they came into the country and got massacred, which the fellow then collected and used to perform his tricks?

    Zaku Fan
  5. Again, away with the actual mystery, I watch this show for the main couple. Glad Avril is being given more time on screen but wished she was more of a rival. Victorique’s “weak” scenes are always effective.

    Anyway…. How’d Victorique pick up that desk with such a tiny body? O.o

    Solarguardian
    1. This mystery is an actual mystery. I got the flower change right but cannot see how the gold appeared. If the mystery is not enough of a mystery, the answer should be obvious by now.

      Only theory i got is that the gold is in the bricks

      Zaku Fan
  6. My my my, so the two Rivals finally. Though I was hoping that Avril was understanding that Kujo relationship to Victorique was more like a brother and little sister, or a babysitter and child. Though it seems that Avril now sees Kujo as a lolicon.

    code fanboy
  7. I don’t know if anyone else noticed all of the emphasis on this but I caught a lot of it.(despite all the flies)
    Show Spoiler ▼

    I could be completely wrong about everything, though. *shrugs*

    + The clothing designer for Victorique is remarkable for his imaginative collection of Victorian wardrobes.

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