「生贄の夜」 (Ikenie no Yoru)
“Night of Sacrifice”
You’d think the players on the island were the only threats, but now this survival game has taken things to another level. Considering that this is an uninhabited island, the dangerous creatures that roam it aren’t surprising. So now the entire island is a death trap. The komodo dragons are probably not the only carnivores out there. The lizards should be quite easy to escape from but unfortunately, Ryouta is dragged down by his teammates. Ryouta’s unselfishness today was really admirable. Despite being a selfish, ungrateful, and stubborn young man, he has shown a lot of likable sides on this island. One would think that he’d do anything to survive but in contrary, he is risking his life for unknown people. This kind side of Ryouta makes me hope to see him survive the game and make up with his mother and her friend.
Taira, while being very likable to me, has also been the character who is easy to doubt. Perhaps it is his occupation and life experiences that make him seem suspicious but with today’s episode, there shouldn’t be any more reasons to doubt him. He not only saved Ryouta and Himiko, he also revealed his BIM type and past. Taira’s job is perhaps the reason why he was sent to the island but it makes me wonder if he even deserved being punished. In business, there will usually be a loser. Just because someone lost something because of Taira doing his job, is that a legit reason to be sent away to this island? Morally it can be considered to be right if you look at it from the loser’s perspective, but legally it isn’t, unless Taira did some shady business which he probably didn’t (as it seems now). Taira isn’t even a social burden which, for an example, Ryouta is. But then again, if the nominations would follow a more “legal” or “ethical” system, people like Himiko wouldn’t be here.
While it’s nice to see how Taira and Ryouta have become good allies, it’s also worrying that Taira has a leg injury. Fortunately Himiko has regained consciousness and can therefore practically be more useful to the team – she can also be helping while being unconscious! Ryouta’s clever tactics to scare away the lizards seemed suspicious at first but he was truly impressive. While he has now overcome two problems (gaining Taira’s trust and luring away the komodo dragons), a few new ones have been added to his pile of issues. One of them is the doubt between him and Himiko, another one is Taira being in a bad condition, a third one is that he has some useless BIMs, and the last one is Masashi (Kuroda Takaya).
It’s obvious that Ryouta doesn’t stand a chance against raw strength, but he has wits so hopefully he’ll do something clever to run away, however, it won’t be easy. Masashi has kept himself alive fairly well without even knowing about the BIMs. Imagine how lethal he would be if he could use the explosives… Next week’s battle will be intense!
- Himiko sure doesn’t like Ryouta. I don’t question her though!
- Masashi is alive, so that means that Himiko has some useless BIMs in one of her bags.
- This Tyrannos Japan guy seems to be up to something.
- So this survival game isn’t something new? Hmm…
- The homing BIM is interesting, but so far, the most impressive one to me has been the implosion type.
- What happens if you build a raft and escape?
- Full-length shots: 9, 14, 22, 31