After last week’s train wreck, I thought this week’s episode did a little better. While I’m still a little confused about what direction the show is trying to go in, P.A. Works did a great job at illustrating a world that’s literally falling apart at the seams.
As I tried to analyze the episode to see if there was anything going on besides Touko’s sudden breakdowns (hallucinations?) I noticed that everyone else seems to be in the process of trying to re-discover themselves. While we only got a glimpse of what’s hopefully to come, the lure of what could happen was more then enough to pique my interest. With Yuki getting back into the groove of things, Yanagi trying to remake herself for the better, and Hiro trying to figure out just what he should do about Sachi it seems like any of the three would make for a fun watch.
EL PSY CONGROO
All jokes aside, I don’t know what to make of Touko’s powers suddenly manifesting themself. Between seeing a wild flock of crows that I’m sure symbolizes something extra negative to suddenly pulling out her own reading steiner and ending up in a different timeline, it feels like a bunch of different things all jumbled on top of each other. And let me tell you — it doesn’t feel good. Because if there’s anything worse than time-related things executed badly, it’s when you try to too much. Toss in how Kakeru apparently has no idea what’s really going on and it feels like the blind leading the blind.
Hiro’s a Trooper
If there was one thing that I enjoyed watching this week, it was most definitely Hiro. While he may have only been on-screen for a minute at most, I love how he’s handling things with Sachi. Instead of blowing up or sulking in the shadows, he’s going out and trying to figure out what to do. Sure he’s showing a little sass but who wouldn’t be a little miffed about being used? All I know is that out of all decisions everyone has made, his seem to be the most normal — something this show needs a little more of.
After a decent episode to follow up from last week’s disaster, I’m slowly coming back around to Glasslip. With only a handful of episodes left to do something and the situation surrounding Touko quickly escalating, I have a little bit of faith that some kind of surprise is in-store for those of us who make it to the end.
See you next week :/