“In Order To Win”
They say that too much of a good thing can actually be bad and I think this current arc is getting awfully close to overstaying its welcome.
Yeah, We Get It.
With the Seirin vs Kaijo match constantly going back and forth with both teams getting a chance to take the lead and run with it, what should have been an invigorating episode ended up falling a little flat. Not completely flat like a can of soda you opened and totally forgot about but lackluster enough that it didn’t really give a hard enough kick to get my adrenaline running. I mean, there were some really awesome plays from both sides but none of it seemed all that enthralling (maybe except when Kise busted out Kuroko’s trademark pass).
Maybe it’s because the show is focused on giving all the characters a chance to really strut their stuff (Hyuuga and Teppei being the ones shining under the spotlight this week) but it’s beginning to feel like this arc is staying well passed its welcome. I mean, I’m sure we all knew coming into this that neither team would have an easy time. From the obvious physical strain to the slightly less visible emotional one, I don’t think we needed so many episodes to get the point across that both teams were willing to put everything on the line to capture victory.
That said, what happened this week wasn’t all bad. We got to see Kaijo in a state of panic with Seirin completely trampling over them without their ace to secure the game. That and watching Kise come onto the court ready to destroy whatever was in front of him was pretty inspiring.
With everything building up to this point, it looks like next week’s episode is going to finally close things out on this crazy long match. Both sides have unleashed their weapons and are ready and willing to put everything on the line. Seeing how Kaijo’s a bit behind though, it looks like they’ll have to put in a good amount of effort to catch up to Seirin in addition to taking the lead but with Kise in Perfect Copy Mode Mach 2, I’m sure it won’t be too difficult. Which leaves only one final question — what is Seirin going to do about it?
While I’m hoping that answer involves a liberal use of anything Kuroko, I suppose we’ll have to wait until next week to find out.