「伝えたい心」 (Tsutaetai Kokoro)
“The Feelings That Must Be Conveyed”
Saw that coming.
Classic Comet Lucifer
The battle this episode is hardly worth talking about. It was better than most, to be honest, though that’s a function of how low the bar is. Most of it still consisted of Moura effortlessly shrugging off damage, though at least someone finally brought out a weapon that can harm her. Much of it was contrived, such as how the psycho-shouta only dropped Felia because the hacker freaked out—how convenient. (I’ve also stopped remembering their names.) Or how Gus kept missing Sougo, even though the projectiles in a mech-sized rifle would evaporate a person on foot if they even came close? Classic Comet Lucifer. Not to mention how Sougo healed Moura and piloted the mech somehow, or was he piloting at all? Instructions unclear. At least the fight had something like stakes, even if the movements were as shoddily written and convenient as Roman and co showing back up, because Roman needs a chance to show that he’s a Nice Guy so he can get with Kaon in the end. How very predictable.
A Family of Do Mon and Sougo
Speaking of predictable, let’s talk about Do Mon and Sougo. First of all, Roman’s assertion that Sougo couldn’t return to the cafe was bullshit. Lack of blood relation notwithstanding, Do Mon and Sougo are family, and family members do, occasionally, fight. One fight doesn’t mean he can’t return home. Depending on the family it might, but in this context, certainly not.
Not that it matters anymore, because Do Mon is dead. Death tropes are a funny thing, really. I’ve read and seen some deaths where I knew they were coming, and they still ripped me apart. Not wanting it to happen when you see it coming toward you is a potent human emotion, a kind of terror we all have to grapple with eventually—hopefully, when we’re old enough and satisfied enough for the terror to give way to contentment. Here, I felt nothing. No, that’s not true—I actually felt the rumblings of some emotion when Do Mon tearfully said he loved Sougo. That’s a relationship I can get behind. Compared to nearly every other relationship in the series, it’s the only one with any depth.
Buuuut Do Mon’s dead, as I called last episode. About the only interesting thing I can pull out of the whole thing is that Zoneboyle’s Dragon (trope!) may be the real Big Bad (The Starscream, perhaps? Trope), though then again, maybe not. (I also don’t remember her name either. Little late to start characterizing her now.) I know I didn’t believe that Ena had survived for even a second, though I was thinking more along the lines of “hallucination” than “flesh mask“. Gross.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Do Mon died as expected. Didn’t expect the flesh mask. Gross. The fight wasn’t as bad as others, but that’s not saying much #cometlucifer 09
- I’m conflicted on how Do Mon got shot. What kind of elite soldier doesn’t know about the double tap? Though on the other hand, he has been out of the game, so maybe he’s rusty. Either way, what a bitch way to get shot. And his plan of “Invade the Secretary’s office and ask him to stop attacking the kid nicely” was lame.
- Now Captain Gus is cackling. Not a good sign. For his mental health, and the already doomed writing for this show.
- Rest in peace, Do Mon. You’ve gone to a better place—out of Comet Lucifer.
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