「名誉に値段はつけられない, ビクトリア島緊急追撃戦 II」 (Meiyo ni Nedan wa Tsukerarenai, Bikutoriatou Kinkyuu Tsuigekisen II)
“You Can’t Put a Price on Honor, The Critical Running Battle on Victoria Island II”
Complain about stereotypes all you want — I loved everything about this week’s episode. Everything.
Battlefield Cleaning Service
I’ve been wondering for the longest time what the girls in the maid outfits were up to. Because in a show about war and the destructive powers of Objects blowing up anything in their way, it’s tough to picture where maids with guns would fit into all of this. Amazingly, it never occurred to me that they’d be a highly trained mercenary group. Something that makes sense when you think about how maids and things like maid cafes work for those of us without millions of dollars to have our own personal ones.
Which is precisely why I nearly died from giggling when I saw just how wide their eyes opened when Qwenthur literally dropped some mad cash for their services. The quick shift from menacing to cutesy happened so fast that I think almost forgot to laugh when Qwenthur cracked a joke about quickly the mercenary group of maids turned tail.
But you know what’s even more amazing than Qwenthur suddenly hiring a group of trained mercenaries dressed up as maids? The fact that said maids have a mobile operating base that seems better equipped than anything we’ve seen beforehand. Weapons, ammo, communications, and even electronic jamming equipment!? Where were all these things on all the other missions!?
A Mom’s Love
After seeing just how insane some moms can be (I’m referring to Nagisa’s mom this week in Assclass), it was nice to see Granny go to insane lengths in order to save her family. Disobeying direct orders and leaving the base during an emergency, I’m sure she understood the consequences of her actions as she bolted to the immigrant settlement city. Racing against the clock to evacuate her daughter and her family, it was great to see Granny finally get some of the spotlight to herself. That said, that momentary feeling of dread when she realized it was too late hit me pretty hard. Not necessarily because it was sad, but that feeling of failing everyone she cares for probably weight heavily on her heart.
Luckily, Qwenthur and Havia are here to save the day with the help of some pretty maid mercenaries. While it remains to be seen whether or not whether or not those seven other Objects are pieces of crap or not, it looks like we’ll be in for some big action scenes next week! Until then, I’ll be sitting here waiting patiently for more of our dynamic duo. See you!