Just when you thought the series couldn’t get any darker, we realize the rabbit hole is deeper than we ever imagined. As it turns out, the Second Exorcist plan wasn’t so much an idea to create “new” Exorcists as it was to recycle old ones by transplanting their brains into new vessels, and the Black Order truly earns its moniker after the revelations of this episode.
Quite frankly, it makes you wonder if mankind’s worth saving if the organization responsible for it have none of their humanity left, and suddenly, it becomes clear why the Noah may be keeping them around on purpose. Given enough desperation and time, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Black Order ultimately created something stronger or more dangerous than even the Noah could deploy, and one wonders if it’s hasn’t already been done in
the form of Alma Karma. The way
the Noah are investing all their manpower to awaken him from his slumber certainly doesn’t bode well in the grand scheme of things either way, and it wouldn’t be without a fair share of irony to see Alma wrecking the Black Order one more time.
With that said, perhaps the most interesting thing to note is how Kanda’s still here despite everything that’s happened, and the reason why he’s still here is certainly something to look out for—even if it could be that he’s just being forced/coerced to do so. Until then, I’m admittedly at a loss for words here.
We came in knowing that pretty much every Exorcist arrived with his/her own baggage, but I didn’t quite expect this. For all the tragedy and heartbreak that’s come with all our other members, it’s not hard to see how much more Kanda’s had to deal with comparatively, especially if he still retains all his memories from his previous life. The things that would have to do to a person’s mind—well, let’s just say hallucinations and going down the deep end are far from unexpected, and I’d say that this is one of those moments where we can only wait and see what we get from Alma’s side of things.
Here’s looking forward to next week (and more Road?).