「どうか、忘れないで -evidence of existance-」 (Douka, Wasurenaide -evidence of existance-)
“Please Don’t Forget -evidence of existance-“
Even though we knew exactly where the story was going, I can’t believe how emotionally taxing this episode was.
As much as I want to criticize the show for its pacing and how it uses Willem and the rest of our characters, I’ll give it to the writers for getting me so emotionally invested that I could throw all my little complaints out the window if they’d just give Ctholly a happy ending. Thinking back to episode one and just how carefree things felt, it’s amazing to even think about just how much things have changed. We’re at a literal breaking point where everything is falling apart and there looks like there’s no happy ending in sight. Willem is probably on the verge of completely losing it, the remaining fairies are pushing themselves way too hard (Neph is true best girl), and every single non-beast in the area is at risk of getting brutally murdered. All of which would be tough to deal with individually, but feel nearly insurmountable when they all hit us at once. Which all things considered isn’t a bad thing, especially when you consider that we’re one episode away from the finale. So if anything, good job to you SukaSuka! You’ve taken the story and spun it into something that’s literally eating away at me as I wait for next week’s episode to air.
On a random side note, let me quickly talk about First-Grade Technical Officer Purple Guy and how much I loved him this week. As a throw away character that was introduced to us simply as comedic relief in the form of an inept higher-up, I found myself surprised just how excited I was to see him pull his weight when the situation called for it. Instead of flailing around in fear, I loved how he told a subordinate that ship repairs was something he could do in his sleep and then actually started to work on the damn ship. With supplies running low there was just something inspiring watching him use his bare hands and some elbow grease to get the thing running. And even if there are some haters out there who would tie his actions to the mere fact he wanted to save his life, you have to hand it to him for being brace in the face of danger and not turning into a quivering mess like so many other inept higher ups we see in other shows.
Anyways, I can’t wait to see what happens next week when Ctholly (or Elq?) get to work doing whatever they have to do. I’ll catch you guys next week where I’ll have a box of tissues ready.
P.S. I don’t really have the energy to talk about the parallels of the beasts and how you could compare it to the fickleness of human society as well as their crazy ability to kill one another. But, for only spending a few minutes on it, Elq’s introduction and subsequent conversation with Ctholly was quite interesting.