「裏切者の中で最も危険なる裏切者は何かといえば、すべての人間が己れ自身の内部にかくしているところのものである。」 (Uragirimono no Naka de Mottomo Kiken’naru Uragirimono wa Nanika to Ieba, Subete no Ningen ga Onore Jishin no Naibu ni Kaku Shite Iru Tokoro no Mono de Aru.)
“Every Man has in Himself the Most Dangerous Traitor of All”
With a little more time on the island, we see how each of the classes actually treat this “test” differently.
Whereas Class D are pretty strategic and plan out each day and how each of them are going to survive while still gaining points, the other classes’ approaches are somewhat different. I’ve already mentioned this before last week, but it seems like the leaders have a heavy influence over how the rest of the students in the class behave and also their attitude towards this whole test. Class B is probably most similar to Class D where they’ve found a good spot, they have good rations and seem to base a lot of their decisions on democracy. Class A is almost the complete opposite – they’re hostile to the other classes and their leader is definitely a representation of that. They don’t want people coming near them, they don’t want to interact with others; talk about a very self-reliant group. Class C is where I was surprised – their leader, Kakeru is actually taking things very well. Obviously he has an iron fist over the rest of the class, but his approach is very unconventional and he’s not taking the challenge seriously at all. Rather than planning out his week, he’s spent all the class’ points in a day and since there’s no repercussions, they just go back onto the ship! Is that smart or is that an easy out? I wonder if he really will get penalized after this is over because I’m sure there’s a reason that they’re all on the island in the first place. It’s just odd to me that they wouldn’t even try and just… sit out.
Now speaking of Kakeru, to add to his interesting approach to this test, he’s still as mean as ever. He’s the definition of a school bully and his classmates just LET him do it! Why? Although I don’t like Mio’s attitude towards Class D, at least she had the courage to stand up against him. I mean, I understand that Kakeru is a bigger guy but there’s strength in numbers too. It’s just very demeaning that he treats others that way and I wouldn’t want to be in a class with him as a leader either. Mio on the other hand, I just don’t understand. She left Class C but it’s not like she’s trying to fit into Class D or anywhere really. She doesn’t treat them well and she’s just grumpy. I hope there’s more to her character than this because so far, I’m not into the new folks introduced from Class C. They’re all just mean and downers.
Getting to the final issue of the week, what is up with those misplaced panties? There were two mysteries for me here: a) who stole them and put them into Kanji’s bag?; and b) who also stole Mio’s backpack and phone? And are the two even related? So many questions and there wasn’t enough evidence to suggest one or the other. Yousuke (being the nice guy and leader that he is) helped Kiyotaka hide the panties and even takes them from him but that just puts the blame on him (and I totally forgot that he’s dating Kei). As her boyfriend, you’d think that Yousuke would be even MORE mad to find out that someone would do that. I don’t think it’s Yousuke himself, or Kiyotaka or Kanji… but there aren’t enough other possibilities either for me to narrow it down. Could it be another class messing around with them to purposely cause conflict? I’d like to place bets now if Kiyotaka or Suzune ends up solving this one.