After a whirlwind adventure of flying north to do pipeline things in the middle of nowhere and coming home to equally heartbreaking tragedy, I thought I’d get some relief with a little KnA, but lo and behold even our journey through space turning out to be more than originally apparent. Sure last episode pretty much sealed the deal that this wouldn’t be any ordinary sci-fi adventure, but this week? I’d say we’re going places. Murderous places.
While it would be easy to take the bait and start hypothesizing given everything seen, I’ll be the first to say it: I doubt there actually is a killer among the kids. Ulgar’s gun might be a huge red flag, Yunhua may be too quiet and brooding for her own good, and sure Funicia’s memory hints towards sinister plots, but the existence of a killer is just too easy a path when we also have to contend with giant wormholes and all manner of stellar threats. And that later idea about the killer being on a suicide mission? Even less practical than the original thought a killer existing in the first place. No KnA is going this route right now because it wants to deliberately deceive, to draw away from the real reasons behind the kids’ current predicament and why they were chosen for this in the first place until ready for the grand reveal. We may not be able to easily guess the answer considering the other information flying about, but you can bet the reason is very likely hiding in plain sight.
Of course getting to the meat and potatoes of KnA may be easier than expected, and that comes down entirely to the characters at work. As mentioned last time every character has a skillset almost tailor made for this survival trek (ex. medical knowledge, handyman skills, brute intelligence), and now backstories suggesting reason for their elimination. It’s relatively simple to guess reasons behind the actions, but the key to it all is likely to be Funicia. This girl as far as we know is just an orphan and has no ties to anyone of importance that need breaking, so why randomly place her on a supposed suicide squad if she’s innocent and no threat to anyone? Yeah, there’s a very big piece of important information agonizingly missing from this picture. The good news though is considering how quickly breadcrumbs are coming to light, it shouldn’t take too long before a common thread emerges among the chaos.
After all I seriously doubt Ulgar is going to keep that gun hidden for long, and that’s before the communication disabler slips up and reveals themselves, because you know full well that’s one secret which won’t stay hidden for long. Who knew Wednesdays would wind up being my favourite day of the week.