Gentlemen, let the fun commence. If there was any doubt about where the latest arc of Railgun was going need look no further than the events this week, as running, fighting, and feline feels all make their presence known. We’re still early days into the mystery link between mind wiping and cloning, but rest assured Railgun has a plan for all.
Given Misaka’s recent (if not entirely unwanted) predicament it was always a question how she’d escape, but Kongo serving as the out? Betcha didn’t see that one coming. Truthfully though it’s quite fitting Kongo should be the one who helps break through the fog considering the girl’s increasing involvement with the biribiri and her relative lack of dedicated screen time. After all, for Kongo might act otherwise, she’s quickly becoming the fifth member of the Misaka clique—and rightfully deserves to solidify that position. Not to mention a selfless willingness to stick it all on the line in the hope of obtaining one potential clue doesn’t hurt things either. It may be disheartening seeing the best wahaha money can buy (or is that a wohoho?) painfully and prematurely removed from the fight, but rest assured, that gut punch won’t be lingering long.
As for the whole reason behind Kongo’s current situation there shouldn’t be too many surprises. As expected for example our MEMBER member (heh) Baba firmly believes he took down the actual Misaka originally while having no idea about Misaki’s targeting of the Sister. Divergent plots with the latter simply being a serendipitous opportunity taken? Perhaps, although the new and deliberate targeting of the Sisters by MEMBER and the whole reason for them sidelining Misaka in the first place suggests there’s more elements to Misaki’s scheme than initially apparent. Someone had to hire MEMBER in the first place after all, and if Misaki’s desire is to limit the damage of her operations (as alluded to a few times), it wouldn’t be too farfetched imagining the girl utilizing underground groups to accelerate her plans. We’re still obviously missing the reason behind all this chaos, but you can bet it won’t be long before some of the details start leaking through.
Considering one underground lackey is about to deservedly meet his maker several times over, I expect the first of them will quickly be forthcoming.