「幼子と緑の砦」 (Osanago to Midori no Toride)
“The Infant Child and the Green Boulder”
This week, the show puts us through a flashback montage, showing us exactly how Somali and the Golem first came across each other. It seems like an accident occurred while some monsters were transporting human slaves – killing everyone apart from Somali, who managed to escape her cage to meet the golem while wondering through the forest. It’s a miracle for sure, but pretty believable if you ask me. My only question is why she doesn’t have any recollection of her life before that point, and why she chose to specifically recognise the Golem as being her dad – though I could chalk the latter down to survival instincts.
We find out why Somali’s so anxious about the Golem cracking up. She’s been aware he’s not been in the best of health this whole time and is genuinely afraid for him. And her abandonment issues are also explained – because the Golem used to repeatedly give her the cold shoulder to focus on the forest, prior to acquiescing to become her guardian. For all she knows, he could very well abandon her for no real reason at any time, even though he’s come to a point where he’ll be by her side till the very end – just to see her smile. Their bond is so frickin wholesome and it hurts my heart to think that we’re currently hurtling towards an unavoidably sad ending.
If the wolf sergeant looked extremely suspicious, and turned out to be a good guy, it was only a matter of time before the reverse of that happened. Auntie Rosa seemed extremely nice and trustworthy. But in the end, she immediately sells out Somali’s identity as a human – ending the episode of an ominous note. Once she’s exposed, it will be hard to get away – considering this particular monster settlement in question is a hive of scum and villainy compared to the other ones. Yet we shall see how the Golem and Yabashira will hold up against these ruffians.
Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. As always, thanks for reading this post and catch you next week to see how the group squirm their way out of this upcoming predicament.