You know what, if Hina can get an episode to herself then dammit so can Lynn! Or at least that’s what I imagine the thought process was this week because between utterly shocking resurrections (not) and surprising (only slightly) confessions of love we more or less got the endgame for Plunderer’s climax. Doan is going to lose, Sunohara will be sent to rehab, and Licht’s fight against floating island tyranny will be firmly left for the manga. Don’t deny, you know you’re looking forward to it.
Considering the recent solidification of Licht’s harem courtesy of confession a la Nana it was only fair that pairing options got slimmed down, even if it had to come at the expense of Lynn. Frankly the girl never stood a chance from the start, but through strength of will (or just sheer stubbornness) managed to hold onto the impossible until now in favour a slim miracle. While technically true Lynn isn’t out of the running given the lack of tangible rejection, it’s a pretty good place overall to drop her from the running: Lynn’s confession helped bring Licht back from the dead, opened the albino voyeur’s eyes to his one true pairing, and finally gives Pele the chance to seal the deal. Plunderer is no romance show, but tying up such lose ends always feels satisfying.
In terms of actual meat and potatoes, however, there’s set to be a little more spice on the menu. Sunohara’s surprise reappearance points to further Schmerman shenanigans, because you don’t mention drugs and just assume our least willing murderer happened to take them on a whim. Does it mean we’ll actually see Schmerman show his face during this latest bout? Unlikely, but I expect some more details on that Alcia preservation plan before all is said and done. For all we’ve learned about the history of Alcia there’s still plenty of secrets regarding its inner workings to be revealed and even more regarding current character motivations and immediate plans for the future. I highly doubt we’ll find out everything in these last two weeks, but hey you never know.
Sometimes the greatest twists emerge from the most unsuspecting of circumstances.