「総合病院を調査せよ」 (Sōgō Byōin o Chōsa Seyo)
“Investigate the General Hospital” 「難解な暗号を解読せよ」 (Nankai na Angō o Kaidoku Seyo)
“Decipher the Perplexing Code”
It struck me that Yor and Twilight have similar goals-for opposing teams. Both willingly undertake dirty work to “rid the country of filth”, to bring peace by ridding society of those who would obstruct it. In that sense they are perfect compliments to one another. Even their names go together-Yor’s name is pronounced “Yoru”, a play on sound for the Japanese word “night”, which of course, compliments Twilight (“Tasogare” in Japanese). They work in the dark to bring a better society to light.
Compared to the stoic Twilight, Yor is rather imaginative (which we already knew)-this time her fantasies taking her on a theoretical work shadow day with Anya-a dream almost come true for the pink-haired tyke. Done very stylistically with red details adding a pop to the monochrome color scheme, that would have to be the most exciting (and dangerous) “bring your child to work day”. “Let’s just tell Loid that we went to the tomato festival”-LOL-never mind that it takes place in Spain, quite far away from Ostania.
Loid’s psychiatrist-front job sounds exhausting. Constantly being on guard, always being friendly and approachable, always extending his social circle to create a persona of the perfect charming, yet humble man. Then, having to come home and do the same thing over again. He has exceptional mental fortitude to endure all of that-that’s a top class spy for you.
I can’t blame Anya for loving it at Loid’s workplace-I would love it too if people handed me lots of treats. That was some hilarious situational irony when Anya unwittingly played the part of a ghost during a psychology meeting on the supernatural. While they were at it, they poked some fun at pop psychology using subjective tests to objectively analyze people-you can throw all preconceptions out, but sometimes the true reason for something is so unfathomably outside the box. Or in Anya’s case, everything hastily dumped inside the sand box.
Though not there in body, Damian is there in spirit as her back story for the chaotic sand box, the “bad guy with the Roller Sweep Attack”-the same one he previously used when cleaning the schoolyard. Though Anya heartily dislikes him, he takes up an awful lot of his brain space. Right now, she’s focused on using him as a tool to help Twilight, but I could see it maturing into something more should circumstances bring them closer together (after all-such a scenario is the heartbeat of a classic romcom).
I laughed so hard at Anya’s report-that’s why you can’t fake anything in front of kids, they see right through it. Especially if they have mind-reading powers. I wish they showed the aftermath-I would have loved to see Loid’s conversation and how he eloquently dug himself out of that hole. Anya is skating towards incredibly dangerous territory-both with her essay and pretend spy codes. If that falls into the wrong hands (i.e. the SS) who don’t know it’s a child’s game, it could land Loid in a lot of trouble-making her a huge liability. Fortunately (or rather, unfortunately for the man involved), it falls into the hands of the lovelorn Franky, who in a wild leap of imagination, believes it to be from a mysterious lover.