December 16th, 2009
And an owl with indigestion.
Ugh. Well, at least the second half pulled together a little bit better… and Tomo needs to just make a contract with Nia already. "Kiss for good luck," my foot. Lord knows that he’d probably end up with another slime daughter like Christine had which was far more interesting and powerful than a giant owl that spits fire. Seriously. How shafted are Tomo and Takatsuki in the daughter department here? Giant shapeshifting slime, ice phoenix, and… an owl. It’s amazing how much more standable Nia is with a little maturity and the cessation of whining about her sister constantly. Still, most of this episode was the party travelling from one place to the next in order to give rousing speeches about the differences between dreams and delusions while deus ex "we have an extra 10 minutes to fill" people opened the way to the Central Vortex, which was under their feet all along.
Anyway, Tokiya returns from his world hopping exploits to reveal that Aki’s screwed in pretty much all of them and he does need the magical dildo after all. I’m kind of surprised that Hiwako is still with him now that their little jaunt through realities has ended in complete failure in every way. Maybe she’s hoping for the dildo too. Assuming Tomo et all were bright enough to not bring it with them (ha!), I have the sinking feeling that
Shuuri’s Yukari’s going to be the one that hands it over. She took her sister’s death harder than most of the rest and I don’t think Tomo’s "You are you" speech quite cut it. Her absence is just suspicious to me. Plus, she wasn’t part of the group that showed up to save him at the end, so didn’t get the whole "you don’t get to change reality" speech. Reishirou, on the other hand, was hilarious. Making fun of 7Arcs’ art is kind of passe at this point, but he seriously looks like some kind of misshapen dwarf in this shot and posing with his little pistols next to You’s 7 foot sword just made him look even smaller. Poor guy’s a joke at the very end.
Oh good, Tokiya’s got the dildo. Great work, team.