November 4th, 2010
Seriously, Lyner? You’re trading in Ferris for Chompy?
I really don’t like almost any direction this episode went in, but let’s start with the most bizarre. Completely different artistic direction this week for any scene that involved more than talking heads. It was pretty much the same as what A-1 did with Birdy a lot. They said "screw it" to the artistic quality and overanimated sequences. It lets them be a little more expressive with action, but the downside is that it sacrifices consistency and any time it slows or even stops, you get sinfully ugly shots. I’m a big fan of consistency to begin with, but there was really no reason for this in the first place. They overanimated… Chompy slamming Lyner and Ferris into a wall, and being shot full of arrows. And… that’s why we had to shift into a different style?
As for the actual plot, after Ferris tracked Lyner down, Chompy attacked and then Lyner decided to run off with him since they’re both monsters and Sion would probably try to kill him anyway. This show needs an angle besides "Lyner is a monster… because we said so," but I’ve been saying that since… what… episode 3? Plus the fact that Chompy literally ate someone’s neck moments before his "You’re the same as me" speech. Lyner must be taking his Stupid pills. Or more likely, Bad Plot Contrivance pills. The other thing that severely irritates me is that they just dropped Milk, Luke, and Milan’s side of things entirely. Last time we saw them, one had kidnapped the other, while the third was strangling number one. Why see how that turned out when we can just vault days forward? I’m sure that they probably just went out for tea, braided each other’s hair, and gossiped about what boys they like anyway.
The search for Lyner begins.