Terror of the Riddler #07 — Running Around Montage

August 21st, 2014

  

If this was any more padded, you could use it as a pillow.

It doesn’t have much to do with this episode (edit: well, didn’t) (partially because I’m writing this as I put up the template about 8 hours before watching it), but I’m again struck by how utterly imbecilic the entire premise of this multi-episode arc is, and how the entire thing could have been summarily dealt with by them just announcing (perhaps on their YouTube channel even!) the answer to the riddle, where the bomb was, and saying that this riddle, delivered in a 100% different style from them, was not in fact them. But oh, I forgot, the riddle was totally something they might do, so nobody would ever believe terrorists about a bombing. Christ, Japan.

Impressions:

No, let me correct myself. Jesus H. Christ, Japan. A minute of recap before the OP, the OP, and then nearly two more minutes of recap. Almost 20% of this episode was the previous episode. And you know, I thought that Lisa finally getting involved with something for the first time in six weeks was leading to some manner of insipid “Even a useless pawn can become a queen!” moment, but clearly I was overestimating everything because instead, she just angsted in between the montage of them running around then angsted some more about having to do anything, then ascended to her new role, damsel in distress. I don’t even know what Five is trying to do. She calls the exact phone they’re waiting at, but not to capture him or anything. Just to show she knows. I’m pretty sure they’re just playing the “Obsessed” card to get out of having her actions make any sense. Why didn’t she capture them? OBSESSED. Why is she just dicking around? OBSESSED. Why doesn’t she just throw him in a cell and make him play whatever chess game she feels like? OBSESSED. 

So of course, the resolution to everything is to call the cops, and doing exactly what they said nobody would believe them if they did last episode that started this entire nonsense. The police just straight up believe them because… you know, they’re the good guys and stuff. Didn’t even trick them or anything by making a ‘fake’ bomb threat where there was a real bomb. Just said “Here’s where the bomb is. You should, uh, do something about that.” So Shiba went and… held some random grunt at gunpoint. Not even Five. Just some dude. And this was enough to change the course. I’m sure there will be no audit as to why they were autopiloting a bombed plane into the airport either, or maybe that’s what 15 minutes of next week will be covering. Thanks, Space Goat.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • GalacticTimeMuffin says:

    Did these mofos just make their getaway on a pushback tractor?…

  • Aroduc says:

    If it’s fast enough to drive on an airport tarmac, it’s uncatchable.

  • Chipp12 says:

    Are you planning to review 1st Terra Formars OVA? It’s pretty crucial to the main TV series.

  • algorithm says:

    “What’s the deal with C4?”

    “Isn’t that some explosive?”

    “Could it be that there’s a bomb somewhere in the airport?”

    Nope.

  • Aroduc says:

    IF YOU INSIST.

    EDIT: I WATCHED FIVE MINUTES AND IT INVOLVED BREAKING SOMEONE’S SPINE AND THEN THEY JUST KEPT ON TALKING FOR ABOUT THREE MORE MINUTES.

    WHY AM I SHOUTING.