GARO – Vanishing Line #20 — The Unsurprising Infodumpapalooza

March 2nd, 2018


Oh boy, it's exactly as everyone thought it would be.


Kudos to Sword and especially to Sophie. They weren't having anything to do with Black Mercy world. Or since all the people turn into spider Agent Smiths, perhaps Matrix world. Whatever. Anyway, the point is that Sophie especially made no bones about repeatedly attempting to de-horror her brother, and then kill him when she couldn't talk him out of crazypantsville. Twice. I think a palmed butterknife to the thorax would've been even better, but we take what we get. Far less exciting was basically everything else going on this episode. I think the dumbest part was Gina showing up again just to help cart Sword from point A to B. They weren't even in any danger. What kind of entrance is that? Why was she even gone at all? Hell, if they're just going right back immediately, why did they even drag Sword out in the first place? To do a second storm the castle bit in three episodes?

The bigger issue is that it was almost entirely infodumping to catch the slowest members of the audience up with what everyone else got at least a month ago, if not back in around episode two, as far as reveals about Sophie's brother being the big bad. Or maybe somewhat duped by some still as of yet offscreen monster? Kind of don't care. They didn't seem to really know what they were doing with him either. His plan is too nonsensical and he's too oblivious to do anything but roll one's eyes at. Sword's sister also filled the role of "just kind of there" and delivered some truly random exposition that was as pointless as it was unneeded. Said monster sucked her up as part of his trial run apparently. And she has hacking powers, which she certainly could've used to go all Super Neo and be a Cyberspace Gold Knight, but settled for making a wall and teleporting. So, uh… call that wasted whatever too.


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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    The problem here is that they have four more episodes to go and they are having trouble figuring out how to drag things out until they can have a final battle.

    Or maybe there won’t be a final battle – instead someone will just “Format C” the hardware and pull the plug afterwards…

    • Aroduc says:

      They need a final boss for a start.

      I can easily see an episode each for subcharacter vs sub-boss if they at least make them flashy since the antagonists haven’t been good enough to carry themselves dramatically, but it’s certainly not building up to a grand finale.