Not the best episode this week – Kana’s story just didn’t feel that well-integrated into the rest of the narrative, and this episode in particular was not that gracefully constructed. The Shinichi-Migi material was stellar, though, and the ending was quite good. I’m certainly excited to see the larger-scale questions of the parasite politician and the government response come into focus again.
Here’s my full ANN piece. Notes are below!
Gotta stop having these crazy dreams, Kana
Migi is excited and almost proud about the politician. A diversity of parasite types
Shinichi’s being the practical one here, whereas Migi is being emotional
“If they happen to kill a celebrity, there’d be an uproar.” A pretty cynical thought, but one that’s already been born out by how little humanity has already reacted to the parasites
“I’m just curious.” Migi has certainly become increasingly more flippant over time
“Is it because it’s coming from one of those ‘parasites’ that everyone’s talking about online?” Oh dang, nice people of natural exposition there
“We will never develop what humans call ‘sympathy’”
“Tell me the truth. You just don’t want to see me anymore.” Damnit Kana
Kana’s personal romcom world is clashing pretty heavily with Shinichi’s horror-drama one atm
The politician gets elected!
I feel sorta lukewarm about this focus on Kana’s story when there’s so much interesting higher-level stuff going on
“We’re linked by fate.” Damnit Kana
Aw shit, Kana’s sending off parasite radio waves now
Oh no she’s telling off poor dickbag Mitsuo
The scene transitions here don’t really feel that naturally – the story feels like it’s rushing to get through this subplot a bit
The scene where Migi and Shinichi are honest with each other is great. They each make concessions, they each accept the perspective of the other. One of the best scenes of their relationship so far in the series
Kana’s unfortunately gotten more one-note as her story progressed
OH MAN PISSED SHINICHI HOLY SHIT. “Migi, handle the defense.” YEAAAAAHHHHH
This show sure has learned how to make its action count
Awkward CG entering the building, though
A little bit of insight into the investigation in the wake of Kana’s death
His confrontation with Mitsuo at the end is great. Probably the most emotionally true moment of this episode