Screw you, Perfect Insider! I go to bat for you for half the damn season and this is how you repay me? A recap episode?! A RECAP EPISODE IN AN ELEVEN EPISODE SERIES?!?
Yeah, this week was some hot garbage in pretentious professorville. Not only was this episode dominated by a big ol’ recap segment, it also hung basically all its emotional weight on a scene between Moe and Souhei that I can’t even physically conceive of caring about. Who cares about Souhei? Is there a single person watching this show who actually likes Souhei? I cheer whenever Moe yells at him, and groan whenever any character takes him seriously. Souhei is bullshit.
Anyway. That’s that. If you want an actual non-rambling critique of this week’s episode, you can check out my review at ANN, or maybe my notes below. GOD DAMN.
Opening with the bright blue sky
The setting is finally opening up again
This curry scene is great. This episode has a nice flow and humor
Souhei going over the case to himself, Moe to her classmates
We’re really just getting a recap
Moe’s getting drunk
She blames Souhei for “running away from the mysteries”
The lab manager wants them to hide Magata’s death, so the team doesn’t lose a major contract in a week
Yamane tries to bribe Souhei to keep him quiet
Drunk on non-alcoholic beer, of course
“When I was a kid, I couldn’t stand fireworks. I wondered why everyone was so happy, doing something so dangerous.” And earlier he’d said that in high school he would have envied Magata’s environment. He seems to be turning around on the isolationist lifestyle
And so they resolve to solve the mystery. Not much weight to this, though
They agree to help with the cover-up in exchange for investigating the lab. Of course, the cops will also be there to investigate the director’s death, so…
Moe discovers the elevator was called to the roof while the body was leaving the room
All of the volumes in her lab only go up to fifteen. She was there for fifteen years. “Everything becomes F”