Since when was this a soap opera?
This week’s episode reminded me of one of those reality shows where random people are all put together under one roof and drama ensues. Or a soap opera. Or BOTH. There’s only one zombie to be seen this entire episode! Not to mention a surprising lack of fanservice. Yep, this episode is a bit of a deviation from the past episodes, and it’s pretty dull until we get to the last part of the episode. At least it starts off with some action…Shizuka rubbing lotion on a naked Rei while Takashi holds her down!
Wait, why are her pants gone if only her back needs the lotion? OH WELL
Rei complains that Takashi hurt her boobs 2 episodes ago, and demands that he rubs lotion on them, because she’s apparently incapable of doing it herself. I love how Takashi gets the hell out of there upon hearing that, ohoho~ After ditching Rei, who does he run into? Saeko! Complete with a very regal kimono that Takashi can’t help but compliment her on~ (yeah, I ignored the adults who walked by and insulted Takashi for being a kid…).
Alice runs in next, acting as cheerful as ever despite having cried all night long in Shizuka’s room. Awwww, she’s so strong. To make it so that Takashi runs into all the girls, he bumps into Takagi. She’s still raging from arguing with her mom, and practically bites Takashi’s head off. She leaves in a huff, allowing Takashi to have a calmer chat with her mother. She explains that they can’t have electricity and water forever…people working at the plants have families as well. She also explains how they use a bus to go around saving those with the will to survive.
Having no one else to yell at, Takagi specifically goes to Kouta to harass him. She basically says the same thing as her mom but with more detail and more sass. Kouta gets even more abuse from a passing adult, who tells him that kids shouldn’t play with guns. Tch, he knows more than you, I’ll bet. Takagi puts the man in his place and he runs whimpering off. After that, Takagi continues to degrade everyone’s favourite gun otaku.
Everyone gathers in Rei’s room, not in the least bit distracted by her naked state. I guess they’re just used to it now. Takagi begins the discussion, noting that since everyone here is an adult, they look down on them as “children.” They have two options: be absorbed into the group, or diverge. I think we all kind of know what they’re going to choose.
Things start to derail as Takashi tries to get Takagi to see her parents in a positive way. Takagi responds like a true drama queen, pouting, crying and screaming all at once. She’s mostly pissed at how her parents didn’t come looking for her right away. Because this episode is all about teh drama, Takashi loses his cool too and grabs her by the collar, lifting her off the ground with one hand and yelling in her face. The screaming mixed with the violence calms her right down. <_<
At first I thought he was grabbing her boobs because of last week’s episode lawl
GRAND ENTRANCE TIME! TAKAGI’S FATHER! He’s a stiff, strict military man. In fact, the first time we see him in action, he’s decapitating his ex-best friend who turned into a zombie to demonstrate his will to survive. Harsh. The decapitation scene is soft…we see him lift a sword, then it cuts to a…baby bottle shattering. We only see a goofy-looking head bobbing up and down in a fountain.There’s not even action or gore in this episode…-_-
The sun always shines at a dramatic angle when he appears
Kouta starts ranting about how swords are inefficient out of nowhere. Saeko calmly explains that this isn’t true, and Kouta just reacts with more anger. Takashi tries to calm him down and he suddenly snaps at him for not being able to shoot a gun, because that is also making him aggravated. As the final straw, Takagi defends her precious Takashi. Hurt, Kouta runs away crying. Was that…really necessary?
SWORDS ARE DUMB. I AM RIGHT BECAUSE YOU ARE WRONG.
Alice is so cute. How many times will I say this? EVERY GODDAMN TIME SHE APPEARS. She tells Takashi to make up with Kouta, then happily skips off with Zeke. Now it’s time for a pointless flashback so that we have a metaphor for why everyone is going loopy. They can’t handle this relaxing mansion since they’re used to life or death situations and know that a relaxing life is impossible now. The flashback is dumb and out of place, but at least we see what looks like Hisashi for 2 seconds!
Takagi and Saeko talk about fish and how everyone is arguing. Okay, okay, how many times are we gonna go over this? Skipping to the only really interesting scene of this episode, we see Kouta being bullied by some adults who want to confiscate his guns. Without a gun, Kouta will return to being useless, so he clings onto them for dear life.
Takagi’s father steps in to question Kouta, but he’s so frazzled he has trouble answering properly. Takashi heroically steps in and defends him. Actually, pretty much everyone jumps in to defend him, even Takagi. Especially Takagi. She goes as far as to say “He was the one who protected me..not you!” Kouta changes his tears of fear to tears of joy.
Slight change of scene now. Shido-sensei is back and he’s ordering around students as per usual. He’s headed for the Takagi estate, and he’s as sleazy as ever. Most notably he turned the bus into an orgy bus. I think the screencaps speak for themselves. Enjoy, my lovely readers!
I love this screencap without context, because they look like mimes trapped behind a wall
Why was I so disappointed when she ate it normally? <__<
Well, I guess that’s one way to show overly dramatic crying
Some ReixTakashi to make up for my SaekoxTakashi bias.
End Thoughts: Everyone gets into a relaxing house and they go nuts? Really? I think they would, you know..relax. Whatever, fine, be dramatic. This episode wasn’t as entertaining, especially since the drama was pretty shallow. I will forgive the show since the ending was pretty nice, and Takagi’s last line to her father is touching. The Takagi and Takashi scene wasn’t bad either, even if they randomly inserted some inappropriate gasping.
Everyone was a huge bitch this episode, especially Takagi. I find it harder and harder to like her now. She just talked everyone’s ear off. Kouta’s rant about swords was bordering on meaningless. Why get so mad about someone using a sword? It WORKS, doesn’t it? I know it’s probably supposed to show how much he’s afraid of losing his guns, his source of power, but it’s just such a stupid outburst. Then he runs away all frustrated too. Although, I think his frustration was that Takagi defended Takashi and not him. If you watch the scene where Takashi lifts Takagi off the ground, she listens to him when he says her family is great. But before, when Kouta said it, Takagi just brushed him off. Jealousy~ That’s partly why he’s so touched at the end when Takagi finally defends him. He just wanted her to be on his side and not just Takashi’s. Awwwww~
Hmm…I’ve been thinking…have any of the other parents been trying to find their kids at all? We know Takagi’s parents had their hands full but I wonder if the other parents have kinda given up too @_@ There’s no way to know though, it’s not exactly easy to find your offspring in a near-apocalyptic city.