The “bros before hoes” code has been broken!
I’m having a fabulously lazy day today. I’m usually not the type to slack but ugh…I don’t feel like doing ANYTHING. I just want to laze about and play video games all day *sigh*. But no, I can’t do that. There is homework to be done, food to be cooked and posts to be written. If you couldn’t tell, I at least managed to pull myself together to do one of those XD
The hunt for the missing Gauche has now begun. Sylvette and Lag head to the Hive to see if Gauche just went back to Dr. Thunderland’s lab, but he hasn’t seen Gauche since he left yesterday. If any of you remember the Honey Waters arc, good old, mutated Hunt is back as Dr. Thunderland’s assistant. Even his wife has a job that doesn’t involve…illegal activities…now. In fact, she’s working a rent-a-dingo agency and is making Roda work for her!
It turns out that Roda survived that nasty fall, and managed to stumble her way to Yuusari. Sarah stopped some guys from flirting with her and took her in. She’s pretty reluctant, but Sarah does a good job of lowering her guard. Her ears perk when she hears her mention Gauche’s name, so she leaves to stalk him without saying thanks or bye.
Do you remember the last episode? In case you didn’t, we’re just going to reuse footage from the last episode and have Roda adding in her commentary as Lag and Gauche go on their delivery. Luckily, she doesn’t follow them for long. Instead, Sarah spots her hopping from rooftop to rooftop and guilts her into revealing she’s a dingo AND into working for her. Persuasive skills, I tell ya.
Who’s the better stalker…Sarah or Roda?
Sylvette and Lag go to Largo’s office to ask what to do, but he doesn’t seem all too concerned. “Meh, just ask some peeps to help you or something.” Lag and Sylvette split up to find the government rebel, with Lag taking a detour to Sarah’s employment agency. They have a nice little reunion as Roda listens in on their conversation. Again, the keyword Gauche sparks her interest, and sends her off in a flash to find him. Niche is the only one who recognizes the feel of her stare.
Sarah, I’m happy to see you too but…please stop stripping.
So they go BACK to Largo and he doesn’t help AGAIN. So Lag and Sylvette opt for a crying contest. In this contest, everyone loses. Niche is tired of this tomfoolery and straight up leaves them to their crying. You can leave it to Niche to be the only one to make actual progress. Lag and Sylvette try to do their search yet again. The only notable thing about their efforts is that Roda saw Sylvette cry over Gauche, then decided that having Gauche to herself was more important XD
Look, even Largo and Aria don’t want to deal with this BS
Niche flits around the city in search of Gauche, only to find Roda. Roda openly provokes the blonde, still going “failure” this and “failure” that like she owns the place. But Niche has had a lot of time to improve which Roda was sitting in a ditch and shuffling along, so this fight ends up a lot differently than their first one. Niche changes her hair into TWO MASSIVE FISTS and pummels the crap out of Roda. Roda doesn’t understand why she’s so weak (all possessive women are weak, fufufufu) all of a sudden…
Gauche..er..Noir steps in and saves her. Niche tells Gauche to come back but he insists that he’s Noir. He proceeds to scoop up Roda and walk away like a BAMF. That’s right, he just chose a hot chick over Lag. Niche just stands there in devastation until Lag comes. He can hardly believe what Niche tells him. Gauche never really did come back…
You’re telling me there’s a show where a guy looks through his fingers like this and sees dreams? CRAZY TALK!
And if he REALLY wants to intimidate people, he makes duck honking noises.
I bet Noir wishes he wasn’t wearing gloves so he could touch those legs~
No caption, just pure AWWWW.
End Thoughts: This episode turned out to be a bit more boring than I expected. I expected a frantic search to find gauche with everyone panicking over the escape of a member of Reverse. He’s robbed a lot of Bees of letters, so couldn’t he do that now if he’s conveniently in the city where the Hive is located? But no, they let two kids do the bulk of the searching. The reaction to the news “Gauche vanished” should be more like HOLY SHIT than Oh?. It made me not care that Gauche had run away at all, since it seemed inevitable for any of the to even find him in such a big city, based on probability.
The Niche x Roda fight was much needed to break up the averageness of the rest of the episode. I like my fights, and it was a really good way to show how much Niche has improved as a dingo. Not only that, but the way Noir appeared in front of Roda was really well-done. He swooped in from nowhere like he was Batman, AND THAT IS COOL. Other than that, Tegami Bachi actually had a bit too many flashbacks and seemingly useless scenes this episode.TOO MUCH DILLY-DALLYING!
I’m starting to worry. We have officially entered anime-only material now. This is not the way Gauche reveals he is Noir in the manga. Lag thinks he’s Gauche for like..AGES…before it’s revealed. And the way it’s revealed is different too. I’m not really satisfied with the way the anime did it, making you suspect he hadn’t changed at all from the start, but it’s not terrible. What I’m worried about is what the hell is going to happen from now on. We’re practically caught up, minus some “sidequests.” Will we get a good ending? I really don’t know. I really don’t.
Preview: Oooo, this looks good, actually. Lag manages to find Noir, but he doesn’t look all too happy to see him. Garrard, Largo and Jiggy do…something. Um..it looks important though! Stay tuned to see if Lag gets shot by Noir again!