I’m stuck in a coma, stuck in a never-ending sleep
My “reading week” hasn’t been filled with a lot of studying so far. To make things worse, my friends are trying to get me to play WOW. As if I need another obsession to distract me when school starts back up again. How would I get any blog posts done if I got sucked into WOW?
It looks like everyone got home safe and sound to Yuusari, but that’s where the good news end. Rule: if it doesn’t die in a heart-filled explosion, it’s not dead. The Cabernet is regenerating underground, and could resurface at any moment. The only one who can find it would be Connor’s dingo (not even Connor, just his dingo XD), but he’s still in Lament.
Bandaged Zaji! 8D
Lag tells Sylvette that he’s going to Lament to convince Connor to help them, which transitions nicely into Sylvette asking what the deal with Connor is. Flashback, yadda yadda, and now Connor is on vacation to look after a heartless Sunny in an empty city. She just soullessly bakes cookies over and over.
Lag and Niche see Gus carrying some flowers in his mouth when they arrive at Lament, and end up at a graveyard. Connor is laying flowers at a random grave (…because Sunny is still alive <_< ) and doesn’t look happy to see Lag. He’s pretty gloomy, and even thinks he was fired from the Hive. Lag gives him a letter that says otherwise – they need his dingo to kill Cabernet.
Connor refuses to help and then just leaves them in the streets of the ruined city. Lag and Niche follow him inside the broken down Reverse base and hear how he buried everyone in the town. That’s when he tells them that Sunny is still alive. Lag gets over-excited, asking a bunch of questions about her before they finally arrive in the kitchen. Lag fusses over Sunny and happily rushes up to her. It’s only after a painful pause that he realizes Sunny doesn’t have her heart.
It’s me, except I’m not wearing a dress this time and…Hooo boy, this is awkward.
Connor explains that Sunny lost her heart and that he needs to stay with her until the very end. Lag tries to spin things in an optimistic light as always, saying that Connor should believe in her heart. He tells him to not give up and to take her to Dr. Thunderland to see if he can help her. Connor has been trying all this time to not give up, but it’s been driving him crazy talking to a living corpse as if it has feelings. In the end, Connor refuses all of Lag’s offers.
Lag runs out crying, thanking and apologizing to Connor…Connor at least has the decency to give them Gus to kill the Cabernet. They almost leave with Gus until Niche pipes up that dingoes and masters should always be together. She tells him that Gus is sad, which makes Connor feel horrible. That’s when Sunny comes out and gives cookies to everyone.
Not having tasted her cookies in a while, Steak, Niche and Lag go crazy over her cookies. Their raving over the taste makes her smile in joy. She loved seeing people looking happy after they ate her cookies, which is why she never smiled before…Connor was too sad to have a happy expression after eating her cookies. Once Connor realizes that her heart is still there, he agrees to return to the Hive.
Cookies to Go:
My Steak-dar senses are tingling!
Guys, wait, who’s gonna help me eat all of these?!
I don’t like having hair on my food, thanks.
End Thoughts: Wow, like nothing happened this episode. Connor is a character I don’t particularly like, so it’s obvious that I’m not really going to enjoy an entire episode dedicated to him. I liked seeing what happened to Lament and Sunny afterwards, but found myself slightly annoyed that Connor stayed there all this time looking after Sunny. I know, cut the guy some slack and give him time to mourn his loved one…But he’s living in a ghost town, looking after a former shell of someone who used to be. That’s not healthy to monitor her every single second until she dies, you’re allowed to do things to take your mind off of it from time to time. <_< He should’ve taken her to Thunderland in the first place since he knows what he’s doing! At least then he can decide whether to move on or hang o for sure
I’m still skeptical that you can have someone get their heart back just because a little bit of it is still there. Unless heart just spontaneously grows back, which would be convenient. Noir MAY have his heart back, but he seems to be a special case. Despite my doubt, that last scene where Sunny smiled was just perfect. It was such a subtle beam of hope that completely changed Connor’s mindset on Sunny. Then Lag ruined it by joining in on the crying. No, Lag, just..hush.
This was a really sweet episode though. I found myself going “awww” a lot. Even if it seemed ridiculous that baking cookies were her “proof of existence.” That sounds so sexist. That bitch needs to make cookies, or else she isn’t alive. And I eat them all. <_< I would have enjoyed it more if Connor wasn’t…Connor. If Connor was just Zaji’s equally cool brother, I’d be just fine. But a girl can’t have everything. *sigh* I hope the next episode is better/has less Connor!
Preview: Reverse is doing…something. They’ve got the kids they saved and seem to be planning their next move. A plan so devilish that Noir actually has a shocked expression on his face, not something that happens often. The threat of Cabernet still remains, so we still might get that awesome battle! Yeosh!