More proof that public transportation sucks
Yes! Rain! Cooler temperatures! I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about it raining before. I’ve been talking about the weather a lot recently, but that’s because I really have nothing else to talk about. Seriously, my life is pretty uneventful at the moment. Anyways, on to Blood-C. This episode is probably the most eventful out of all the ones out do far.
Under the supervision of her father and Fumito, Saya learns to cook. However, despite being able to wield a sword perfectly fine, she seems unable to cut things evenly with a knife. Her father eats it anyways and we see more of Saya and her father’s close bond.
Saya eats more guimauve and then (you guessed it) she starts singing again. The dog also appears again, and Saya actually picks it up this time, but it runs away shortly after. Because of this, Saya is late for school and has to help her homeroom teacher with cleaning the class materials or something.
Kanako (the teacher) talks about how she used to be a researcher before she was a chemistry teacher and that she’s the type of person to do anything to learn something new. She also asks if anything is wrong in Saya’s life. Saya confesses that she’s just a liiiiiiiiittle bit naïve and that she’s worried about burdening others because of it. The teacher then says that people love Saya for who she is and confesses her undying love for her (no, not quite) in the process. Kanako tells Saya to come to her if anything is wrong.
More slice of life later and Saya and her friends are heading to Café Guimauve because there’s nothing else to do in the town. The twins get annoying with their complaints about how boring the town is and Saya is randomly amused by how they talk in sync from time to time. Yuka mentions comedy routines, but Saya doesn’t understand because she doesn’t own a TV.
At Guimauve, they all eat cake and Fumito and Itsuki share recipes or something manly like that. Itsuki pretty much states that he wishes his cooking would earn points with Saya, but she doesn’t get it. Sigh. Just then, a policeman comes to the café saying that the bakery owner has disappeared mysteriously and that they should be careful at night.
Saya. Go for the melon bread. THE MELON BREAD!
When she leaves her friends, her father notes that an Elder Bairn appeared that wasn’t shown in the Eight Trigrams (I think this has something to do with I Ching… if someone can explain this, feel free) and that it will appear again later in the night. He also notes that it will be different than what Saya’s used to fighting, but Saya says that she’ll take it out anyways. She later finds the missing person wandering around the streets with a blank look on his face.
The real reason she got suspicious is because no one else ever walks around town
She follows him to a train station where he waits until a train comes by. The baker gets inside and the lights go out. He snaps out of his trance just as tentacle things come from the ceiling and crush him to death.
That’s a nice train there
Saya just kind of waits until he dies and then goes inside the train to investigate. The conductor melts and then the train starts attacking her. Saya cuts her way out and the train transforms into an Elder Bairn. It throws her against the roof top and attacks her with more tentacle things but her eyes turn red and Saya is able to cut her way through them. She stabs it a few more times and punctures its head, which kills it.
Before it dies, the thing talks and says “honour the covenant” and there’s a bit of narrative talking about people changing.
Well, good luck with getting that uniform clean.
Something happened! What does it mean? This episode raised so many questions when it wasn’t stating how small the town was or making Saya look like a totally unrealistic character. Why do Saya’s eyes turn red? What about this covenant? Just who is the narrator who says cryptic things from time to time? Why is Saya’s father so awesome? Sooooo many questions. The ‘day’ and ‘night’ versions of Saya seem so different as well. The daytime Saya doesn’t seem like the type to just calmly watch someone die in front of her. I mean, she didn’t even try to help him before he died, talk him out of his trance or anything. Why? Things have definitely become more interesting.
I will probably be proven wrong, but I think that the reason the show puts so much emphasis on Saya’s relation with her father is because they’re going to destroy it later in the series somehow. I mean, from his comment about the enemy being different, he obviously knows something and he’s probably keeping a few things from Saya. The teacher is pretty suspicious too. She was pretty vague about her former job and she seems like she knows things (or at least wants to know things) about Saya. Researchers were a big part of Blood+, however, Blood-C isn’t following the plot of the other Blood titles, so who knows what role she’ll end up playing. In my opinion, pretty much all of the characters in seem suspicious at this point except maybe the twins and Yuka (but that’s mostly because she hasn’t had much dialogue). Anyways, that’s my theory sharing for now. I’m actually excited for the next episode for once (or at least more excited than usual).
More Tokizane? I like this episode already.