So I heard you liked random beams of light…
Thanks to all day classes, I totally feel like I’m posting this late. Only I’m not. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I have less free time on my hands. …Or maybe it’s the amount of time I wasted trying to find an uncensored version of this without any luck. I should really know better at this point.
So back to Tokizane coming across Saya in a pool of blood with some cut up samurai thing in front of her. Where normal people would be freaking out, Tokizane just asks if the pool of blood is her own and hugs her relieved when she says it isn’t (he also says he’s glad she wasn’t hurt so either he’s ignoring the gaping hole on her back completely or is politely avoiding it because he doesn’t want to bring up the fact that she isn’t wearing a bra). After they stand up, he takes her hand and they kind of just… leave. Saya also totally just left her sword lying there on the ground.
I AM COMPLETELY OKAY WITH THIS.
HOWEVER, the next scene she magically has it again (Consistency? LOL what is that?) and she washes off the blood with a handkerchief further up the river. Tokizane asks what the samurai thing was and why she’s carrying a katana with her. Saya tries to avoid the subject saying that she doesn’t want him involved, but Tokizane says he’s concerned for her. However Saya is as dumb as a brick when it comes to people liking her and Tokizane has to straight out tell her that she’s special to him. Saya makes him promise that he won’t tell anyone before she explains.
Meanwhile, Fumito is in his cafe place stroking a birdcage that I swear wasn’t there before. Saya’s father comes in and Fumito says that Saya ate there before she went to school. The rest of the conversation is just Fumito talking about Saya’s concern for her father and Tadayoshi going “Is that so?”. Finally Fumito goes to make some food.
Fumito uses childhood friend pose on Tadayoshi! It’s not very effective…
So Saya tells Tokizane all about the Elder Bairns and how they killed everyone. She gets sad about everyone dying and has a headache again after talking about her promise so Tokizane hugs her, but Saya STILL doesn’t get why. He also says the he believes her because he saw the monster himself, but Saya strongly denies the fact that it’s a monster and instead says to call them Elder Bairns. Tokizane points out how odd that distinction is, but Saya doesn’t seem to think anything is wrong.
Finally, Tokizane realizes that a single handkerchief isn’t going to clean all that blood, so he insists on walking her home. Saya tells Tokizane how kind he is and he says that only she needs to know about his kindness. She doesn’t get it (*headdesk*). He also tells her to come to him is anything is bothering her because he wants to know all about her.
Saya goes home only to find her father laying on the floor unconscious. He wakes up and says that he was just dizzy. Saya freaks out until Tadayoshi says that he’s okay enough times to make her calm down. She goes to say that if anything happened to him, she would do something, but stops her sentence because she doesn’t know what she would do. He just places a hand on her head.
So Saya has a bath and there’s at least a solid three minutes of conveniently censored fanservice plus her singing. Then Watainu shows up. Saya doesn’t seem to care though.
He’s climbin’ in yo windows…
The two have a conversation about how fast Saya’s body heals because her wounds from before have almost all healed. Watainu also asks Saya if she remembers who she made the promise with and when she says no, he asks what would happen if she broke the promise. Cue headache and flashback to the convo with the narrator.
The narrator talks more about the experiment and how the winner and loser will be determined. He goes on to what the victor will win and how the loser will be punished. During this Saya is in handcuffs for some reason and he asks what she wants if she wins/what would hurt her the most if she loses.
Back to reality, Saya almost faints and Watainu states that something has almost worn off. He comments that IT (whatever ‘it’ is) should almost be over now before leaving because Saya’s father came to see if she was okay.
After that, Saya continues on with her normal life without interruptions until 3 days later when the school says it’s going to reopen. Her father asks I fighting the Bairns alone is painful, but Saya says that she’s trying her best and blah, blah, etc. Tadayoshi doesn’t really react until Saya says that she’ll be like her mother and defeat them. After that he just tells her to continue defeating them.
Saya takes her sword and goes to school, where she meets Yuka in the hallways. They talk about how everyone is down because Nono, Nene AND a policeman have gone missing and Itsuki finally makes an appearance again. Yuka finally notices Saya’s sword and asks her about it, but before she can make up and excuse, people all start rushing to the window.
When Saya looks outside, there’s a spider Bairn and when it opens its eyes, it goes straight for Saya. Instead of jumping out the window or something and preventing causalities, Saya tells everyone to get down and the guy who looks out the window to see what’s going on gets killed. Then more people die. And then even more people die. Death. Censoring. Blood. Gore. Censoring. More death. You get the picture.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Finally, Saya does something and tells Itsuki to stay back. Drawing her sword, she proclaims that no one else will die because she’ll protect everyone. The episode ends with her running towards the Bairn.
End Thoughts: First half of the episode: SayaxTokizane. Awesome. Second half of the episode minus the last ten or so minutes: Concern over father and Watainu. Still awesome. Last ten or so minutes: SAYA. DO SOMETHING. ANYTHING. Do I even need to mention the censoring? More then half her class died before she bothered unsheathing her sword. I realize that this could have been because she wanted to keep her ‘secret identity’ or whatever hidden, but COME ON. She didn’t even really react when people started dying, it was only when it turned to face her was she like “lol k, I guess I should fight or something now”. I guess if it’s not twins or someone who actually has a name in this series, she just doesn’t care who dies.
On another note, whoa. Tokizane and Saya. If I didn’t ship them before, I totally ship them now. Man that was cute. I’m not surprised that he didn’t know anything (either that or he’s lying, but I’d like to think that he’s not) because all the suspicion has been shifted onto the birdcage rapist Fumito, Tadayoshi and Kanako. It’s too bad that Saya’s oblivious, or else we might have seen some relationship development for once. … Speaking of Tadayoshi, either Fumito is poisoning him (he did eat there right before collapsing), his illness or whatever is caused by Saya losing the bet, or something else that I haven’t thought of yet. I kind of want to blame old age too, but I don’t think that’s dramatic enough for CLAMP.
Oh yeah, I checked the opening (I was too lazy to go back to previous episodes) but the birdcage isn’t in that corner. You guys can go and check and prove me wrong if you want, but in my mind, they just threw in the cage there for symbolism or something because Fumito wants to lock up Saya in a cage or some creepy shit like that. Saya’s whole “Elder Bairns aren’t monsters” thing makes me even more inclined to say that she was originally with them, but I still don’t know where the covenant fits in to all this. Or the feeding. Judging from what Watainu said, whatever is going on with Saya will be revealed soon thanks to whatever is wrong with her wears off. I wonder though. Technically Saya already broke her promise because she’s already failed to protect everyone. A LOT of people have died. Maybe ‘everyone’ refers to a small group of people or something? Or maybe if Saya fails to protect them all she loses and if at least one person survives, she wins?
Preview: Lol well from the preview, it looks like Saya won’t be keeping her word about not letting anyone else die. It’s also censored for your viewing pleasure.