He’s either really rich or he just loves butter
|Pretty sure all my posts so far start with some variation of “it was a hella busy week, but I somehow found time to blog about this dumb police show”. This week is no exception.|
As expected, we’re back down to the regular quality (or lack thereof) of a typical Active Raid episode after last week’s pleasant anomaly. This episode is all about Dog betraying Logos, which doesn’t play out with the kind of nuance I’d want it to. We’ve seen him pulling some strings every now and then to piss off Mythos, but it was never really enough for him to take disciplinary action. I was hoping for Dog to continue carefully testing his limits, so that he could get away with rebellion and not upset Logos too much. It would end in an inevitable backlash, but I thought we’d get more of a build to that moment. Maybe a more unexpected choice of time for Mythos to strike back. Unfortunately, in this episode Dog just goes buck wild robbing banks and striking dorky poses in the most attention-grabbing way possible. It’s a dead giveaway that Mythos is going to deal with him that episode. Welp, so much for that being a interesting process.
Just stay there, you’re right where you belong
Most of the episode boils down to chasing Dog, who is out for revenge. It’s a clunky chase though. It’s not very exciting to see Unit 8 throw up their hands and say “we can’t do anything because we don’t have permission” thing. It used to be a restraint that made Unit 8 have to improvise and think up new, fun strategies to compensate. Here, it restricted them so much here that they basically just had to let Dog get away with murder. It’s not exciting if they can’t put up a fight.
What I did like about Dog’s rampage was when his brazen nature totally crossed over into the ridiculous zone and he picked up a random ruffian he liked the look of and took her on a date. It wasn’t just any date either, but he flew her to an abandoned building, gave her wine, and let her try on fancy clothes. Despite how creepy this should seem to be kidnapped by a random guy in a Wear (known for a string of crimes, too) and taken to a remote location, she seems to not even bat an eye at this treatment. In fact, the two get along immediately….and then break up. That’s probably the most unexpected and interesting thing that happened this episode, aside from Rin’s Willwear being the coolest to watch in action.
On the bright side, it’s nice to see how Logos works a little more in depth. It’s not just a group of 3 people (plus that loli no one ever seems to acknowledge), but a vast network. If Mythos wants people to work for him, he can get them to do so with just a phone call. However, it does seem like he has some issues controlling those working for him. Dog did his own thing and even the mafia are so unruly that they don’t follow their orders properly. So Mythos has the influence to recruit people, but not enough to make them fear his every work and obey him. It’s a weird organization in that sense since it has a leader that isn’t very good at…leading.
So things are finally coming to a head the Logos plot. Logos is now public knowledge, and with the bad apple Dog out of the way, they can probably make some serious moves now. We also had a big reveal at the end of the episode that Bird is actually…the Eyeliner Guy! When Active Raid is even slightly witty, I’m always so utterly floored. This one was a big surprise for me, because since no one else used a voice modulator, I didn’t even think Bird would be a dude. Very nice. Things should be getting more intense next week…which is good or bad, because Active Raid doesn’t have a good track record for the serious side of things. Good or bad, I’ll be there to blog it!
Makeup on point, plot to destroy the world also on point.