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I have two very polarizing thoughts about this episode as we head into next week When it came to the ending, I wasn’t sure which one to choose. On the one hand, this stand-alone episode is good, adding tension and drama, revealing something as important as the season 1 finale. On the other hand, if this season has taught me anything, I can’t believe it
Don’t make the same mistakes over and over again. So I’m torn between enjoying the twists and being disappointed in how they’re going to follow up.
Like I said, shoot This episode was in a vacuum and it was really good. While only Mitsuya’s death was shown last week, it was soon revealed that almost
is dead, and at the hands of Mikey himself. Hina, Chifuyu, Draken, and basically everyone Takemichi saves meet a bloody, depressing end. That would be a strong enough twist to end the episode. But it builds on that until we finally meet Mikey in the future and see just how messy the friendly, violent petty criminal can grow up to be.
Mikey has always been aware of the ability to cause huge s damage. Long before Kisaki or any other villain got involved, he possessed one-touch powers and deadly physical strength. The only reason he never actually kills his opponents is because they’re all upstarts who run away when things happen. However, there’s always a hint that Mikey wouldn’t hesitate to end someone for good if he wanted to. Somewhere in this new timeline, he finally does, and discovers that murder is nothing more than an act of subtraction for him. If killing someone can get them out of his way, why not? Knowing that even Toman’s most loyal members aren’t that bloodthirsty, he may eventually inevitably kill them once things get too dark to handle.
However, shockingly He’s obviously still the same guy we’ve seen before. He wasn’t manipulated or controlled, he just let his darkest side take the lead. This leaves him alone, clinging to the last friend he didn’t kill, begging Budo to end his own worst nature. It was a powerful moment, getting hammered and dodging the question of what could have been done to stop it. Is Mikey too dangerous, too unstable to leave a benevolent guiding force like his brother or Takemichi? Is our hero’s solution to stay in the past and keep turning the key to prevent Mikey, the ticking time bomb? Or is it necessary to end Mickey before he becomes like this?
I can’t bring myself to buy into this . I’m at the start of the Christmas Showdown
Same location , leaping high from the cliffhanger of the first season, and hopefully we can emerge from the slump of the second season. However, this season continues to make the same mistakes that made Bloody Halloween so hard. So why should I believe this twist won’t end the same way? Nothing convinces me that the same thing won’t happen again on Takemichi’s next trip to the past. Simply raising the stakes to include more deaths and tragedies doesn’t offer much hope of improvement. I guess that’s the problem with serialized fiction. As a standalone viewing experience, it’s a good episode, possibly the best of the entire arc. I really like this indicator. But, I just can’t believe it.
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