They found somewhere to rest up and recover, but Kathleen’s mother has just been stung by a Gibia. Can she survive or will Kathleen be left without either parent? And just what is going on with Sensui?
While everyone is resting, Kathleen’s mother wakes up and leaves, somehow finding the time to write out a letter for Kathleen to find. Sensui is still struggling from his last battle and still needs time to recover. Kenroku and Ayame head into town to search for medical supplies and food, leaving Yukinojou to watch over Kathleen and Sensui. He reveals to Kathleen that her smile is the only thing that has kept him going since he was pulled to this time.
Ayame blames herself for Kathleen’s mother getting infected and seems to want a pity party. However, Kenroku is not about to give her one and instead they end up having to fight a number of lizard Gibia in order to get their things. The sound of Gibia approaching causes concern for Yukinojou and Kathleen, especially as it would appear that they are resting in a nest! Yukinojou pushes Kathleen inside and plans on taking on the Gibia alone.
What did you think?
Let’s be honest, I gave up on this series a couple of episodes ago and am now just coasting to the finish line. It really is not a very well written series and suffers from some outrageous pacing issues. This episode was a perfect example of pretty much nothing happening. Sure, Kathleen’s mother disappeared, but she was technically stung in the last episode. They tried to remind us that she may not be infected if the Gibia had stung someone else recently, but that seemed unlikely given how few survivors there are. Of course, we saw her hiding in a car, slowly transforming so that’s over with. The main question I have is where is the Doctor disappearing to all the time?
What have you learnt?
As I said, I’ve checked out. I really don’t think there’s much to be taken from this series, but I will continue to keep an eye open in case something does present itself. The surprising thing with this series is that even with so few characters, it’s failed to really make us care about any of them in eight episodes. I’m presuming that this will be a twelve-episode season which means we really don’t have long to get to some sort of a conclusion. Also, the whole Sensui fever thing is getting annoying. There must be something wrong with him to end up like that after every fight. Otherwise, it’s like a convenient handicap for the group to have to deal with in order to make sure bad things happen.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Spirited Away
- Episode 2 – Beyond the Maelstrom
- Episode 3 – The Third Man
- Episode 4 – Danger Zone
- Episode 5 – Evil VS Bushido
- Episode 6 – Desperate Situation
- Episode 7 – Dream Road to Death
- Episode 8 – Letter of Farewell
- Episode 9 – Until It All Burns Out
- Episode 10 – New Allies
- Episode 11 – Illusory Love
- Episode 12 – A Life’s End