Can Emma convince Peter Ratri to join them as they flee to the human world or will he turn on them once more? Not that anyone besides Emma really cares at this point… certainly not the animators, that’s for sure!
The Promised Neverland (Episode 23) – Daijuuichiwa
Peter Ratri looked back at his life and how he had his older brother killed so that he could take over and ensure the promise was maintained. However, when Emma offered him a chance to join them, he pulled a knife and slit his own throat, preferring to die than join them.
With that taken care of, they activated the elevator to the gate to the human world. Norman was able to open the door with the pen. The kids and the moms all walked through the gate, but Emma, Ray, Norman, and the other kids from Lambda stayed behind, determined to change the world for the better with the help of Mujika and Sonju.
Isabella took the kids to the human world where they built new lives while Emma, Ray, and Norman went on an epic quest to overthrow the demon Queen and put Mujika in her place. Something that they accomplished and promptly headed off to the human world themselves.
What did you think?
Part of me wants to swear right now. A lot! This was the laziest most boring ending in the history of endings. I noticed that the animation was starting to slow and switch to panning single images early in the episode, and then, when they went to the human world we were treated to a five-minute montage of images which also included Emma, Ray, and Norman’s quest.
I’m going to try to erase this season from my memory and pretend that season one was the end. This was such a letdown that it’s hard to believe that it’s even the same story. The only good thing to come of it was Peter killing himself and saving us all from the power of Emma’s friendship. I literally cannot believe that this was The Promised Neverland.
What have you learned?
I guess we’re not even going to talk about Sonju’s desire to eat free-range humans. Seriously, why was that scene even in the series? It was back in episode three and I questioned whether it needed to be there then, and it looked like it didn’t. If anything it shouldn’t have been there as it now makes no sense whatsoever. After how tight the writing and direction were in the first season, this season feels like a slap in the face to anyone who enjoyed it. Just for reference, I gave season one a ten out of ten. This season barely manages two, and that’s being generous.
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Season Two
- Bonus Posts
- Series Review