Although this episode didn’t reveal as much as previous ones, it was still filled with action and a lot of humour!
From the moment that I saw that bear, I knew deep in my soul that it was no monster. It was much worse. But the duo being chased by the bear gave us one of the show’s funniest moments, with Maru doing anything and everything to touch some boobies. I am not sure where the friendship, or relationship, between Maru and Kiruko is going, but I can never get enough of their antics. I want to say that they look like a cute pair of siblings always bickering, but moments like these make me rethink these words.
The scene between Maru and Totori was a little bit weird, but also an introduction to Totori potentially being a human-hybrid like the kids at the Institute. We still aren’t sure if Maru and Kiruko’s story is in the same timeline as the Institute’s, but if the Institute is in the past, then maybe Totori came from there.
The unexpected sight of feet floating in the air behind the medical curtain was enough to send chills down my spine. The stark contrast between Tokio’s supernatural experience in the medical room and Maru and Kiruko’s life-threatening bear attack is intriguing, as they each encountered different levels of fear. While Maru and Kiruko’s near-death experience brought them closer together, Tokio was left spooked by her ghostly encounter. It’s fascinating to see how fear can manifest in such distinct ways. The figure that Tokio saw in the room was just as scary and left me with a lot of questions.
But the scene after the episode ended was the one that left me with the most questions and theories. It has been confirmed that Tokio is a girl, and she is having an affair with Kona. From Tokio puking to the nightmares she is having, could this all be foreshadowing her being pregnant? And if so, and if the Institute’s timeline is in the past, could Totori be her daughter? They looked awfully similar in my opinion.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable episode. What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments, we would love to chat with you about the series!
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