Optimism vs Pessimist
Klaus, along with Team Lamplight, goes to the graveyard to bury the only thing he has left of his Mentor, Guido: his finger.
We are then taken to 20 days before the Impossible Mission when their current mission was to catch Klaus. The team discusses their previous fails in the mission, and the conversation starts to go sour with them blaming each other, but thankfully we have Lily who has always kept the team together with her optimism! In contrast to Lily’s attitude, we have Erna’s pessimist one, who doesn’t think that spies should give out their trust so easily.
As Erna walks through the street alone, she reminisces her words towards the Team, feeling guilty as she didn’t mean it in the way they think she did. All she wanted was to remind them that it’s a spy’s job to doubt everything. Since Erna showed up one day after the other girls, as she was a part of the big plan that was told in episode 3, she doesn’t feel as close to them as they do with each other, making her feel sad and lonely every time they talk about friendship.
Immersed in her thoughts, she suddenly gets surrounded by men who attempt to kidnap her. She takes the men to an alley where she rambles about how she always gets dragged into accidents, tragedies and calamities, but that’s because she can tell when and where misfortune will strike. The roles reverse when she makes the roof above the men collapse, escaping.
Misfortune Follows Her
Erna gets to the Palace, catching Lily’s attention because of the dirty clothes she wears, and we find out that Annett and Erna were part of the same academy for a while, until a student died from an accident and Erna was transferred. The unlucky girl lies awake in bed, thinking about how bad things happen to the people around her, and their deaths are written off as accidents, making her the perfect assassin. Through a flashback, we can see that Erna probably killed her parents setting fire to their house. She is determined to overpower Klaus so everyone will respect and compliment her, and above all, she won’t be abandoned.
Misfortune as Punishment
So, her goal is to overpower and catch Klaus. So, she puts her plan to practice and while he is out shopping for paint, Erna pretends that she is also out shopping for groceries, convincing him to help her out and luring him to where misfortune calls.
From behind them, a car goes full speed trying to hit Klaus, but he gracefully does a backflip over the car and even gets its tire punctured, so it doesn’t harm anyone else. Klaus manages to avoid every single one of the misfortunes that Erna senses, making her fail her mission. Not only that, but Klaus is aware of everything that she is doing, and her teachers at the academy had already told him about her ability – and through a flashback, we learn that after the fire that consumed the house making her the sole survivor of it, she tries to punish herself, sensing misfortune and walking up to it.
Erna asks Klaus to follow her towards misfortune once again. When they get there, they get surrounded by the same men, who now have a hostage. Erna had the hope that Klaus could defeat them, but since they have a hostage, he decides to surrender and follow their orders.
Guilt consumes Erna, as they had the Team tailing them throughout her plan to catch Klaus, but upon getting caught up in this situation, her transmitter broke and she has no way of contacting the girls. She feels like a horrible person who always brings misfortune to everyone around her, feeling like she shouldn’t be near anyone.
It Was All Part of The Plan
Klaus soon finds out that after they attempted to kidnap Erna the day before, they ran into Lily who fed them fake intel on them, tricking them into kidnapping Erna and Klaus, and then for the hostage they chose a girl who they just happened to run across, Thea. Furthermore, they learned their destination from Sibylla. Klaus is impressed, and he praises them for the improvement they have shown in just ten days. With an attack command from Lily, the team gathers to fight the kidnappers.
Happy, the girls believe that they caught Klaus, and even play around with him about the police getting to the place in five minutes and how it would be embarrassing for him as a spy to be caught by the police. But, surprisingly or not, Klaus manages to get out of chains. At this point, he still deems that they are not qualified to be his enemies.
Did you like this episode more focused on Erna? Since we were only aware of her presence in episode 3, I think she deserves an episode for herself! Learning that she uses her power as a way to punish herself was really heartbreaking, she is such a sweet girl. I am proud of the girls for how much they improved in such a short time, and I can’t wait to see what the other episodes will bring us!
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