This episode serves multiple twists on the plate as Zeno and Brian who go to save Bolts and Robin must see their friends have a big issue with each other that ends up with a white flag by the most haunted Borderlander, Rubber Suit.
Retrieval Mission Begins!
Heading to the Grampus Island, probably many of us wonder why only Zeno and Brian who there and save their teammates while Kuga and Lyra literally have no important reasons other than protecting their skin from the heat. The idea is pretty cool, especially with the combination of finding more evidence and information regarding Rubber Suit. But it’s still kind of dumb to think that the team has four strong members to save their teammates but only sends two in the end for the sake of the plot.
Unnecessary Twist After Twist
Other silly things appear afterward as the POV shifts to Bolts and Robin who somehow manage to break themselves free easily. What is the point of being held and kidnapped, if turns out both of them are able to destroy the cuffs with their bare hands and raw strengths?! But as if that is not surprisingly weird, the story brings us to a character’s origin storytelling where we found out that Bolts and Robin are connected from their past.
Robin is a British SIS spy member who lost his woman because of the assault of a mercenary group called Beowulf where Bolts used to be a part of it and lost his beloved dog due to the attack of SIS. Due to the shocking facts that they both did not know, they become furious at each other and finally get themselves into a duel.
But once again, another twist is added a few minutes after. Apparently, Robin’s fiancee and Bolts’ dog are revealed to survive all along and are still alive and well today, which makes the entire conflict that is supposed to be a big crack in The Marginal Service irrelevant and dumb. What is the point of the whole plot in this episode if everything is ended abruptly with such an anti-climatic happy-ending explanation that comes out of nowhere?!
Rubber Suit is Giving Up?!
Or probably that is just a tactic to deceive our main protagonists. It’s not actually a dumb surprise since we have not really known deeply about this antagonist. But because it is slipped at the end of the episode that is filled with a lot of unnecessary turns and twists, Rubber’s action kinda feels like a huge disappointment for now.
This episode is officially the lowest point of this series in terms of its tone, pacing, and story. The story is just hard to swallow especially since everything is fed to us in such a hurried manner. With the shocking white flag of Rubber Suit, there is still a big question that becomes an interesting point for the plot at the moment. But if this series pulls another stupidity in the next episode, it seems a red flag will be raised for us the viewers.