As most of us have predicted, Rubber Suit’s white flag leads to a bigger problem as he lets himself get arrested to take full control of the prison facility exclusive to Borderlanders. He shows his true ability and form, but Brian and Zeno know how to settle things down in the end.
A Mall Turned Into a Borderlanders Prison
A crazy yet ridiculous thing appears once again in this series as this episode takes us to a location setting of a large shopping mall that becomes a special prison facility for Borderlanders who committed crimes.
It is weird but hilarious to see that some functions and stores in the mall still operate as usual as if there would be any regular customers coming to it. But it seems that is the thing with The Marginal Service, logic is not always important in terms of its storytelling as long as the story may keep progressing.
Zombie Outbreak All of a Sudden
Several themes like heists, cyber security, or protests have been implemented into the story, and as if those themes are not various enough, the story throws another crazy theme that we all probably never thought would exist in this series, and that is the zombie outbreak.
On one side, it is kinda cool to think the writers manage to get all of these themes inserted as a part of the whole plot, but on the other side, sometimes the story feels disconnected and stand-alone due to the lack of causality and elaboration between each episode.
Rubber Suit’s Real Self
Arguably the best part of this episode is the reveal of Rubber Suit’s true motive, form, and ability. Seeing him in his Borderlander figure that looks like a butterfly goddess walking around the mall while spreading gas and powders to brain-manipulate everyone is so chilling yet thrilling at the same time.
It goes without saying that Rubber’s design is the most gorgeous out of any Borderlander that has ever appeared in this anime so far. And although it seems like he is easily defeated, which is pretty underwhelming, we all know for sure that he is not gone for good. He will surely return, especially since somehow The Marginal Service’s higher-ups suddenly order them to stay away from Rubber’s case, which is pretty much self-explanatory as an anomaly.
The first half of the episode feels empty and boring, even though it is the worldbuilding part, but its silliness is unbearable and it keeps us aware if everything will go south in the end, which makes us kinda want to skip directly to the conflict part of this episode. However, Rubber Suit’s reveal and appearance is the savior of this episode since it shows how dangerous this cunning charming guy actually is.