Rachel turns out to be more badass than we initially thought. The ‘bang’ scene was excellent and I won’t lie, I am actually glad that I won’t get to see Cathy and listen to her annoying laugh anymore.
Zack is under the influence of the drugs and he remembers his abusive caretakers and how he murders them after being ‘inspired’ by a horror film. He then tells Rachel to run and starts chasing her until they reach the final room of the B3 floor which is filled up with guns and where Cathy is waiting for them. Cathy gives Rachel a gun with the choice of kill or be killed but Zack decides to stab himself with his own scythe so he can prevent himself from killing her. Angered by the way things have turned out, Cathy steps into the room to inspect Zack’s body and when she finds out that he is still alive she promises him to torture him to death. As the gun given to Rachel by Cathy turns out to be unloaded, Rachel takes out a fully loaded gun from her bag and shoots her. Zack then regains consciousness and finishes Cathy off. After the fight, they proceed to the elevator where Rachel reveals to Zack that she was in counseling after witnessing a murder but then suddenly Zack collapses from his wounds.
If I could hold back I wouldn’t be in this situation: I have been saying this probably in every episode but… poor Zack. After seeing his past, this guy has been through some tough shit and that’s why he went crazy and started murdering everyone. He was probably treated like shit even before his awful caretakers, we still don’t know why he is bandaged all over his body. But honestly, what did his caretakers expected? They treat him like crap and then they go to sleep thinking that they are safe and sound? Of course the kid is going to go insane and kill them in their sleep.
We are not tools, we can make our own choices: I think Rachel’s word really resonated with Zack, that’s why he decided to hurt himself instead of her. Plus, with these words, Rachel showed once again that she cares for him and that she is not just using him to get herself killed. She considers him an individual that can make his own choices and this for some reason makes Zack really happy. Probably because he was never considered a human being by anyone before?
So the third item in her bag was a gun: We got to see what was the item that she hesitated talking about before and surprise surprise… it was a weapon! And not just any weapon, an actual gun. Now, why did little innocent Rachel had a gun in her bag? Did someone put it in her bag or was it initially there? Hmm, the plot thickens.
Themes & Trivia
Cathy’s past: Once again the backstory of Cathy was not revealed after her death. I really thought and hoped that the anime adaptation would include plot information from both the original game and the manga adaptation but I was probably wrong. Maybe they will use the backstories in the future episodes where it would make more sense but I highly doubt it. Anyways, I am not going to go into details but her backstory started with a girl named Lucy which claims to have known Cathy since childhood. Cathy was said by Lucy to be a smart, pretty, and active girl from childhood. She was also a popular girl in high school too and Lucy adored her perfection and often portrayed Cathy as a human who should have high boundaries to categorize humans and punish the ones who sinned. And she wanted to be an important person to her, but couldn’t because she was just an ordinary girl. I am not writing her whole backstory just in case it is later mentioned in the anime.
It is interesting how Rachel chose Zack as the one with ‘no lies’ and herself as the ‘sinner’. It makes you really curious about her past and the murder that she has witnessed.
Als,o I don’t know if you noticed but there is quite a lot of irony in the overall plot. Cathy as a judge lost the right to pass judgement. Eddie as the gravedigger dug his own grave and Danny went under the knife on his own operating table. What is going to be the case for the next floor guardian, I wonder…
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Rachel being badass and learning more about her character. I hope Zack will be alright, can’t wait to see how they will pace the plot from now on.
NEXT TIME: Who are you?
Angels of Death
Summer 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast