I can’t really say it was easy to pay much attention to this episode, but let’s just try.
Kirillhas been offered a lucrative job in the military by its rather shady head, Cooper. The pay is better, they hardly do any work at all, and basically everyone who works at Seven-O would take that job in a second. I’d sure like to see Pink and Boxer toning it down to a military uniform. Kirill decides that having fun and enjoying his job is more important so he declines, and that’s when Cooper basically tells him that he and his sister are ALIENS FROM THE SECOND SUN. Yes, you heard that right. No, it’s not a joke. Scientologists are not going to be impressed. He also continues by telling Kirill that by keeping his job at Seven-O, he is putting everyone in danger (without really explaining why but anyway). Kirill is thinking about it.
During yet another Esperanza operation, while Seven-O is engaged, Z kidnaps Apple and Sophie (the two least interesting characters in the whole show) and Kirill runs to their rescue. Under the threat of Sophie’s death, Apple spills some beans. Seven-O arrives at the scene, Z escapes and Yuri gets shot and dies. Being a robot, she’ll probably be resurrected soon so who cares. Nobody, really. Everyone seems pretty casual about it.
The episode ends with B killing Z with a medium rare steak and revealing he actually is Brian Cooper. Wow. So much plot twist, so wow, very unexpected.
Kirill, just stop: I swear Kirill is one of the most poorly developed characters ever. He has no clear traits, no specific drive, no identity, and his backstory is literally everything that has ever been possible to be written as a backstory. He doesn’t even consider that being hired by the military (after barely being in the job for what, less that a year?) is suspicious at all. Especially not when the main argument his recruiter is using is HEY YOU’RE AN ALIEN BRO CUZ YOU BEEN RECITING THAT ALIEN POEM LOL
Seven-O VS the military: So the military pays more than a super specialist secret service that requires specialized staff to handle specialized equipment to neutralize the most dangerous drug in the world that basically turns people into monsters. RIGHT.
Onsen episode: Can’t believe we actually dodged that. It’s probably gonna happen when Yuri is back.
Pizza: There is a two year waiting list for a PIZZA RESTAURANT. A PIZZA, RESTAURANT. A WAITING LIST. FOR. TWO YEARS. And it’s just plain cheese too – what the hell. I have worked in some pretty posh restaurants with some PRETTY exclusive complex foods coming out of the kitchen – we never had a takeaway waiting list. There is no such thing. Even the Fat Duck’s waiting list is about three months – and that’s because it’s a tiny restaurant and preparing and serving the food is a long demanding process. PIZZA TAKES 5 MINUTES TO COOK BRAH. SERIOUSLY.
Doug not Dad: I’m sure Kirill must have some serious daddy issues but dang, why on earth does he keep going to Doug for advice. He’s oblivious, completely unhelpful and disengaged with the rest of the human population. Also he seems to care very little about Kirill all together and emotionally abusing him like all the time.
Are you my mommy?: I am wondering is Bamboo Man/Cooper is an Alien too, which is why he’s got that fucked up teeth.
No connection: Can someone please explain to me why Kirill blames himself for Yuri’s death? Seven-O agents work with monsters all the time. If Doug said anything right, danger is part of their job. And if Yuri got shot while on duty (TRYING TO SAVE USELESS SOPHIE AND APPLE FFS) how does this have anything to do with the fact that Kirill is an alien uuuuhgghghg
What is wrong with this show?
Everything, really. Because this show has everything yet nothing. There is no plot, no filtering, no structure, no character development or engagement, no drive, no target – it’s just a show that embodies every possible cliche of the industry. And not in the way One-Punch Man does, mind you, but iIn the way that it has been written in the most brainless fashion imaginable.
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Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
Fall 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast