Durarara!!×2 “Ketsu” – Episode 30 Review
This episode’s subtitle is “In for a penny, in for a pound.” This expression can be found in a Japanese proverb. It implies a situation where once you get involved in something or someone, you quickly find yourself in a situation where you can’t talk yourself out of it.
As the proverb suggests, this is a story of folks who found themselves in a boat all together and cannot go back.
Synopsis of the 30th Episode
Izaya is pleased with the action of Mikado, which far surpasses “his wildest expectations.” Izaya looks forward to observing the climax of the current disturbance that Mikado created. In order to guide the human “drama” to its highpoint he plans to remove “non-humans” from the cast. His removal list eventually expands to include his archrival, Shizuo. Meanwhile, Masaomi wants to stop whatever Mikado is doing, so, he turns to Chikage for help. On the other hand, Anri finds out an answer that she’s been looking for, thanks to the chat with Saki. Speaking of Mikado and Aoba, they receive a visit by Izumii.
Mikado Going Insane
What impacted me most in this episode is Mikado’s state of mind. On a surface he looks perfectly normal, however, there is no doubt that Mikado is increasingly growing erratically.
For example, despite that he is under tremendous pressure given the grave situation, he abruptly starts fussing over Aoba’s summer homework. How can he spend time on such little stuff? Instead of tearing his hair apart, he acts strangely calm, which is reeeeally creepy.
In addition, Izumii visits Mikado to hand him something. The contents remain uncovered but I suppose it is a gun. It turned out that Izumii is connected to Aozaki from Awakusu-Kai. The Shadow of gangsters begins sneaking up on Mikado, stirring up a threatening air. What is Mikado going to do with that thing he received from Izimii?
The Boat that You Already Embarked
Masaomi gets Chikage’s help to coordinate his purpose: stop Mikado. Masaomi tells everything about how things got tangled up so far. Chikage is a good listener. Once he digests the entire story, he chews out Masaomi. “Dumbass!” Chikage criticizes that Masaomi didn’t take action when he should have, and that he can’t pull anyone into the mess to get him out. Well actually, Chikage is the one who steps into getting involved.
As Chikage correctly puts, the whole mess began between Mikado and Masaomi. That personal issue has grown bigger, beyond Dollars, and out of hands to involve even more folks in the town.
Now that things affect full-fledged gangsters, no one can get out or go back. This, is exactly what the proverb says; you get involved once, you cannot turn back
Well, how did you enjoy the show?
Oh boy this is getting complicated and confusing. I have no idea how the story goes after this. Let’s look forward to it on the next episode!
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