One step forward, one step back?
After what was the best episode of the season for Durarara, I had respectably high hopes that we were looking at a resurgence of he enthusiasm the first season generated – at least the levels the second cour did, anyway. But this one left me pretty ambivalent, to be honest?. Square one? No – hopefully just a blip. But a letdown nonetheless.
- I’m not sure what Narita thought Akane added to the story, but for me she’s a distraction and a roadblock. Moe pandering in series like this rarely pays off, and every time she’s involved DRRR feels much more conventional – and I really don’t think it’s at its best when it feels conventional.
- Izaya? Yeah, he’s approaching Baka Ouji levels of trolling at this point. Did Narita think we needed to be shown he wasn’t even above using little kids to get us to appreciate what sleazeball he is? Because I thought it was already pretty obvious.
- Uchuu Kyoudai cameo? Best part of the episode.
- 2nd best part of the episode? Shooter turning into the weirdest-looking van ever and Celty thinking that would make everything fine and inconspicuous.