Why isn’t this paper edible…
This episode was quite a shift in mood. The previous episodes were essentially “feelgood” episodes, the cliche, action movie type. This episode was of a darker hue, and it ended ominously. Koko was also a bit troubled in this episode; that’s contrary to her usual coolness.
Valmet’s past was extended on from the previous episode. I considered the first “flashback episode” about her to be somewhat melodramatic, this one was better in maintaining the correct balance of drama and development.
Koko’s character also shifted from being coolheadedly strategic to being impulsively reckless. Although she does have good reason for doing so, [Valmet is extremely close to her, even more so than her parents] it is a surprising shift. I would assume for her to be passively convinced that Valmet would not abandon her, given their relationship. But even then, I suppose that even the smallest possibility of losing her scares Koko.
But, aside from the new character developments, the episodic storyline remains the same. More people are after Koko, in aspirations of killing her for money. But, contrary to most others, this trio appears to be somewhat success considering the ending scene. Killing Hugo off is a possibility, considering that his character is present enough to trigger the viewer’s sympathy, but not significant enough to break the storyline. But aside from that, not exactly an original development.
On-going Thoughts: Concluding Thoughts
Concluding episode next week, let’s see how that goes.