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It’s nice to have one plot-related episode following another plot-related episode without major interruptions or deviations. That’s the pattern the show has set before this point but now that we’re only a few weeks away, I hope this is a sign that we’re moving towards some sort of definitive conclusion for all. Conspiracies are swirling around our cast. Technically, there’s not much that happens specifically in this episode but there are plenty of context clues and harbingers of other things to come. I’m excited even if sometimes I feel the series is too vague.
We get our first look at what Emi has been up to in the past few episodes at the end. She’s no prisoner in the traditional sense, but she’s certainly in the powerless position of being forced to wait until Olba and the rest of the organization complete whatever plans they have for her. that. As Maou said in the previous volume, Emi is one of the strongest people alive so I assume they have something to cover her head to prevent her from kicking her ass and taking names. At first I thought it was her dad but since her dad has been in Japan for at least the past few weeks I don’t know what specific leverage they used.
Speaking of leverage, I wonder if that’s why Shira was kidnapped; so that he could be used as leverage against Maou. The plan worked out here seemed relatively simple as the demon was asked to cause a ruckus in order to both obtain Chiho’s shards, and be able to divert attention for Gabriel and the other angels to kidnap. Shiro. There’s some cool crap in there but I really have to wonder why all of this is happening now. Is it possible that any of the rituals going on are time-sensitive or are the angels just taking advantage of the opportunity when they have it when Emi is no longer on Earth?
And that didn’t even require the owner of the beach that Maou and company worked for a while ago. I still don’t know who she really is and what her connection to the landlady is. She talked to Gabriel as if she didn’t know him but there seemed to be some sort of territorial understanding going on like the rules of an unbreakable treaty. This woman is not an angel and based on what we know very little about her backstory, she may be from Earth but I feel there are a lot of interesting lore that we will not be told any time soon. It’s annoying but if we can continue down the path of plot reveal and moving forward, at this point I don’t really care as long as we reach a satisfying conclusion. some.
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