I’m beginning to think that Durarara!! might be following a specific pattern with these episodes. It seems that they’re alternating between episodes where Mikado is the main focus and episodes where they focus on a different character as well as their background. Episode 2 was focused on a minor character, the girl who was kidnapped and her past and it was an introduction to Izaya and a bit of Celty. This time it’s all about Celty and her doctor friend Shinra.
We discover that Celty (or Selty) is actually a Dullahan who mysteriously lost her head 20 years ago. However, she should still feel its presence and followed it all the way to Japan. This is how she met Shinra at the tiny age of 4. Their relationship started out far from normal as Celty was promised a place to stay in exchange for letting Shinra’s father perform an autopsy on her. Shinra was also forced to dissect the mysterious being. Celty gets a lead on someone who has claimed to have seen her before back in Europe. She finds him in hopes to find any clues on where her missing head might be. However, it turns out that the man just doesn’t know how to draw the missing head. Shinra makes a suggestion that maybe Celty doesn’t need the head as he likes her better that way.
Shinra is a bit of an odd fellow. Of course, being forced to perform an autopsy, living being or otherwise, probably influenced a bit of his personality. Not only is he in love with someone who is immortal, but he prefers his women to be headless… maybe since he won’t have to hear her talk all the time. >.>
It’s kind of nice to have a voice for our headless rider for a change. I think it gives the character a bit more personality rather than just leaving her seeming emotionless.
Looks like Charlie’s Angel got a new cell phone. =P
Whenever I see quick regeneration it reminds me too much of Baccano! now.
Not much else to say about this episode. It looks like things will pick up with Mikado and friends again next episode. Looking forward to next week!