Probably the best scene of the episode.
Happy Lunar New Year to you all (and Valentine’s Day but screw that commercial holiday! …I’m not bitter… not at all. >.>).
This episode clears up a lot of the mysteries present in the previous episodes. We get a glimpse of who the Dollars are, who the hell “Dotachin” is and who those three kidnappers were and how they’re related to Namie Yagiri (the female doctor). However, despite the negative connotations the Dollars had before this episode, we see something much less threatening and rather humorous in a sense.
Kadota, a.k.a. Dotachin, ans his buddies are all apparently part of a mysterious organization called the Dollars. They are a loosely knit group with none of the members knowing who the leader actually is. However, it is speculated that the leader is none other than Izaya Orihara himself. What the purpose of the Dollars is still unknown even to it’s members since there are no rules or restrictions. The members must simply state that they’re part of the Dollars.
We start off with Togusa, Kadota, Karisawa, and Yumasaki involved in a car chase with the three kidnappers from the first episode. It turns out that the kidnappers work for a medical company by delivering them humans for experimentation. This company, Yagiri Pharmacy, is where Seiji’s sister, Namie, works… hence the name. What is involved with the human experimentation is yet to be revealed however.
This all came together when the kidnappers took Kaztano, a friend of our four heroes and especially Togusa. The group eventually find the kidnappers and save Kaztano from being a human experiment and find out the location of Yagiri Pharmacy. Not much else happens in this episode, but at least some light has been shed on who everyone is exactly.
Geez there girls are everywhere, aren’t they?
Celty is really into aliens…
These two always seemed kind of quirky but I didn’t expect them to be a bit sadistic. Of course, they could just be joking… I hope.
Looks kind of like Haruhi…
Overall, a great episode. I had some laughs with all of the Dollars’ antics and Shizuo randomly throwing crap out of no where. And like I’ve said before, it’s finally nice to get some information out of this show even though a lot of it could have been speculated from previous episodes. It seems like next episode we learn more about Shizuo and his past with Izaya. Can’t wait for more vending machine action!
At the time of this writing, Shokkeru was very hungry with all the images of sushi…