Please excuse the Megas XLR reference and the terribad CSI: Miami comic spoof.
So the apparent theme of this episode is things that are lost and found. Anri lost her shoes, Erika lost her partner in crime and Celty lost her head… wait we already knew that last one.
We’re also treated to some revelations in the story, most of which were speculated by some of the commenter and myself earlier in the series.
It’s Celty’s day off and she’s cookin’ for Shinra. Although Shinra is deeply moved by this gesture, Celty’s lack of taste brings him to tears. Celty realizes that Shinra is forcing himself to eat her cooking and storms out after preventing him from eating anymore. While Celty is gone, Shinra is called to “fix-up” a kid who attempted a terrorist attack on Yagiri Pharmacy. We then learn that Shinra has been keeping some of his own secrets…
Elsewhere, Mikado and Kida help Anri look for her missing shoes (most likely from an act of bullying). Anri gives up after a short while but Mikado continues to search for them. Mikado eventually finds the shoes and brings them back to Anri at her home, but while Mikado was probably expecting a much more enthusiastic response, Anri simply says “thanks” and sends him off.
After Shinra’s job at Yagiri Pharmacy was done, he meets up with Celty and they go out to eat “sushi” at the Russian sushi shop. There they get fortune cookies with messages that conveniently describe their situation.
And as a closing to this fine episode, we see Seiji and his lover. The big bomb dropped here when Seiji casually calls the girl “Celty” which further proves that the head on the girl belongs to our favorite headless rider. Not only this, but we finally catch a glance at what Celty’s head really looks like in one of her dreams.
Poor Shinra, even the cookies are telling him it’s useless.
So it seems that Shinra knows more than he’s letting on. With the hints that were presented in this episode, it seems that Shinra possibly knows what has happened with Celty’s head. This would explain why he’s so intent on telling Celty that she’s better off without her head. Whether this is something Shinra truly wants or if it’s just that he’s being pressured to keep the secrets he knows hidden is still something to ponder.
If connections is what Mikado wants then the Dollars might be able to accomodate that…
I’m still having a hard time thinking of what Mikado’s role in this entire story might be. Everyone keeps hinting that Mikado will have some major role in the future and since he’s the main character, I would not doubt it. It seems that Mikado wants connections or relationships according to his little message that he left. I’m not sure if this is just referring to Anri or if it just means that he wants to meet lots of people. If the latter is true, his involvement with the Dollars looks like it’s going to true pretty soon. I do feel bad for Mikado though getting shut down by Anri. =\
So Seiji is in love with Celty’s head and not Harima nor Celty’s other “half”. We still don’t know how Seiji knows her name or how deep his connection with this whole scandal is, but one thing I know is that Seiji is creepy as hell. He almost sounds like a guy who would chop up different women and sew them together to get the perfect girlfriend. Ugh.