Ryugamine Mikado ikimasu!
So what the hell just happened here?
For those of us who watched the latest episode of Durarara!!, there was a major turning point in the plot at the very end of the episode. There’re a few speculations I have on what the meaning behind Mikado’s little surge of inspiration was exactly, but we can safely assume now that Mikado will begin playing a major role in the series finally.
This honestly felt like a really short episode. It starts off with a brief recap of Mikado’s involvement with the Celty/Celty-Mika chase from the last episode. Mikado invites Kida over and tells him everything that happened and while Kida does not really believe a word that Mikado has told him, Kida still makes light of the whole situation as he normally would. This extends into the next day at school while Kida attracts attention to Mikado’s “problem”. Of course, no one at school believes his story either. Kida and Mikado eventually seek out another student by the name of Takiguchi Ryo, who Kida has a suspicion is a Dollars member. This is shortly found out to be true when Takiguchi openly admits the fact to Kida and Mikado.
This seems to be all lead up to where Mikado gets a chance to meet Celty (with Izaya spectating close by). Mikado asks Celty if he could see what’s behind her helmet and Celty agrees. Mikado is strangely overcome with joy and agrees to attempt to talk Celty-Mika into talking with Celty. However, it seems that Celty-Mika has disappeared and two mysterious men from Yagiri Pharmacy ambush Mikado in his own apartment. Izaya and Celty chase off the two guys and Mikado is saved. When Mikado hears that the two men were from Yagiri Pharmacy, he some how pieces together various events and facts that he’s learned recently. After logging into the Dollars website (perhaps for the first time or not) he stands up and faces Celty and Izaya and simply says “All the cards are in my hand.”
Now I’ve lost it, I know I can kill…
So, really. I am at a complete loss as to what really happened here. I don’t want to be spoiled or anything, but somehow I feel that there is something that I am missing here. I get that he’s logging into the Dollars site (with an interesting password btw =P) but I don’t really understand why he’s doing so after having his little epiphany. Is it a simple “calling to arms” or is there something more to this? At any rate, it seems that things are going to get a lot more interesting from here on out.
Izaya is such a roller coaster of emotions. There are times where I think he’s a total “bad guy” and a jerk but other times where he’s just completely awesome. This episode belongs to the latter. Izaya brings a new meaning to kicking a guy when he’s down. Not to mention, imaginary motorcycle Izaya was equally amazing.
Togusa’s really passionate about his car…
I guess it’s okay if she’s pretty… right?
So in closing, I’m on the fence on a single matter regarding Mikado. Was Mikado already a member of the Dollars and was feigning ignorance this whole time? Then this revelation at the end of the episode would just be a confirmation that Mikado is really a Dollars member. OR! Was Mikado not a member prior to this event and this is just a way of showing that he’s decided to become a member… GAAHHH There’s also the fact that Takiguchi calling Mikado famous. Just what is going on? I can’t wait for next weeeeeeeeeek!
Oh… P.S. No spoilers in the comments prz!