Wowowow. Talk about your turn of events here. Although some of you already probably called it, but for those of us who weren’t expecting it, we found out something pretty shocking. This episode feels a bit like an ending for this so called “arc” and rightly so as we’re probably moving on to other things.
Last episode ended with Seiji attacking Mikado with a scalpel. Celty jumps in the way and successfully protects Mikado. However, as Celty is about to slice through Seiji,
Celty-Mika HARIMA MIKA jumps in the way and begs them to stop. As Mika beings explaining things, everyone realizes that it is not Celty’s head on Mika’s body and that she never died in the first place. Mika went through cosmetic surgery to look very similar to Celty’s missing head to fool Seiji with the help of Namie and Shinra. This puts Seiji in a state of shock and Celty rides off to confront Shinra. Mikado is left chatting with Izaya after the whole event.
Shinra reveals that he knew where Celty’s head was this whole time and that he didn’t tell Celty because he was afraid that she would vanish once she got her head back. He explains that he thinks Celty is only able to exist in the human world because she is missing her head. Celty explains to Shinra that she wants her head back because she’s scared that someone could “kill” her if they destroyed her head. Both agree that they had been stubborn with their assumptions and forgive each other.
The next few days, everything seems to return to normal. Seiji and Mika return to school and apologize/thank Mikado for everything that’s happened. Mikado, Kida, and Anri are back to their usual antics. Celty seems to not care about her head anymore and Izaya shows his conniving side again. Namie is seen with Izaya who now is in possession of Celty’s real head. He says that he believes that there is an afterlife and that is because he considers Celty as an “Angel of Death”.
Well first thing’s first. Like some of you have commented in my last post, that wasn’t really Celty’s head on Mika’s body. I, along with most of the characters in the show, were deceived into believing that some how Namie and her company were able to magically place a dullahan’s head on a human’s body and bring it back to life. Thinking back on it, it really does seem foolish to believe that, but in a story with a headless rider and a guy that’s able to throw vending machines across town, I was willing to throw impossibilities out the window.
Izaya playing around with Celty’s head in the end of the episode was a bit creepy. I’m not sure how many people would be able to play around with a severed head as if it were a play thing of sorts. I wonder what the inside of the neck looks like… is it empty or…? Anyways, Izaya mentions giving a fallen angel back her wings at the end of the episode. I wonder if he really means giving Celty back her head, but I know it can’t be that simple. He wants this “Angel of Death” to take him to heaven, so I’m sure he’s going to try and make some preparations for this and makes sure he’ll get to go to the afterlife.
I really don’t see what Celty sees in Shinra. He just seems like a selfish brat to me. But to each their own I guess.
But these two are perfect for each other! I don’t know about you guys, but Mika’s stalker mode creeped me out a bit… even a little more than Seiji’s love mania.
Uh-oh! You forgot to leave the door open for me! Luckily I have my trusty Z-E Pick Gun. Never leave home without it!
Other things that were revealed/confirmed but we already pretty much knew were the identities of the chatters (Mikado/Tanaka Tarou, Celty/Setton, Izaya/Kanra) and Izaya being the one who was directing Mika through cell phone. The next episode seems to feature this awesome looking motorcycle rider. The facial features remind me a little of Isaac from Baccano… but he can’t possibly make another appearance can he?