I know this is a rather heavy and serious episode but this scene where Kate tries to do push ups is hilarious. She cannot even do one at all. Pretty laughable but this show clearly is not.
Lula’s face when she said “we already tried” was painful….and sad.
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The start of the episode showed Lise on the bed, with everyone checking on her to make sure that her bodily functions were all right. The doctor also told Lise her name as he smiled. While talking to the grandfather, the doctor noted how adaptable the body was and that the body would be important for the survival of the clan. The grandfather also reaffirmed that their clan and Lula are in an antagonistic nature. As we changed scenes, Kate was explaining to the girls about how Herve’s clan was going to take their bodies as a form of reproduction in order for their clan to survive. However, the discussion was interrupted by Rose’s cellphone, as she was called by Lula.
The girls then rushed over to Lula, only for her to point out a normal fat businessman and saying that he would probably be their next enemy soon. The two clans had cursed each other and hid the way to cure each other. It was then that we realized that all these beasts were normal people, where you could not distinguish them until the symptoms of them about to change came. As the man walked past, Lula and JC tried to avert attention, as she told them that they might be attacked one day.
Kate was at home as she worried about the aspect of being abducted and having to protect themselves. With that, she tried to do push ups but failed miserably as her sister came in. Her sister asked her to meet up with her boyfriend, to see if her father would love him or not. Rachel was watching the television on an exercise machine and eventually called to inquire. A cut scene had Claire practicing her swing, only to be given advice by a drunkard. Rose was with her two siblings while they asked her when their father would return and that the meat was hard. She stumbled in speech, only to mumble that he would be back if they behaved themselves.
The police and assistant were still searching for the answer, with the older police not impressed with the report that Lise had suicided. The photo on his hand 1 week before the death of Lise was extremely strange (it might be someone else but…) as it looked nothing like Lise at all. A day probably passed as Rose went out with her friend as they talked about Rose’s father who left them suddenly, with her mom also in the hospital after that. Rose’s friend then offered to help her find her father.
Claire was also out with her close guy friend as they went around to buy lemons and groceries. He actually wanted to invite her to the movies for free, but Claire flared up before he could end his line as she felt that he did not realize the situation she was in. She then scolded him, saying that he did not understand anything since he did not have to spend any energy to waste in order to have money. Angered, she left in a rush, leaving her friend bewildered and apologizing as he turned away. As Claire looked back, she was annoyed at her own temper ruining things because she knew her friend had nothing to do with it.
At the lab, Lise asked for Herve as Herve met up with the grandfather, asking if he had forsaken both Mirelle and Anna. He said that the medicine for them had not changed, the doctor had not visited them and that everyone was simply letting them die as Lise was here to save the clan. The grandfather said that he could not possibly forsake the two girls and that the doctor was trying all his means to find a cure. The grandfather simply told Herve to meet Lise. As Herve met up with Lise, he looked at her with a hurtful and despising look, clearly disliking the person that stole the fate of his two sisters away.
On the streets, we see the same fat businessman looking troubled, sweating and panting quite heavily. JC was at the background looking at him as he had a call with his wife. Slowly attracted to a red light (the flower), he transformed as the girls were asked to kill. Claire recognized the man as the same guy they seen yesterday, with the beast biting Rachel and slamming Kate to a tree. As Claire hesitated, Rachel was in trouble before Claire slammed the baseball bat at her.
Claire then screamed at Lula, saying that the man had a family and he was normal just before this. She then asked why they could not stop them before they changed before Lula snapped. She said she tried every way, sacrificing many of her clansman while finding a way. She then added that there was only one way, to kill before they got killed. The ending scene had Herve looking helplessly through a window, looking at the rain as the grandfather and the doctor talked about Lise holding up the survival of the clan.
It is without doubt that both sides have cursed each other, with both sides withholding the method to get rid of the curse. I guess the endless struggles have caused both sides to lose trust. We also know that the men and women from each clan do not have any symptoms of turning into a monster until it is too late. This is seen from the man who was fine the day before and now turned into a monster. The man had a family, had a wife and had everything in a normal state.
Unlike a few that had said earlier, the flower does not seem to be the trigger for the change. It feels more like a beacon to attract these man beasts, so that they can be directed to somewhere without anyone. It will be extremely dangerous if they are to assault normal people on the streets, no? I think that the flower is an item created by Lula and JC that will be able to add as a beacon for these transformed beings from the other clan to be attracted by it. Yet, it makes no sense in a way. I mean, how did JC know that the man is about to transform? Do they send people to observe these people constantly? I have no clue.
Claire’s outburst shows that she is still struggling a lot with the situation. However, everyone is working hard to grow stronger, which is a good thing, as Lula proved to show that she is not a bad person. The strength of this show is that there are no real bad characters.
Can you say that Herve is bad for wanting to find a cure for Mirelle and Anna? Can you say that his grandfather is bad for trying to protect his clan? Can you say that Lula is bad to curse and slay the man beasts? Can you say that the doctor is bad for choosing Lise over the two other girls because Lise is critical to their survival?
My answer for the above questions is no.
There is no longer right or wrong, good or bad sides in the story, which makes it difficult to take a side. Red Garden shows that in the real world, there is no longer right or wrong, simply where you stand or who wins. This feels realistic.
And this also makes it painful.