Kate = Sleeper Hold?
This is a build up episode, presumingly, with a strong complication with the introduction of Herve in the life of Kate. I think this will start to grow to be a very complicated relationship, since Kate has no idea that the enemy is so close. Herve, of course knows it.
Will Kate be ….captured? I cannot wait to know but for now, it’s the episode summary and thoughts waiting for this episode!
Kate met up with her sister and her boyfriend, Emilio as they talked about how her sister actually met up with him and that she was the one doing all the chasing. Kate responded that he would definitely be accepted as they left the place, only for him to ask for Kate’s boyfriend. As Kate stammered to respond, her sister said Kate did not have one, since she was very slow in such things and told her whether she needed any introduction. Her boyfriend then added that they should talk about finding a guy for Kate as Kate smiled. In the Grace room, the other Grace met up with Paula, stating that one of the latecomers today was Kate and requested for Kate to be out of Grace due to her behavior being unacceptable.
A cut scene appeared of Claire, with her close guy friend ignoring her as he saw her in school. As Rachel and her boyfriend walked along the corridor, they had the conversation where Rachel left early and bumped with the teacher. Rachel lied about the situation He then accused her of making him a green cuckold and asked if she had slept or kissed with him, with Rachel slapping him on the face. She was about to cry, as she said it was nothing like that. Her boyfriend eventually gave chase and consoled her, saying that he did not know what possessed him to say that.
In the shoe closet area, Kate met up with Paula, with Paula saying that the other Grace were trying to kick Kate out but she would not allow it. Kate instead accepted it because she realized that she had not done the duty in an accepted manner. However, Paula refused, saying that it would directly affect advances of Kate’s life in the future and that she would do anything to stop them, as Paula decided to use a clause in the rules to stop them from kicking her out. Paula then hugged Kate, assuring her that if she had any trouble, Kate should not hesistate to find her (yuri, anyone?).
We have a few scenes then of Rose and her friend trying to find her father, Paula using her powers as the president to veto Kate’s stay in Grace and Claire trying to find a job in a sleazy restaurant where the girls were wearing very few pieces of clothing. Rachel and her boyfriend were also discussing to have an Arts day, as Rachel told him not to be overly concerned with the incident earlier and that it was not like him. However, he insisted that they visited a museum. We then saw Herve talking to Lise in a very unemotional way, before leaving, stating that the time was up. Lise then asked why Herve was so cold to her and whether he hated her and he replied “YES”.
Claire found herself back at the hamburger shop that she quit in a huff, as she had a livid discussion with the boss, having a totally bad attitude. The boss however, did add that he would allow her to be back if she changed her work attitude and that some of his old guests actually missed her style of cooking. Since the place was not made for quality but for old-timers, he wanted her back. It was clear that Claire was touched by the boss’s behavior as she added that her wages would be high and he replied that he would be ok if she worked hard for it. With that, we saw a smile from Claire, saying that she would not care if her fans would increase. He then added that he would learn from her.
Rose and her friend went over to a sleazy part of town to find her father, only to run away when a guy from the attic tried to hook her up. We also see Herve meeting up with Emilio and we realized that Emilio is in Herve’s clan and that Emilio realized that Kate was in fact the enemy. Herve then told him to break up with his girlfriend and that the head family would ask him to do so. However, Emilio could not accept it, as he left, with Herve warning him that he would suffer a backlash if the head clan discovered it because they would not forgive people who betrayed the clan.
Rachel and her boyfriend were together in a party, as her boyfriend remarked that it had been a long time since they spent any time alone. However, Rachel saw the butterflies and made an excuse to leave, only to say sorry. Her boyfriend did not know why as he was left confused. They then gathered to fight the monster, with all of them showing way more capabilities than before to fight. In the end, we had a meeting of Kate’s family and Emilio, only for Herve to appear on the scene.
Very importantly, if anyone has watched the fighting scene of the female characters in this episode, there is something really different in them. It is that they have became very proficent in killing the man beast from Herve’s clan. I am truly surprised to see how Kate and Claire are able to overpower their opponents completely, even in mere strength. I mean, Claire literally smashed the man beast across the air and made a huge dent in the brick wall. That is perhaps the awakening of their powers with their special bodies, even though I must admit that it is interesting to see that Rose is still hiding like a scared cat in the fight.
Yes, I am sometimes annoyed at Rose’s gutless behavior.
Also, I find that the meeting of Herve is clearly interesting. The clear disdain of Herve in the girls showed that he would probably do anything to get back at them. Add to the fact that Kate is in fact the enemy and that she has no idea that Herve is the enemy makes for some really scary plot. I can imagine Herve trying to charm Kate to him before doing something hideously wrong.
However, I cannot blame Herve for doing it if he ever does. He has to meet with Lise all the time in order to keep her in balance for the clan (even though he hated her for stealing the chances of survival for Anna and Mireille). He has to do all that simply for the clan and I think a lesser man will have cracked.
I also find that some of the scenes are very touching, yet sad as well. The scene of Rachel leaving after seeing the butterflies really shows something sad as Rachel tried to call her boyfriend after the battle, only reaching a voice mail. It also feels ominous because one of her friends in fact is interested in her boyfriend and we see her appearing to comfort her boyfriend when Rachel rushed off for the fight. I hope that is no implication that her friend stole her boyfriend away in the exchange of physical lust. I hope not.
Claire’s interaction with the hamburger boss is also interesting. Considering Claire’s character and the boss, it is a really sweet conversation, in that Claire really find someone who is able to support her. Even though it is very rough in the conversation, it is clear that the boss cares a lot about Claire and Claire realizes it. Considering Claire’s aloofness, it shows something and it probably makes her feel a lot better than anything.
Anyway, I hope whoever is reading this entry learns just a bit more and thanks for the viewing. Comment if anything ^_^. Next episode seems to deal with Kate’s meeting with Herve.