Just one blood filled picture to represent what has happened…
Red Garden is getting more disturbing and is turning out to be one of the best Gonzo works that I have seen.
Note: Since Shinsen should be out with the English subs very soon, it’s just a brief summary
The younger policeman found out about Lise from his dead compatriot, as he dialed up Kate. He wanted to know everything but he was eliminated when he found Lise that had blood all over her. It seemed that Lise had killed several people that tried to bring her back before she was eventually held. Rose was there to see her father work but it seemed that she was a little sick. Rachel’s boyfriend was reminiscing the old times with Rachel and wanted to get back with her. Even though Rachel wanted to do just that, she was torn of herself as an animus and rejected it. Claire visited her brother only to have a quarrel with her father once again, since he only arrived when everything was over. She had not forgiven her over his acts when he abandoned her mother (his wife) when she was dying.
Inside the ward, we saw that Claire’s brother is starting to study, as it seems that her father had made plans for teachers to teach her brother on the art of business. Claire dismissed it as just another act but her brother said that their father really cared. We also saw Paula trying to encourage Kate as she was feeling completely down, telling her that she knew everything that happened to her. That was why Paula protected her all the time, since she was helpless to do anything at all. Rose had also fallen sick after waiting too long in the snow, as her father brought her back to rest. Back in the hotel, Emilio and Herve were discussing about plans when Kate called them, telling them that she was outside the medicine company. However, she was caught as Herve said that he had to save Kate from their clutches. Kate’s last look saw Lise on the other side…
Is it just me but did Red Garden suddenly hope into a very strong bandwagon of violence, blood and plot twists flying everywhere like fighting chickens and donkey ears? I am pleasantly surprised at the sudden growth of this series, especially when people already assumed that Gonzo tends to disappoint more than amaze. It’s really depressing that Red Garden is not getting the accolades that it deserves because the amount of plot and pacing is immaculate.
My only complain in this episode is that I dislike how Rachel handled her relationship with her boyfriend, or well her ex-boyfriend. Even though I know that she is an animus and she worries that she might eventually forget and hence hurt him, I still feel that there is a way that she can rely on him since he is genuine in staying with her. I understand why she rejected him because of the fear that she will one day not remember anything if they win, or die if they lose. Still, the hopeful side of me is still wishing for a better end that will never come.
I am also disappointed at the backlash of Claire toward her father, which I feel was a bit too mean on her part. I mean, her father is clearly trying to compensate for not being around, even though I have no idea why he left for overseas during the period when her brother required him most. It is perhaps due to work, and Claire has a little bit of an argument for it. It is not strong though and I hope that she can finally understand that her father is trying hard to earn her trust. She is mature, but yet willful at such things.
I laughed when I realize that they actually fall sick just like normal people, with Rose falling ill in the cold. I do find it an irony that they are just like normal people other than the fact that they have a body that will not crumble. Now that the cause of the curse is down to the fact that both sides owned a book. I wonder when the full launch of the attack will come, since both sides know exactly where the headquarters are. More accurately, Herve now knows where the enemy is, yet I do not understand why Herve is aiming to rescue Kate when she’s the enemy. I don’t get that part at all.
To talk about something good, I like how they moved the plot in which that Kate is actually caught by the enemy. I know that Herve and Emilio are going to save her, but I do wonder what the other girls will do or whether they will find out anything as well. Usually, I feel that when they go into the heart of the enemy, some truths might appear and I do wonder what will appear in front of me.
The next episode seems to be the rescuing of Kate and perhaps Lise.