Here we go again at the stupid stuff.
As the title says it, there’s filler… and there’s filler. The previous two episodes, despite the rather letdown conclusion, was decent filler that would not hurt any series at all. This week’s filler was something rather unexpected. Oh, if it helps, next week seems to be YET another filler.
Ciel got an ancient camera through an auction, with the reputation of capturing the image of a dead person you cared the most in it. It was the camera of Henry Fox, a famous scientist. In order to test it, he took a picture of Finny, and a bird appeared. It turned out that the bird was Finny’s precious pet until he accidentally killed it with his strength. One flaw in the camera is that it required the target to stand still for ten seconds before the shot was effective. Ciel asked the three useless servants to help in a plot to capture Sebastian in the camera.
After that, the three ineffectual servants tried various ways to make Sebastian keep still with zero success. Even Ciel got into the act of luring Sebastian to his room, but Sebastian was able to evade it. Just when the servants were complaining, Sebastian told the three of them to take care of Pluto as a visitor was coming over. Sebastian mumbled that he could finally watch in peace, clearly showing that he knew what was going on.
Finny was playing with Pluto, and it’s clear that they were unable to take care of Pluto. Sebastian finally finished his work, and was playing with a cat. However, Sebastian was interrupted by Pluto as Pluto was jealous that Sebastian was giving too much attention to the cat. The three reported their failure, and they were thinking of a plan. Just then, Liu came in saying that he has a plan, and he would definitely succeed. Then, he asked, “So, what are we dealing with.” The guest, a financial reporter, came. Liu tried to use one of his girls for a lust effect, but Sebastian was completely unshaken. Ciel felt stupid to trust Liu on this.
In the meeting room, Tanaka was simply trying to keep his adult form while Sebastian explained Phantomhive’s vision in the future. They were intending to expand their influence in Europe and America, as well as improving the quality and customer service to propel Phantomhive to the top. Sebastian reported that the interview was well, and it was clear Ciel was keen to avoid any pictures (for security). At night, their final plan was at place. Finny was told to throw a marble statue at Ciel. Finny was worried about it, but Ciel told him to do it.
Just when the statue was about to fall, Sebastian came to save him. With the sparkles, it was conducive for the photo to be taken. However, Sebastian simply said that Ciel could ask for a photograph if he wanted his photo that much. Ciel tried to deny the allegations. Later that day, the three were developing the negatives when Pluto interrupted with a burst of flames. It turned out that Sebastian was the one ordering the destruction, and awarded Pluto with a bone.
As Sebastian entered the study room, he found Ciel sleeping soundly. He took a picture of Ciel, and the image showed Sebastian, Pluto and Ciel. The three started wondering about how the three actually related to each other. Sebastian was teasing Ciel about the picture. He said that the image was merely an illusion, but humans were dumb enough to accept this. Finny started wondering that the image should show a picture of the dead, and found it strange that Sebastian was in the picture. However, due to his carefree behavior, he did not bother about it too much.
What in the holy crap! You know, I am generally lenient to fillers, as long as they advance the plot or develop the characters in a meaningful manner. However, when fillers became as blatant, it makes it almost impossible for me to review anything with an objective manner. How should I start? It feels like a totally stupid episode right from the start because Ciel suddenly wanted to test a spirit-capturing camera. The fact that the three have proven themselves to be humans who are unable to do anything to save their life makes it silly for Ciel to request any work from them. In fact, they should never exist in this anime, but we need them to make them awesome. Sigh.
Oh yes, tell me about it. I am actually slight because they wasted more than 18 minutes of the series for absolutely fluff that no one except those who likes fanservice of idiots (those three), shotas (Ciel’s sleeping), yaoi innuendo (one scene at the end) and naked dog men (Pluto) will actually have something positive to say of this episode. If you are wondering, I am not interested in silly things. It was downright bad, even if the animation did not go into Naruto-level fillers or Bleach-level fillers. Now, that one was just a blatant attempt to milk the franchise. This is intolerable too, but it obviously will never reach the epic levels of those crap stuff.
Now, if you allow me to say something, I find the entrance of Pluto to be pretty much annoying in general. The gag of Pluto hating the three and loving Sebastian was not even half funny when it came the first time. By the second time it came, it was boring and dry. Maybe my lack of humor glands was the problem, but I think that I do laugh easily when it’s funny. I actually found myself cutting my nails from boredom, and hence had to watch the episode again when I did the summary.
So, since I have almost nothing good to say about this, what do you think of this episode. Just as a warning, next week seems to be yet another filler.