March 7th, 2009
Your pickup lines need work, Layfon.
A pretty poorly paced episode, but still relatively entertaining. After rehashing the cliffhanger from last week, everybody just sort of wandered off. There were also some very awkward jumps between flashbacks and present with little warning. It did, however, only give about half the story of Layfon’s past and in the true spirit of random encounters, probably raised more questions than it answered. The Anubis-men were back, which somehow ended up in Shante going berserk. Their deal still hasn’t even been touched on at all so far. Whatever magical beastie thing is inside of Leerin also made a guest appearance to scare off some crazy guy who was obsessed with Layfon.
Speaking of him, I rather like how they’re presenting Grendan’s side of things so far. Even while they kicked Layfon out, they’re mostly still being presented as good and likeable folks. I’m with them anyway on Layfon’s exile. You really don’t want the queen’s bodyguards to be motivated by something other than loyalty to the queen. Who even cares about the honor and such? The personal bodyguard for the most important person in the country shouldn’t have a known price.
Strangely, the only Engrish this week came from Leerin’s letter. "I was aimed at" indeed.
Leerin goes about her life in Grendan while thinking about Layfon. As she talks to her father, they feel a presence, but it disappears.
Nina gets the full rundown on Layfon from Gorneo, that he was fighting for money and was exiled for it. Felli picks on Shante a little more.
Back in Grendan, the Heavens Blades investigate a murder. Leerin writes another letter to Layfon while Synola plays with her. Leerin senses something’s wrong and runs to her father. Synola orders Savaris to follow.
Layfon flashes back to Leerin’s father expressing his disappointment, bleeding into Nina doing the same. More of her complaining that he holds things back from her while he says that everything was to keep living.
In Grendan again, Leerin’s father is attacked by a mutated human looking for Layfon. It’s actually somebody that Layfon defeated in a Heaven’s Blade tournament by cutting off his arm. It attacks multiple times and breaks her father’s sword before knocking him out. Leerin falls into a trance and a golden lion thing appears and scares the man away. Leerin faints, but Synola is there to catch her. Savaris catches the monster in his strings and proceeds to go to town on the poor thing.
At Zuellni, Gorneo wakes up to find Shante missing. He sees the Anubis-men in the hallway, but when he follows, Shante appears and attacks in a berserk rage. He blocks her strikes, and then she knocks herself out on the ceiling.
Felli and Fon-fon share a moment of him saying that he hair smells nice. She’s curious about Grendan, but not the money… Leerin. She stops herself and blushes as soon as she says it. Layfon doesn’t give an answer, but extends his hand to help her up. She’s about to take it when Nina interrupts the nice moment to finish her talk with Layfon.
Brawl at the rundown regios.