Episode 10 Impressions: Terror in Resonance

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While Nine is on the run, and Twelve seems to have successfully rescued Lisa, things don’t look too well for Five and her failing health. Could she, like Nine and Twelve, be short on time?

e10terrorinresonance1Synopsis
As Five is down for the count, laid up in a hospital, Lisa and Twelve find themselves safe and sound elsewhere. Freed from their recent danger at the carnival. Though Twelve is in no way without inner turmoil as he struggles with double-crossing his partner Nine.

Nine seems to have taken his recent lashings, but not straying from the ultimate goal. Walking himself right into the police department, he surrenders himself as the famous Sphynx. Afterwards, he claims that he will only speak to Shibazaki, though this is a request the police are unwilling to fulfill.

Shibazaki, no longer of the police force, continues his pursuit of the ones responsible for the Athena Plan. Confronting Shunzo Mamiya, the man of whom he holds a personal grudge with, it seems all he gets is excuses for personal gain. An effort to improve Japan enough to help Japan rise up again as a worldwide power rather than remain a defeated national from the World War II era. Creating humans whose intelligence surpass ordinary people and become more formidable than any weapon.

Shibazaki knows for a fact now that Sphynx are two of those very same children and claims that one very powerful bomb they created is under their possession now, and a tool to get their revenge. A bomb that Nine has already prepared to go off if things don’t go as planned in his attempt to broadcast a message to the world.

e10terrorinresonance2Thoughts
This episode did very well in bringing everything to a final fold. The cards all seem to be in play, and the final danger is at hand. Shibazaki is really turning out to be the star of the show in his bring-down of the parties involved with Athena Plan, though I’m actually surprised that he never seems to be in danger, despite all of the warnings he’s thrown.

Unfortunately it looks as if Five will remain a stain on this show in the end. Her writing was ridiculously poor and really only ended up being a road block to the overall story. Even her actions in this episode made little to no sense whatsoever.

At any rate, the next episode will be the conclusion, so I hope you all will look forward to the final verdict on this show as it comes to its grand finale.

Episode 10: Helter Skelter

THUMBS UP!

THUMBS UP!

IMPRESSIONS VERDICT:
Great

Pros:

  • Great build to finale
  • Great action
  • Touching moments

Cons:

  • Five terribly written to the end
  • Some questionable visuals
  • Shibazaki meeting no danger

Impressions are based on a single episode and don’t necessarily reflect the series as a whole. Unless dropped, we will continue to give updates on thoughts and impressions of the series as time goes by.

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