Sakamoto Ryouta once again demonstrates that he’s ridiculously lucky.
After Ryouta is supposedly killed in the explosion, Date shows his true colors which are those of a pompous, entitled prick. Himiko enters into a state of shock but Shiki’s timely arrival saves her from Date. Shiki and Date fight but the former is lured into a trap and taken down.
Date once again corners Himiko but she’s saved yet again, this time by… you know what, it needs to be seen to be believed.
Yeah. I don’t know either. I’m pretty fucking sure that boobs do not work like that. Anime physics only grows stranger by the day.
But let’s scrub that sight from our brains and continue. As expected, Ryouta does not really die in the explosion. He manages to get himself into a safe position just in the nick of time. And thus he returns, not too injured and declaring that while he’s not dead, his naiveté is. I’m a little skeptical since he still thinks that they can hijack a helicopter to get off the island all together but he at least seems to be over his near-instant trust of people.
Ryouta faces off against Date who tries to lure him into a trap just like with Shiki. That man just loves to use the same trick over and over. Fortunately, it doesn’t work and he is instead fooled by Ryouta into getting caught in his own explosion. Ryouta steals himself to kill Date and take his chip but Shiki, who’s apparently as hard to kill as a cockroach, shows up and says that she’ll spare them from staining their hands.
But for all that she makes a production of killing Date, she’s unable to go through with it in the end because her, uh, love trumps reason. Or something. I don’t really get it and neither does Ryouta apparently. Himiko claims that she understands but she does not deign to enlighten us. Really though, the guy betrayed Shiki twice. First, he ruined her career and life, then he tried to kill her. That does not sound like the kind of thing anyone can move past. Shiki is either a saint or an idiot, and for all that I like her, I’m more inclined to believe the latter.
Gut that fucker. Seriously.
The show tries to compensate for the sad lack of Date-death with a naked Himiko, which admittedly works. It’s sure better than the bouncy boob scene. Ryouta gets slapped around a bit for seeing her naked despite the fact that it was her who approached him in the nude. I’m starting to think that it’s best for male anime protagonists if they’re closet masochists. S&M is in these days.
Anyway, after a failed attempt to take chips from the dead bodies they’ve found so far – which unbeknownst to them have already been taken by Taira – the two of them return to the observation point. Ryouta, though he does momentarily wonder if Taira took the chips, chooses to believe in their teammate. But his trust might turn out to be misplaced as they’re attacked by a homing type bomb which only Taira possesses.