Body Snatching and Random Red Moons
This shit finally got good
The subhead does not lie. This show finally did something worthwhile. It may have taken over half the total episodes to get around to it but an actual plot is rearing its pretty head.
Will it last? Who knows.
The episode begins with a shot of Richter (the green haired guy who pops up sometimes for the sole purpose of being mysteriously mysterious) dramatically saying it’s time for Cordelia to awaken. That flows into a shot of Yui whose chest is hurting again. Subtlety what subtlety.
Because Yui has no sense of self-preservation, she decides to take a nighttime stroll and ends up running into Shu (the lazy asshole). And because she has no brain, she decides to stay and make conversation. She tells him about her weird symptoms hoping to achieve fuck knows what. You get one guess as to how he responds.
Listen up folks, the new No.1 solution to chest pains is to have a vampire suck on your neck, preferably without your consent.
What follows is a series of shots oddly reminiscent of an extended porn scene except that instead of changing sex positions, they keep changing blood-drinking positions. I counted at least three.
Thankfully, it ends when Yui keeps asking about the awakening/sacrificial bride thing Shu mentioned before munching on her. He says someone else will answer her questions and leaves her at the tender care of Richter who appears out of nowhere but has clearly been there for a while. Was he watching? Probably. He’s the sick sextet’s uncle and creepiness must run in the family.
Yui asks why she was ‘chosen’ to be the bride and what the hell it all means. That’s when Richy proves that he is every bit the asshole his nephews are and tells her not to be so conceited as she wasn’t special or anything, just easy prey. On the bright side, he also implies that Yui’s father had nothing to do with this and that makes her happy. Enjoy that silver lining, Yui, because shit is about to get real cloudy.
Yui’s chest pain gets worse while Richter Dickter happily calls for Cordelia. He leads a blank-faced and zombie-like Yui to that dusty room from the first episode. What happens next is no shock. Yui touches Cordelia’s bloody dress and bam! Yui is Cordelia, high-pitched evil giggles and all. Each of the vampires senses it from wherever they are and none of them seem happy.
Oh and the moon turns red for some reason. I’m thinking it’s for atmosphere.
Ignore the first ten minutes and this episode was actually worth the watch which isn’t saying much when the whole episode is just 15 minutes but still…
You know why I’m so happy though? Because it seems like we won’t have to put up with Yui emulating a blood bag for at least one episode since Cordelia is in her body now.
Of course I could be wrong and we’ll be back to usual next episode but then I might actually cry and die a little inside.
Other interesting developments include Yui’s father’s possible innocence in her predicament. The diary she found may have been fake too. But that still leaves the question of what part he played, knowingly or otherwise, in her getting to the mansion.