I’m amused yet a tad concerned if we’re going to be entering some sort of taboo topic that’s going to make me extremely uncomfortable because it was obvious that was going on in that car ride.
I suppose that does give us more insight into Magata’s character. We learned more about her in this episode. We learned that the man most likely narrating some scenes and the man we saw in the beginning writing in a journal is Magata’s uncle. During a small flashback we see him driving him and Magata somewhere, people have already speculated just where (the island?). He mentions in the car that he lied to his wife about where he was just so he could spend more time with Magata. He even mentions that she won’t even be home. And it’s stated that he’s been doing this a lot: lying to his wife and spending most of his time with thirteen year old Magata. It doesn’t help that Magata places her hands on top of her uncle’s with a look that I can’t tell if it’s lust or cunning and him saying that what she was doing was dangerous. And to make this more concerning, the uncle even mentions that being with Magata gives him a feeling of terror. Terror that he knows that he’s doing something wrong, or something is wrong with Magata herself and she’s manipulating him in a way? I don’t want to believe that they were in an incestuous pedophilic relationship, but a lot of things are pointing in that direction so I’m gonna have to go with that for now. And I’m uncomfortable.
As for the main meat of the episode, it’s the group going to the island for their trip. Moe is a little spoiled princess that makes the others carry her mountain of luggage and has never eaten typical Japanese food and she’s still trying to win Saikawa-sensei’s love. And really she gets on my nerves. That’s really all her character is right now and whenever she talks to Saikawa it gets a little awkward for me. She tries to win him over but he seems uninterested. So really that’s all it is between them and it’s really boring, especially when they talk to each other a lot. Though Moe is nothing I care about right now, there just has to be something more to her character. Because of what she was saying to sensei on the hill paralleled to what Magata said in that car ride. And the fact that Magata seemed to take a liking to Moe as the Vice Director mentioned before, which was rare because Magata never talked to someone about personal matters like Moe did. The parallel is really what got me, so I’m thinking that there might be a connection to these two somehow and I’m curious to see what it is. Maybe these two are more alike than they seem? Maybe Moe has a hidden dark side?
So our two mains head up to the facility with intentions to meet with Dr. Magata but Moe pretended to have a headache and ask for medicine to get in. And man was the last scene scary! It was creepy because of how weird it was. The group went to where the doctor’s room is to force it open, as the staff kept calling the doctor without response from her and she’s locked in her room because of software trouble. They go to where the door to her room is and the security guard won’t open it as the director isn’t there to give permission but the Vice Director is in charge in this case as the director left, picking up Magata’s little sister (important!). So he says they should anyway, and then all of a sudden something happens with the power and the lights flicker. The door to Magata’s room, a room she’s never stepped foot out of, suddenly opens by itself. What seems to be the doctor herself appears in front of the group adorned in wedding garb, riding on top of the A-1 cart which made it look like she was floating. She didn’t say a word, she just glided past them. Moe was the one that said it was really Magata and not a doll like the others thought, and that makes me wonder if it really was her? I thought the figure was a little stiff to be her, but maybe she did that on purpose to give a scare. And if it was her…why? Why do this? Also, Magata did mention to Moe that a doll killed her parents. Hmm…makes you think.
I thought it hilarious that the guard and the rest of them didn’t even bother grabbing her from the cart instead of yelling at the system to reset. I mean it wasn’t like she was racing down the hall or anything, they could have just grabbed her. Then I guess it’s because the guard and other scientists were actually really afraid of her because they thought her a murderer and have never seen her in person, as Magata never left her room…until now. So finally seeing her in person in a sight like that is spooky.
This was another slow-paced episode, but we’re really getting a lot of information and mysteries piled on us so it just makes me more curious and impatient for the next episode. What a cliffhanger, I want to know what happens next after that ending! There’s a lot to look forward to.