…… Well what I feared played out this episode, only a lot worse than I- well who am I kidding? As soon as Crow is back in the picture, all optimism is out the window. I don’t know who is responsible for their favoritism with Crow’s character, but they really pushed my patience. Back in 5Ds series, I didn’t particularly like Crow because of the way he was plugged into the story, but I shrugged it off and was more or less indifferent towards his character. Now, it feels as if every time he re-appears, the more I despise his presence. He has become a nuisance that I want gone from my screen. Isn’t it ironic how Crow kicked off the episode by beating Sawatari to the punch and started first? As soon as that happened, I knew I was in for a headache. Crow had the spotlight for about eight – ten minutes, or more accurately, he had the entire first half of the episode to himself. And on top of that?
It had to be him to get under Zarc’s skin.
You bet I am.
I waited so freaking long for Sawatari’s moment. AND THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IT.
Sawatari was supposed to be the guy who was supposed to get under Zarc’s skin, because that’s what he’s good at. He is a smug cocky little shit who knows how to provoke people, and that’s why we love him. And you know how much time Sawatari got? A little less than six minutes. Our frustration towards whoever it is on the staff for their irresponsible acts of favoritism with Crow’s character is absolutely warranted. With folks being freed from the cards, they had no excuses, none, NADA, to not bring, (for instance) Tsukikage! The guy is wise enough to use the exact same script Crow was given to get under Zarc’s skin. Hell, at this point, I wished it was anybody BUT Crow.
Sawatari’s time was also cut short by Professor Leo’s arrival. However the joke is on him as the second he emerges, is the second he is out. Just like that, what was supposed to be a father and son duo following Sawatari’s and Crow’s defeat, flew right out the window. Not to mention, it’s also quite infuriating how with Reiji’s delayed arrival, he now has the opportunity to duel one on one with Zarc. I just want this damn predictable marathon to come to an end. Just bring what it looks like it’s going to be Ray back into the picture. But I swear to god if they are to make Ray possess Reira (again) and he were to be the one to defeat Zarc, you will never hear the end of it from me.
Well at least Reiji got one thing right: Zarc is a production of Society, (aka the Devil Within them all).
In other news, Odd-Eyes finally emerges and for 0.02 seconds we got to see Zarc’s adorable true face.
Can we have a proper backstory from his perspective, please?
And apparently all the monsters that are in the graveyard are protect Zarc so yeah, this might take a while unless his cards get randomly banned. Good luck with that Reiji.
We got about ten, maybe fourteen episodes if they push it to 154, so Dear Production Crew:
Pull it together already!!!!!