The Promised Neverland Season 2 Episode 9
All I can say about this episode is: Wow, that’s convenient! The fact that everything came together in this giant world in this certain town in this certain moment is pretty amazing. Also amazing is the fact that Norman and his lackeys changed their minds in a snap. I feel like I’m losing my mind. : )
So you’re expecting me to believe that:
- Emma was able to convince Norman to back away from his planned genocide with just a few words, because he actually didn’t really want to do it in the first place? Even though he planned for all this for awhile and created enough poison to destroy this entire town and possibly other towns? All that time wasted?
- Barbara and the others, who so vehemently shared their hatred and disgust towards demons, to suddenly see the error of their ways and also turn a new leaf after hearing Norman out? Even after we saw Barbara happily eat demon meat, and the rest of them getting defensive when they found out Emma and Ray wanted them to back off from their plan?
- This old demon safely carried this tiny piece of a pen after all this time? And that he conveniently met these kids to give it to? What if it were kids from some other farm? Do all the farms have Minerva’s pen?
- That this little piece of deus ex machina pen HAS THE BLUEPRINTS TO ALL OF THE FARMS? AND A WAY TO THE HUMANS? AND A WAY TO CURE THE LAMBDA KIDS? SERIOUSLY?!
You have got to be fucking kidding me. You seriously have to be joking. This just feels insulting. I can’t take any of this seriously because none of it makes sense, and it’s just plain bad writing. I was rolling my eyes from the beginning and yet it just kept getting worse and worse. I can expect terrible writing like this in any other show, as stupid as this all is, but the whole thing is just more painful because this is The Promised Neverland! Where it’s first season was thrilling and suspenseful, detailed and fun. But this season has been such a rushed mess of a dumpster fire, that it really astounds me how far this series has fallen. I’m just utterly shocked.
It’s so stupid.
What else am I supposed to say? If we weren’t near the end, I would have dropped this season after this episode because there’s literally no way to save this season, or the rest of the story. Apparently this is the final arc so I guess this entire story is going to end in the next two episodes? The news of Phil and the other kids being shipped out is obviously a trap, but Emma and the others plan on saving them anyway. They have the blueprints so they can swoop in there and do whatever, I don’t care. For some reason Isabella has been promoted into a Grandma for some reason, but I can imagine that she’s going to sacrifice herself to save all the children and it’ll be underwhelming. That’s the only outcome I can at least accept, because if they actually try to make Isabella help Peter and the demons, like I said before it would ruin her character and just make things even worse.
At least I can say that Vincent betraying them makes sense. At least one of Norman’s subordinates being against this change of events is a thing since it makes the most sense. Still, I don’t know how much it’ll contribute to the story. Now, going to Grace Field, the group are going to go against Peter and the others. Exactly how will this go and how will a deranged human and a whole group of demons of the high security farms be stopped? In just two episodes? I don’t know and I don’t care. No matter how it’ll end, I’m sure I’m going to hate it.
But if I had to wager a guess, somehow Emma’s dream of the demons and humans coexisting will happen somehow and Mujika and the other special-blooded demons will continue to spread their blood. And for some reason the demons won’t crave humans anymore, even though we know that’s not true (Sonju). The demons of the royal family…well, I’m not sure. They won’t like that, and I can only see more conflict continuing. Forget the whole Lambda project and the socio-economic business of these farms and food supply to demons. Just pretend that doesn’t exist. I bet we’ll somehow get a happy ending. Whatever. Let’s see, but my expectations are lower than the ground for this and I just don’t care. Also…I loved Emma in the first season, but I sort of can’t stand her anymore. Everyone else’s characters have been butchered as well, though, so… :/