Monday, March 16, 2015
Ouroboros Episode 5 - A Recap Quickie.
To do a quick summery of the mystery aspect of the episode..... and I do mean quick since ep 6 awaits.... There is an attempted assassination of the Superintendent General which is blamed on the Yamashiro Yakuza Gang (Tatsuya's organization's rival who was in cahoots with the bad cops). This gives the police the excuse to go in and arrest the head leaders. Instead of being arrested the bad cops murder the leader of the Yamashiro group before Tatsuya could get to him first. Thank goodness we did not have one of our usually five different murderer plots this week for the sake of our speedy minicap.
Remember that we left the always sexy Tatsuya back in the office of the Healthy Living Co. with a dead body and a picture of his Sensai in a cop uniform. Tatsuya is interrupted by two men who claim to be cops from the public safety division. These are cops from the secret, top of the top, organization of the police dept.
Poor Ikuo is having his own problems now that he has to be on constant guard against Hibino, who openly asks him about his relationship with Tatsuya Danno. He lies, and tells her there is no relationship, but things are awkward from then on. Hibino is torn, not wanting to suspect her partner, but openly tells Ikuo there is no forgiveness if he is dirty. The episode is scattered with moments between Hibino and Ikuo where she does small comments that dig the knife of guilt into poor sweet Ikuo's heart.
My Favorite Scene:
Is of course an action scene. I might be in love with the action director as much as the two main actors. The combo of the three has me all atwitter. While searching for the Yamashiro head boss the police enter into a nightclub. Hibino is captured by one of the yakuza underlings and is held hostage with a gun pointed at her head. All of the police stand at a distance with their guns drawn and obviously rattled. Everyone except Ikuo whose gun and stance are cold and still, his gun sights trained unwavering on the perp. As the thug gets more and more agitated Ikuo makes his move grabbing Hibino from the man's grasp. Then in one swift move he turns around and shoots the bad guy.
Hibino continues to annoy me with her black and white outlook and how it is making Ikuo waver. I don't want to see anything come between our two guys, especially a girl who tends to be overly judgmental. I am also interested to find out who is pulling everyone's strings in the background. Is it the men with gold watches or is there another player on the battlefield who is playing puppeteer. The last few episodes have had the bad guys indicating there is someone else out there. Now that we are veering from the manga, I am interested to see what new plot lines the writers have in store for us.
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