How many times have Danno been shot already in this show? He sure is one lucky guy to survive all the bullets. Anyways, so he was going to meet the President of Haijima Corporation because he said he had information regarding Mahoroba and stuffs but when he arrived, the President was dead. Scattered on the floor were photos of kids, including his and Ikuo’s but the surprise was Yuiko sensei clad in police uniform.
Suddenly Danno found himself cornered by two guys who we later find out were from Public Safety (who were also members of ZERO). Luckily, with Chouno’s help, Danno managed to escape. Danno visited the underground doctor who first gave him information and conveyed everything that happened to Ikuo who began to investigate Yuiko’s past. However, he couldn’t get into the system as it was restricted access only available to the higher ups.
On the sidelines, Chouno had been sharing what he got so far with Hibino who was reluctant to pry further into Ikuo’s relationship with Danno. A Superintendent was shot and so the central office was moved to find out the culprit.
We’ve seen a lot of flashbacks, some very repetitive and I wish they cut them down, I mean, for example, we don’t have to keep watching Yuiko die multiple times in one episode. I’m pretty sure viewers can remember the whole point of this drama is to find out Yuiko’s cause of death, no? But when they do show new flashback scenes, like the one of Yuiko meeting up with her former teacher, I thought that was sweet.
Danno was obviously in denial stage, which is kind of predicted because he definitely had more than just admiration towards Yuiko. I bet he actually liked her, maybe not romantically but just more than just being a student-teacher kind of thing. I find this interesting because right from the g et go, Danno had this maturity and he was more dominant while Ikuo was childish and would follow whatever Danno instructed you see. We’re now beginning to see a crack in that connection. Ikuo was starting to doubt about Yuiko’s past, trying to make sense of why they didn’t know about her being a police, while on the other hand, Danno just wanted to find her murderers and avenged for her. It was obvious he was kind of afraid that he would end up finding maybe unpleasant truths about Yuiko should he pry further.
Judging from this short conversation between Hibino’s dad and Hijiri, does it seem as if Hibino’s dad was not in good terms with Hijiri? He didn’t see eye to eye with him so maybe Hibino’s dad doesn’t have anything to do with the murder or maybe he knew about it, and was actually trying to investigate the same thing as Ikuo and Danno? I don’t know, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt first.
Anyone else thinks Hibino was a bit too hard on Ikuo during this scene? I mean, saying stuffs like “if I ever find out you’re related with Danno, I don’t want to see you again, no matter what the reason is.” That doesn’t sound too fair for Ikuo who clearly had good reason for what he’s doing. Oh well, Hibino and her righteousness and ideals.
That didn’t stop him from rescuing Hibino though. Damn, he looked scary like some psycho with those eyes!
I don’t know why I find this stance a bit cheesy and cliche but he looked awesome xD
Danno was instructed to rescue Yamashiro (their rival gang leader) but he was silenced by the two Public Safety guys so Danno was a step late again. He did however got to know that Yamashiro’s son had the information about Mahoroba so in the next episode we’ll be seeing him making contact with the son.
So Hijiri and Hibino had those gold watches. Like I said earlier, I’m giving the benefit of doubt towards Hibino’s dad but Hijiri seemed suspicious for now. Overall, this episode was a bit of a lacklustre? I’m not sure if I’m the only one thinking that but I even felt that scene where Hibino was held hostage by the bad guy was a bit forced. Maybe that scene was just added to make him look cool and all that, like a white knight coming to rescue damsel in distress. Toma looked damn cool I admit and who wouldn’t fall in to his arms like that? lol but anyways, the next episode seemed more exciting.
Till the next episode!