Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 88 & 89
; v ; / Sorry for the sudden absence last week! I was sick so I couldn’t write up any of my Wednesday entries!
Oh goodness, Episode 88 was a completely snoozefest. Frankly speaking, I was so bored, I wanted just wanted the episode to end so I could move on to the the next one. But that isn’t to say there wasn’t anything important that happened, in fact we got a bit of interesting new details that is certainly worth the attention.
So it turns out Windy was planning to go straight to Revolver, but it was Lightning who told him to deal with Takeru first. It was then when we also learned that Bohman is likely to go after Aoi, and as soon as I heard that I thought, “Well shit. Sounds like a default loss set up.” I really hope that won’t be the case. But at the same time, it make sense perfect sense for Bohman to target Aoi considering she was the one who took Haru down. The only thing he (probably) doesn’t now about, is how Lightning had always seen Haru as a disposable tool. He didn’t care if he was defeated, he just needed him to buy time.
However, bearing the threat of Aoi’s potential defeat in mind, and made me think about the potential outcome for this duel against Windy. Right now, Windy has all the momentum, and he is getting cocky, so it does look like they are setting the stage Takeru’s and Flame’s comeback. They both feel very strongly about what Windy has done to his partner, whom we saw today and how he was killed. He wasn’t in a car, but rather was hit by one, which Windy was controlling. Poor kid, finally got out of hell, and then just when he thought he could start living a ‘normal’ life again, he’s killed by the very entity that was created based off of his data they collected.
And this brings us to a really interesting point Flame made today. In his mind, he believes they should be thankful to their origins, because it was everything they have gone through was how they were born in the first place. Lightning thinks this is the dumbest thing ever, but I think it’s beautiful. Flame understands they have gone through such traumatic experiences. This also goes to show why Flame kind of acts like that guardian who helps Takeru in times of needs. It is Flame who helped him find the courage and face his fears, calms him down when he gets all riled up, and gives him advice when he’s feeling down. He cares deeply about his partners’ needs and he does what he can to help him.
Although the episode was terribly boring, I enjoyed seeing Flame trying to lay out a plan of provoking Windy, knowing he has a short fuse and how we got to see his more fierce side, when he got angry and frustrated after hearing what Windy thought of his partner.
Wow this episode flew by faster than expected. Compared to the last one, it was definitely a lot better since it was able to keep my attention, but still, it doesn’t change the fact I still found this duel as a whole was a terribly boring one. It didn’t surprise me to see Windy was acting in the beginning of the episode, because I mean it was too much. He did that so he could bait them into enabling him to use his skill Storm Access. But that doesn’t mean Takeru and Flame weren’t able to dupe him back. They did just that by baiting him with pretending they were in disagreement about setting a card, a trap that would later be used after Windy destroys it. The XYZ Summon was probably the highlight of the episode, just because it’s absolutely gorgeous to watch. It’s a real treat to the eyes.
And with that, Windy has fallen. He wasn’t able to blow out their fire. Flame ended up saving him by collecting his data, but I do wonder if Windy would be able to curse him as he wants to. It would be an interesting thing to play out later on, but for Flame’s sake, I hope not. No surprise that Lightning didn’t give a crap about Windy, as he says, “there’s no cure for the foolish!”.
With Windy out of the picture, that pretty much leaves Bohman and Lightning as the remaining two, unless Lightning intends to make use of Blood Shepherd and Spectre to even out the numbers again. Then again, those two don’t really need a third member, as I am sure they are both powerful enough on their own. But this also leaves me to wonder, if Bohman has reached completion yet, since Lightning doesn’t seem to be concerned about him going out to fight Aoi. Either he doesn’t see her as a threat to interfere with the process, or Bohman is all set ready to go, or both.
With the next match-up being Bohman VS Aoi and Aqua, I think it’s an understatement to say I am dreading it. I already have low expectations, and I really don’t have any hope for the matter of Aoi coming out victorious in this match up. The only way I can see her walking out of this even after being defeated if Bohman decides to show mercy, and spare her. And I can actually see him (potentially) doing just that because he has shown us he isn’t as cruel and heartless as Lightning is. I think for that to happen, both or at least Bohman need to come to an understanding of a sorts in order to give him a reason to do so. Frankly I wouldn’t even complain if they were to do just that, because don’t want Aoi’s character to go to waste, especially when she quite litterally JUST formed a partnership with Aqua. So hopefully, the outcome of this duel will play out differently than how I fear it to be. Regardless, I am not holding my breath for any miracles.