Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 29 & 30
After Episode 29 recap (AGAIN~), Episode 30 comes in swinging!!!!!!
AND HOLY SHIT. THAT WAS INTENSE. It was slow, quiet, yet incredibly ominous episode, but boy did we get a lot of action!!!
Man, Ghost Girl is in deep deep trouble. I was pretty much screaming at my screen, “GET OUT OF THERE!!!” There is no way she is getting out of there “alive! If she does fall here, the fault lies in her greed and desire to play with fire. In fact it would be rather an ironic, yet fitting way for her to fall. The woman is a cocky trickster, and it was only a matter of time before she would get burned. But I will give mad props just seeing for once, a character actually recognizing the situation is too dangerous, and their best option would be to retreat. Unfortunately for Ghost Girl, Revolver knows how to make his place secured, trapping her inside where her only option left is to defeat him.
Yet at the same time, Ghost Girl also very well may have saved both Yuusaku and Ai from walking into that very trap, or at least bought them a bit of time- although they have a serious problem of their own, one that does not involve engaging into a duel for once. Dear god, WHAT IS THAT THING ANYWAYS? Looked like a shark, but then it popped out the water and MY GOD, IT’S DANGEROUS!
And who else was SCREAMING when Revolver just nonchalantly goes to the food truck where the two of them are quietly investigating and is like, “Oh this will be the last time.” This more or less confirms the guy who knows about their identities is Revolver. (*POINTS INTENSELY AT THE TATTOO ON HAND*)
The scariest part of all is the fact Revolver is willing to lay down his life in order to make sure the plan succeeds. Now while “death” in Yu-Gi-Oh! hasn’t always meant actually killing off the characters, I still get freaked out, especially when it involves characters I care about. I will say though I snorted at the scene when Revolver was looking at the Genome, Baira and Faust, and commented on how “Losing these three is a serious blow” and I rolled my eyes so hard, thinking, “HARDLY!” It is quite laughable, and not in a funny way. It was also very interesting how Revolver did not reveal that he knows Playmaker’s and his partner’s identity. I suppose it could be his way of ensuring his prey isn’t taken by anyone else, or get tipped off.
SOL Technologies finally re-emerged from the shadows again, this time supposedly Kitamura had “finally” managed to regain control of Link VRAINS with his AID Squads, only once he reported to his superiors, Hanoi Knights strike back and his army is wiped out and removed altogether. (So much for that promotion…) Supposedly the Hanoi Knights had “officially” retreated and Link VRAINS was finally back to normal, or at least from the surface it looked like. In the end, the Hanoi Knights and Revolver were bidding their time, and Dr. Kogami’s seed he dropped is becoming a full bloom… whatever the hell it is.
Perhaps the most alarming yet significant part of this weeks’e episode was the fact Ai was terrified. He sensed danger and insisted it would be best for them not to go into VRAINS. I dont’ know about you, but seeing Ai be scared only made me even more scared for everyone. The stakes couldn’t be higher and if Ai says it’s a bad idea to go, YOU CAN BET YOUR DAMN DOLLAR YOU’RE GONNA WALK STRAIGHT INTO HELL ITSELF.
However like Ghost Girl, Yuusaku didn’t care about the potential dangers, he wanted to not only investigate, but also find Revolver and deal with him. Now he has this…. monster… thing out to get him. The scary part is the fact it looks like it can actually hurt him. Needless to say though, I will say it was quite awesome to see the two of them just be simply badass. I will confess though I found the banter between Revolver and Ghost Girl to be quite hot – but then again, Ghost Girl oozes charisma and chemistry with virtually every character.
Yuusaku’s Link Sense ability played a much bigger role today. I was already convinced that Yuusaku’s gained this ability after being put through that horrible trial, and losing a piece of himself every time he lost a duel. That being said, Yuusaku’s consciousness appears to be heavily connected to either VRAINS or Ignis, or a little bit of both, which enables him the Link Sense that Ai possesses as well. I do look forward to them further explaining this phenomena in the future.
Truth to be told, I wished we had an hour special for what is about to unfold. You know, something just something to make up for the ENDLESS RECAPS! This episode had me at the edge of my seat the entire time, and I was freaking out from start to finish- and I am still am because of three things: The thing in the core (seemingly responsible for altering Link VRAINS’ infrastructure program), the beast thing chasing Yuusaku, and Revolver himself. I mean, after seeing that scary smirk, of course he’s scary.
Next week, final trigger – aslkdjalskdjasldhasdhaskjd shit is hitting the fan and honestly I’m so pumped up for this. The next few episodes are gonna be insane, I’m sure!
…So as long as there’s no recaps in between.
Oh speaking of recaps, I will say this, there were only three things we gained from Episode 29:
#1: Kusanangi’s Brother’s name is Jin (one of the six victims from the Lost Incident), and he left him a note in his report. He is also extremely aware of the fact what he and Yuusaku are doing is incredibly dangerous.
#2: Tower of Hanoi, risk the fate of humanity on this game.
#3: Strong recap of major plot points that viewers may have forgotten