Alright, now that Rea has become a zombie, the show sorta moves on. Her parents have formed a united front against Chihiro and Wanko has become suspicious. Plenty of fanservice this week in the form of naked Rea as well as amusing antics from the crazy grandfather. And to finish things off, Rea’s body starts to feel the effects of rigor mortis (which I’ve heard about over and over again in my neuroscience classes…blah blah lack of ATP prevents the reset of actin/myosin cross-bridging). *SCIENCE ALERT*So, I initially came to the rather obvious conclusion that eating the hydrangea leaves will help with “normalizing” the effects of the zombie process. However, if we look at the preview, Rea is still donning only a towel and seems to be moving fairly normally. Not sure if Chihiro finds a temporary fix or just manages to get some hydrangea (were there some by his house? can’t remember). Also, it looks like Wanko will discover Rea next week as well…should up the drama factor a bit. Chihiro seems to be enjoying his fetish-come-true for now, but we’ll see how long that lasts.
April 27th, 2012:
Alright, so I guess we know how to cast now. Shout out random 3-syllable phrases and feather the line…got it. Next up in this week’s episode, we have the mysterious Akira from last week…not much more information is given, but we are shown a bit of his weird duck-based organization (I expect great things from Tapioca). As for Kate, I guess she had to step aside so that Yuki and Haru could get closer. Natsuki and Akira will likely join in soon…Natsuki’s already softening.
So what are my expectations from here? Akira mentioned Haru’s mind control water gun, which he seems to see as the main threat from him. I’m guessing he’ll get closer to Haru, and Yuki may be forced to convince him that he has Haru’s gun under check. And as I said before, I want that duck to do something awesome. Other than that, we still need for Akira to be worked into the group somehow. Should be interesting…looking forward to it.