Well, that’s one way to deal with past relationships. How Evil is the fourth episode of Holmes of Kyoto?
There wasn’t a case this time. We got to see a lot more about Holmes’ and Aio’s past relationships and then we got closure to them. That was all that really happened besides the ever-present shipping of the two main characters complete with the “why do I feel this way” line and everything. I would end it there but I do have to dig into this episode or I’ll likely get fired so let’s get into it.
The episode started off with Aoi getting a phone call from her old friends. Yes, the same group of friends that he and her ex used to hang out with. Alarms started going off for me here instantly, but don’t worry it gets soo much better, Aoi has agreed to meet with them even though her ex might be there. Oh, remember that last case? One of the brothers from the last episode stops in to hit on Aoi while she’s wearing a yukata. Holmes puts a stop to the guy almost as soon as he starts up.
Sometime after that mess, Holmes’ old flame walks into the shop complaining about her Marriage to the guy she dumped. Hmm, I wonder what the theme of this episode is? I do want to stop right here to say something. This kind of thing usually annoys me to no end, but I actually enjoyed the way this show handled this.
Let’s talk about what happened with Aoi first. Aoi went to meet with her friends and everything went about as smoothly as you might expect. Until her ex showed up with Aoi’s ex-best friend. Apparently, they decided that they couldn’t do this by themselves so they gathered a gang to pressure Aoi into forgiving them. Just look at those smug faces.
These two losers even blamed their relationship on Aoi. To make matters worse the indoctrinated crowd was telling Aoi to forgive them like it was her fault too. This all led to Aoi forgiving them but inside she was less than happy. To make things even worse for her after she forgave them the clueless gang invited her to hang out with everyone. Now I’m not great with relationships and even I know that was a thoughtless gesture.
Aoi is on the verge of breaking down when Holmes shows up to save the day. Just by being there the whole situation becomes that much more enjoyable. Aoi’s ex shows what kind of a man he is by instantly thinking Aoi and Holmes are dating. This sets off his new girlfriend to deliver the most deserved slap I have ever seen.
Oh yeah, Holmes had made quick work of his ex with a poem telling her exactly what he thought of her. Overall I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8). While I’m a little disappointed in the lack of mystery in this show everything else is pretty solid. I love the way Holmes can outsmart and read just about anyone. I’m hoping we get a Moriarty to counter him, it might get a little old watching him win every time. If you’re tired of my running my mouth check out CVoyage’s weekly reviews. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
If you’re interested Holmes of Kyoto Simulcast on Mondays 2:35pm EDT
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