And now for the episode, I’ve been waiting for the least. It’s the Christmas episode. How Evil is the 8th episode of Holmes of Kyoto?
So, first things first. I apologize for this being late. Some crap went down yesterday and I was unable to get this done. It’s all good now. Let’s get into this episode. Aoi and her friend are talking about what Holmes wanted to say to her in the last episode. Aoi’s friend automatically thinks he was going to confess but Aoi dismisses the idea stating she is nothing special to him.
Later when Aoi enters the shop she finds Holmes talking to someone about a job at a Hunk Cafe. Holmes agrees to take the job while dragging Rikyū into it as well. I’m beginning to see a pattern here. Holmes asks Aoi to accompany him to the cafe so he can check it out before he works there. And then they run into Holmes’ Ex again. This time she has an actual job for him. Her second fiance went missing during their engagement party and she wants holmes to break his alibi.
So since the last time she has already gotten a new fiance? I think they said he was cheating on her but still that was fast. It’s only been 4 episodes since we saw her for the first time. At least she isn’t after Holmes this time. Anyway, I got a little worried we would see Aoi’s Ex this episode too considering the fact that he showed up the same time as Holmes’ Ex did, but thankfully that didn’t happen this time.
After Holmes accepting the case Aoi has to watch the store. This is when Holmes’ grandfather lets her get off work early so she can check on holmes and Rikyū. That’s awfully nice of him. Aoi arrives at the cafe to see it flooded with woman. They are all here to see Holmes and Rikyū on their last day at the cafe. Aoi turns to leave but gets stopped by Holmes who ask her for help with something. This attracts the attention of all the females who glare at them. This causes one of the most adorable embarrassed faces I have ever seen.
Holmes and Aoi meet his Ex’s fiance and Holmes introduces Aoi as his own fiance. Aoi is caught off guard by this at first, but she declares that Holmes did that to get the guy to lower his guard. It works but it isn’t as effective as he had hoped. The guy just won’t stop fighting with Holmes even though Holmes has figured him out entirely.
And here’s the kicker, Homes doesn’t solve this case by himself. By his own admission, Holmes is terrible at relationships so this case is one that he can’t solve alone. That’s Aoi comes in. She gives this huge speech about honesty and love and that’s what cracked the case for them. It might’ve helped that she was crying too.
Overall I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8). It’s a charming show with absolutely 0 execution of the promised mystery element. Look this show is charming in some ways but I came here for the promised mystery element. So right now I feel like I was lied to. Hm, maybe the mystery here is finding out what happened to the mystery? If you’re looking for something new check out CVoyage’s newest Weekly Anime Redux article. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
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