I’m both disappointed and curious about what’s happing so far. How Evil is the 12th episode of Cells at Work?
Voyager’s Note: The following article includes excessive amounts of fanboying over, and mentioning of Cancer. Reader discretion is advised.
I wasn’t expecting this to not include Cancer. With his promised return, I’m a tad bit disappointed that he didn’t show up, this episode. I was hoping to see him again. He was one heck of a bad guy and I still haven’t seen anything worse than him so far. This finale may deliver on that, though I’d love an epic final battle.
Our story begins with Red becoming a senpai to a new red blood cell. That was really amusing. She tried so hard to help the rookie learn but she failed miserably for the most part. I think my favorite part of the whole thing was Red getting distracted. I think Red’s main problem was that she was trying way too hard. She seemed to overdo things every time she thought about her own senpai. It was hilarious watching Red trying to explain how friendly White is while he was tearing apart a germ with his teeth.
For half of this episode, all we got was the nice semi-peaceful everyday life of the hard-working cells. If you’re like me, you’ve seen this pattern before. We get the nice peaceful setting and then all hell breaks loose. And that’s exactly what happened. At this point, I was still expecting Cancer to show up. I mean, a huge explosion happened and everything.
The show quickly explained that the explosion was some sort of head injury. A head injury that is allowing germs in and is causing the whole body to shut down. During the madness that ensued, Red and her junior survived and continued with their deliveries. I’m still holding out for Cancer. I’m hoping they’ll throw him in at some point. But given how bad everything is, I doubt he’ll show up. Just look at the size of that explosion.
White heads to the damaged area in hopes of stopping germs as they come through and it works out pretty well. The other white blood cells are headed to the area too and everything is quiet. That turns out to be a bad thing. You see, a lot of red blood cells are supposed to be in this area but White hasn’t heard anything from them yet.
White cautiously moves towards the epicenter of the blast only to find it empty. Well, that’s a lie. There was an awful lot of ash and a hat and glove. It seems that the red blood cells in the area have been vaporized by the blast itself. That or Cancer is back and he’s using the chaos to build his forces. That’s where it ended. I can’t wait to see how this is going to conclude.
Overall, I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10). Even with my disappointment, this episode was more than enjoyable to make up for it. Right now my favorite for this season is a tie. Cells at Work vs Chio’s School Road which one will win me over? You won’t have long to wait before we know. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
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