Fate Demands a Sacrifice | Weekly Evil Volume 5 Recap Winter 2019
So, it’s come to my attention that this is not Is It Evil? anymore. This weekly edition needs a new name so I guess we’ll go with Weekly Evil, for now. Not to worry. When I can do episodic recaps again, Is It Evil? will return. And yes, those will be just me. I’ll reserve Weekly Evil for when I’m forced to do weekly recaps. I might get Ry’s help for full series recaps though we’ll see.
EvilBob: So what do you think about the announcement?
Ry: Yes, my evil plot of stealing Bob’s time and taking over his job is working like a charm.
Ry: Nothing… Let’s get on with the show.
EvilBob: Well, at least Don and Gilda didn’t get caught by Isabella. That would’ve been game over for sure.
Ry: Yeah, but the truth came out and Don wasn’t happy.
EvilBob: With good reason. He almost got caught for nothing, for one, and I’m sure he felt more than a little foolish for his actions leading up to that reveal. Can you imagine what would’ve happened had he been caught by Isabella? Everyone would’ve died because he was trying to save a dead girl. I’d be a little mad too if I almost doomed my family because of a lie I was told.
Ry: There was also that interesting book puzzle that was in Morse Code that said basically what they were thinking already.
EvilBob: Yeah. Don’t you think that was a little convenient?
Ry: What are you getting at here Bob?
EvilBob: A child pointed out the code. A much younger child than any of the main cast.
Ry: Yeah, so?
EvilBob: Krone and Isabella aren’t dumb. So what’re the odds that they don’t know about the books?
Ry: Maybe they’re so convinced of their own intelligence it just didn’t occur to them.
EvilBob: Then why would Isabella need a spy? Think about it. Maybe the kids are bait to help her catch the guy who put the code there.
Ry: Krone seems like she thinks she’s smarter. At least based on her actions. I’m also pretty sure the books are a trap by Krone to get the kids to help her get rid of Isabella.
EvilBob: There’s another possibility. What if a demon put the code in the books? I mean it doesn’t change much. Except we don’t know enough about the demons in the show to know if that would be a bad thing or not.
Ry: There is the slim chance of it actually being legit, but I don’t think the show is going that way.
EvilBob: At this point, we can’t rule out that possibility though. I mean you saw what happened, this episode.
Ry: Oh, you mean the convenient offer to join forces with the children that Sister Krone presented, not long after they discovered the book code? Yeah, totally not creepy at all.
EvilBob: This is gonna end badly for one of these sides.
Ry: I think that’s basically a given in this show so far.
EvilBob: Speaking of bad things happening…
Ry: So, Hyakkimaru came back missing a leg and beaten bloody and, for the record, this his first known defeat.
EvilBob: And his little brother seems to be in a state of rebellion against both parents. Looks like that wish to the demons is bringing nothing but pain to everyone involved.
Ry: Meanwhile we find out that Mio sings when she’s sad. That explains a lot.
EvilBob: I think the only time she seems happy to sing is when she does it for Hyakkimaru and that isn’t very often. She’s done that, what, two times so far?
Ry: Yeah, might be the fact that he basically doesn’t see her like most men in the show have.
EvilBob: That’s an understatement. He just got back his ears and his sense of pain. He’s as far from most of the people in this show as you can get.
Ry: Even after just losing his leg he strapped a peg leg on and goes back at that demon.
EvilBob: Gotta give him credit he’s got some guts. He slew that thing, this time around, and regrew his leg. So, that’s something that can happen then.
Ry: Only to return his actions for naught as the people he did it for are now dead.
EvilBob: Okay… That part was dumb and I hate but they did set up for that to happen the last episode. Mio was working for both armies something like that doesn’t go unnoticed. But I also think that the army’s response was a bit on the overkill side.
Ry: Yeah a woman and children definite threat.
(Voyager: *ahem* women and child spies actually were used in times of war, and are still used in many cases. Doesn’t make it okay, but still. Not entirely illogical)
EvilBob: And Dororo trying to cheer up Hyakkimaru was just dumb. I really wish when stuff like this happened, characters trying to comfort the grieving would just… just shut up. Nothing they say ever helps. At all.
Ry: Sure, she got it back but now it doesn’t even matter.
EvilBob: Also, Hyakkimaru didn’t need any more motive to kill his father. Just look at all the bad things that his father’s done.
Ry: Next up is …
Non TKO Recaps
EvilBob: Imaginator vs Spooky E vs Fake Boogiepop begin! But wait what’s the real one doing?
Ry: Talking with friends?
EvilBob: Yeah, I guess Boogiepop is just watching and waiting for the moment when they can swoop in and take down the baddie. Why else would they be so absent from most of the action?
Ry: But, hey, fake Boogiepop has some moves, taking down a bunch of thugs.
EvilBob: Fighting skills or not, he can’t beat superpowers. Spooky E already got him once. Although it did look like he’s gotten better since last time.
Ry: Then the Imaginator makes his move against Spooky E.
EvilBob: The Imaginator plans to make humanity, well… tranquil. He wants to strip away anything that could make someone unhappy. You know things like dreams, aspirations, and the like. And Spooky E is no exception to the rule in his eyes. He planned on using Spooky E to take over the organization to spread his own work.
Ry: Yes, he “Stripped away the thorns from his flower” as he put it.
EvilBob: Whatever he did made it so Spooky E couldn’t fight. Powerless, he did the only thing he could to hinder the Imaginator. He killed himself. And he even found his sacrifice.
Ry: Yeah doesn’t look good for her.
EvilBob: Okay, Next!
Ry: So. Awkward looks as Ex kisses Snow White and breaks the curse. Wait a second. Is he even a prince?
EvilBob: No, he isn’t. In all actuality, shouldn’t this even start destroying the zone they were in? I mean… chaos tellers are trying to change their worlds too but, when they do it, reality breaks. So what makes this so different?
Ry: Maybe, this will bite them in the rear later. I don’t know.
EvilBob: We never even got an explanation as to why changing the fate of one person breaks the worlds, to begin with. Unless they’re trying to say that revamping a story to fit modern context is a bad thing. I don’t get where they’re going with this.
Ry: It seems at first like a typical Snow White Fairytale until…
EvilBob: They start talking about the queen’s fate. And that’s when you realize this is closer to the Grimms version of the story, complete with the horrific execution.
Ry: Yeah… something about dancing in firey shoes until she dies.
EvilBob: With Ex breaking the curse ahead of schedule, he and his friends decide to return Snow White to her mother.
Ry: And she holds them a feast with a suspicious desert. Sliced apples…
EvilBob: Now everyone here knows that Snow White ate a poison apple there’s no way anyone would fall for that trick again right?
Ry: Looks like we found Reina’s superpower – falling for traps…
EvilBob: This is like the seventh time. She’s like that one teammate in an RPG with low perception. Always the butt of every joke.
Ry: Anyway, seems the mom will be doing that dance.
EvilBob: That was a joke and you know it. I’m surprised that there wasn’t any combat in this episode at all. Seems they can handle drama pretty well when they try. Color me impressed. Although it could’ve been better, it did a decent job.
Ry: Next up the manliest show on the list.
EvilBob: Giorno is crazy. He drove the car into the ocean while fighting someone who could freeze things. How in the world do you fight someone while your car is sinking into the ocean?
Ry: With many sacrifices.
EvilBob: Hm. Must be a theme, this week.
Ry: Finally, they came up with a plan. A snowboard made of grass?
EvilBob: It’s so stupid it had to work. At least until their enemy unfroze all his ice, causing it to fall apart in the process. And, of course, Giorno made the grass out of car parts and they utilize them as weapons against him too.
Ry: Somehow having a big metal car part drilled into your head is not fatal at all and the villain gets back up and is now immune to bullets. Well… almost.
EvilBob: They found out he had a ventilation shaft and they tried using that but it didn’t work either. So they ended up pounding him into a sharp metal spike until he died.
Ry: Then Giorno has some interesting alone time that Narancia sees.
EvilBob: No, we aren’t gonna explain it. Go watch it for yourself.
Is It Evil Ratings
Ry: Rating time and first up is The Promised Neverland episode 6.
EvilBob: This episode… yeesh. Sister Krone has me both worried and optimistic about the future for the kids.
Ry: Looks like this is all just a ploy to get rid of Isabella so she can run the farm. I hope that’s the case as it’ll be interesting to see what happens between Krone and Isabella and how the kids might use it to escape.
EvilBob: With all the tension building I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
Ry: I completely agree with this rating. Next!
EvilBob: Next up… Dororo episode 6. Well, we gotta do this now.
Ry: This episode is about as Evil as a Henchman (4). Now, let me tell you why. They basically defeated everything Hyakkimaru did in the previous episode and everything he tried to accomplish in this one except killing the demon. And even then some of his reason to kill it disappeared when they killed the people he was helping.
EvilBob: Rage much brah?
Ry: Shut up and go to the next one.
EvilBob: Okay then, he’s not in the talking mood now.
Ry: Next is Boogiepop and Others episode 8.
EvilBob: I think we already covered what was good about this episode.
Ry: Oh, you mean the actual conflict between multiple opposing forces? Yeah pretty good.
EvilBob: Yeah, I’d say this episode was is about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army! (8).
EvilBob: Next up is Grimms Notes The Animation episode 6.
Ry: Somehow they managed to tell a complete story without a shred of combat and it was compelling. This episode is about as Evil as a Villian! (9).
EvilBob: Twice now this show has impressed us enough to raise it’s standing. Next!
Ry: Next up is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind episode 19.
EvilBob: Okay, I don’t really think we can say much more about why JoJo’s is still one of my favorites.
Ry: It’s the usual amount of insanity when it comes to the fight scenes that we expect. In all of its physics-breaking glory.
EvilBob: And that is why this episode like all the others is about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
Ry: Yeah… ’nuff said.
EvilBob: Wow, those are a lot of words. I think we’ve outdone ourselves now.
Ry: Yeah, you should probably wrap this up now.
EvilBob: Right. Well, that’s all we have for you today. If you’re following be sure to check out Voyager’s list as well. Thanks for letting us waste your time, and keep it classy.