It’s finally over. At last Golden Wind has come to an end. But how does this ending fair with the rest of the series?
EvilBob: Well that was um…
Ry: Strange even by JoJo standards?
EvilBob: I mean it’s not bad but… I’m confused as to why this had to be after everything else.
Ry: That was indeed a weird place to put an event that happened before Giorno ever met Bucciarati. I mean it seems to almost reintroduce the characters besides the main one.
EvilBob: Let’s just get to these episodes as a whole.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Episode 38 – 39
EvilBob: So, the boss was indeed soundly defeated by Giorno.
Ry: He was so beat that he could barely even move.
EvilBob: He was so helpless that some of the druggies created by his gang actually managed to stab him to death.
Ry: Until he wasn’t. I do have to point out that getting dissected while alive is a little harsh.
EvilBob: And just when he thought it was over, he got hit by a car. Meanwhile, Trish is wondering why the guy is still alive. This is when Giorno reveals that the Requiem has basically put him in a living hell where he’ll just keep dying and coming back.
Ry: This is when the episode does a flashback to a time before Giorno met the others. Yeah, no idea why.
EvilBob: I have a feeling it was to show us that while Bucciarati and his group fought against their fate, they couldn’t escape it. Even with someone who could grant temporary life like Giorno. And if you think about it, fate is a major topic in the JoJo’s series as a whole.
Ry: It could have been just as effective if it was like the second episode. I see no need to save this for the end.
EvilBob: I don’t think it would’ve been effective even then. This was a side story that was mostly unnecessary to the story at large. It’s not bad it’s just not needed. And let’s talk about the fortune-telling Stand.
Ry: The stone Stand apparently reflects the death that a person will go through and gives them a chance to die early and without pain.
EvilBob: So let me get this straight. He has a Stand that’s only purpose is making people feel good before they die? I could just go to a hospital for that.
Ry: Oh it gets better. The user has no control over its actions. Meaning this thing basically wanders around, letting people die.
EvilBob: That sounds dumb. But it didn’t stop there. The stone appears after the Boss is gone and does exactly what it did in the past… Nothing.
Ry: It was almost like they wanted to try a jump scare with it or something. There was really no point to it being there. If they were trying to cement Bucciarati’s death they already did that in a previous episode.
EvilBob: And then there’s one more thing we have to talk about.
Ry: The Mista and Trish thing?
EvilBob: Yeah, just looks at their faces. Are they a couple or something now?
Ry: Turtle Polnareff is also oddly still alive so that means four people survived the finale battle. Well… technically five if you count the boss but is that really living?
EvilBob: I’m going with no. Overall this finale was strange but it was a lot of fun. Even with what seemed to be a misplaced flashback. I’d say it’s about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
EvilBob: Yup, the after-credits Boss Giorno was cool too.
Ry: It was a fitting ending scene for this show.
EvilBob: And that’s all we have time for today. If you get a chance to make sure to check out the Anime TKO it’s a lot of fun. Thanks for letting us waste your time and keep it classy.