Hap busting Renton’s chops about Eureka was the highlight for me in this one. Sometimes a good razzin’ is in order to shake a guy to his senses, and somebody needed to point out to this kid that he isn’t actually in any kind of relationship with the blue-haired pixie with the schizophrenia problems. Well, there are some strong hints that that they’ve got some psychic connection that’s giving them both their share of headaches, but I’m, of course, talking about the Facebook status sort of relationship. Somebody’s got to push Renton along into “nutting up or shutting up” regarding that.
I’d seem redundant to comment on how this batch of episodes has been ambling along like a Sunday drive considering how the characters actually do go on a picnic. I don’t need every episode to have high octane mecha mayhem, of course. We got a teeny bit of it last time, in fact. It just feels like things have been moving along at a much more leisurely pace, lately. I suppose this is just the calm after the storm, unless we’ve got some real nastiness lurking around the corner.
Then again, this episode ends with the threat of a "Second Summer of Love," so I don’t suppose there’s anything too terribly bad lurking on the horizon. Once again, I have to wonder how much of this would get re-worked in the dub, because that’s got to sound even more ridiculous than it reads. And, seeing as how “kiss” and “smile” don’t seem to translate into Japanese, I also have to wonder if our friends over the Pacific did either such things before Commodore Perry dropped anchors on their shores.
On another note, I did find it amusing that the Gekko’s sheeting is apparently made out of those sky fish. Something rather… primeval about that.
OK. Thinking about what there was to discuss in this one, the macro arc in this show better get rolling.