Well, that had to be the most bizarre date ever committed to film (or animation cel.) Most times, it’s sex or money that’s either held up or put out. Between Misa and this new Kira, it’s nigh-omnipotent death god powers. And as far as “dogging” goes, I don’t know how smart it was to try seducing Misa while parked right in the middle of a bridge with busy traffic. That’s really just asking for a public indecency citation.
Then again, maybe that isn’t illegal in Japan.
I’m going to call it - - Rem’s going to bite it for being in love with Misa. He/she’s been going well above and beyond the usual human/shinigami relationship to protect this girl. Unless there’s a twist (and there probably will be) he/she’s going to perish just like that ragdoll Frankenstein shinigami. And she’s just got to be just the most beautiful girl, huh? Just by being her normal, impish self, she’s gotten this ruthless businessman Higuchi and no less than two gods of death to start acting stupid on her account. And speaking of her “special friendship” with Rem… how messed up is that stalkers are such a normal part of her life that her first assumption when a giant skeletal demon suddenly appears in the mirror is that it’s probably an obsessed fan? Even when all her Kira-related memories are wiped, it’s clear that she’s still tremendously damaged. I suppose having your parents murdered and then avenged by a pop culture “Kali” will put anybody out of touch.
On a lighter note (not a death note,) I enjoyed all the comic relief in this episode. This stiff bodyguard having to play the role of an enthusiastic manager (and overacting like an amateur,) L pulling out a "director's megaphone" to dog on Misa's own acting and Watari wheeling out an entire buffet tray of treats for L. The master detective’s just got an insatiable sweet tooth. Heh… seeing as how apples have such a hold on Ryuk (and I’m sure that’s going to come up again whenever he returns,) it’d really be hilarious if tasty snacks spell L’s downfall at some point. Why is Light going through all this trouble to figure out his name the hard way when he can just offer a twinkie in exchange for it?
You can watch this episode, “Performance,” for yourself on Hulu here, and read my comments about the previous episode here. Watch this episode and let me know what you think, yourself. Let's keep the comments and discussing going. I want to hear what you lunatics have to say!