It figures that the first emotion Ein’s expresses in this show is embarrassment/disgust over looking fat in a bikini...
She's actually a pretty juicy role for whichever actress is voicing her. Having to play a part where you switch between an emotionless husk and the overly-emotional persona she plays for cover would probably be an irresistible challenge for the ol’ acting range. Of course, you know and I know that these killers’ put-on isn’t too far removed from what they’re really feeling about each other. Roleplaying as a couple probably serves the same function for them that roleplaying in a regular relationship would (as if these killer kids weren’t kinky enough already.)
I was actually taken aback a little by the opening of this episode. It seemed like this shopping date in the mall might actually be a flashback to Ein and Zwei’s lives prior to their amnesia. That’d be an unfathomably cruel machination for Inferno, wouldn’t it? Take a normal couple, wipe their memories and then put them back into a working relationship completely devoid of any of the romance of their previous life. It'd be like ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND's doppleganger from hell.
The action in this one was pretty kick-ass. Ein capping the bodyguards at pointblank while balancing on the hood of their speeding car was one impressive super-move. However, the serious, cool mood is almost totally sabotaged by the appearance of their supervisor and his gold 'n bedazzled Mardi Gras costume. Killer #1 and #2’s masks strike a kind of poetic balance between flourished style and practical menace that recalls Vega from STREET FIGHTER, but that guy? He looks like he’s on the way to one of the masquerade orgies from EYES WIDE SHUT (though, considering how skeevy the Inferno brass are, that wouldn’t be entirely out of the question.)
By the way, help me out here. Was the blonde with the ice cream cone just a random stranger, or do you figure she was a disguised Inferno leader who was testing their acting skills?
Watch this episode “Assassination,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.