At last, we’ve found the anime I can recommend to Bill Cosby. There might not be much parenting-based humor or too many festive sweaters, but you can be damned sure there’s plenty of jello pudding. So much, in fact, that this is almost an exploitation film for the always-lurid pudding audience. Glad to see Vash and his pals actually listened to my suggestion last episode about scamming a bounty - - although he is still a bit of schmuck for not taking full advantage of it. 20 million double dollars might not be as much as his bounty, but it can still buy many, many things in this unnamed wild wasteland. Just imagine how many jars of pudding it could buy. Milly would never be in want, not ever again.
Wolfwood gets the “most badass line of the week” award in this one for that terse-and-mean answer to the goons’ question.
“Where’s the girl? Have you seen her.”
“Yeah. She’s right here, hiding behind me.”
Ooooooooh… you can just hear the snake shaken its rattle over that one.
Alright, so I was able to buy the lovebirds faking their deaths on account of the rubber bullets. I don’t know if they would’ve gotten up and walked away as quickly, but I could believe they’d survive. However, I feel like there must have been a frame missing when Missy took care of the goons. If the guy came because he heard gunshots, doesn’t that mean she wasted them with her BFG? So she just greased them, right there? I don’t know, they weren’t bleeding, so it wasn't clear. It’d seem like a rational result but, considering how much of a dialog there’s been (and will continue to be, I presume) about the merits of lethal force, it’s a little odd that they’d just move along so quickly without addressing it.
Watch this episode, “Escape from Pain,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.