Guilty Crown Episode 4 – It’s… Collateral Damage
Well, I predicted exactly how this episode would play out, so that’s all I have to say about how simplistic this show’s plot is so far. Shu goes to prison and is told by the creepy purple haired guy about Gai’s organization, and that he shouldn’t trust him, and every other generic thing to confuse Shu about what he should do. And the guy actually raises a valid argument about Gai’s motives for doing what he is, because so far no he hasn’t said anything about their main goal, other than to free the people from the evil government. Speaking of which, the Creeper shows Shu the research facility for the victims of the virus and why that guy from the last episode betrayed him; to help pay for his brothers treatment. Then, the facility receives a message from Gai about how they’re going to rescue some crazy murder, and obviously Shu in the process. They then proceed to blow the living fuck out of the hospital, prison, and research facility. Such idealistic terrorist.
Seriously, this has got to be the richest terrorist organization ever. They obliterate this place, you know, the place with thousands of bed-ridden virus victims and innocent staff members? All just to save some crazy Hannibal Lecter look-a-like. So why did Tsugumi have to hack into the building if they were just going to blow the shit out of it? What if they had killed the prisoner in the process, or Gai, or Shu? It’s fucking retarded to conduct an all out assault on something that should have been done with a simple stealth mission. Say what you want about Lelouch, at least he wasn’t a complete retard when it came to planning stuff.
So Shu tries to have some common sense in this episode, but it leaves after he knows his slampiece is there as well. At first he tells Gai that he’s not going to help them anymore, and why should he? It’s their fault in the first place that he got put in prison. But then, Inori comes, and everyone knows that you don’t do anything that would separate you from a hot lady, so he takes all of his common sense, throws it out the window, and runs after Inori through the collapsing headquarters.
So please someone tell me; what in the hell is Inori? She has got to be a goddamn superhero or something, because she’s running on skyscrapers and leaping stories upon stories into the air, all while avoiding all the shit that’s being destroyed around her. She’s pretty much Japanese Wonder-Woman, she’s even got a cool Phoenix costume too. So, after Shu runs to find her, he pulls a Gantz gun that reverses gravity out of the murderer and shoots all the mechs. Then he does… something, shoots a fountain, I don’t know, and floats up to her, grabs her boobs, and uses her sword to create even more property damage. And obviously he joins Funeral Parlor at the end of the episode, like everybody knew he would.
So maybe Shu has decided to show a little bit of determination, even if it is just to have sex with Inori, at least it’s something. But fore the love of God, please start to develop the story and characters now. Shu is with the others, they can interact, the story can actually begin, please don’t make me have to drop you, Guilty Crown.