Posted on 28 September 2007 with categories: Baccano!


This episode was definitely the funniest episode yet, with even more screen-time for Isaac and Miria than in the second episode. Apart from that, we’re back in the regular timeline, and this episode’s sole purpose was to develop the different couples in this show: Isaac and Miria, Dallas and Eve and Jacuzzi and Nice.

Yes, you read that last part right, because surprise surprise: this happens. Jacuzzi, you’re a true man after all. ;)

Anyway, this episode was also surprisingly focused and surprisingly few characters appear. No Ladd, no guys in black suits, no Gandor, no Quates, no Chezlaw, no Firo and no Maiza. Basically only the storylines involving Isaac and Miria were shown. Seriously, the two of them have been everywhere.

It seems that they’ve even robbed the Genoard-household at one time, tough with this episode, I kindof lost my sense of time with her story. I originally thought that she was kidnapped in 1931, and that the Runoratas were looking for her at the same time that they assaulted the Gandors, but now it seems that this all took place in 1932. The only assumption I can make is that Dallas only later decided to go and cause trouble for the Runoratas. I also now know why Dallas was so pissed when he ran into Isaac and Miria. This may be just a guess, but I think that he ran into Barnes, right after Isaac and Miria robbed his home. This is also why Eve feels so bad. Perhaps that the angry face of her brother when he found out about the robbery was the last thing she saw of him?

I’m having a theory here, by the way: what if Dallas is Rail Tracer? What if the liquid Quates injected went horribly wrong and turned the guy into that horrible form? Anyway, the end of the episode also shows something interesting: the Runorata-family member who keeps eating chocolates lets Eve just escape. Why?

Then there’s Ennis’s storyline, as Isaac and Miria help her move Dallas’s body into her car, which looks suspiciously much like the one that hit them. ^^; It’s really clear now how the three of them became friends.

Jacuzzi and Donnie also meet up with Isaac and Miria on the Flying Pussyfoot, and make sure that the others are safe. He tells them a few things about his background, but I didn’t quite catch those. I think he’s supposed to be extremely dangerous when brandishing a gun, but I’m going to wait for the subs to arrive before confirming this.

So, there are five episodes left now, and they’ve got their work cut out for them. Chane and Chezlaw still need to receive their backgrounds and development, Firo, Luck and Maiza still have to do something to get involved with the story, the story between Szilard and Dallas still needs development, and let’s not forget that Ladd and the mysterious Vino also have their roles to play. And will Huey come into action again, or is he just reason for the guys in black suits to be involved? I’m looking forward to it. :)

4 Responses

  1. KillerFlan says:

    Ah, do you mind me asking if you viewed episode 8 through torrent or online stream? I’ve been looking for an online stream since torrents can’t work on my compy~

    Nice therioes on the RT being Dallas ;D. In the next episode you’ll be able to confirm who it is :D. (I don’t want to spoil it for you >__>…)

  2. psgels says:

    I usually use the program called “Share” to get my raw files, so sorry, I’ve no idea where you can see this episode on streaming.

  3. KillerFlan says:

    Ah thank you anyway Dx. The person who usaully uploads the streams hasn’t done episode 8 so I hope she hasn’t stoppped doing so. I guess I’ll just have to wait :].

  4. KaminaLives says:

    I have to say Baccano is a great show. I’ve always been a fan of the tommy-gun-toting era of speakeasies and mobsters (the early-mid 90s Batman cartoon, the prohibition episode of the Simpsons, Last Man Standing, even the Rocketeer and Dick Tracy movies are guilty pleasures of mine). I think the Baccano writers are taking a cue from the popularity of shows with huge ensemble casts (Heroes, Lost, etc.).

    Miria and Isaac are definitely a ditzier version of Bonnie and Clyde. My favorite character so far would have to be Ennis; what’s not to love about a cute homunculus right hand henchwoman with the smart fashion sense of the Final Fantasy VII Turks and who knows how to handle herself in a fight? The fact that she befriends Miria and Isaac, and appears to end up on the side of the “good guys” (Firo and co.) are just icing on the cake. More Ennis please!

    The whole immortal elixir angle is pretty interesting and the latest eps answered my questions as to when the story would shift to another era outside of the 1930′s. There are some shadings of Full Metal Alchemist in the plot but it’s not too blatant, I don’t think.

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