Posted on 5 October 2007 with categories: Baccano!


Oh god, just when you think you understand everything, this episode comes and smacks you in the face with new revelations that were completely different from your assumptions! Here I thought that Dallas was Rail Tracer. Here I thought that the girl in work-uniform was Vino. Here I thought that Chezlaw was subtle in his plans. Boy, was I wrong!

My god, I seriously loved the plot-twists in this episode. I originally thought that the red-haired conductor was slaughtered by Rail Tracer as well, but now that I think about it: there were three conductors: the middle-aged one, the red-haired one and Ladd’s ally who stole a suit of one of the others. Why did I never find it strange that there were only two bodies in the back, if Rail Tracer was the one who killed them? That’s because the Red Haired one IS RAIL TRACER!! He’s one of the Gandor’s younger brothers, who once worked in the circus, explaining his extreme manoeuvrability.

We also finally learn the name of the girl in work-uniform: her name is Rachel, and she works for the newspaper-company. She went on the flying pussyfoot to collect information, though I doubt that things turned out the way she originally had in mind. It seems that the thing Rail Tracer whispered to her was just a small sentence to tease her and scare her away.

Meanwhile, it seems that Dallas has indeed become an immortal, though I think it’s the kind of immortal that is immune to wounds, but not to aging. I think that Quates wanted to do this so that he could absorb the guy when needed, and the guy would probably be too stupid to try something smart. Dallas also manages to get the bottles back, which makes me wonder how Firo and the others turned immortal. If I had to guess, then the Gandors won’t take Dallas’ actions lightly. The next episodes promise to become something very interesting.

And yes, Chezlaw was awesome.

3 Responses

  1. Autonomous Monster says:

    Which raises the question… if she’s not Vino/Claire, who is? There’s no, eh, “non-background”, unnamed female left on the train. While it’s possible that she’s been off screen for the last nine episodes, it feels like a fairly major fumble for such a well written show. :/

    Of course, “Rachel” could be lying.

  2. doc says:

    Rail Tracer is Vino is Claire, as they explained in the black and white bit.

  3. Autonomous Monster says:

    *facepalm*

    My bad. Apologies.

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  • Enka
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:16 AM)
    @Bam Maybe. They’re all sheep, the casual anime fans, I mean.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:15 AM)
    But this community fetishes are direct result of them pandering and creating these niches in the 1st place. So perhaps if they move away from it so will the community
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:13 AM)
    @Bam The anime community at large. That’s why there’s the kuudere, loli, glasses, etc. They pander to everyone.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:11 AM)
    Oops, that was for Bam.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:11 AM)
    I mean the main characters in Log Horizon are university students, then what the hell is the dress-up and the harem for? who are they even pandering to?!
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:11 AM)
    @Enka Yeah, but most of the time they don’t know how to filter through that shit and end up ignorant fucks.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:09 AM)
    I really do wonder if it’s the smartest strategy tho. Don’t the youth find edgy and dark mature works more appealing the the childish ones ? I think nowadays they actually do
  • Enka
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:08 AM)
    If you fap to a manga like Aki Sora, I fear for your sibling’s moral well being.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:08 AM)
    Well neither from mine and It’s a shame when you see creative directors bogged down for conforming to the desires of the lowest denominations.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 10:05 AM)
    @Bam it’s still shit. Fuck marketing, they won’t see a cent from my wallet.

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