Posted by psgels on 25 December 2007 with categories: Les Miserables - Shoujo Cosette


Awww, how incredibly sweet. It baffles me to realize how much time this series is spending on wrapping up all its stories. Most series aim to have their conclusion at their final or semi-final episode, but this of course makes things very hard to wrap up properly after everything is over, and most of these endings are done hastily. Even series that also spend a lot of attention to their storyline (Higurashi and Seirei no Moribito) never came close to the amount of attention that Les Miserables is currently getting.

In this episode, it’s Cosette’s turn to wrap up her storyline, when she and Gavroche travel back to Montreul-sur-Mer and meet Sister Sanplice and Alain, who finally tell them the details of Fantine’s death. I’m surprised that they never mentioned Javert, but I can imagine how they didn’t want Cosette to continue to feel hatred towards the guy who killed her mother. She’d indeed be much happier to think that the harsh circumstances were the ones that really killed Fantine.

It’s also very nice to see that because of Fantine, a new orphanage has been created to take care of all the homeless children, to prevent them from ending up like Cosette and Alain. Overall, this was an excellent episode, despite the tension. Now, there are three episodes left, and there are three characters that still need closure: Thenardier, Thenardiére and Azelma. It would be awesome to see them again.

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  1. Avatar angedemystere says:

    Merry Christmas! It’s actually not Christmas Day for me yet, but it’s pretty close so I’ll say it now. Thank for explaining that some of the details viewers like me couldn’t pick up on since we don’t understand the language. I found it a bit odd that they would put in an episode between the proposal and marriage of Cosette and Marius, but I guess it makes sense.

    From those who have already seen the next episode or two, we can safely tell you that the whole Thenardier family gets their nice wrap-up as well. ^^, I’m terribly curious to see exactly how Javert’s fate plays out.

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