Posted by psgels on 5 March 2011 with categories: Gosick



Dear police inspector. When someone comes across something he should not have seen, the bad guys will no doubt try their hardest to cover their mistakes up as thorough as possible by denying any sort of involvement. When examining testimonials like that, you should take every statement with a grain of salt. Not just the ones from the obnoxious kid you dislike.

Dear bad guys. When a random guy happens to stumble upon a priceless artifact that you have stolen, you really should get better security and you had better make damn sure that this guy does not have the chance to report EVERYTHING HE SAW to the police. I mean, you’re lucky that the inspector was a moron and all, so that these two stupid acts cancelled each other out.

I’m still not sure what’s up with these two, to be honest. I mean, I guess that the dumber the cast is, the smarter Victorique seems in comparison and all, but she doesn’t really need that. She’s a great character even without some morons around her, and I’d actually argue that if she were surrounded by other characters who at least had some common sense, she’d end up shining even brighter. I at first feared that she was too much of a tsundere, but the past few episodes have made her a very strange tsundere with some… interesting quirks. The previous arc also really did its job and gave her some depth and this episode too was pretty charming due to her catching a cold. Neat way to flesh her out some more.
Rating: * (Good)

4 Responses

  1. tanukichan says:

    Agreed. But what bugged me more about this episode is the girl in the basement. First, it’s not like she was tied up or locked up or anything, why the hell didn’t she just run away? Second, again, she wasn’t tied up or locked up at all, and was randomly found by a random passing guy like Kujou, what are the bad guys thinking? And of course there’s Kujou: did he seriously think that the girl would just crawl back into the box the next time he went there?

    I kinda like this show at first, but the level of stupidity in it just seems to go up every episode to me.

  2. Solaris says:

    I think this show can’t be actually based on Vic’s char alone. That’s actually the only good point up now. Story and chars are quite bad handled. I mean it worked in other shows like Ookami-san, but there wasn’t nothing there except the tsunderich lead. Gosick tries to add a story, but it will all crash on the weight of its own stupidity if they don’t quickly fix it…

  3. Maureen says:

    I don’t know. It sounds like Inspector Unicorn is keeping a lot under his hair. “Their expectations” sounded pretty sinister, and apparently there’s some kind of arranged marriage for him. So he might be receiving political and social pressure from different factions, or he might have known perfectly well that nothing would be there and was pretending to be fooled for lack of reliable backup. There seems to be a lot going on that neither we nor Kujo know about, and a lot of it seems to be happening to Blois.

    I agree that it’s pretty clear Kujo hasn’t read enough detective stories.

  4. hoiut says:

    The girl in the basement, huh? Yeah, Kujou’s pretty naive, but that has no bearing on said girl’s actions. She probably couldn’t leave. Why? Obviously she would have been caught on the way out. Something about the “demons” she was talking about made her seem a bit more odd. Why did she hide in the box in the first place?

    No, it’s clear that if she really wanted to make a bolt for it, she would have. An uncovered box, no shackles, no armed guards. A functional 2-way elevator. A long, straight shot to the door, through legions of baddies.

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