Angel: Yeah, what a nice break. ^x^; Not really, as my house is drowning in drama. Now that the silly peoples have gone to sleep, I can sneak in a review~
Episode 10: Overlapping Shadows
Suddenly, Oz subdues Alice’s powers, and so, Oz confronts Phillip’s father. As bitter memories of his own father flood his mind, Oz cries that Phillip’s father should be happy just being by his son’s side. However, this isn’t enough; it’s revealed that Phillip’s father established an illegal contract to erase their tragic past. He kills people for his son’s sake. Despite being emotionally charged, Oz cannot get through the idiocy of Phillip’s father, who is then shot by Vincent and pulled into the Abyss. This rainy scene is a powerful moment because it reveals the turmoil Oz felt as a child, while the rest of the episode has the gang resting at the Reinsworth mention. Later on, there is a warm moment between Oz and Alice (I’m leaning towards OzxAlice now, shh, but I’m always neutral, honest), as they sit back-to-back near the fireplace. Meanwhile, Break discusses Pandora business and he is suspicious of Vincent’s motives.
Episode 11: A Lost Raven
As the gang are resting, Gilbert reveals that Vincent is his younger brother; in addition, Gilbert describes what has happened in the last 10 years. Soon after the “tragedy” (when Oz first fell into the Abyss), little Gil fled in terror and ran into Break. Break suggested that Gil could save Oz from the Abyss if Gil was adopted into the Nightray family and controlled their chain, Raven. Despite being hesitant, as the Bezarius and Nightray families are bitter rivals, and thus marking Gil as a traitor, Gil agreed to returning to the Nightray family (Gil serves as Break’s “missing left eye,” which is creepy because Break’s eye socket is empty.. I wonder why Break doesn’t like Vincent. Vincent strangely has one red eye, hmm.. ). Although he cannot recall Vincent, Gil met his brother and established a contract with Raven (Ok, why the hell was Break walking around the halls with a candelabra balanced on his head? XD).
Episode 12: Welcome to Labyrinth
Upon the boys’ return, Uncle Oscar is eager to reunite with them; however, our trio is entangled in a street scuffle over Gil’s lost hat. Oz, Gil, and Alice agree to an arm wrestle with the perpetrators. Oz wins by “mindscrewing” his enemy (I flipping lol’d here, as Oz is the cutest thing since raisin bread ^-^), Gil loses by facing Uncle Oscar’s “charm” (if you can call it that, hehe ^__^), and Alice wins by unleashing her B-Rabbit power. She has quite a tsundere moment, fyi, check out below. Huzzah.
After the duel, Alice goes shopping while Oscar reunites with the boys. Alice returns to see the guys too close, and even though she feels left out, she runs away. She doesn’t understand her emotions, but Break appears (in a rather silly disguise XD) to tell her that she is being followed. Suddenly, the two are dragged into Cheshire Cat’s dimension. While unconscious, Alice dreams about the Oz-from-the-future clone (err, the young blonde man, aka Jack) and she calls out to him only to be startled awake by Break (they’re in this strange dimension and he’s knitting.. That’s Break for you :3). Break admits to using Alice to enter Cheshire Cat’s dimension to gain information about the Will of Abyss, but Break carries Alice out of more danger (like the gentleman he is~). Unfortunately, Alice runs away when haunted by her memories and Break is dragged into a mirror reflecting his past life. Meanwhile, Oz and Gil seek Sharon for help and she opens a path to the dimension via her own chain.
Episode 13: Keeper of the Secret
I’m sick of typing because Firefox keeps crashing and I’m losing my work and I keep cussing out Ric, SO it’s time to mass upload pictures and have an orgasmic time. Join me, I command thee. >8]
Cheshire Cat is soooooooo friggin hot eeeeee! o_o I don’t think I’ve ever seen a catboy before so this is interesting for me. My hormones are being stimulated. -whistles-
Random licking before a battle, yeahh! Gotta be clean!
Nice claws. >o< So, Oz and Gil are sent into Cheshire Cat’s dimension and they are already confronted by him.. But, before they can fight..
Gil, our once genderly unidentifiable child who hath conquered a mighty chain and is a gunslinger with a badass coat and hat, has a severe phobia of cats. MEOW~
Cheshire is ready to attack. :3
He has the raep face down.
And another beautiful creature graces the stage. Sharon’s chain, Eques, is a black unicorn with the power to create paths within shadows. She uses him to collect information; however, that doesn’t mean that he cannot hold himself in a match.
Unicorns are my favorite fantasy creatures, besides dragons, but those exist. -shot-
Another stellar shot~
Even when you’re away from the battlefield, you’re not safe. Echo is gonna get you, Sharon. :c
It’s a loli! It’s a trap! Shoot it, shoot it!
Kitty is sniffing his enemy. o.o Well, Cheshire finds out that Gil uses Raven to control B-Rabbit’s power. Yay for awesome sniffing powers.
Y-you slashed my Gil! Kitty, you’re going into the microwave now!
Eeee y-yo-you are touching my Oz! Get into the blender, ye cat!
Alice, you’re so pretty.. However, you are the one who tore your own memories in order to forget the tragic events of 100 years ago. Cheshire Cat is revealed to be protecting these memories, because you really do not want to remember but here you are, trying to look for them, lol. The irony of this happening.
She’s secretly in love with him, d’aww. There goes my OzxAlice fantasy.
Meanwhile, Vincent is sleeping in the hallway… -kidnaps him-
And this is Vincent’s chain, which makes him fall asleep. It’s not as cute as bunnies, kitties, and unicorns. :c
What an LOL face. Reim hears of confidential information (mostly that Oz escaped Abyss by himself and established an Illegal Contract). Vincent will not report this news to Pandora under Gil’s request. He’s that obsessed over his brother, hehe.
I thought that this was pretty. ^_^ Gil wakes up in the garden and meets the young, blonde man from before.. Gil mistakes the man for Oz, as they both have blonde hair and green eyes, but no this man is…
Speculations and Comments
☆ What an interesting turn of events; Alice erased her own memories (and it only took till halfway to find that out, so Pandora is on a nice track). She did so to forgot about losing everything 100 years ago but now, she seeks the truth she once feared. I believe that Cheshire was her pet cat at one point (there was a flashback of little Alice holding a cat, right?), so possibly, can Chains originate from Earthly or mortal creatures? Well, are Chains ever born outside of the Abyss..? Besides that, what does B-Rabbit have to do with any of this? Her power is rarely used. This is mostly about her memories so far, but I guess that they tie in with the whole Will of Abyss.
☆ Are Jack and Oz like, those kind of destined descendants? Oh God, I was about to refer to Yu-Gi-Oh here, as if I could get any more nubby (because the Pharaoh and Yugi look alike but are from waaay different eras and yeah, you don’t understand me because I’ve had 3 glasses of coke and it’s late.. Seriously). Alter egos.
☆ As I mentioned earlier, there are quite a few red eyes going around. Do any belong to Break, hehe? Both Vincent and Cheshire have one red eye… The (possible) eye switching reminds me of Kakashi from Naruto (I just referred to Naruto, Ric, don’t eat meeeee). I’m freaked out in both cases. o__O
☆ The animation was.. Different. Weird. In the beginning of the episode, the jerky movement sort of turned me off, but I adjusted to it. The animators create some pretty images~
I’ve heard that the next episode is juicy, so if I’m not doing anything special for the 4th of July, I’ll defintely blog this early (don’t laugh at me D:<). Pandora Hearts finally picked up, so I’m back into the groove. Till next time, my lovelies~
Angel’s Overall Rating for Episode 13: 9/10
Angel’s Overall Anticipation Meter: 9/10