Episode 22: その執事、解消 His Butler, Terminates
It’s always tragic when a loved one died in the course of duty.
Allow me to rant a little because I find the story telling has gotten a wee bit out of sphere…why turn the queen into a loli? That she *sold* her soul to an overzealous Angel in exchanged for her youth, wot?!!! And she became Ash’s puppet cos she can’t deal with the fact that she’s old??? That’s rather pathetic and vain, innit!!! What’s with the the heart thingy? She had Ciel’s family killed for what? It can’t be that she made little Ciel run around like a little dog because she’s just a bored little girl and politics suck. So she lets some Angel play God and rule the country. Where the hell are they going with the story? Whack! That is so uninteresting and not in the grand scheme of things so far.
At least, the writers should try making things a little more convincing because it does seemed like they mess up the plot here and there which made the story utterly haphazard when viewed in it’s entirety. It would be much better if the Queen that paraded in front of Ciel was actually a clever conniving and manipulative impostor playing a high stake game against the Phantomhives using religion as a cloak or some such devious dark plot.
I just don’t buy the fact they turn Queen V into some useless dumb dumb little girl to be manipulated by a fallen trap Angel who turns out to be some kind of a drama queen wanna be. Queenie regress from a grand old lady into a weepy little girl because of her selfish wish to remain youthful. Ciel on the other hand was a boy who witness the death of his parents, was tortured and lost everything he held dear. He was a boy vent on revenge. He wasn’t a grown up wishing to be young unlike the misguided puppet queen. He is still a kid but one with a goal. Queenie should remained as a grand old dame and rule her subjects with dignity…not revert into an insipid spoiled puppet girl. And I thought the story was really going somewhere interesting and thrilling…now it’s just meh!
It also bugs me that Ciel’s beginning to turn into a spoiled sissy, unable to make a clear decision since being thrown in a dilemma by Aberline’s death. But, knowing that puppet loli did his family in, all he could do is go, wot?! You’d think he be a little madder and more resolute but no, he had to let Queen Ash screw his thoughts some more. Oi, don’t you remember the whitewash winged one tried to erase your memories and implant the fake ones in your brain? Shouldn’t he send Sebby to go investigate matters? You can’t just let the puppeteer rule the country. I also thought he’d be more shrewd than to hitch a ride with an unworthy random looking stranger. Where’s the spunky Ciel we all know? Hesitant or not, the kid lost his funk. He’s playing right into Queen Ash’s hands. No wonder Sebastian got freaking angry and left the little Earl to his own devices. I would not blame the boy’s uselessness entirely on Sebastian though…he should at least know how to comb his own hair and dress himself but all the while, he refused to do so because he has a butler and he’s an Earl.
A Ciel that’s going back on his deal does not make a happy butler. So then, our lovely butler leaving Ciel is probably to test if the one-eyed kid regains his desperation and will to carry out the wish he originally made when the contract was formed with Sebastian and, to see if he wavers further away from his deal. Only then will our demonic butler decides on his next course of action. Why do I think that…well, Sebby didn’t actually leave Ciel’s side during the time he disappeared. I like to think that he took the form of a black cat to monitor Ciel’s movements, actions and reactions…lol. I’m hoping shinigami Undertaker will wake wimpy Ciel up so that he’ll go back to his old uncaring bratty self again. I do wonder what will happen should Ciel renounce the contract with Sebby. I so hope the servants live.
Bring back my demonic butler…I want to see him rage against Ash-Angela who’s no angel at all. Why would the whitewash winged one ride a demon dog? More awesome face-off between Sebby and AA, please!. I want AA to get whip by our one hell of a demon butler …muahaha…even though it’s wishful thinking. 😛
Pity for Aberline’s wife and unborn baby. Blame it on puppet loli queen. I have no love for her gullible lameness. But the flying monkey was funny though…lol!
Honestly, I jest with this post because I’m a tad underwhelmed by the said episode. I must keep in mind that this anime is comedy with a bit of supernatural stuff thrown in and view it as such…nothing more. 😛 Nuff said. (Sniggers…Loli Queen is still *fail*) 😀
So next episode…more Undertaker appearance, yay! I like him even more now since his true identity was revealed…like Grell. xD
Where the heck is the brat, our butler wondered. I thought I told him to run outside. Wot?! White feather? Uh-oh, that could only mean one thing. Up on the Eiffel Tower, puppet Queen leads the Earl to his impending doom whilst singing the London Bridge rhyme. Her cover gets blown off by the wind and instead of seeing a grand old dame, a little doe-eyed girl stood before Ciel. Don’t yell at me Ciel, I’m just a girl. By the way, I had your parents killed because I have no more used for them. Now, I must do the same to you. Queen Ash appears and laughed at our little Earl. How sweet of you to fall into our little trap. Now, let me tell you a little story, stupid boy….muahaha.
Oh so the drama is Queen Ash…lol. You see, the queen just wants to go back to her youth, to have a strong healthy heart and feel it going ba-dump, ba-dump…to feel young and alive rather than be her pathetic old self…so I grant her that wish and turn her into a loli in exchange for ruling Britannia as I so deemed…Lol. I shall purge any Dick,Tom and Harry and Mary, Jane and Alice who I judge to be with sins in their hearts and burn alive those who oppose my judgment. Oh Ciel, says the puppet loli Queen, isn’t my Ash wonderful? I’m so sorry but because you have seen how pathetic I’ve become and expose my little secret, I must kill you. I do hope you understand. Please forgive me. Ciel is too stumped for words. Me, too! Because LOL…I kid…hahaha. So much more amusing to twist my impression this way.
Well, well. It looks like I got here just in time little Master, says Sebby.
Tsk! You meddlesome butler!, retorts Queen Ash. Give me the order, Master and I’ll rid you of the white scum and his little puppet too. Ciel, you idiot! Stop hesitating. Alright, take them both out, yells the Earl. Now you’re talking. Let’s fight, whitey!
Oh Ciel, I’m your Queen…do you really want to kill me? The puppet loli continues to unnerve Ciel who still can’t believe the she’s the Queen.
Battle atop the Eiffel tower ensues between Sebastian and Ash as they face-off against each other. Oh no, Ciel…make them stop…please make them stop, I don’t want to see my Ash hurt or else I will lose everything that I’ve gained…is what puppet loli meant. It’s nothing to do with saving innocent lives from fallen debris. Ciel you idiot, you’ve been played through and through and you still don’t get it, do you little brat! Now look what you’ve done…you let them get away. That was what was running through angry Sebastian’s mind when Ciel abruptly orders Sebastian to stop fighting. Puppeteer and puppet are both delighted because they have the last laugh.
Perhaps it’s time to take the Earl to task and leave him to fend on his own. Our butler bade Ciel good night and sweet dreams before disappearing from his side. The kid meanwhile let Aberline haunt him in his dreams…further sending his thoughts into disarray when he woke up the next morning. The butler is no where to be found. The summons ain’t working. You are on your own now, kiddo. Let’s see what you can or cannot do without dear ol’ Sebby. Dear me, can’t you even comb your hair? How hopeless can you be?
Your title and status means nothing in France…remember, you’re not in England. What happens to your cat allergy? Ah Sebby, what a way to spy on your master and lead him to the pier. I guess Ciel’s stuck there until he finds a way to get home to England. Swimming the Channel should be the last option, though. Meanwhile, back at the Phantomhive Estate, something ominous is happening….
Pluto’s collar is glowing and he’s being controlled! Something’s burning. The servants awoke from their sleep and to their horrors, they saw the compound surrounding the mansion, burning red orange flames. Not only that, some weird winged bloke is riding Pluto and flaming the ground to cinders. Will the bumbling Phantomhive servants get out alive? Will we ever see Tanaka and his steaming green tea again?