Episode 9 –
[details=spoiler]Now, why would you take poor little innocent Azmaria to a place like that and not warn her beforehand?
I like how younger Rosette calls Remington a “crackpot” and imagines him doing all kinds of things to her brother.
Joshua can heal too. This is interesting. I wonder if all of the apostles can heal.
It was really interesting how they met Chrono in the Tomb of Magdalene. Almost as if fate had a hand in it. And I wonder who the girl in Chrono’s mind is.
An interesting tidbit – this is the Seventh Bell Orphanage and one of the last episodes involved a Seal of Seven Wings.[/details]
Episode 10 -
[details=spoiler]Now I know for sure that a devil’s horns are the source of their power. And Aion broke Chrono’s off, which made him an outcast. I wonder at the circumstances, but again, I like how the story teases in only giving you enough to want more.
Aion entices Joshua and gives him Chrono’s horns which drives him insane. Very well played scenes from the actors, but Joshua really stands out here.
It was kind of sad to think that Chrono did not want Rosette as a contractor. He already cared enough about her by then that he didn’t want to shorten her lifespan. I think too that he still regrets it a little bit even now. Still it was a sweet scene. I liked how he knelt before her and accepted her as his contractor, even if he seemed so reluctant to do so.
It was really funny to think that Aion went grocery shopping. For someone of his status to take a request from a maid is unthinkable, which is why it was so funny. And Joshua thinks the maid is his real sister - can’t wait for the story of this one. Also, since the maid wears a collar, I wonder who she really is and what her story is as well.[/details]
Episode 11 –
[details=spoiler]Rosette calls Satella a “German Jezebel” – hysterical! I’m surprised Satella is working for the mob, and as a bodyguard no less. I thought she had a better sense of justice.
Rosette gets a motorcycle – now there’s a combo! And I loved the look on Chrono’s face! The pervy Elder is something else too. And because Rosette did get to use the bike, I wonder if she did what the Elder wanted. A horrible thought! LOL
It turns out that Satella is not a very good bodyguard after all and it seems her sense of justice is back as well. I wonder why she worked for the mob. Perhaps it was to get information about something. That would make sense - she has been searching for something for a long time. I can understand that she would want to use any means necessary. The spirit bike was great. I felt bad that Chrono got left behind though. I think again that Rosette and Satella make a great team. They seem to be well matched.[/details]
Episode 12 -
[details=spoiler]I think this is my favorite episode so far. It’s Christmas!
Azmaria really can’t act. But she does settle into her role later on and does a very nice job.
I like how Rosette gets donations. She is just so aggressive! And this time the tables are reversed on insults when Satella calls Rosette “Sister Hothead” – perfect!
Azmaria did a nice thing with the snow globe, but that just shows the kind of person she is. I also see how the DVD cover came about. Chrono as a reindeer! Too funny.
Then, of course I got all emotional as Azmaria was given her first real Christmas. She deserved it after the kind of childhood she had. It was a beautiful segment and I really felt it. It was wonderful how everyone came together for her. I also loved Satella’s present and the fact that Sister Kate fainted dead away when she saw it.
And the final scene was also emotional with Chrono and Rosette out in the falling snow, exchanging gifts. Very sweet scene. Yes, I think this will definitely be my favorite episode.[/details]
[details=spoiler]In Azmaria’s class, I liked the description of Satella’s power and her jewel spirits. I liked the Slang Dictionary too. It is interesting to see that some of the slang is still used even today, while other words such as “bimbo” have an entirely different meaning.
The commentary was fascinating. I never realized how really hard the VAs work and I enjoyed the insight. Imagine working three hours to get four minutes of film! I really give these guys credit for doing such a great job on this show. The story itself continues to flow and now I heard in the commentary that it’s about to turn very dark and bleak. I already see it heading that way and I’m looking forward to how it will unfold. It truly is a wonderful story.[/details]