Durarara!! (episode 14)

April 16, 2010

Izaya

Izaya gets on Celty's bad side.

Episode 14 of DRRR still feels like it is setting up the action for the second half. We learn a lot and the plot is advanced, but in and of itself the episode doesn’t have the impact I’ve come to expect.

Part of the disappointment for me is the service given for the CeltyXShinra shippers. This is a relationship I have never enjoyed, even in this episode new reasons are provided to think Celty should dump Shinra, as he finally reveals some detailed information about how she lost her head that, IMHO, he should have provided years ago, if he really loves her.

As I said, this episode moves the plot forward. Important details are revealed about the Slasher, including an unsuspected connection to Celty’s forgotten past. Celty seems to have gotten Shizuo riled up about the Slasher, by revealing that she was attacked. Shizuo seems to genuinely care for Celty as a friend, and learning that the Slasher attacked his friend has Shizuo mumbling “kill, kill, kill…”. The issue of Celty’s head was also raised again, which makes it seem it will, indeed, be an important component of this arc. In fact, it seemed to make a cameo in the shadows behind the books in Izaya’s office.

Izaya at the office

Notice the round thing behind the books? That looks like the jar Celty's head is kept in.

5 Responses to “Durarara!! (episode 14)”

  1. Sebz Says:

    Yeah, it is. If you watch the episode again, there’s a frame showing the jar behind the books. :))

  2. ippius Says:

    mm nice succint review. mind a link exchange? mine’s at http://bakareviews.wordpress.com

  3. tokyogodfather Says:

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  4. Joojoobees Says:

    Thanks, that’s very kind of you to say. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your post!

  5. Velore Says:

    Totally agreed about Shinra x Selty, she deserves someone better: like Shizuo or Izaya.. Yeah.. Don’t want to see the second one playing with her head only. (Wow, disturbing, meant it LITERALLY)

    And also agreed that the pace got really slow, especially after that action-packed episode 12.


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