Gosick 10 – fantasmagoria
March 17, 2011
Gosick episode 10 made for a very satisfying end to the arc. In addition to the resolution of the mystery of the Blue Rose, hints were dropped about all sorts of back stories.
As discussed last week, the central conceits underpinning this series, split the two protagonists apart. This gave each character a chance to demonstrate their strengths. Kujo does the leg work; he puts together a mass of information (clues). His not too bright, but large-hearted character is well established, so it was sadly believable when he didn’t catch the significance of the Magician’s name. I guess a short action scene is included at the end of every arc, and surprisingly Greville turns out to be useful in a fight.
Victorica was still sick in bed, but that barely hindered her ability to solve mysteries. In truth, I’m not sure if the trick at the end was based in science or not. It had something to do with ether making something glow? Whatever, it looked cool, and they caught the bad guys.