Gosick 22 – Victorique is dead
June 18, 2011
Political intrigue, the joys and anguish of illicit love .. this final episode of Gosick had it all. There are some who say the series will continue without the presence of its diminutive heroine, but I say, “pish”! In fact, I say, “pish posh” to that. It may be difficult to believe the following summary of events, especially if you have already watched the episode. Be prepared; the following shocking events are bound to shock you, particularly when Victorique de Blois dies!
Not so fast! Yeah, back in the old days, this episode would have opened this way. Thus our mystery would have kicked off. Instead this final episode goes in a shockingly unexpected direction.
Now that Victorique is dead, I expect the series to end immediately. There are some that say Gosick can continue without her. Hanners has long argued that the show would be better if it was dedicated to recounting Greville’s adventures as a police detective. I disagree. I expect that next week’s planned onsen episode will be poorly received, resulting in a premature cancellation of the series.
Update: Now that Victorique is dead, Hashihime has linked to a dirge-like character song (sung by Aoi Yuuki). It is actually quite nice (if rather sad). Not the sort of song one usually hears, sort of orchestral Gothic.