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Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13 Review – Best In Show

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Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13 Review – Quick Summary

In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13, “A Pair of One-Eyes,” Captain Burns of the First Special Fire Force Company confronted Joker in the depths of the Holy Sol Temple. Both were ready to throw down when Benimaru said he wanted in. What will Burns do when faced with such a powerful double threat? Later, the Eighth Company became aware of new evidence that the Haijima company might know more about the Evangelist’s relationship to Amaterasu. Shinra thought of a perfect person to investigate: Victor Licht, who used to work there. Coincidentally, the company’s president wanted to talk to Victor about what he said in his report on the incident on the Chinese peninsula. In the meeting, the president ordered him to deliver Shinra to them. Will Victor do as they asked? And did he know of the danger lurking behind their polite words?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13: I don't think Burns wanted to fight Benimaru.

Burns’ appetite to fight seem to take a nose dive when Benimaru said he wanted in. I wonder why… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Burn was ready to go head to head with Joker when Benimaru wanted a piece of the action.

Immediately, Burns turned his back on them and said, “This is no time for us to be quarreling. Let me hear what you have to say” (02:39).

Benimaru made even Burns thinks twice before fighting him? The captain of the Seventh is looking more and more like a Demon King!

Best in Show Moment for Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13

Poor Arthur. He thought the evidence pointed to him! He gets points for honesty, at least! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: The Fruitless Holy Sol Temple Investigation

It’s become almost a cliche: the church or religion that everyone follows is secretly wrong and its leaderships is both corrupt and utterly devoid of faith. For the entire first season of Fire Force and the first twelve episodes of the second season, I thought that’s where Fire Force was taking us.

It’s not that it’s a bad direction. I mean, look at the real world. There are proven allegations of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church aiding and abetting pedophiles — and I’m saying that as someone who holds a degree in Roman Catholic theology. Almost every other major religion in the world hides similar shameful activities. Heck, in some places, stoning is still considered pious.

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13: The diary Burns found contained surprises

The diary that Burns found took our heroes’ search in a new, unexpected direction. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

So it’s no surprise that Joker and Benimaru stormed the Holy Sol Temple in search of answers. They found an answer. It just wasn’t the answer they expected.

To be honest, it wasn’t the answer I expected, either! And I couldn’t be more delighted.

It turns out Burns had been researching the Holy Sol Temple since he and Joker had experienced the Adolla Link back in the day. He found that there were no super secret hidden scriptures. No conspiracy known only to the leaders. As far as the people within the church were concerned, they were the embodiment of the world’s religions who were honestly trying to worship the Holy Sol.

Delivery: Their Real Foe is Much More Pervasive

The truth was worse, as Burns discovered when he found the diary of Raffles I’s wife. And for the record, I agree with Irina when she said, in her review of season two episode 8, that Raffles sounds more like the name I’d give my pet dog. “Here, Raffles!” I’d yell, and a dog with big floppy ears would run across the meadow…

Anyway. Burns let Joker read the diary, and through him and Benimaru, Special Fire Force Company 8 learned two terrible facts.

First, the real Raffles never made it home. Yona, acting on orders from the Evangelist, killed him and took his place to found the Holy Sol Temple, which humans then took over. The humans thought they had inherited it from the real Raffles I. Second, the technology for Amaterasu came from Haijima. It’s likely their leadership, at least, is in league with the Evangelist.

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13: Inca may regret her decision to join the Evangelist.

Yona coincidentally confirmed the story linking the Evangelist to the foundation of the Holy Sol Temple. I wonder if Inca’s having second thoughts about joining the Evangelist’s crew? I have to agree with DOUBLESAMA’s review — it seemed strange Yona should pick this moment to confess his roll to Inca… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

The trouble is, Haijima has a hand in everything, from food to toys to manufacturing to even the Special Fire Force. While Arthur’s question “Then am I a suspect, too?” (19:45) was comical, he really did hit the nail on the head. To get to the bottom of the Evangelist’s plans, they have to take on the totality of their world.

Now, that’s a scope worth telling a story about!

What did you think of Victor’s meeting with the company President? What was your Best in Show moment? Let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Fire Force Season 2 Ep 13 Review – Best In Show

  1. The more you watch the show, the more Arthur feels like the child in “the Emperor’s New Clothes”, doesn’t he? (That is on top of the more obvious Don Quijotte).

    1. “he more you watch the show, the more Arthur feels like the child in “the Emperor’s New Clothes”, doesn’t he?”

      That’s a _great_ image! Arthur just cuts through all the pretense and nonsense. I like that!

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