In Fairy gone episode 15, “Weeding of Back Streets,” Free Underbar, Marlya Noel, Klara Kisenaria, and Serge Tova returned home from Kay-o. Free was injured, and there seemed to be some tension between him and Marlya. Was he angry that she had deserted him to go after Veronica Thorn? Meanwhile, Dorothea continued to investigate and arrest Arcame agents. They were closing in on one of its big shots with the help of their perennial informant Axel. Was he giving them good information? Or was he playing an angle of his own? And will Free and Marlya ever clear the air?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Best Moment in the Show
Marlya seemed glad after the moment had passed. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most. Capture from the Funimation stream.
You how apologies in fiction can be these overly-dramatic affairs that bear no resemblance to real life? Well, we just got a subtle, realistic apology from Fairy gone — that’s two authentic emotional moments in two weeks! I really hope this marks the start of a trend.
From the beginning of the episode, it was clear there was some tension between Free and Marlya. He didn’t seem like he wanted to look at her. Maybe he blamed her for the bandage he wore on his head? After all, if she had stayed with him as he fought Wolfram Row in the previous episode, he might not have been injured, and they might actually had been able to apprehend Free’s old comrade. She, too, seemed more shy around him. Honestly, I think she felt guilty.
The two of them were alone in Dorothea’s offices. They were doing detective-style work: going through correspondence looking for clues (which was pretty cool, actually).
Free’s callous words cut into Marlya’s feelings. Even Chima was angry on her behalf. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Marlya asked him if he reported that she had (16:20) “chased after Ver, but that she then got away, right?” Her expression was bleak; her conscience seemed to be bothering her.
His non-committal answer made her feel even worse, to the point where she said that “Nothing good comes of my getting involved.”
This is where some of his anger slipped out. As he was looking at envelops, he asked she were looking for sympathy. She looked stunned and hurt. He’d never talked to her like that before. Even the little blue cat-like creature Chima growled at him.
He looked up, shocked at what he’d said and the impact it had had on her. Rubbing the back of his neck, he said simply, “Sorry” (16:44).
Free knew immediately he’d screwed up. Fortunately, he had the courage to just apologize. Capture from the Funimation stream.
She was enormously relieved. Smiling, she said it was fine, and that she was sorry, too.
And that was it. They were back on good terms. It was so much like the things I’ve seen in real life that I almost didn’t recognize it! In a show with a world history that spans decades, with dozens of characters that affect the plot, Fairy gone seems like it is at its best with these little moments.
What did you think of the police work in this episode? What was your Best in Show moment? Let me know in the comments!
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