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takt op.Destiny Episode 4 Review – Best In Show

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takt op.Destiny Episode 4 Review – Quick Summary

In takt op.Destiny Episode 4, “Let the Performance Begin -Showtime-,” Lenny and Titan led Anna, Destiny and Takt to Las Vegas. But not the Las Vegas you might expect. It’s a large farming community with destroyed casinos in the background. Against that idyllic setting, Lenny meets two old friends who have started a family. All seems peaceful and prosperous. That is, on the surface. Lenny suspects something, and Takt wonders what that might be. Then, that night, Destiny heard something that sent her on the hunt. What’s bothering them? What secret does Las Vegas hold? And what’s it mean for Destiny and Titan?

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

Favorite Quote from takt op.Destiny Episode 4

Takt noticed the obvious. That’s not something all main characters do very well! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Just before bedtime, Destiny heard something. She said it was a vibration. Was it the tuning fork we saw in previous episodes? Music from the nearby casino? We didn’t find out for sure. But one thing we did find out for sure: Destiny doesn’t let a little thing like a wall slow her down. She blew right through their host’s wall in her haste to track down the sound.

Takt and Anna had not known about the casino. As they tried to maintain a low profile (literally; they crouched on the floor), Anna expressed her shock and amazement that a) they were actually in a casino and b) that such a thing still existed after the D2 attacks.

“Well, we are in Las Vegas,” Takt said as drily as he says anything (14:34). “You gotta admit that all that corn was pretty weird.”

I give Takt credit for mastering the obvious. That skill will serve him well in this series, I think!

Best in Show Moment for takt op.Destiny Episode 4

I would not want to be on the receiving end of that stare. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Destiny and Titan, Frolicking Kids?

There were two scenes that framed my favorite moment in this episode. They heightened the dramatic punch by virtue of their contrast. And I gotta say, I love that technique.

Remember early in the episode, when Lenny and Titan were trying to show Takt and Destiny to fight the D2? It was abundantly clear that Destiny had motivation to spare. She also had plenty of power, at least to start. But her shots went wild. She wrecked the landscape but missed the D2. 

Takt was no better. He just complained as she siphoned his life energy. Finally, Lenny and Titan gave them a demonstration. Lenny used his baton to direct Titan’s attacks. She struck efficiently and with just the right amount of force. Also, and I think this is key, Titan showed a real delight in her work. She loved what she did. And she loved working with Lenny. 

Titan always looks like she’s having the time of her life. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Also, it appears she enjoys teaching, because she happily showed Destiny little moves to improve her capabilities. 

The second scene played out in a similar way. When the D2s broke into the casino, Lenny and Titan used them to further Takt and Destiny’s training. While the newer pair took a little extra time to harmonize, Titan danced around the area, herding the D2s so they couldn’t cause more damage, but not killing them. She laughed and encouraged Destiny all the while.

The overall impression I got of Titan is that she’s high positive energy. She’s ecstatic about her mission, and she adores working for Lenny. That, and she’s brutally powerful.

We learned one more thing about her in my favorite scene.

Delivery: Titan’s Timely Reminder

Lenny and Titan apparently knew about Lang skimming money. At least, they knew something was up. You could tell by the look Lenny gave Lang early in the episode. That’s why the two decided to visit the casino.

Did you see Titan’s attitude before Destiny, Takt, and Anna crashed the party? She was her usual bubbly self. She might have been a precocious teenager on her first trip to a big city. That is, until the D2s appeared, and she went on her shepherding romp. But she was still bubbly.

But as cool as that was, it wasn’t my favorite part. After the fight, we got a shot of Lang trying to limp away from the wreckage of his casino. He trailed cash all the way, because he was stupid enough to try to bring satchels of it on his escape.

He tripped, and as he tried to stand, he flinched at the sound of a shotgun. Titan’s shotgun, to be precise. He looked up to see her standing above him a little distance away.

I think it’s fair to say this dude chose poorly. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Her expression was terrifying. Gone was the happy go-lucky young lady who joyously helped Destiny. She had become an angel of vengeance, or at least of hard justice. 

“You’re not getting away,” she said sternly (20:14). “You’ve been lining your pockets with the money that came from everyone’s hard work here. Did you really think you’d get away with that?”

We never saw him again. I’m not sure she didn’t just put him down after gathering the evidence she mentioned to Lenny later. The Musicarts look like bright, happy young women. But they’re not. No matter how much they might act like that, they are weapons of war. And I loved the reminder we got in this episode. 

What did you think of Destiny’s remodeling work on their hosts’ house? What were your favorite moments in the episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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