The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Episode 27 – Quick Summary
In The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Episode 27, “Something Precious,” Cid’s plan to crash the kingdom’s economy worked – and worked very, very well. Even Shadow Garden’s Mitsugoshi teetered on the edge of collapse. With Alpha in a state of despair, and with Yukime on the verge of achieving her revenge, what’s next for Shadow Garden? Or have we missed something? And what was so important that Eta stayed awake for more than a few minutes at a time?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Episode 27
The fear she had let Lord Shadow down hit Gamma like a physical punch. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
I felt bad for Alpha in the previous episode. This episode demonstrated to me that I am capable of feeling much worse. Take, for example, my favorite quote.
Alpha had crashed hard. She sat, barefoot, staring into the fire. Gamma came in and reported just how bad the situation was. Her projections showed Mitsugoshi would be toast in days. She tried to come up with ideas. But Alpha shut her down. She said it didn’t matter anymore. She said Cid put this into motion; that he had forsaken them. Gamma, bless her heart, tried to argue that Lord Shadow would never abandon them.
“We failed to live up to his expectations,” Alpha said in a monotone (05:20). “And this is the result. He gave us the best environment, the best of knowledge… But we failed to reach his level. He has washed his hands of our incompetence.”
That was too much for Gamma. She fell to her knees.
I went into this episode feeling terrible for Alpha. Now I felt even more terrible for Alpha – and for Gamma, too! Damn it, Cid! Get your act together, man!
Favorite Moment from The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Episode 27
Yukime knew the value of Alpha’s proposition. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
Setup: What Is Cid’s Journey?
Am I the only one who feels like Cid got off easy in this episode? He broke Alpha’s heart. He sank a despair-bankshot off Alpha and hit Gamma. It took Beta bouncing into the room with Eta’s translation to save them (and remind me once again how much I like Beta – she’s a writer, you know!).
I think Cid should have had to interact with them. I think he should have used that talk to get past his wilful delusions. It’s for his good, and the good of the women who follow him. Wait, you might say – does Cid even deserve that much? He’s a bit of a bastard, isn’t he?
Yeah. I’ve thinking about some of the great comments on my post about the previous episode. I’m beginning to see that this story is about Cid’s journey. I hope the destination is mental health, but I don’t really know. the plot brought him to the edge of revelation in this arc. I’ve always thought of this show as a romp with no destination. Dark humor for dark humor’s sake. I doubt that, now.
There are times Cid does things that make him seem like a sane, almost empathetic person. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
But that has nothing to do with my favorite moment. In that context, while I feel like Cid got off easy, I am glad to see Alpha’s confidence restored. So much so that she reengaged with Shadow Garden. She re-assumed her role as long-sighted force behind Shadow Garden’s success. And she was intent on building on that success.
Shadow Garden, using the gold that Cid had “given” then, now controlled all commerce, from the store fronts to the banks. If it was above-board, they controlled it.
Which brings me to Alpha meeting Yukime. Yukime had just discovered that the gold wasn’t where she expected. Shadow Garden had already cleaned everything out. They’d even found a message from Gettan to her. Alpha personally handed it to her.
Delivery: Alpha Moves Forward
Yukime was no fool. She could sense Alpha’s power. She also knew that with her revenge achieved, she was currently unemployed. Yukime had even figured out that John Smith was Cid. What she hadn’t figured out, and I was initially shocked see Alpha tell her, was that Mitsugoshi was the business front for Shadow Garden.
Alpha put her offer on the table (20:06): “We are prepared to welcome you into our ranks.”
I was pretty happy to see Rose join. I was even happier to see Yukime receive the offer. Her answer was absolutely perfect (20:09): “Mitsugoshi as your front, and myself as your underbelly. I expect that is your proposal?”
This relationship is going to pay dividends. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
When Alpha confirmed it, they shook. And created a phenomenally powerful alliance.
So, Shadow Garden’s power grows. Cid ducked responsibility again. But… how much does he really know about himself? How much does he suspect? Yes, his journey of “self discovery” was a cover for getting away from the women he thought were furious with him. At the end, he said (23:27), “Because, while while I am the victor, I am simultaneously the loser.”
Does he know? At this point, I’m not sure, but I still want to know. Relieved that Alpha’s back to being herself and Shadow Garden is back on the rails, even after 27 episodes, I’m still excited to see where the show’s going.
What did you think of Delta’s return? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Episode 27: Other Posts
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- Reddit: Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Season 2 • The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 – Episode 7 discussion
- The Otaku Author: The Eminence in Shadow (Episode 27) – Something Precious
- Otaku Sinh: The GOAT of Comedic Irony! The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Episode 7 [Review]
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