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Undead Murder Farce Episode 10 – Quick Summary

In Undead Murder Farce episode 10, “Misty Hollow,” Aya closed in on the kidnapper/murderer – at least, she thought that’s what she was doing. But then two visitors disrupted her plans: Alice Rapidshot and Kyle Chaintail, security operatives from that insurance company. Those two knew nothing of subtlety, and they certainly had no love for Aya, Tsugaru, or Shizuku. Nor, apparently, for Doctor Heinemann’s furniture! Can Aya find a way to convince them to work with her, instead of against her?

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

Favorite Quote from Undead Murder Farce Episode 10

Undead Murder Farce Episode 10: Shizuku protests too much -- methinks

I don’t think Shizuku was fooling anyone – especially Aya! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Okay, I’m going to ignore the closing shot of this episode for a few moments so I can get through my favorite quote. Because, damn…

So, apparently, Tsugaru needs to replenish his supply of immortal saliva from Aya. I think we already knew that, but it bears mention where because it seems like Tsugaru quite gets into it.

He was doing this right in front of Shizuku. See where this is going?

The instant that he finished, Shizuku grabbed Aya’s head and got it away from Tsugaru, knocking Tsugaru aside in the process – a not accidental result, I’m sure! 

Aggrieved, he said (17:45), “You don’t have to get so jealous every single time! This is a medical procedure, after all.”

Sure. A “medical procedure.” Shizuku saw through that and raised a the pot with a lie of her own.

“I am not jealous,” she said (17:49).

I don’t think she was fooling anyone.

Favorite Moment from Undead Murder Farce Episode 10

Undead Murder Farce Episode 10: Tsugaru did not like seeing Shizuku go over the falls

Tsugaru reacted with genuine concern. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Tsugaru had the werewolf well in hand – literally, I might add – until the tactically challenged Rapidshot showed up and interrupted him. I blame her for what came next. Depending on how next week pans out, I might blame her a lot.

What’d you think of that closing scene? Shizuku had rushed the werewolf – unwisely, in my humble opinion – and let it get past her. The werewolf hurled Aya’s head, cage and all, at the waterfalls. Shizuku was fast enough to snag the cage’s hook with her bayonet. Then she hurled the cage to Tsugaru. As she disappeared over the falls.

Undead Murder Farce Episode 10: Shizuku mistimed her leap -- only by a little

Shizuku misjudged her timing – just by a little. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I wondered just how strong she was, after seeing her go up against Carmilla. I guess we’re going to get another hint – in the next freaking episode!

Stupid cliffhangers… 

This is another episode of a lot of engrossing moments. But I’m picking the next one as my favorite, because it still reverberates in my mind. Tsugaru, of course, caught the cage. Dashing to the edge, he looked down and screamed in a raw voice (21:14), “Shizuku-san!” That’s not what the sub said; it’s what he shouted.

She doesn’t seem to like him very much. He knows it. But the concern in his voice got to me. Her danger did, too, and I hope it’s just a cliffhanger that wraps up quickly next week because I’m quite fond of her. But seeing his reaction was my favorite moment in the episode.

What did you think of the way the investigation is going? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “Undead Murder Farce Episode 10: Favorites

  1. Oo, that cliffhanger was soo mean! Making us poor fans have to wait a whole week to see what happens! I hope Shizuku is okay. When I saw her dropping over the waterfalls I nearly yelled “Shizuku san!” too. As for the case development, I’m a little disappointed. Aya didn’t really figure out who the culprit was, the artist lady confessed all by herself. I think I would have liked it better if the team had put the pieces together and pinned down who it was first.

    1. I know we’ve seen another episode since this one, but still, I’m not buying Alma’s confession. If there was a chance she was the werewolf, I think she would have come up with a stronger cover story. Especially knowing Aya was a detective of some renown.

      I agree with you — Aya and her team figuring it out before the actual reveal is the way I want this to go. I like seeing Aya do her thing!

  2. These Royce fools are getting more than a bit annoying. About the only redeeming feature of them is that they, too, are enemies of Moriarty’s Banquet, but even then… well, it is said that Napoleon feared the incompetent ally much more than the competent enemy, and with good reason. I can’t even bring myself to like Rapidshot the way I liked Fatima. Fatima was clearly dedicated to the cause, but Rapidshot is just plain nasty.

    On the subject of the Banquet, which we know is lurking nearby, I have to wonder a bit about the wisdom of taking the diamond straight to the gates of the werewolf village. I mean, if the idea is to bar their way to the Forest of Fangs, then taking the key which opens the way right to the threshold seems like doing a bit of the Banquet’s work for them. I have to wonder what Aya and company are doing there in the first place.

    I believe I freaking called it with Shizuku being jealous of Aya’s attentions going towards Tsugaru. 😉 Though I didn’t know that they were having to do their “medical procedure” again and again and again. Small wonder Shizuku is mad, with that going on right in front of her so often for so long.

    Now, as for the case at hand, I think we’re getting a clearer picture of what’s been going on.

    First, the werewolf mother and her daughter lived among the villagers for years, and not only did they not prey on their neighbors, but the village wasn’t attacked at all during that time. One can surmise that they probably weren’t preyed on for some time before that, either, though they keep up with their screening of outsiders with fanatical zealotry born from their fear. The werewolves are their bogeymen, built up into something terrifying even when they aren’t doing anything. It’s like any ancestral feud: the enemy are all monsters even when the original reason for their conflict is lost to the dusts of time.

    It is entirely possible that the werewolves really did prey on the villagers at one point in time, and we just haven’t been shown the evidence of that yet, but at the moment it looks like the villagers are just lashing out in baseless fear.

    Of course, there’s probably something wrong on the werewolf side of things as well, given that one of their number fled while pregnant and threw herself and her daughter to the mercy of a very anti-werewolf village. But I digress.

    Second, Louise chose to expose the wolves and was hailed as a guardian angel for it. I have a feeling she was much nastier than they let on, albeit in a more quiet way. She didn’t hesitate to lash out at the pretty girl who looked like her but could actually walk and run, and I’m sure the crippled girl *so hated* suddenly becoming everybody’s little darling for it, eh? She probably loved it and relished in it for six and a half years, right up until the wolf girl killed her and took her place. After all, according to Louise, it was possible for the wolf mother to confuse her for her daughter, so the reverse is also possible. That day her wheelchair got stuck in the mud and she supposedly couldn’t even scream? Yeah, the wolf pulled the old switcheroo, beginning her revenge and infiltrating the village again at the same time.

    Third, somehow, this cub managed to survive the fire. The old man theorized about that very possibility when he mentioned them breeding out their vulnerability to silver. With her survival likely, they’d just need some other creature to take her place, to fool the humans. Not sure what they used or how they got it so quickly, but that seems to be the simplest explanation so far. The cub survived in the wild for awhile, biding her time, and has returned. And she seems to have a flair for the dramatic as well as a penchant for impersonation, given the performances she’s put on of Louise screaming for her daddy and of Alma the painter being tormented by hungry urges.

    Yeah, I don’t buy what happened at the cottage. The sight of a vague outline through a window, the dramatic dialogue and screaming, concluded by the golden werewolf bursting into the open, that was a piece of theater. If Alma is even still alive, she’s being set up as a patsy for the villagers to burn, I am fairly certain.

    It’ll be exciting to find out if I’m right or wrong! 🙂

    1. Oo, I like your theory! If that’s whats going on, then the mystery is a lot more interesting than I assumed! I hope that’s what happened and it wasn’t just the artist the whole time and she totally confessed on her own.

    2. Yeah, I felt bad when Fatima died. I’m rooting for Rapidshot to buy it!

      Interesting question about what Aya and friends want to achieve. I hadn’t thought about it, and I should have! This should wouldn’t pose such a question without having an answer. Hmmm…

      I like your theory about the werewolf switching Louise while her wheelchair had been stuck. I saw hints that Louise wasn’t quite the little angel, too.

      Did you notice how they said the charred remains of an animal body had been found? I found the lack of specificity to be telling.

      Also telling? We didn’t see Alma turn. I like your reasoning here, too.

      What I love about this show is how tight its mysteries are. There’re a blast to think about!

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