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Undead Murder Farce Episode 11 – Quick Summary

In Undead Murder Farce episode 11, “Where the Wolves Dwell,” the doctor tried to clean the werewolf’s bite mark on Tsugaru’s leg. Alice Rapidshot kicked in the door to the church. She threatened to shoot Aya. She even threatened to shoot Tsugaru – again. Turns out when she shot at the werewolf in the previous episode, she “accidentally” shot Tsugaru, too! Can Aya talk her down? How badly was Tsugaru shot? And there in the world is Shizuku?

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

Favorite Quote from Undead Murder Farce Episode 11

Undead Murder Farce Episode 11: I have a feeling Regi is not an impartial judge

Hmmm. This does not look like the face of an impartial judge. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Shizuku’s no fool. After almost escaping the werewolf’s village (great work, by the way – she kept ahead of the werewolf warriors for a good while before they cornered her), she tried negotiation. For her efforts, she was rewarded by being placed on top of a precarious wooden tower.

She was safe while on top of the wooden tower. But remember the precarious part? Granny Regi would ask Shizuku questions. Each time she lied, Granny would order a burly werewolf dude to rip out one of the supports. After 12 lies, the structure would collapse, and Shizuku would die.

Apparently, a trial by her peers was out of the question.

Shizuku impressed me by keeping her wits about her. She asked, very reasonably (15:45), “How are you going to determine if I’m lying or not?”

Very, very smart question. It’s not her fault the answer was “Granny.” Well, at least she didn’t have any false expectations going in!

Favorite Moment from Undead Murder Farce Episode 11

Undead Murder Farce Episode 11: I did not expect Shizuku to wake up covered in naked women

Of all the scenarios I tried to envision, this was not one of them. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

An episode that focused on Shizuku? How cool is that? And in case it’s not clear, my answer is, “Very cool!”

When I first watched the episode, I couldn’t believe that Tsugaru and Aya seemed so chill about Shizuku not being there. In another show, I might suspect the writer got lazy and the characters were just being unrealistic. But this is Undead Murder Farce. I’m sure there’s not an accidental color graduation anywhere, much less a character acting out of spec.

They know something. Both of them know something, and they’re not telling us. Fine. They can keep their secrets. I’ll spite them by enjoying the rest of the show. 

And Shizuku made that very, very simple this week. My favorite moment is one that came out of freaking nowhere. I racked my brain trying to figure out what happened to her. Did she drag herself to shore? Get dashed on the rocks? Would a werewolf find her and try to eat her – giving us a fight scene with a noble but injured combat maid?

Undead Murder Farce Episode 11: Shizuku defended herself well

She did a good job trying to escape – but there were too many for her. And have you noticed that this show has a ton of night scenes? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I had all of these visions of wounds and pain and solitary danger. So I did not expect my favorite moment.

My favorite moment is simply a naked Shizuku waking up next to a furry red werewolf and a naked woman – which I assumed was a werewolf in human form. The look on her face was marvelous. She was shocked and disorientated. That’s saying a lot, because it takes a lot to throw her off her game. Even a powerful aphrodisiac wasn’t enough.

Yes, I’m a simple man. I have simple tastes. And that was my favorite moment in the episode.

What did you think of Aya’s bored expression as Tsugaru carried her down the mountain at the end? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Undead Murder Farce Episode 11: Favorites

  1. We finally see the werewolf side of things, and it is interesting how similar they and the human village are. They’re both isolated and bound by fears which drive them to superstitious, unreasonable, and highly aggressive behaviors.

    Also interesting: the humans say that werewolves come up the waterfall and eat people as they will, but the werewolves say they never leave the village because people will kill them. Both cannot be true at the same time, and it certainly looks like the latter one is far more true right now.

    That Granny is a little tyrant, able to make any spurious accusation, arbitrarily declare what is true or false according to her whim, and she can condemn anyone to death by her word alone. She’s exactly the worst sort to have in charge, most especially when outside forces are about to make their way in, whether the werewolves like it or not.

    Speaking of, now we know how that diamond works. In the light of the rising sun, the shadows and reflections make the Forest of Fangs, and the jewel points the way to the werewolf village in question. Having a direction to go and a path to follow, all that’s left after that is to not get lost on the way.

    On which note, they obviously edited what we were seeing when Frankenstein came down on the heads of the party, but something tells me that everyone present is glad for the diversion from Tsugaru’s one-man performance. Yeesh, did Aya look bored! If Shizuku had been there, she’d likely have had her shut him up somehow.

    And considering how well she survived the waterfall *and* held her own against all the werewolves for a time, I’d say she certainly could shut up the Oni Slayer. She smells human, and apparently moves like a freaking ninja assassin, so it’s possible that’s all she is: a very capable human. But apparently that doesn’t apply to detective skills. She did a good job imitating Aya, asking questions, but she couldn’t put the pieces together right.

    On which note: the case! We’re getting more pieces which give us a clearer picture of things overall, but some things are going out of focus as well. Certain parts of my previous theories are getting a bit strained right now.

    We see that the werewolves turn into wolves which have the same color of fur as their hair. Who is the only one with golden hair we’ve seen so far? Nora. She’s the right age to be Rosa’s daughter and was not born in the village and has a strong resemblance to Louise and Butte, not to mention she was the one who found Shizuku, brought her to the werewolf village, and asked her friends to save her by keeping her warm. That’s means, method, and opportunity, and we can guess her motive is revenge on both the human and werewolf villages. If she goes and kills a girl in each village once every four months, with the people in both villages blaming each other, then she’s steering them towards a war of mutual annihilation.

    However, there are a few details which have me wondering how accurate my picture is. I mean, I was sort of banking on Nora/Butte impersonating Louise for the last while, but how could she possibly maintain a double life with two separate identities in two villages fairly well removed from one another without anyone in either village noticing a thing? I’m still certain that was not really Alma who “confessed” and became a golden werewolf – her hair color is wrong, for one thing – but I find I have to give up on the idea of impersonation, at least to a point.

    We know that girls in both villages have been targeted. The same number of girls, of the same ages as each other – if I recall correctly – targeted at the same time, and each of them behaving oddly in some way shortly before their deaths. It’s easy to see how they got away with killing human girls, but evading werewolves with much sharper senses takes quite a bit more effort and resources. It’s significant that they showed us various humans, most of them village outsiders, who could contribute something for this, but this either becomes a group effort now or the work of a particularly skilled individual who took and used what each human could provide.

    The mystery of how the killer is killing werewolves is mind-boggling. How do they fire a gun without making a sound that the wolves can hear? There are ways to avoid leaving a scent, but gunshots are loud even with “silencers” (a misnomer if ever there was one). Where do they really kill these girls before dumping their bodies where they’re sure to be found, without even leaving a blood trail?

    And did Nora really just die? Was she really innocent or did she think her work was done now? Did she somehow survive? Is that Louise’s body, and, if so, how do the wolves not notice her scent? Is her body washed to hide the human scent, and then clad in Nora’s clothing so she smells like her instead? How long could a ruse like that work?

    What is the real endgame here?

    1. Oo, those are good questions! I also thought it was suspicious when the werewolves said that all the girls up to that point had been killed by being shot in the face with a shotgun. In mysteries, usually a killer will do something like that to hide the identity of the victim, but werewolves can smell who the victim is, right? So why kill the girls that way? And why was Nora shot in the chest instead?

    2. “Both cannot be true at the same time, and it certainly looks like the latter one is far more true right now.”

      First, I can’t believe time got away from me — I had intended to respond to this a week ago!

      Second, good point. Even before I had seen episode 12, your point made me wonder what was up.

      “but something tells me that everyone present is glad for the diversion from Tsugaru’s one-man performance. ”

      You call that one! You have a pretty good track record with predictions like that!

      “And did Nora really just die?”

      You know, I’m still not clear on what happened to her — even after watching episode 12. I hope I haven’t missed an important clue!

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