Undead Murder Farce Episode 7 – Quick Summary
In Undead Murder Farce episode 7, “Free for All,” water poured through the grate in the underground vault’s ceiling. Holmes, Watson, Fogg, and the rest had to tread water. But they comforted themselves with the thought that at least no one could get in and steal the silver vault. Is Holmes deluding himself? Putting on an act to flush out Lupin in case he’s masquerading as one of the guards? And why is Tsugaru telling Japanese folktales?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Undead Murder Farce Episode 7
I really appreciate Aya’s sense of humor. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
This is one of those episodes where choosing a single favorite quote is tough. But how about I turn the problem around? Instead of looking at it as a problem, how about I say, “There are so many favorite quotes, I can’t go wrong!”
I like that idea.
Remember when we found out that Aya had hidden in the silver vault? She’d held the spring-loaded door shut with her teeth (she looked fiercely determined, didn’t she?). When it came time to spring her trap, she called for Tsugaru.
Tsugaru had been telling Japanese stories from Japanese folklore. It was quite a humorous story, too. He got to the punchline just as he crashed through the ceiling of the hothouse where Lupin and Phantom stared in amazement. Tsugaru landed by Aya’s side. Shizuku took up position on the other side of her.
In response to Lupin’s stare, Aya said (09:21), “Despite your warning, I decided to stick my neck out for this.”
I just love her sense of humor! She has a better mental attitude than I do – and I still have my body attached!
Favorite Moment from Undead Murder Farce Episode 7
I’m so looking forward to Shizuku’s confrontation with Carmilla! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: Well, That Escalated Quickly!
I had a hard time picking a favorite quote. I’m having a harder time picking a favorite moment. But I’ll borrow the same logic I used before: they’re all good, so it’s hard for me to go wrong!
This was an effective way to drive home Carmilla’s villainy – having her mercilessly kill a helpless maid. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Speaking of Shizuku, I’m awarding a moment of hers as my favorite this week. Remember when Lestrade encountered Carmilla? He figured out she was a vampire when she shrugged off his bullets. Unfortunately for him, the cross he carried for just such an emergency had no effect. I figured he was dead before Shizuku showed up – and casually kicked Carmilla, a monster vampire, clean out of the frame.
Shizuku then proceeded to ask Lestrade if he was okay and if he knew where the Phantom had gotten off to.
Think about that for a second. We just spent half an episode seeing how absolutely badass Carmilla was – and Shizuku just flicked her aside. But that wasn’t my favorite part.
Delivery: Scrupulous Courtesy Hides a Very Sharp Sword
Lestrade said he hadn’t seen the Phantom. Carmilla started venting at my favorite combat maid, who maintained her calm and polite exterior. She even tried to ask Carmilla if she knew where the Phantom was. When it became clear the vampire didn’t know and wouldn’t tell if she did, Shizuku excused herself and turned to leave.
The vampire threatened her. Not at all concerned, Shizuku explained that the Lady Aya had instructed her to search for the Phantom, so she had to be going. She even apologized! In the maid’s mind, that was that.
Carmilla, though, wasn’t about to let it end there. She said that she had received orders to kill anyone in her way. And Aya was in the way.
Lestrade felt very grateful to Shizuku. Rightly so! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
It was like arming a nuclear weapon. Shizuku’s eyes narrowed. Very politely, but with some urgency, she said to Lestrade (20:11), “Please flee. You’ll be in the way.”
I liked everything about that moment. I love strong women characters and I like combat maids. Understated badassery is among my favorite things, and Shizuku has it in abundance. I don’t know how the fight will go next week, but I really, really want to see Shizuku lay waste. And I’m pretty sure she can do it, even if her opponent is Carmilla.
What did you think of Aya’s hiding place? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
Undead Murder Farce Episode 7: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Undead Girl Murder Farce • Undead Murder Farce – Episode 7 discussion
- RABUJOI: Undead Murder Farce – 07 – Trojan Head
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 01: Oni Slayer
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 02: Vampire
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 03: The Immortal and the Oni
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 04: The Headliner Appears
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 05: The Immortal of London
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 06: The Phantom Thief and the Detective
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 07: Free for All
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 08: The Banquet
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 09: Werewolves
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 10: Misty Hollow
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 11: Where The Wolves Dwell
- Undead Murder Farce Episode 12: Where The River’s Flow Changes