Undead Murder Farce Episode 8 – Quick Summary
In Undead Murder Farce episode 8, “The Banquet,” the battle over the werewolf diamond raged. Shizuku held her own against Carmilla. But the vampire was wily, and she had not yet begun to dig deeply into her repertoire. How long will our favorite combat maid last? Tsugaru also seemed to be holding his own against Reynold and Lupin. That is, until another player showed up and didn’t so much tip the scale as shatter it. Does Tsugaru stand any chance of retrieving the diamond? Or getting back to Aya in one piece?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Undead Murder Farce Episode 8
I think he’s wanted to utter that line in some form for a while now! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
None of these characters say what’s on their minds. Or if they do, they dissemble to a wonderful degree. It makes conversations feel like a fencing match, where the opponents are at the top of their game.
Take Aleister Crowley, for example. He noticed Aya’s head in a birdcage, so he asked where the rest of her was. She answered that her body had been stolen and she was looking for it. In response, he looked contemplative and said that his group just might have it.
As with their conversations, so with their combat styles. So far, Aleister Crowley had used various needles to simulate magic. With that tactic, he had forced Holmes and Watson to expend all of their ammo. While Crowley had been distracted with Aya, Holmes had decided to use his super power to attack. Crowley tried to flick a poison needle at Holmes, but Holmes was too fast. Holmes knocked the needle into Crowley’s face instead.
“All magic requires something in exchange,” Holmes said, pressing his attack (06:45). “That’s elementary, my dear Aleister.”
He said the thing! I don’t even read Arthur Conan Doyle, and I still got a kick out of it!
Favorite Moment from Undead Murder Farce Episode 8
Tsugaru really came through! As usual! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: Geh! It’s A Target Rich Environment!
I feel like we should have a moment of silence for Fatima. Talk about a brutal death! And then Tsugaru used her heart as a diversion. Wait. I’m not being silent, am I? Well, let’s just say she got too close to Jack, and he did what Jack “the Ripper” does.
I should also note that I learned something important in this episode. Namely, that I did not dislike the combination of Shizuku and an aphrodisiac. I do not dislike it at all.
Like previous episodes, there are so many moments with punch that it’s both hard to choose only one and easy – because no matter what I choose, it’s going to be fun. I was sorely tempted to go with Aya saying (20:14), “Geh! I forgot to retrieve it!” when she realized she had left the silver safe back in the hot house. Her expression was great! But, seriously, Aya: were you going to carry it?
Okay, her “remembering” likely would have meant her asking someone else to carry it. Still, I had to laugh.
She doesn’t slip up very often. And when she does, it’s funny! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Speaking of her geh-ing, my favorite moment came shortly thereafter. Our heroes were sitting dejectedly around the fireplace. Holmes threw back his head and said (20:18), “Looks like we’ve been utterly defeated.”
That’s when Tsugaru stood up and asked for everyone’s attention. The scene shifted to Moriarty’s hideout. Most of them were in a jubilant mood. Except for Carmilla. Shizuku left quite the impression! But the rest were in fine spirits. Moriarty offered a toast and gave special praise to Jack, who had stolen the diamond. That was the whole point of the mission; that’s why Holmes felt so defeated.
Delivery: The Theatrical Tsugaru
Jack gave a theatrical bow and reached into the pocket of his waistcoat. He paused. Moriarty’s eyebrows went up. Crowley looked confused, while Carmilla looked terrified. Even Victor looked scared.
Jack’s fingers went through the hole in his pocket.
The scene shifted back to our heroes. Back during his fight with Jack, even while he was getting beaten up badly, Tsugaru retained the presence of mind to slice through the bottom of Jack’s pocket and pilfer the diamond.
This is Jack realizing he’d had a bad day. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
“What am I going to do with you?” Aya said (21:10), as everyone else looked on in shock.
Laughing, Tsugaru said (21:16), “I was a pretty rotten kid. I just couldn’t keep my hands to myself!”
Moments like that are why I look forward to this show every week. I might be exhausted; work might have crushed my spirits entirely. But this show has the power to delight my intellect and make me laugh. Throw in Shizuku under the influence of an aphrodisiac, and I’m a happy camper.
What did you think of Jack’s entrance? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
Undead Murder Farce Episode 8: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Undead Girl Murder Farce • Undead Murder Farce – Episode 8 discussion
- RABUJOI: Undead Murder Farce – 08 – Moonlit Banquet
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