Oh god, this series the promised neverland we knew well the one that we loved. Season one is pretty much dead at this point with the train wreck of an episode with episode five episode six felt like a big improvement. But once again this episode showed to me that this adaptation cannot be saved.
We’re going to be reviewing promise neverland episode 7 and how genuinely sad this season of promise neverland makes me feel today with this episode I can officially say you probably shouldn’t watch promise neverland season 2 if you were on the fence.
so it seems based on what the internet is saying this episode adapted four chapters of the manga for promise neverland season 2.
Four chapters I thought the last episode was pretty decently paced it was a much better episode than a lot of the previous episodes. Honestly, I think in some ways this episode is also one of the better episodes of the season but what makes me sad about this episode is that the simple fact is that a lot of these conversations in a lot of these scenes felt so strange.
It felt so disjointed and let me explain why that is so in the very beginning of this episode they talk about Mujica and Sonju. Specifically, Mujica and the fact that she’s evil blooded the heretical girl what’s going on here is Mujica’s powers let demons who drink her blood it makes them not want to eat humans and it makes them look more humanoid as well And makes them able to attain a more humanoid appearance.
Now that’s cool and all that’s a really cool ability she’s also been around for 700 years and norman thought; she died.
But with this episode, it comes out that Mujica is a very important character and norman is challenged on his beliefs of wanting to commit genocide of a whole entire species of beings of sentient beings Emma’s.
We can just use Mujica’s blood and stop them from eating and norman is like well i mean yeah but we as humans can’t stop eating like what like. why would we take away their right to eat humans and the only thing i can think of is sure that’s a good reason that’s a very valid point you have norman.
But at the same time why not give this plan a shot, i’m just saying because if you don’t give this plan a shot well I mean like you’re committing genocide and i understand completely norman’s side of it they experimented.
But at the same time why not just try out Emma’s plan it makes them look more humanoid it stops their hunger and degeneration for you know if they don’t eat enough humans it stops all of that.
so why are we hung up on that that was what really confused me about all of this and it was just nothing short of ridiculous in my opinion then you have as well the weird tones in this episode?
so I’ve noticed this throughout basically since episode 5 is that norman scenes make him out to be the bad guy or a very antagonistic character and I don’t know why that is and it made me realize that they never officially said that norman was a bad guy but because of what they’re trying to do by having him.
you know put that seed of doubt into your head about norman but because of the pacing and how everything is made this season and how it’s all just all over the place, I have no idea what to think about norman’s character other than that.
I just don’t like norman’s scenes like the last episode with norman I thought that was pretty interesting but honestly, I find his scenes very boring not only do I find it very boring find it very obvious and telegraph.
The way that they’re gonna goes from episode five guys I pretty much knew that norman was gonna be the bad guy of this season and don’t you think that’s a little ridiculous that you can already guess that and here’s the thing I’ve not read the manga.
I don’t know anything about it I can tell you right now from episode 5 I believe that norman was the bad guy and that is just not really fun that’s not really fun to think. Then you have the scenes where Emma is trying to explain to the kids their plan of finding Mujica and Sonju.
And the only thing that I can really think of is why is this such a weird scene like it feels like it’s rushed but it feels like it’s natural to happen in the episode. I don’t understand why this feels so rushed it feels like it’s just thrown out there just to get it over with and I don’t feel it really adds anything really to the story.
Because of that, I felt after this scene where Emma was like “hey you’re afraid of the demons too but we can’t just kill people” think us think about what would happen if they did that to us if we started to get hungry and turned on our friends and family what would happen. So we shouldn’t do that right and that’s a very good reason by Emma, by the way, it’s a very sound argument and the dialogue in this scene makes total sense.
It fits all of what we know about the character traits of Emma and Rey but for some reason, i can’t help but shake the feeling that this is just boring and it just feels so lifeless and soulless and the animation looks gorgeous and the music’s very good.
Now the scene with barbara on the other hand was probably the best scene in this episode for the simple fact. we got introduced to this mechanic where because of them being experimented upon they have to take these medications apparently.
There are these intervals between that they can take them these medications and they’ll be fine and it seems those intervals are just growing shorter and shorter over the past.
I think they said a couple of days and barbara and to as an extension, all of them including norman have this interesting aspect about them. where they have you know a ticking clock where they have to act on their plan do what they have to do and execute it they don’t have much time to think about it.
This is a very good reason for norman wanting to not go with Emma’s plan, if he has a certain amount of time. he has left before he dies or goes insane or becomes a vegetable of some kind we don’t know.
But this also means one other thing because norman is having effects from this too he’s coughing up blood he told all of them in the last episode that the only thing that happened to him.
He was just made to undergo tests now why did norman lie to them, i don’t know why that is and as well that norman has this demon in his basement and just jars full of demons.
This is very interesting in itself and it goes to show that the humans are just as bad as the demons in assistance norman. and all of his friends are just as bad because we saw in the previous episodes that they had human body parts and jars just selling them.
Now norman and his buddies got demon body parts in jars and that’s just as bad in my opinion but even through all of this really disjointed and awkwardly written episode with tones that just jumped around.
I can’t lie I’m kind of excited for the next episode and it’s probably not for the reasons that you think in the last scene of this episode they teased showing what happened to norman after he was brought to the gates in season one.
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