xxxHOLiC: Ep 6
AHAHAHA THIS EPISODE IS SO GOOD! It has brought back the same suspense and intensity that we had in the earlier episodes! No more slow pacing! BWAHAHAHAHAHA.
As you can tell I am pretty much on cloud nine right now. I thought this episode was pretty epic. Episode 6 can rival episode 3 in terms of intensity and I may even like it better than episode 3. O_O I think it’s because this is the episode that gives us the big reveal about Himawari’s power!!! At first I thought Himawari was really annoying but now I can see that she is actually quite similar to Watanuki. She feels like she is cursed with her power and that nothing good will ever come out of it. She is conflicted over whether she should be friends with Watanuki or push him away. In this case she decides to push him away because she knew she should’ve done this sooner. :'(
It seems like Doumeki already knows about Himawari’s powers because she talks to him very candidly about it. She doesn’t say it outright but the way she talks, she implies that Doumeki has already known. And OMG I love the moment when Doumeki reaches out to Himawari (and calls her by her first name!!)……either to pat her on the shoulder or HUG HER, it is hard to tell…..and then she TURNS AWAY. Yes, this girl has guts.
^OMG WITHOUT THE GLASSES…………
So…I think you could say that this pretty much equals Himawari breaking up with Watanuki. Not like they’re dating, but Watanuki probably felt the pain equivalent to a break up. Which, of course, results in the most angsty broody despairing Watanuki that we have seen yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel bad for saying this but we all know that we like seeing Watanuki brooding. >____>””
We have the introduction of a new villain, Jorogumo. I am kinda glad I didn’t know anything about her before watching this episode because it kept me guessing about her identity. At first I thought she was like the opposite of Yuko..so some sort of witch. But then it’s revealed that she is a..spider. That explained the whole web barrier/trap and such but…I am still confused. Does that mean she is some sort of spider spirit? Or that she is a spider creature in human form? Huh? O_O””
ANYWAYS I LOVE LOVE LOVE the part when Jorogumo reveals the truth about Himawari. (a part of me wonders just how much of what she says is truth though?) Every word pierces into Watanuki as he realizes that Himawari was the cause of his misfortune. I understood that Himawari was like the bringer of bad luck but……I never realized that that means she is also associated with all of the bad events that happened in the previous episodes!!!!!!!!!!!! Another nice touch in this episode is that Himawari’s hair ribbons end up protecting Watanuki. Kinda ironic that even though Himawari brings misfortune, she can also protect Watanuki!!! I thought it was really sweet when Watanuki explains why he loves Himawari…..and therefore why he refuses to let go of the ribbons!
“And my world isn’t only for those who know about it.”
Yuko makes only a couple appearances in this episode. She takes a very hands-off approach to this whole situation, and I have to say, I actually enjoyed it! I like how Yuko has already prepared Doumeki to survive on his own. He doesn’t need her to intervene in this situation because he is capable of helping Watanuki on his own. Of course Yuko still does some stuff in the background and gives Doumeki a hint, but it is all up to Doumeki to save Watanuki.
The suspense in this episode is great, especially with Doumeki running around trying to find Watanuki. I was totally rooting for him to find Watanuki, whereas in episode 4 I was just all like “well..he’s gonna find him anyways….”. I think the thing is that Watanuki is in even MORE trouble than he was before, so I felt like it was more urgent. O___O
I still have a lot of questions but this episode has cleared up a lot. The ending is a total cliff-hanger and I can’t wait for episode 7!!!! In the preview it shows that Yuko slaps Watanuki so maybe Watanuki does not revert back to his old self after he is saved?? I am mainly wondering how he will resolve his conflicting feelings over Himawari.
WAIT………….COULDN’T HIMAWARI WISH FOR HER POWER TO BE ERASED??????? MAYBE SHE COULD ENTER YUKO’S SHOP SOMEDAY??? *GASP*
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