One more episode before the finale. Let see what they’re going to go for now!
So we start off the episode with Nio, Haru, and Tokaku sitting through a lecture from Mizorogi-sensei. Boring right.
Boring but ironic. The only good part of the lecture is that sometimes and by sometimes means all the time a worker bee will die to protect the queen. Hmmm…seeing a parellel here?
After school, Nio comments that she actually feels sorry for Mizorogi since he got the Black Class but hey at least next year he can get a better class.
Now that over we get this.
Then before the opening we get this from Nio.
She looks and acts like a cute little girl but she’s a demon. Count on it.
After the opening, we have Tokaku and Haru eating lunch where Haru brings up what happened with Sumireko with the Queen Bee stuff. Nio comes in at the last minute, telling them that they should wait until tonight.
Tokaku leaves, telling Haru she can take her time eating since no one should be coming to attack her.
After leaving, Tokaku goes to the roof and texts someone, Kaiba I guess.
After that she flashes back to the talk with Hanabusa while looking at her charm from Haru. She says that Hanabusa was just trying to psych her out.
We go back to Nio and Haru. Nio comments that Haru should know the chairwoman because they’re a part of the same clan. Aw man. I thought she was Nio’s mom.
Nio comments that Haru must feel pretty good since she finally doesn’t have a target on her back but she apologizes after saying that’s a bit too far.
Can’t deny that. Haru has always has been different from the assassins but then again you can see that right when you look at them.
After this, we go to Haru and Tokaku going up to the True Orientation. After Nio greets them, she introduces the chairwoman, Meichi Yuri. I know Yuri is an actual Japanese name but it isn’t kinda ironic in a yuri anime one character has the name Yuri.
She offers some words of congratulations before Tokaku tells her to cut the crap and get down to business. Someone’s not wasting any time. I like that!
After explaining what an intitation, Yuri explains that the Black Class wasn’t made to kill Haru. Rather to see if Haru could survive against 12 assassins. It’s safe to say the plan worked.
The plan was figure out if Haru was worthy of being the leader of their clan.
Okay, okay, okay. You rule the world. You don’t have to be so smug about though.
And the leader of all this is one woman, the Primer and Queen Bee. It’s a special power that allows for the user to charm people and work them to her advantage whether they know it or not. The greater the danger, the more strongly her power is exerted.
That’s also why all the girls in their clan are targeted from birth by assassins. So let me get this straight. You send assassins to attack your children just out of the hope that this one might be the Primer. How many little girls had to die before you found your Primer?!
So now that Haru’s survived the Black Class she’s proven to be the next Primer.
Now that I look back on it. She was awful calm back then. That should have been the first clue that the Black Class wasn’t everything that it appeared to be. Why didn’t I see it sooner?
Haru says that she doesn’t have this power. She was told if she managed to survive all of this stuff she’d get to have a normal life. Some one has some good control. I would have caved to the power of being the leader of a vast underground family that controls everything.
Yuri counters with asking how could she survive against 12 assassins as well as all the assassins that came before them?
Well when you lay it out like that it has to be true.
Haru breaks down and runs out of the room. While Yuri comments that she needs some time to accept what she is. Then she turns to Tokaku tells her that because she led Haru to victory she can have anything she wants.
After the commercial we’re in Haru and Tokaku’s room and they’re talking about the Primer. Haru never imagined that she could be it.
Yeah…I doubt that. Why? Takechi had her cold…I could descibe all the times that Haru was dead but was saved by Tokaku. One particularly sticks out. You remember with Kouko she grabbed one of the charms and it was pretty obvious that she was after her and she uses bombs!
Can’t deny that. The whole reason Haru didn’t die the first freaking day is because of Tokaku.
Tokaku says basically she can’t prove that she didn’t do it and she leaves.
Next we catch up with Tokaku who’s having a video chat with Kaiba. She asks him if he knew the truth of the Black Class when he sent her and Kaiba responds with would it have made a difference?
So what was the point of sending them. He later says that if there were any answers they’d be inside Tokaku herself. I get it now. It’s a message for the larger picture. You can follow what you’re told but in the end the decision is yours.
After that we go to Haru knocking on Nio’s door.
She asks to be taken to see Yuri personally.
After that we go back to Tokaku in the room, taking a shower. She remembers all the things that happened to get this point. She mulls over what could be the truth? Did she want to protect Haru because of herself? Or was it the Primer making her do it?
It’s time to make a choice.
After this we go to Haru telling Yuri that she won’t be the Primer. Yuri says that not being the Primer would be a bad way to pay back the people that died for her.
Yuri tells Nio to take down to a certain place which turns out to be a cemetery of all the people that died in service of the clan and the Primers.
After telling Haru this, Nio leaves Haru amongst the names of the dead to think about her decision. She looks around and finds some names of people that are really important to her.
She questions one of the greatest things that a child whose parents sacrificed themselves can ask. Why did you die for me? Did you do it because you loved me or did the Primer make you?
It’s a big question…I like to think that Haru’s mother and family loved her enough to die for her. As should any person for anyone they truly love.
Haru hears footsteps and turns around to see Tokaku.
She says that she’s thought about everything that’s happened and understand that Haru has changed her in ways that she never imagined until now.
And the episode ends with that. It’s a pretty good song at the end sung by Yoshino Nanjo/ Nio Hashiri.
So here we are. The next episode will be the season finale. Will Haru be able to get away from Tokaku with her sword?
We’ll have to find out next episode.