Brace yourselves… for the summoning of Lucifer!
Episode summary: Naw, dawg, I don’t want to spoil anything. This episode is just too good.
• Like last week, the police can apparently raid any office they wish because, uh, a non-high-ranking detective in Shizumu told them to. I’d love to know how Shizumu convinced his superiors that Butterfly Law Firm is a justifiable target. Last week, he accused Shark Knight Law Firm of human trafficking, so what’s Butterfly Law Firm allegedly guilty of? Cannibalism? Illicit production and distribution of methamphetamine?
• So instead of having the actual lawyers demand Shizumu to show his warrant, the anime opts to have the familiars do it instead. Cool. After all, I’m definitely watching this show for the miniature talking pig.
• For some reason, Cecil brings up the time she and Shizumu shared at Shinobazu Pond: “You were nice to me… And you said you’d help me out.” Are you being serious right now? Did you really think you and him shared some sort of magical connection on that day? And then the girl gets knocked out offscreen. Seriously, we don’t even get to see Shizumu’s attack connect with her. What happened to all her special magical powers? Why didn’t she summon a giant golem like she’s done in every other conflict? She’s taken down enemies hundreds of times her size, but some dude waves his hand once, and our Mary Sue is down for the count? C’mon anime, you can’t be this lazy.
• Elsewhere, Moyo brings Quinn back to life by touching the late detective’s lips with a finger. Y’know, she’s always wearing that jacket with the skull head on the back. Man, wouldn’t it be fucking crazy if Lucifer had been walking amongst the characters all this time? Like, “Lulz, Lucifer is really this hot babe over here…”
• Uh, at the start of the episode, we clearly saw Cecil getting captured and restrained:
But I guess not? Magical candles will do the trick now, I guess.
• And what’s with magic-related shows and their obsession with Tokyo Tower? In Mahou Sensou, the magicians literally fought a battle around the ugly monstrosity. In this week’s episode of Wizard Barristers, a giant Macal symbol appears above it. I mean, i just have no idea what anime sees in that thing.
• This ritual couldn’t get any lazier if it tried:
Random spinning wannabe pentagrams! So satanic!
• Wait, what?
Man, wouldn’t it be fucking crazy if Lucifer had been walking amongst the characters all this time? Like, “Lulz, Lucifer is really this hot babe over here…”
I was just kidding!
C’mon, Wizard Barristers, I wasn’t actually being serious! You don’t have to do this! There’s still time to turn back!
Motherfucker. I like how Cecil’s hair will conveniently censor her nipples even though Moyo’s nipples are nonexistent anyway. Plus, why are the two of them standing like that? What is wrong with their posture? Yo girls, do you walk around all time with your ass sticking out as far as possible? On another note, if Lucifer’s been right beside us all this time, why does (s)he, who’s apparently a hot Japanese babe, also need the body of another hot Japanese babe? Especially just to become this:
Ay dios mio…
• So Makusu doesn’t understand why Lucifer doesn’t want to give away her powers. Like gosh, I summoned you! Why won’t a demonic being from Hell itself obey me, a mortal creature! Seriously, what has the world come to that a man can’t summon a fucking demon and not have the demon obey him! Ugh, this world is going to Hell in a hand basket!
• What normal circumstances? You’re goddamn Lucifer. Since when does Lucifer give a shit about rules and protocol? Makusu is all, “…you’ll choose this brat over the Demon World’s rules and me, Lucifer?” Uguu, Lucifer… this is an anime about lawyers, so you gotta follow the rules! Like how Wizard Barristers has been following legal protocol this entire time…
• But apparently, our Mary Sue is so awesome that Lucifer doesn’t want to follow the rules of Hell: “The nobility of her soul is unmatched by that of any other.” …what?
• But then Shizumu’s conscience gets the better of him for some reason. Why? Beats me. Despite murderous scores of people in previous episodes, seeing this poor, innocent 17-year-old girl being sacrificed in order to summon Lucifer is just… it’s just too much! He’s the cultist with the heart of gold! So now he gets to die.
• Makusu proceeds to unload several bullets into his own son because apparently you can only summon Lucifer once every few hundreds of years. I don’t know what Makusu’s problem is though. It’s not like Lucifer was going to give him his powers anyway. If anything, Shizumu might have just saved his dad’s life. The Lucifer-Cecil hybrid was probably going to tear Shizumu’s old man limb from limb.
• Cecil bemoans, “Aren’t laws supposed to be upheld?” So she and Makusu have a showdown. Oh, now she can summon a golem. Not before when Shizumu was trying to capture her.
• In a nearby location, Moyo–… I mean, Lucifer is just cheering Cecil on like a cheerleader. Oh Lucifer, how the mighty has fallen.
• The animation is so bad, now it looks like we’re watching a completely different anime:
• Cecil doesn’t look very comfortable in her golem:
Seriously, why does she have to look like that in order to pilot a fucking mecha? This is as bad as Kallen’s cockpit from Code Geass:
• Then out of nowhere, Cecil gains the magical ability to fly! She’s an angel, y’all.
• Afterwards, Cecil’s dad finally decides to spill the beans: “I’ve been hiding something that happened six years ago from you. I’d like to tell you now.” It turns out that in order to save Cecil’s life, her father made a deal with Makusu. Wow, you tell me this now after I’ve been sacrificed by cultists in a sick ritual to summon Lucifer? Gee thanks, Dad.
• One last cliffhanger for the road: Makusu requests that Cecil defend him at his impeachment. Well, that’s all fine and dandy but… I mean, we still have the whole matter of MOYO IS FUCKING LUCIFER.
• Your moment of zen: