This is probably one of the show’s worst episode yet. Somehow, we’ve gone from a giant coliseum designed for this sort of direct combat to… well… a mall. Why? Perhaps it makes for an exciting setting. After all, plenty of zombie movies take place in a mall, and these characters are about as lively as a pack of zombies. Unfortunately, Lilith could only afford to rent out the mall and nothing more. As a result, the entire place is shrouded in darkness because electricity is hard to come by. Even if a mall is an excellent battleground, it’s not like anyone could tell anyway. Every single scene is shrouded in complete darkness.
The combat sucks anyway. For some reason, Lilith is just faster than everyone, smarter than everyone, blah blah blah.
She’s also a master of disguise, i.e. she can wear a wig.
In the first half of the episode, every time Thor and Lilith have their little skirmishes, Julie has to have this slightly concerned look on her face. Why? Meh, it’s not really worth talking about. She’s just insecure that she might not be a good enough Duo for Thor, so she pushes herself extra hard. Lame stuff, really. Plus, it makes Julie come across as a potential Stage 5 Clinger. I bet she goes yandere at some point in the story.
No, please… just let it be over.
At some point, the power of teamwork manages to overcome Lilith. That doesn’t mean she’s down for the count or anything. It just means that Thor and his band of misfits manage to land a single hit. A single one.
But before the battle can resume, these cheap Master Chief knockoffs show up out nowhere. They even shoot at people with real bullets. So all that hubbub about Lilith brandishing a gun a few weeks ago? Forget about it. Here’s a bunch of heavily-armored idiots shooting at high school students. Why? Who are they? The leader simply says, “We come bearing an invitation from Equipment Smith, master armorer.” Clever name. And I have no idea who that is. I don’t really care either.
Anyway, an injured Lilith is forced to go with the Master Chiefs. Even though Thor doesn’t want to partner up with the girl, he won’t let anyone else steal his haremette. Every harem lead is selfish.
So using more teamwork power… they get Lilith back. Great.
The Master Chief in charge, however, pulls a Carrie on us, so I guess he’s going to be a series-long villain or some shit.
But forget him! Because we still have a duel to finish! They’ve both been shot at with actual bullets, but it’s okay! No need to treat your wounds or anything! No need to report the existence of those Master Chiefs to anyone else either! ‘Cause we have a score to settle! This is, after all, the only way that Thor and Lilith can truly understand each other. Yes, that’s right. They’re fighting upon Thor’s insistence, because laying everything on the line is the only way two people can hope to relate to one another. No wonder marriages are at an all time low… people aren’t fighting enough!
Afterwards, you find Thor all bandaged up in a hospital bed. Yeah, you can only have true love if your spouse puts you in the hospital.
No, really, Lilith is in love with the guy now.
Nobody ever dates anymore. They just hit each other until they fall in love. Good stuff.