We begin with a Rock monologue about how Roanapur is filled with villians [?? (????)], a metropolis/capital of wickedness [???? (????????)] against the backdrop of the various mafiosi going about their business. There’s something quite funny and reassuring about Revy’s perpetual scowling.
Rock is waiting in the company car with Revy and Eda.
Eda’s stock as a recurring character has gone up a lot in my book, mainly because she usually manages to raise Revy’s hackles by flirting with Rock thus bringing out Revy’s tsundere appeal.
Eda has also totally set up the bomb on Jane. She’s given away Jane’s bolt hole – but gave the adjacent room number. She’s also prepared a series of ‘Escape from Death’ signs that will lead Jane towards the getaway car. Just as Revy and Rock give up on her wacky plan, Jane comes running past and Eda offers her a deal she can’t refuse. The freakshow shows up and Eda ends discussions with the tiger man by shooting him.
Eda and gang make their getaway and the freakshow circus seems disinclined to pursue. Shen Hua tells the cowboy that Revy and Eda’s involvement means the situation has changed [????? (???????)] and demands a raise.
Unfortunately, the getaway boat is out at sea to take a delivery. Waiting at the dock/warehouse office, Rock offers Eda beer but she wants the good alcohol. Revy tells her to lay off as those are Dutch’s personal property [?? (???)]. The Florida gang’s guide calls up Dutch and there’s a bit of discussion, ending with the former asking for more time.
The freakshow circus raids the office.
Rock and Jane are cornered by the Chainsaw Undertaker but the former manages to fend her off with a shelf. Revy impulsively abandons her defensive position to try and save Rock. Awww.
I’ve mentioned this before but here’s another example of Revy’s gorgeous shoulders. Animation quality seems to have dipped in general but these relatively static scenes are still fairly decent.
Another example of the relatively bad animation was how weirdly shaped Revy’s face was when she got cut by Shen Hua’s blade.
The heavy munitions are used but it only buys a temporary respite. Mr Torch is setting the place on fire. Revy and Eda discuss tactics. The former notes that if the attackers leave things as they are, their source of revenue [?? (????)], i.e. Jane, will be destroyed [?? (?????)] along with the building [?? (????)].
Revy speaks really quickly so I found it hard to understand what she was saying. Something along the lines of charging [?? (?????) charge], protecting/escorting [?? (???)] Jane with all their might [?? (?????)] while mopping up [?? (????)] the attackers. She anticipates that the gang will be attacking a second time, like a spirited chatter [????????(?????)???(???)??(????)???], in the coming moments [???? (????????)]. In any case, while my favourite portrayal by Megumi Toyoguchi to date is MariMite’s Sei Satou, she’s really done a wonderful job as Revy too.
Bit of a cliffhanger again. We’re left wondering if Revy and Eda had coordinated successfully against Shen Hua. Rock and Jane are on the rooftop, with nowhere else left to go. Rock tells Jane to quit her bitchin’; he’s in the process of thinking [???(???????)], reminding me of the Rock who came up with the plan against the helicopter gunship in Ep 2.