After picking up Yunyun, the group comes under attack by another man with terrible taste in headgear. Canaan is unable to headshot him straightaway as she’s, more or less, fighting blind. Hakkoo power word stuns everyone to try ad save their assailant but ends up indirectly killing him when he removes his headgear. Yunyun identifies the now deceased man as the former carpenter and Santana calls him an Unbloom, a name which makes a lot more sense but much less puntastic than Borner.
Santana flashback about the experiment on the villagers links his former employer, the CIA, with the Snakes. Just as the emo starts to overflow, the Queen of Psycho Yuri Love descends from the skies with her Love Shock rockets. But Alphard-oneesama turns up to save the day, even magnanimously letting Liang Qi and Cummings go despite their naughtiness. She then does a Fate/Stay Night scene re-enactment in order to flirt more with Canaan but is disappointed when Canaan says she is the same muddy brown colour as Siam. She then invites everyone to her Factory Destruction tea party.
Now I’ve seen it all – a helicopter dogfight! That was so ridiculous but yet so entertaining at the same time. I was also laughing at the names that Liang Qi gave to her attacks as well as her reaction when she realized that her beloved Oneesama is trying to kill her. But that was, in turn, topped by Cummings’ trying to go postal on his employer, only to be foiled in such a marvelous way, to declare his final word as LOVE and then for Alphard-oneesama’s counter-blow to be delivered with such mischief.
Now we know that, besides the Veep, the CIA is also up to no good and probably without the knowledge of the rest of US.gov – so what else is new in fiction? What’s a little harder to swallow is how, on the one hand, we have the CIA conducting ruthless, carefully planned experiments in cahoots with terrorists as part of a grand conspiracy and yet be so careless as to have former operatives, leftover equipment and experimental subjects laying about or even running all over the countryside even though the List has been out for ages.