Hakko flees the zombified Unblooms; Liang Qi tries to persuade her to use her power to attack Canaan. The attempt fails and Hakko turns her brain-destroying voice on Liang Qi instead. The first try fails on account of the miracle of the mute button and the second try mortally blows Santana’s mind instead. Stricken by grief, Hakko wanders the complex repeatedly muttering her confession of love. Due to Liang Qi turning her noise-cancelling headphones inside out, only Canaan is affected but is saved by Minoru and Hakko making golden sparkles. Meanwhile, Maria and Yun Yun discover the joys of Unbloom headgear and stumble upon the Flower Garden where earlier failed clones of Canaan have been put on ice. Natsume soon turns up and is still pissed off at Maria for Canaan’s implication that she has no friends.
I was completely LOL at Hakko throughout this episode, almost as much as Liang Qi. Goodness, the second attack was such an obvious setup. Hasn’t she ever seen the OP of the original Inspector Gadget cartoon when Gadget spins Dr Claw’s chair around, slams a pair of cuffs onto the (decoy) claw, only to find a bomb on the (otherwise empty) seat which promptly blows up? At least Santana died happy at the end of his guilt trip. Probably because it’s Minoru’s turn to experience the agony of being unable to sleep with Hakko for fear of having her blow his brains out.
Interesting turnaround with Canaan’s now-returned powers being used specifically against her. And the retrospectively unsurprisingly twist that Natsume is up to no good. Alphard-oneesama’s intentions remain unclear. One of my earlier grumbles, about CIA-Snake being cavalier about allowing Borners running free, has also been withdrawn. Since it was Alphard that decided to let Santana take Hakko away from the Factory but it was just a change of jailers instead; verily Alphard-oneesama understands the joys of outsourcing.