While Gai is out, Shu is told to lay low. However, while out on a "shopping trip" (i.e. a date arranged by a friend) with Hare, Shu encounters Yahiro, and leaves Hare behind to talk to him. It turns out the the GHQ was going to put Jun, Yahiro's brother, down because of his infection by the Apocalypse Virus, and Yahiro used the commotion from the Undertaker attack on the facility to grab him and run. Ever since then, the GHQ's Antibodies squad, lead by Dan (with Segai as field commander), had been after them. Shu decides to help, showing the kind of resolve that I've been hoping to see from him, but while trying to get Jun and Yahiro to a place where Undertaker could pick them up, the Antibodies attack. It turns out the Segai's been tracking Shu's movements via public cameras, and therefore knows, of course, where their actual prey has been hiding.
|He's forcing himself a little too much, but at least it's fun to watch.|
|Segai is thinking about his career. The other two are speechless.|
|Please slap some sense into him...|
The next day, the GHQ begins to try to transport the stolen rock from two episodes back out of the country, while Undertaker launches a recovery operation. While preparing for it, Inori voices some worries to Gai, who realizes that she's developed some feelings for Shu. At the same time within the facility, Haruka confronts Keido, only to be told about Shu having the void genome and his involvement with Undertaker, as well as hinting at a larger reason for Inori being with him.
|She's almost becoming a character worth noting. Still nothing compared to Aya and Tsugumi though.|
|No good pics, so here. It's the ending card.|
First off, the whole thing about episode 9 seemed to just come out of nowhere, especially the whole "please kill me" aspect, which was only really there to build up Shu's angst meter. Also, GHQ makes absolute shit for weapons. The seekers on Daryl's endlave were locked on to Shu, and then, when another target appeared in the opposite direction, they gave up and all went after the new source? Really? In the real world, designers go out of their way to make sure their weapons don't do that.
Episode 10 wasn't all that much better either. Gai just throws Shu out into an operation without checking on him after being traumatized like that? And worse, Shu's massive douchebaggery toward Hare is totally ruining him as a character. It'd also be nice if he (and by "he" I mean the writers, of course) would just figure out what sort of character he should be, instead of bouncing from confident to whiny brat and back every couple episodes.
At least there's still some Aya and Tsugumi...