I was half right. I was sure Jonah would turn on Koko at the end but this wasn’t quite what I had in mind. He did pull a gun on her but it was with good reason. While I knew Koko’s plan involved world peace, I didn’t actually expect it to mean killing seven hundred thousand people. This whole time she’s been a villain but, supposedly, working toward a good cause. Now her cause is revealed and it’s totally justified in her mind but completely insane and horrible to everyone else.
The tension at the end of the episode was fantastic. The look on her loyal team’s face as well as Jonah turning a gun on her. Since there are two episodes remaining I want to give Koko the benefit of the doubt and maybe things aren’t actually as they seem? (Since Lutz and Valmet’s conversation seemed a little foreshadow-y to me) In a way I hope so but I also think it’s better storytelling if Koko really is just insane. It would be even more impressive if her plan managed to fail. The next episode seems pretty tame though but I imagine there’s going to be a lot of fallout regarding the reveal of her plan. Though lots of time I expected lots of drama in this show, things were waved off really easily.
Anyways, re: landing the planes. My first thought was “if you have a computer that powerful, why not minimize the amount of planes in the air? Stop commercial planes and stuff from taking off?” I imagine it would take some time but they have a supercomputer so I imagine they could reduce the casualties by at least half. But having seven hundred thousand people die sends a pretty strong message. Don’t even think of flying.
Still, Koko’s plan seems to flawed that I can’t decide if there is a part not yet mentioned or clearly explained or if she’s just too insane to realize it.