Jormungand Episode 22

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.

 


5 Comments

  • Lucia

    February 19, 2014

    can you please tell me what is the name of the soundtrack playing when Koko uses jormungard for the fisrt time?

  • Fang-tan

    February 19, 2014

    Sure thing! If you mean in this episode where she reveals the plan, it’s L’Ambition Melodique by Taku Iwasaki (did the soundtrack) and the rap is by IGOR. It’s also the same track that plays at the end of the series around when they’re getting ready to put Jormungand into effect. Hopefully that’s the one you were looking for!

  • Lucia

    February 21, 2014

    Thank you for your response! I love L’Ambition Melodique and I have listened to it many times but this is not the soundtrack I am looking for. It is for episode 22, the song is playing when Koko says to dr. Miami ‘Give them just a little teaste of Jormungard’.

  • Fang-tan

    February 22, 2014

    Oh!! Sorry about that, it’s been so long since I’ve watched it. That would be Hard Drive Music from the first season’s OST.

  • Lucia

    February 22, 2014

    Yes! Thank you!

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