This episode picks up where the last one left off, with the nefarious twin Noah having fused into a single being known as “Jasdevi”. As was the case in ‘Dragon Ball Z’ it seems that fusion results in a much more powerful being as the new Noah is able to single-handedly best Allen, Lavi, and Krory in combat.
The latter seems to take the most severe beating of the bunch. The resulting injuries leave him too weak to proceed. So, instead, he decides to stay behind and keep Jasdevi busy while the others proceed on without him.
Lenalee protests, but they really don’t have much choice. Allen tries to compare it to Kanda, saying that they have to trust Krory, but the implication that their teammate is going to die seems much more apparent here than it did before. While Krory didn’t directly say it, the subtext about his request wasn’t exactly subtle.
Oddly enough, Krory fares much better in the fight on his own than he did when he had two other exorcists backing him up.
Part of this is due to the fact that he drinks two of the three vials of akuma blood that he had on him. Not only does it heal his injuries, but it gives him a surge of strength that allows him to go toe to toe with the Noah.
Jasdevi does try to add a psychological element to the fight with taunts about how feared and hated Krory is. The tactic may have worked back in his earlier days, but he’s confident enough now to shrug it off. It was refreshing to see as anime can get rather angsty in situations like this.
Alas, Krory’s abilities aren’t enough. Not only that, but the akuma blood that restored his strength is also killing him now as his injuries were so severe that his body can no longer break down the poison.
It’s a bizarre twist, but it does stack the odds even further against him. He does, however, still count on that third vial to keep him in the fight.
Of course, it is at this point that Jasdevi steals the vial and drinks it himself. It doesn’t appear to do anything for the Noah, but it does mean that Krory is pretty much done for. As such, the Noah traps the vampire in a coffin lined with spikes. Krory makes a valiant effort to escape, but eventually falls.
The episode was largely a giant slugfest, but it was gripping. The action was well done as both parties landed solid hits and turned the tide in their favor, which kept the viewer on their toes. The only real character moments were Krory’s plea to be left behind and his eventual fall. Still, they worked well and it will be interesting to see how the team fares now that they are down two members.