Veronica has come to rescue Marlya from Team Rocket… I mean the Gui Carlin clean-up crew, but why? There must be more to it than being old friends.
What did you watch?
All right, so that was episode five of Fairy Gone. So far this series hasn’t set the world alight, but there’s always time to change, isn’t there. Well at twenty-four episodes long, there is, but they need to pick up the pace otherwise they’ll be no one but me watching it!
Picking up the last episode, Veronica burst through the church window to save Marlya from Jonathan. He’s the standard lip-licking psychopath who likes to throw knives and hid inside his disposable fairies. Down in the crypts Free battles Patricia and her heavy chest.
Eventually, they all escape from the burning church, where Veronica finishes off Jonathan and disappears into the night, telling Marlya that the Veronica she knew is gone… again! They take the Black Fairy Tome back to headquarters and then it’s time for a celebration.
What did you think?
I’m having a really tough time with this series and this episode is not helping. While they got the Black Fairy Tome back, I don’t feel like anything progressed the storyline. We already know that Veronica is torn. What we don’t know is what the main point of the story is and what will happen if they fail to achieve whatever it is they’re trying to achieve. It feels like we’re watching a dark soap opera where it doesn’t matter if you miss a month’s worth of episodes. I just don’t get what they’re trying to do.
What was your favourite moment?
It was when Free was fighting Patricia and she seemed to have the upper hand. Suddenly, Free gave her a look and shifted his game to another level, breaking through her knives and then yelling at his fairy to stop screwing around. It’s interesting that he’s assessing his opponent, but it does get annoying given just how easily he ended up defeating her.
What was your least favourite moment?
Again with flashback montages! Seriously, this is beyond annoying. It doesn’t do anything to make the viewer connect with the characters. If anything we’re more likely to miss stuff, like the fact that the tune Veronica was humming at the end of the show was the same tune the girl called Monica was humming at the start of the show.
Who was your favourite character?
I want to say Veronica but she has little to no depth. All we know is that she’s dark and angry with a soft spot for Marlya. As a result, I think Free wins this episode, but I still don’t think they’ve done enough to connect us to the characters.
Who was your least favourite character?
That would be Jonathan. He was just annoying with all his insane babbling and peek-a-boo moments. This whole segment was not good.
Would you like some more?
I don’t know why, but I want this show to turn the corner and start to make sense. At present, it’s terribly disjointed and boring. I feel like something big needs to happen and hopefully all the scenes with the guy in the castle that Wolfran works for us leading up to something. Just give me a reason to want to know what happens, because at the moment I really couldn’t care less!
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Ash-Covered Girl
- Episode 2 – Wolf Collar and Swan Feathers
- Episode 3 – Greedy Fox and Lying Crow
- Episode 4 -Impatient Housekeeper and Selfish Artist
- Episode 5 – Black Moon and Lost Child’s Song
- Episode 6 – Fellow Traveler
- Episode 7 – Stubborn Blacksmith and Biased Rabbit
- Episode 8 – Pipe Blowing in Stage Wing
- Episode 9 – Rolling Stones and Seven Knights
- Episode 10 – Cursed Child
- Episode 11 – Uninvited Music Corps
- Episode 12 – Powerless Soldier