The Promised Neverland (Episode 9)

With all hope of escaping fading fast, the children will need to regroup and come up with a new plan if they’re to stand any chance against Mom!

What did you watch? I may be on vacation, but the Promised Neverland doesn’t stop so neither do I. To make things more interesting I’m writing this on my phone, so there may be more typos than normal.

As normal this is the spoiler free zone. If you read any further, I am assuming that you’ve seen this episode or want to intentionally spoil it for yourself. Hey, whatever makes you happy. And now to the episode…

What happened? At the end of last week’s episode (that’s a common opening for this series), Mom confronted the children and dashed their plans. That’s probably not fair, she utterly smashed them to pieces and then nonchalantly sat down with a cup of tea before allowing even a hint of emotion to show. She is as cold as ice!

So, Emma has a broken leg, Ray has been let go as Mom’s spy, Sister Krone is dead, and Norman is due to be ‘adopted’ tomorrow. After much deliberation Emma and Ray decide that Norman should fake his escape and hide while Emma recovers. In order that Norman isn’t replaced by Ray, he plans on breaking his arm or getting sick. Not sure a cold will do it, but that’s the way I’d go!

Norman eventually agrees to their plan and the next morning puts it into action. With the new rope and tool for breaking the tracking device, Norman heads for the wall and in one swift run he makes it to the top and stares his future in the eyes.

Emma and Ray watch as Mom realizes that Norman isn’t around. She checks her tracker and then allows a smile to appear as she spots Norman walking towards her. Ray is furious that Norman didn’t go through with their plan, until Norman reveals what he saw beyond the wall!

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 8)

It looks like Sister Krone has got her dream job and is heading out, but what does this mean for the escape plans?

What did you watch? This was episode eight of The Promised Neverland and… wow! I’m going to try to keep this opening spoiler free, so all I’m going to say is if you haven’t seen this one yet, do not forget to blink or breath. The tension has been building for several weeks now and there’s only so much it can hold before exploding.

For me, this was the best episode yet. Even better than episode one and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know what happened there. Anyhow, I can’t wait any longer. The spoilers will start now…

What happened? Mom had given Sister Krone a letter and stood blankly before her as she opened it and digested the contents. Damn, that woman has a poker face and a half. Anyhow, it turns out that Krone has been awarded a Mom position at a different plant and she must leave immediately.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 7)

Sister Krone tempts the children with an offer that’s hard to refuse, but whether either side will remain honourable is yet to be seen.

What did you watch? For whatever reason, this weeks episode didn’t load up on Funimation at the scheduled time, so I had to put my viewing back until the evening, which meant a blanket ban on social media until then. You know I hate the spoilers, especially so soon after it’s aired. At least give us a chance to watch it.

Do you see what I did there? I moaned about possible spoilers to fill up the preview area and not subject others to spoilers. See, it can be done. Also on the topic of spoilers, I read the first manga volume and was surprised at some of the stuff that didn’t make it into the anime, but don’t worry, I won’t talk about that either.

What happened? At the end of last week, Sister Krone jumped Norman, Emma, Don, and Gilda in the woods and offered to make a deal. Well, great news, we started off at the exact moment so we didn’t have to wait long to see what the deal was. Basically, Krone wants to be the Mother and it would help her if the children escaped.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 6)

Who’s behind the door? That’s all we want to know. Is it Mother or Sister Krone, maybe it’s Ray or Norman. Damn it! Who is it?

What did you watch? I’m really enjoying this series. The tone is dark and sinister, but slow and tense. Much like these openings of my reviews. I know you’re here to see what I thought of the episode, but I keep you waiting for a couple of paragraphs, because of the spoilers.

In all honestly, I don’t entirely trust anything we’ve seen or heard so far, so who knows what’s going on and what’s a spoiler or a red herring. Anyhow, that should put us in the clear, so let’s get on with it.

What happened? Last week’s episode left us with a nail-biting final moment and thankfully we picked up exactly where we left off. Don and Gilda had gone on an ill-advised exploration into Mother’s office and found the secret door. Then as they stood and stared like a couple of rabbits caught in the headlights, the office door slowly crept open.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 5)

With plans to move the escape forwards and a traitor in their midst, nobody said it was going to be easy, but will letting more people in on the secret help or hinder their progress?

What did you watch? All right, here we go again. As always this first little bit here is spoiler free and ensures that nothing pops up inadvertently. This is a great series, however, I can’t help but feel that this episode didn’t quite live up to the rest of the series so far.

It was still fascinating, but it didn’t quite grab me the way the previous ones did. So, that’s enough of this inane waffling. Let’s dive into episode five of The Promised Neverland.

What happened? In the final seconds of the last episode, Norman accused Ray of being the spy. It led to a shocked face, then some awkward stares in the brief moment of silence before the credits rolled. So, Ray’s had a whole week to come up with an excuse. This is going to be good.

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