Warning: This review may contain spoilers for all previous episodes of this series.
If episode 5, “Mysterious Connections”, offered a slight change of pace (as noted in last week’s review), then “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” offers a drastic change that will be welcomed by fans who have stayed with Kyoto Saga thus far. Not only is the tale of Father Fujimoto wrapped up in this episode, but the whereabouts of Mamushi and Todo, the former exorcist who stole the Left Eye in episode 1, are revealed as they proceed with their plan.
About half of the episode is dedicated to the flashback with Fujimoto and half to Mamushi and Todo in the present. Since Rin was already given the Koma Sword by Father Fujimoto in the first season, astute viewers should already know how Fujimoto’s flashback should end. Even knowing the outcome, none of the time devoted to the story arc feels wasted. First and foremost, the scene gives a lot of characterization to Bon’s father, Tatsuma Suguro. Suguro is made to be an understandable, relatable man. This directly contrasts Fujimoto’s cold exterior and offers for an interesting dynamic.
While this is an engaging episode, it’s strange that Rin, the protagonist, has been given extremely little screen time in not only this
While half the of this episode is told in a flashback, events taking place in the present do occur towards the end of the episode. This is the first time in awhile that the plot doesn’t feel static and real consequences are possible. It’s great to see that Kyoto Saga is beginning to stray away from exposition and is beginning to tie everything together.
While this episode may be the best of the season so far, it still clings to the vestiges of
“A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” does a great job at raising the stakes and signifying an advancement in not only the
“A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” explores the relationship of Father Fujimoto and Saguaro in a quick, interesting way.