Black Lagoon

Season 1 Episode 2

Mangrove Heaven

1
Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Apr 15, 2006 on TV Tokyo
9.4
out of 10
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The E.O. Captain is aboard an assault helicopter, and he has forced the Black Lagoon ship into a river. Rock comes up with a plan to get the Black Lagoon out. Meanwhile, Kageyama travels to the seas, seemingly to follow up on the E.O. Squadron, but ends up really having another agenda.moreless

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  • The outstanding times, they just keep a coming with "Black Lagoon!"

    10
    Yet another wonderfully, delightful, and "on the edge of your chair" episode of "Black Lagoon!" This episode continues the action from the first episode of the series and gives us a complete crew. Rock shows off his insane attitude and mind to the benefit of everyone plus he still can't leave his Japanese businessman ways. When at work, he wears his "business uniform" and only wears the Hawaiian shirt bought for him by Revy after work. Honestly, it is Rock who binds everyone together. Yes, the other crew members have their own wonderful flavor and delightful level of insanity, but Rock is the one who stirs the pot and melds them into a flavorful dish for your mind and imagination!



    I know a show is outstanding, when I can't wait for the commercial to be over and I'm willing to watch during the broadcast instead of waiting for the OnDemand / DVR. I honestly didn't expect much from "Black Lagoon" and even considered not giving it a chance, but this episode reassures me my decision was the right one! You can't go wrong with this episode should you have a spare 30 minutes laying around.



    In the past allowed us to rate at the point one (9.5, 9.6, 9.7, etc) and I'd rate this episode at 9.7 or so. Today, though, providing rating at the half point and given I always round up, a 9.7 rounds up to 10.0. Honesty, the episode is NOT perfect, but given the rating gradients, we're at a 10.0 for this ~9.7 episode.



    What didn't I like? Honestly, the commercial break during the battle between the PT boat and the helicopter. While the break makes great sense from a business perspective, it broke the entire submersion of your mind into the action. When the action returned the brief replay of the action leading up to the finish wasn't enough to regain that same depth of submersion one had before the commercial!!



    If you want to really watch the episode correctly, you need to capture the episode, edit out the episode, and play back the PT boat / helicopter game of chicken without any breaks!! WOW is what one can expect!moreless
Masahiko Tanaka

Masahiko Tanaka

EO Company Captain

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Maryke Hendrikse

Maryke Hendrikse

Kageyama's Daughter

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Jouji Nakata

Jouji Nakata

Kageyama

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