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Season 4 Episode 5

Confused Heart

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Aired Sunday 1:30 AM Feb 03, 2008 on Adult Swim
9.4
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Saya wakes up to find that she is in an unfamiliar bed and her clothes are gone. Wrapping a sheet around herself, Saya looks out the window to see New York and is surprised by Solomon appearing behind her. Elsewhere David is being taken into surgery with Julia, Kai, and Lewis close behind.moreless

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  • Saya awakes to find herself in Solomon's clutches. Solomon again professes his love for Saya and asks her to give up her destiny and be his bride. Hagi arives to resuce Saya, a fight ensues. More of Hagi is revealed. David asks Julia to come back.moreless

    9.6
    I thought this wasa great episode. I know that it wasa little slow, despite the combat sequences between Hagi and the poor, misguided Solomon. But there was a lot going on. I'd give it a 9.6 on the obligatory rating system. The first time through I must have missed or maybe I just didn't remember the little exchange between Nathan and Amshel. I like the Nathan chatacter in the English dubs more than in the orginal Japanese - although I can't quite articulate why; perhaps he is just more memerable. But in this ep, he warns off Amshel in that harsh, grindy voice he uses with James; and Amshel seems to understand the warning. The majority of the show focuses on Saya and the shallow wiles of Solomon. Poor guy, still doesn't get it. His line, "You look so much better in that dress than you do with a sword". The sword represents who Saya is now; at the end, Saya replies, "I have no time for sweet dreams". Solomon must confront his own preconceptions at some point, his own misconceptions. To love Saya not to love only the dream. His attack on Hagi is an example of his unwillingness to let go of that dream and to face Saya on her own terms. The most horible thing Solomon says to Saya is "I want to free you from your destiny". Saya defines her own destiny, for her own reasons. He fights...wants to kill...Hagi as if that would change anything, as if that would make Saya love him...as if Hagi was his obsticle. Solomon, you poor spelunker, you are your own obsticle. Perhaps Hagi says it best to Solomon, "No future you can give her will ever bring her happiness, her future is her own wish."



    A few more things are going on. The exchange between Mao and Kai was entertaining, she tells him that she loves him, that she is crazy about him, but she says so without resentment or jealousy. Mao has grown as a person through this ordeal. She even teases Kai about Saya. David asks Julia to return to the Red Shield, but he means to return to him. Julia is stunned by her revelation. What will she do? Saya learns that Diva is preggers.moreless
  • Saya wakes up and finds that she is in a place foreign to her in New York. Meanwhile David asks Julia to come back to them.

    9.5
    I really liked this episode. I do kinda like the Saya, Solomon pairing. But I felt really sorry for him he didnt understand. He confessed his love for Saya telling her to abandon her destiny and be his bride and stuff like that. Certain things he said to Saya were sweet to me and I liked but I didnt like the destiny thing. Then Hagi comes and they fight Solomon thinking that if he kills Hagi he and Saya will go off and she will be his bride and they will travel the world forever. Poor solomon he just doesnt get it. It was sad seeing him get crushed but Saya did it in a nice way. Also Hagi has wings how cool is that. I also liked the moment between Mao and Kai. This has to be one of my favorite episodes.moreless
  • Turning Point

    10
    The trouble with the Solomon character is he has an indesisive nature, he can go either way on things, heck the name Solomon is actually pritty ironic when you think about it. Which is why I could never really see his love for Saya as truely mutual in fact it's selfish obsession, it's more like he's in love with an idea of her loving him as well as having her to himself, not Saya for who she really is.



    The interplay between both Saya and Solomon I thought was interesting but also uncomfortable at the same time and thats the point; because it's the classic temptation interplay. We see that Solomon is trying to perswade and seduce her by promising her a life where she can be happy but there is only one price she has to pay which is to give up her destiny, put her sword to rest. I was glad when she said no because if she said yes to Solomon's deal then she would be making the wrong choice. No one can ever live without a destiny chosen or unchosen it's what shapes people's identities. To take it away would make one's soul lost and empty.



    But most of all where her true feelings lie which I've always known were for Hagi (at least I think it's not entirely clear just yet) she has strong feelings for him but also both have more depth and have gone a long way, those kind of feelings like that can never be taken by anyone. Saya doesn't feel that way about Solomon because both have little to no depth, they just haven't gone far enough to get close to any sort of mutual connection, so Saya love for Solomon simply doesn't exist. That's when Solomon's selfish nature turns to malice by having a delusional idea that he can steal ones heart by of course minusing Hagi out of the equasion. But Solomon forgot what the meaning of Chavalia is, which is true protector and lover of the master vampire, Solomon is neither.



    Hagi was really at his best in this episode because as usual he does what any significant other should do, Hagi truly is Saya true Chavalia, we saw this demonstrated in both his feelings of mutual determination in the fight loved it when Saya was trying to protect Hagi at times. As well as physically when we saw for the first time he then unleashes those batlike wings to save Saya from falling. These things have got to be saying something.



    But the same can be said for what happened in the subplots with the other characters. I really like that moment when Mao is honest with her feelings toward Kai and of course kisses him. We even see Kai did enjoy Mao's company and the kiss whether he admits it or not. And then there is David and Julia, David wants her back not just for professonal reasons but personal; and Julia does make the right choice there really isn't anything else back at that bad guy organization.



    All these things that happen in this episode are indications that all of these characters are coming to a turning point in their lives and that the choices they've made now and what has happened are going to lead to the final decison they all have to make for their own destinies.moreless
Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Grant

Guest Star

David Rasner

David Rasner

Lewis

Recurring Role

Olivia Hack

Olivia Hack

Mao

Recurring Role

Elin Carlson

Elin Carlson

Diva (singing)

Recurring Role

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