Noir

Season 1 Episode 22

Journey's End

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Aired Friday 1:20 AM Aug 31, 2001 on
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Kirika and Mireille's partnership has come to an end, and with no place to return to, Kirika finds herself wandering through the wilderness. Found and rescued, she is taken to what seems like a simple country village. Yet when Kirika realises that all the villagers not only recognise her, but have been expecting her arrival, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.moreless

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  • Journey’s End definitely qualifies for a “Creepy” rating. Too bad I can’t pick that one.

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    This is definitely one of the most surreal and spooky episodes in Noir, although it was almost expected as Kirika finally draws close to the Manor. In previous episodes, just seeing the small flashes of Altena and Chloe’s life here, it’s been pretty obvious that the Manor is unlike the rest of the world. In fact, those that refer to it say that it’s a place “forgotten by time.” This becomes more and more apparent once Kirika reaches the outskirts of Altena’s territory. It seems like she arrives in some sort of Puritan, or maybe Amish, village somewhere in the mountains of France. Everyone there seems really nice, but they also act as if they’ve known her for years. “The only one who doesn’t know me . . . is me,” Kirika realizes at one point. While that’s creepy enough, it quickly takes a turn for the surreal when the Soldats show up to sanction Kirika in order to prevent her from reaching the sacred ground of the Manor. Suddenly, the villagers reveal their true purpose and a massive battle begins between the different factions of the Soldats. Despite its utter creepiness, this is a really good episode. It seems to be another one of the dual-sided episodes, where one will focus on Kirika, and then resume in the next episode with Mireille’s side of the story. We’ll see if that holds true in the next installment.moreless
Kotono Mitsuishi

Kotono Mitsuishi

Mireille Bouquet (Japanese version)

Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Kirika Yumura

Houko Kuwashima

Houko Kuwashima

Kirika Yumura (Japanese version)

Shelley Calene-Black

Shelley Calene-Black

Mireille Bouquet

John Swasey

John Swasey

Tristan

Guest Star

Emily Carter

Emily Carter

Margaret/Village Boy

Guest Star

Dean Turner

Dean Turner

Village Chief

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    • Margaret: Man commits sins- it's our nature. The Soldats commit sins, as all men do, but we will also shed our own blood willingly.

    • Kirika: It's not right. All of those people are dying - for what?
      Margaret: They die, because that's the true nature of man.

    • Tristan: When the Soldats first went underground, two hands were left on the dark surface to carry out its bidding.
      Kirika: Noir.
      Tristan: Yes. The Soldats must regain these hands, which we have lost, for it is the revival of the ritual of accession to Noir, that will truly symbolize the Grand Retour.

    • Tristan: The Soldats are with the truth. We know the true nature of man.

    • Council Member: Blood must always be shed. Even the blood of our brethren Soldats if required.
      Council Member 2: Indeed. That is a truth that the Soldats have always known.

    • Kirika: They all know who I am. The only one who doesn't know is me.

    • Kirika: I don't know where I was, or where I was going, so how could you know I'd be here?
      Tristan: You came because you were meant to come here.
      Kirika: Meant to come? How can you know something I don't know myself?

    • (contemplating her last meeting with Kirika)
      Mireille: I wanted to, but I just couldn't. The flower never turned black, it just withered and died.

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