Separated from the group, Saeko and Takashi will need to navigate the back streets to meet up with them at Saya’s house and it looks like they’ll need to hunker down for the night.
The Sword and the Dead
Zombies swarmed the streets making it almost impossible to get anywhere. With nowhere else to go, they end up in a motorcycle shop and find an amphibious vehicle, which seems like the best way to go. The noise it makes draws the horde in on them, which is just what Takashi was planning. He lures them down to the river and them drives to a sandbank where they can wait them out.
The horde slowly disperses, allowing Takashi and Saeko to return to the town. After avoiding some more in the park and having to abandon the amphibious vehicle, they take shelter in a temple for the night. Saeko reveals that she almost killed someone before the zombie apocalypse and she doesn’t believe that she deserves to be loved. Takashi does his best to convince her that he needs her and armed with a real sword, they continue on their journey.
I said that this was my favourite episode and I mean it. I love the time Takashi and Saeko spend together and if you haven’t already fallen in love with Saeko, this should do it. She is strong and determined, but like most people, she has demons and fears. The moment in the temple was one of my favourites and while we don’t know if they kissed, I’m inclined to believe that they did.
Now that Saeko has a real sword and a purpose to drive her forward, she is almost unstoppable. Seeing her attack those zombies outside of the temple goes to show that you really need to have Saeko on your side. I also love the action and the way they lean on one another throughout the episode. It showed how different their relationship is to his one with Rei and I think he realised that in this episode.
Trying to Lose the Zombies!
Waiting for them to Disperse!
On the Run Again!
A Helping Hand!
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Spring of the Dead
- Episode 2 – Escape from the Dead
- Episode 3 – Democracy Under the Dead
- Episode 4 – Running in the Dead
- Episode 5 – Streets of the Dead
- Episode 6 – In the Dead of the Night
- Episode 7 – Dead Night and the Dead Ruck
- Episode 8 – The Dead Way Home
- Episode 9 – The Sword and the Dead
- Episode 10 – The Dead’s House Rules
- Episode 11 – Dead Storm Rising
- Episode 12 – All Dead’s Attack
- OVA – Drifters of the Dead
- OP – Highschool of the Dead
- Waifu of the Week