Godzilla: Singular Point Episode 4 Review
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This episode has a lot of exposition covered in a short amount of time and not a whole lot of monster action. Episode 3 ended with a tease of Godzilla "Aquatilis", but it doesn't appear in this episode, which I found a little disappointing. I would have liked to have known what happened to the submarine that "Aquatilis" was following. I hope in episode 5 we will see something happen.
The episode begins with a fishing boat being attacked by Manda, which we only get a small tease of by only seeing its body just above the surface of the water. Then, the story dives deeper into the mystery of where Rodan originated from. Yun and Haberu were deducing that ever since they first appeared they have been evolving drastically fast. In fact, way too fast for them to even consider the idea that Rodan has been evolving. Instead, they consider that Rodan has been mutating and they possibly still are and may even grow larger. However, it is why they attacked is what has them questioning and suspect the Misakioku radio station that is behind it by using the song that was heard in the first episode.
Satō explains to Yun and Haberu that they only spotted the song by accident and continues claiming that it wasn't them. However, he questions if the Godzilla skeleton was the one sending out that signal. After speaking with Satō, Yun and Haberu notice that one of the Rodan corpses has gone missing. They go out searching for the corpse and notice some tracks that don't resemble Rodan's feet at all. They find the corpse, but was found half eaten.
Meanwhile, Mei is on her way to Dubai where she sits in on a seminar or conference hosted by Professor Li and the Shiva Consortium. In this conference, she reveals her discovery of the archetype material. Now, this is where it gets interesting because this material is described to be lightweight durable, and is capable of self-regeneration. She goes on to demonstrate the archetype being capable of trapping and increases the intensity of light. Then, Mei disrupts Li blurting out her thoughts saying that the light refracts through time and that the photons could continuously materialize in one location. Meaning those same photons might appear in the future in that same spot. Mei gets embarrassed, but Li finds her thoughts to be impressive.
Mei and Li meet up after the seminar, but their conversation was interrupted by the introduction of Michael Stephen. He requests for Li's assistance and Mei's meeting with Li was cut short. However, Li asks Mei to write up a report about her "time" angle by the next day.
We are then introduced to Beira Burn (aka "BB") and Tilda Miller and we get a look inside a chamber of the Shiva Consortium. Here, we get our first glimpse of "Not" Gabara.
So a small spoiler for episode 5, but it was revealed that the monster everyone thought was Gabara actually has a different name called Salunga. And according to a supposed leak, more classic monsters will have their names changed. I will be honest, I am all for making original monsters that look inspired by a classic one, but this does not even look different enough to require a name change. I can understand Titanosaurus's name change since my first guess was a pre-evolved Godzilla, but we can obviously see that Salunga is Gabara. It is just not that different looking to say that this monster is an entirely new monster. If I were to guess, maybe Toho wanted to distance the monster away from Gabara's debut movie, Godzilla's Revenge, since that is recognized as the worst Godzilla movie. However, I would really like to see an interview that explains why some of these monsters had their names changed.
Anyways, Stephen is upset with Tilda for acting on her own and sending "BB" down into the chamber where Gaba – umm, I mean, "Salunga" was spotted on their security cameras.
The episode ends where Yun and Haberu discover the news reporter, Kai, finding out both of them were following a similar trail. At the same time, a JSDF vehicle traveling uphill was stopped by a civilian truck that was turned over and scratched up. The family that was attacked was discovered by one of the soldiers, but then Anguirus creeps up behind the soldier. The soldier stood frozen for a minute staring at the monster before he fired his gun.
As usual, I am really enjoying the show. Not a whole lot of monster action, but that is fine with me if it means to tell the story. I also like how we get this compilation of news reports showing what the rest of Japan are thinking about Rodan. There was even one scene where Kai asked if the red dust (that is what the anime is calling it) pose any danger to humans. The answer was that it doesn't pose any danger to humans, but its connection to Rodan is still in demand of further research. Also, Mei and Yun have conversations with each other on a messenger and they were talking about the properties of the archetype and its relation to MD5. Yun proposes four possibilities: 1. Using a calculator that can't possibly exist to decrypt MD5. 2. The person who discovered it is a prodigy. 3. The person just had amazing luck. 4. They knew the answer from the beginning. The archetype is a material that can't possibly exist in this world and it breaks the laws of physics.
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