GATE has been delayed a day this week, so I’m doing this instead. It’s kind of a pain, though…this week’s episode is actually really uneventful, so I would have liked to have bundled it together with next week’s episode in a single post. This week’s episode essentially just showed the group cooling down a bit (quite literally) after the revelations from last week’s episode.
The only event of real substance in this week’s episode happens at the very end of the episode, where the zombified body of Megumi comes shambling up to Taroumaru. This scene, while coming at somewhat surprising timing in the episode, is actually really common in zombie-related series. The use of the body of a loved one is generally used to stir up dissent in the survivors because they are more hesitant to kill a zombie they recognize. We’ll see if this series decides to go down that route as well…it’s also possible that Megumi’s body is purposely kept intact so that she can be restored somehow.