Yakusoku no Neverland Episode 10: The clock runs out

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Norman relays everything to his friends

While this episode certainly seemed sad, I really enjoyed watching the build up to its finale. I’m looking forward to seeing how this development pays off in the next episode. This episode also did a good job of calling Isabella into question as an antagonist. I’m incredibly curious about her true intentions now.

Norman thanks his friends one last time

The beginning of the episode certainly played up Norman’s departure well. I was fairly convinced that the kids would find another way to weasel out of it, but it actually happened. I think it works well as a wake-up call for them. It’s probably especially the case for Emma, who had the most idealistic view of their escape.

Norman leaves it up to Phil

Curse you, Phil. I’m on to you! But on Norman’s departure itself, I think we can all agree that it’s unlikely that he’s actually dead. His “death” happens off-screen, and he has the strangest scene outside of the gate. Even Sister Krone was attacked right outside of the gate, so it’s definitely odd that he’s taken to a different room. Now it’s just a question of what his role will be in the future.

Norman shocks Isabella

I’m definitely curious about why this question shocked Isabella so much. It seems to suggest that Norman has seen through her in some way, which is making me start to rethink her role as the villain. I wonder if there’s a grain of truth in her words, meaning that she’s hiding some true affection.

Isabella offers Emma the chance to be a mother

I’m not surprised that Isabella offers Emma the chance to become a Mother as well, but I did find this line curious. From a logistics perspective, it makes total sense that the “demons” would use the Mother candidates to give birth to new children. They have to fill the plants somehow, right? But that line also strongly suggests that one of the main characters is actually Isabella’s child, despite being a very minor piece of dialogue.

Ray asks if Emma truly gave up

As I said before, I’m looking forward to seeing how this pans out. Honestly, I was willing to buy into the idea that Emma would be distraught after losing Norman, so I was incredibly happy to see that she hadn’t given up. The face she makes in the end is enough to rival Isabella herself. I can’t wait to find out what she was plotting the whole time.

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5 thoughts on “Yakusoku no Neverland Episode 10: The clock runs out”

  1. Yes, finding out what Emma’s been plotting behind her facade of giving up is going to be fantastic. I’m really looking forward to finding out more given how many questions this episode raised or points it left hanging. Loving this series.

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  2. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to find out that Isabella has been plotting something even more incredible. I agree that it implies that she has had a child, and I think I even said somewhere that Ray could be her child (might be in one of my earlier episode reviews), although I feel that they wouldn’t allow them to have their own child at their plant. This would have probably furthered her desire to overthrow the system and knowing how smart she is it isn’t out of the question that this is all part of her plan. I think that’s why she keeps the stuffed toys from the children she’s sacrificed for her end game. It’s all starting to make sense, at least in my head… Would you like a tinfoil hat?

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    1. i’ll gladly take a tinfoil hat. ive been toying with the idea of isabella being sympathetic to their escape for a while, so it wouldnt surprise me. ray is a pretty strong candidate as her child, as well, since he’s the most visually similar and it would explain why the two are able to work together

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