The Promised Neverland Episode 6: 311045

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Picking up from the cliffhanger at the end of last episode, it is revealed that Phil is the one who opened the door to Mom’s office. Don and Gilda are relieved that it wasn’t Mom herself. Don steals the key from Mom in order to get into her secret room. Meanwhile, Emma shows Ray and Norman a series of books formerly owned by a person named William Minerva. It is discovered that he has encoded a message in each book in the form of an owl stamp and Morse code. Emma and Ray and Norman take this to mean that they have a potential ally outside, and that there may even be a society of humans there. Don and Gilda discover another secret chamber within Mom’s hidden room, and find it full of toys formerly owned by the children that have been sent away.

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After narrowly escaping detection from Mom, Don and Gilda confront the others about the information that they’ve been hiding. After an intense conversation, Don and Gilda finally learn about the demons and the orphanage being used as a farm. Enraged, Don punches Ray and Norman and storms off. Everyone agrees that there shouldn’t be any more lies or secrets between them. Ray gives Mom faulty information about Norman wanting to kill her, thus throwing her off their actual plans for escape. As the group is investigating the forest outside the boundaries they are surprised by Sister Krone, who offers to join forces.

Continuing in the tradition of the last few episodes, precisely nothing happens this week in The Promised Neverland. The majority of the episode is spent with Don and Gilda discovering what we – the viewers – have known since the beginning. There is nothing interesting or exciting about this. Also, the reappearance of Sister Krone is strange and contrived. She hasn’t been present for the last few episodes, and all of the sudden she shows up wanting to join forces with the kids. If I weren’t half-way through this anime already, I probably would have dropped it by now. The only glimmer of hope I have is that things will get more interesting once they finally escape the orphanage.

Score: 2/5 (I didn’t like it)

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