The grizzly murder of a fratello gets Section One involved,
with an investigator sent in to get to the bottom of the "cyborg
problem." As the Agency scrambles to protect their girls,
Henrietta and Jose find themselves on an impromptu vacation,
having been sent away "for their own protection." What are
they hiding? And what does Henrietta know about the deadly
truth? Then the Agency uncovers a plot which could be used
to wipe out the terrorists' stronghold once and for all. Things
go terribly wrong, and in an all-or-nothing attack the girls
find their lives on the line. Could this be the end of the
girls and the Agency? Could their lives be over before they've
(To Love) - Elsa and Lauro are discovered dead - murdered
by an unknown assailant. Section One investigates how one
of their operatives and her handler where taken down without
a fight. Meanwhile Henrietta and Jose have been sent away
on a vacation until things are resolved. But Section One seems
more interested in looking into how healthy the cyborg/handler
relationship is. Do they know something that they are not
episode examines the ethical problems of taking young girls
and turning them into killing machines. Henrietta eventually
realises how Elsa and Lauro were killed - much to everyone's
Alta (High Fever) - The startling truth about Elsa and
Lauro's murders are brought to light. Jose has taken Henrietta
on a vacation to Sicily. Two members of Section One follow
them there to ask them questions - trying to find out whether
any of the other girls are capable of doing what Elsa did.
They soon learn that the way the handler interact with his
girl is as important as the training. The girls are conditioned
to die for their handler, to unconditionally "love"
them, but what happens if the girls realise that their handler
will never "love" them back, no matter how much
they please them?
episode sees Section One investigating Section Two. Some
of the girls, as well as members of the organisation, start
to question whether this tragic scenario could happen again
- or, more importantly, whether any of the other subjects
show signs of cracking anytime soon.
(Symbiosis) - Section Two gets one last chance to convince
the powers that be that the Elsa and Lauro incident was a
one-off accident. Section Two are assigned to deal with a
kidnapping threat. Claes takes the place of the victim, and
is duly kidnapped as planned. But when Section Two storm the
building, to rescue Claes and take out the kidnappers, Angelica
acts erratically and winds up getting shot.
episode examines the real relationship between the girls outside
of their missions. While they hang around together, it soon
becomes apparent that they don't actually interact like normal
girls, despite outward appearances. Claes's reaction to Angelica
getting shot is not what you'd expect from a team member.
And when questioned about Elsa's death none of the girls really
seem that bothered that she is gone.
Cadente (Falling Star) - Angelica is in a critical condition
and confined to a hospital bed. Marco, her handler, refuses
to go and visit her, until Henrietta tells him that Angelica
would probably like it if he just dropped by. Jose disappoints
Henrietta, and the rest of the girls, when he informs them
that he can't supervise them on a trip to see the comet shower
that is due that evening. Triela promises that she will find
a way to ensure they don't miss it.
as in the majority of the episodes in this series, there's
not a lot of laughs to be had. In fact, it's a very bleak
and sad show. The characters are so likeable, that it is difficult
not to feel for them. As you'd expect from a series this dark,
the conclusion is not a happily-ever-after affair, but it
does leave you wanting more.
include Production Commentary for To Love with
some of the American production staff; Voice Director Commentary
for To Love with some of the American voice actors);
Building Triela (which is another pointless "how
to draw" segment. Also, this time they obviously messed
up on the menus as it's Henrietta and not Triela - although
they do try to and make it intentional with a textual explanation.
We also get the usual textless opening and closing credits
as well as trailers for other show.
such a shame that this series was so short lived, as there
is plenty of mileage to be had out of the characters and situations.
Another outstanding disc in this short but sweet series.
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