Gintama (2013) 02 – The plot thickens

He seems to be enjoying himself there.

He seems to be enjoying himself there.

Alright, if you saw the last episode of Gintama, you saw that Gintoki, Tsukuyo and Nobume were in a bit of a pinch with the current SHOOOOOOGUUUUUUNNN being down for the count and his uncle, the former Shogun, about to walk in the room.  If you haven’t seen the latest episode yet, stop reading right now and go watch it already!  Anyways, latest episode picks up at a very crucial point from the first one, and at the same time, Isaburo decides to tell Kagura and Shinpachi what he knows about the former Shogun.  But not before he decides to help in kicking the can!  Again, the hilarity ensues, but it is an imperative to watch what the former Shogun and Isaburo say in the midst of the hi-jinx because what they say foreshadows the upcoming events and reveals a bit of the former Shogun’s character to the audience.

I know it's difficult but try to ignore the guy with men's underwear on his head while paying attention to the important parts.

I know it’s difficult, but try to ignore the guy with men’s underwear on his head while paying attention to the important parts.

Yep seems legit to me.  No problems to note.

Yep, seems legit to me. No problems to note.

The former Shogun, Sada Sada, shows his true colors and the group is blamed for the Bakufu murders and ends up in the gaol, while Isaburo gets dealt with and is out of action.  All in one fell-swoop too.  Crafty mofo.  But fear not! Everyone’s favorite police group, the Shinsengumi, is on the case!  Or really, just taking over for the Mimawarigumi since they dropped the ball on security this time.

Dude. Sougo. Thats not a good idea...

Dude. Sougo. That’s not a good idea…

I told you so...

I told you so…

While Hijikata, Kondo and Sougo get to the bottom of what’s going on, Princess Soyo tells the jailbirds a bedtime story, but it only causes the group to finally take action against Sada Sada.  Preeeeeeeeetty much start a coup d’état against the government for the sake of an old courtesan.

Furious Five

Furious Five

However, Sada Sada is a crafty SOB, so who knows what he has in store for our motley crew of avengers?  Check in next week for the climax for the “Courtesan of a Nation” arc!

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