Welcome all she’s, he’s, and them’s to Anime Rants! After two long weeks, Carole and Tuesday episode 15 finally aired. Note: Please excuse this review being short an not very detailed. Episode 15 was wonderful it deserves a 2000-word essay on its beauty, themes, and meaning, but I’m unable to give anything even close to half of that. It’s because— yet again— we’re tweaking my medications, and I’m so drowsy its hard to keep my eyes open. And having some blurry vision.
Tuesday, Carole, Gus, and Roddy recieved an invitation to see Desmond, and talented musician who records and releases song and stays out of the public eye. It turns out he’s a majorly stoned— oops I mean romantic in nature. The circle of life and songs and souls and flowers and true love and all that kind of stuff. Seriously, he sounds like he’s baked. But anyway, Desmond not over the top about it, having a very gentle disposition and voice. His love story was nothing original, but very touching all the same.
After having Carole and Tuesday listen to his last song— which was strikingly beautiful but with some odd lyrics— Desmond passed away peacefully. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s mother Valerie Simmons campaigns against Adam Something, talking about her plan to close off trade and refugees from Earth. This doesn’t seem like a good idea to me.
My favorite moment in the episode was when Desmond said that becoming androgynous has made him feel fulfilled and like he’s found the half of himself that was missing. Hearing those words, Carole and Tuesday exchange knowing glances— because they are each other’s missing half. This is bordering a little on shoujo ai and I adore it. There also a nice moment of Carole and Tuesday getting close and holding hands as they listen to Desmond’s last song.
Thank you for reading today on Anime Rants. I truly appreciate your readership. Have a good day! (And wish me luck on convincing my doc that need to return to my previous doses and that this adjustment sucks.)
(Images from: Carole and Tuesday. Dir. S Watanabe. Bones. 2019.)