Gosick – Episode 2 – The Souls Of The Dead Raise A Shipwreck

Posted on Jan 20 2011

Hey everyone, welcome back to the YuleBlog. It’s come to my attention that Kate is also reviewing this series in the forums, so if you want a second opinion, then check it out. Although several of her screenshots for episode one look a lot like mine… No matter, let’s jump into episode two!


It was a dark and stormy night… No really, that’s how they should have started this episode. The wind and rain may be blowing, but inside, the passengers are enjoying are rather fancy looking meal. Wish I could have some. None for Kujo either, since they used that dead fortuneteller’s invitation to get on, there’s only one seat. Victorique gives him a roll though. How nice.

I still can’t get over how beautiful this opening song is. Anyway, it looks like I didn’t want any food after all, since it was laced with roofies. That’s not cool, not cool in the slightest. Interesting thing to note though, there were only eleven people in that dining room, and now there’s twelve. The plot thickens. Expect that once an episode btw.

Kujo finds a little model of the ship they’re on, which I suppose is common for this kinda thing. Never been on one myself though. Something seems off about it though, but what could it possibly be. Oh that’s right, the Queen Berry is the name of that ghost ship he was reading about last time before he climbed all the stairs to meet Victorique. And the ship is now going to drag them down to the bottom of the ocean. Yay. Wait, that’s a bad thing, I like Kujo and Victorique. They better make it.

Looks like the writing’s on the wall now. Someone please stop me from making these bad jokes. In all seriousness, if someone knows what language that is, feel free to leave a comment. I’m going to guess Italian, because I see ‘vite’ and ‘lopins’. I don’t know if those are actually Italian, but they seem Italian enough to me. Wait a sec, that writing sounds a lot like the opening monologue from episode one. Oh I get it, the ship is the floating box they mentioned, and the passengers are the hares. Full circle.

If you take a look at the picture above, you will see that a few people have opted to take a lifeboat. The rationale behind this lies within the word lifeboat, being that you take it in order to save your life. Take a quick look one more time and tell me how well that plan worked. Yeah, not too well huh? We are now left with 5 people, including Kujo, Victorique, and this very suspicious woman. I say she’s a villain of some sort. Just a hunch though, I haven’t watched the second half as I type this. We’ll see.

Wait, who the heck are these people? They weren’t here before. Oh okay, it’s just a flashback from ten years ago. Carry on. The old guy explains all about what happened last time on the Queen Berry. Eleven kids were put on the ship, the ended up killing each other, the ship sank to the bottom of the ocean. And now apparently the ghosts are out for revenge. Which means that the people here are somehow related to the old incident. But how exactly do ghosts send out invitations?

Victorique’s fake laughter is adorable. Anyway, she goes on to explain that the waterlogged room they’re in now is a very clever fake. So is the wine in the bottle apparently. Not sure how a girl who looks like she’s twelve suddenly became a wine connoisseur, but hey, it’s fake Italy, kinda, I guess. Oh snap, now she’s busting out her pipe. It’s only episode two and I can tell that this means serious business.

After Victorique unveils the facade, we have some more bad news. The ship is sinking. In order to call for help, we have to go down, into the sinking ship mind you, to get to the radio room. This probably won’t end well. Especially since the hallway has Indiana Jones booby traps. Looks like this thing is going down faster than I thought. This hallway’s already flooded. But Kujo is quite the gentlemen, and carries Victorique across. D’awww.

And it is at this point that the old man starts to go crazy. He’s yelling nonsense about hares and hunting dogs and he pulls a gun out of some flower vase in a corner. And now he’s going to shoot Victorique. Not if Kujo the family man has anything to say about it. He even has this big heroic speech about being the son of an imperial soldier. Speeches don’t always stand up well to bullets though…

Not that we get to see if it does or not anyway, since that’s where the episode cuts off. Now I don’t just want to watch next week, I NEED to watch next week. Well played Gosick, well played indeed. Again, the preview doesn’t show much, but at least we get another shot of Phallic-hair Man. I’ll admit, it felt wrong without him. Tune in next week for episode three: The Hares Break a Promise Under the Morning Sun.


Not too much progression in my opinion, but still a good episode nonetheless. What do you think? Is Kujo dead? Probably not, but there’s always a chance right?

Hey wait a second, we still don’t know why the heck they called him the “Dark Reaper”. I demand closure Gosick, and it better not take until the last episode!

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  • Jubilee January 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Why is it when people write on the walls…it has to be in blood? Why never…like…glitter or something?

    • Kate January 20, 2011 at 2:01 PM

      They probably think glitter is overrated.

      • christmas4477 January 21, 2011 at 6:16 AM

        Technically, this was just paint, but still

  • Kate January 20, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Let’s take a lifeboat in the middle of a storm. I’m POSITIVE we’ll be safe!
    *awesome face*

    • christmas4477 January 21, 2011 at 6:16 AM

      Well hey there little people. I’mma just make a big ol’ wave right here. Hope you don’t mind.

      • Kate January 21, 2011 at 3:49 PM

        You know, I also noticed you mentioned me. Now, I hope you aren’t accusing me of anything. D:

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