Today we’re putting Kamen Rider Drive to the test as speedy as we can, as we investigate:
43 When Will the Second Global Freeze Take Place?
44 Who Loved Heart the Most?
Q1-Where did the love come from between Kiriko and Shinnosuke? Are you buying it?
Q2-Would you love Chase? Did his little heartbreak monologue/soliloquy work, is it problematicly edging towards man-pain?
does the pairing of the Brain-Heart-Medic triangle with the
Chase-Kiriko-Shinnosuke triangle affect the story at this point? Is it a
good parallel? Is it pointless?
Q4-How did Brain’s plan work for you?
the tone shifts in these episodes undermine the serious developments?
i.e. the Police Drivers, Banno’s master plan, Brain’s death
Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show
066 is gunned down by the Special Response Force who uses Rinna’s
Blinky machine to avoid the Slow Down and special ammunition to destroy
it’s body, if not core.
-The Special Defense Center is almost
ready for the SCU to set up in. TALL MAN tells Honganji that it has
taken this long because Makage kept it from being funded.
MAN asks that the blinky gizmo, the Density Shift Neutralizer be made
smaller, which Rinna is already planning. He has another request: he
wants Honganji to investigate the surveillance equipment found on 066
and figure out what the Roimude’s are up to.
-Gen shares the
contents of the folder Honganji received from TALL MAN and they discuss
the possibility of a terrorist attack or another Global Freeze.
and Chase are talking about, or rather not talking about the fact that
Shinnosuke has feelings for Kiriko. He finally accepts it when Kiriko
comes to the cafeteria to get them to you know, work and so he can do
-Heart laments the death of 066 and maniacal Banno
attempts to console him by saying they must act now and accomplish the
TRUE Global Freeze so that the 22 remaining Roimude do not become
-Banno uses Medic’s parroting to ensure Heart that this is all for him, for his goal of subjugating humanity to the Roimude.
of Medic’s enforcers tells Banno of Brain’s location and he begins to
beat it because its reconnaissance took too long. Heart protects his
fellow Roimude and silently cries out to Brain to stay away as Banno
continue to beat him and mock his love for his fellow android.
and three enforcers find and attack Brain. He fights them and slips
some of his Neurotoxin, perhaps, into her and tells her to come to her
-The three Riders find the fighting Roimude and take out 3
inforcers. Medic and Brain escape and his parting words make it clear
he is running from Banno.
-Banno and Medic both mentioned a Promised Land.
recaps the information from the Riders and suggests that because ethe
Globabl Freeze affected about one quarter of the globe, when all 4
Promised Number Roimude are together, all time on the entire planet
-The Promised Land being the place where the Promised
Number MUST…? I guess gather to launch their TUE Global Freeze is a
perverse twist or not depending on your point of view of how the actual
Promised Land is supposed to be the place from where the Messiah (IRL)
will spread his peaceful, world fixing dominion over the Earth. [Well
played Drive creatives, well played]
-Rinna is so fucking BOSS to make anti-Banno weapons, AND it forces the pacing to slow down. That’s cool.
-EFFING Gou is such an ass!
-Chase us so precious, though. I love him so much.
desperately works to save Medic and stumbles onto his past. We get to
see Kineta Mitsuharu who worked for the CIA at the time of the Global
Freeze. Brain slapped him and synced with something in him before he
-Kineta Mitsuharu is a genius programmer who was deputy
director of the CIA at 24. Brain laments that he was just copying
Mitsuharu and 004-Krim mocks him along with Banno who, together, have
-Mr. Belt tells Shinnosuke that he doesn’t see Kiriko
as actually being attracted to Brain romantically and thanks him for
opening up to him.
-Apparently Banno had made 004 to be his personal servant, but the data was corrupted and Banno’s revival reawakened him?
and 004 try to capture Brain, but Shinnosuke takes them on without
transforming until the Rinna-coated Shift Cars and gear which surprises
Banno when he can’t snag the gear and has to fight Type Tridoron.
jumps in front of Banno because he has to or else Banno will do
something to Medic. Heart says something about their inevitable battle
and Kiriko gets hurt by some debris from Heart deflecting the Trailer
Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show
and Chaser save Drive and Kiriko form death at the hands of Banno and
004. Shinnosuke uses Mad Doctor on Kiriko and the villains explain that
Brain has probably been retrieved already so they are done playing with
-Brain accesses Medic’s programming and is shocked by
Banno’s modifications. He turns to flee when she finds him just after
the discovery but pauses and surrenders.
-Kiiriko is on the mend.
Gou and Chase happen upon Shinnosuke agonizing over gifting Kiriko
flowers and other stuff while she recovers. He is embarrassed, dumps all
the stuff on Chase and tries to convince Gou they MUST focus on
stopping Global Freeze 2.0.
-Gou chides him to be more assertive.
we turn to another show, a better show about saving the world from a
one genius scientists earnest efforts to use her tech to help protect
her fellow humans, alongside her bosses who are doing all they can to
protect and serve the public.
-Returning to form we get the debut
of Kamen Rider Jun and Honganji gets carried off while Otta leaves to
discern the location of the Promised Land and Rinna leaves to tweak the
-WTF is this show anymore?! Chase asks Kiriko about her feeling for Shinnosuke and she freaks out like he did about her.
accepts that they have feeling for each other and decides he’ll take
the heartbreak as a step towards humanity and shape his destiny as
fighting to save the world still loving Kiriko.
-Heart is furious
when Brain returns willingly to Banno. Brain grovels, Banno brings out
the Sigma Circular which was developed by 004 to keep them from harm
when accomplishing the Global Freeze 2.0 and they march toward the
-Brain tosses aside his hanky and steels himself to act like a runthless machine once more.
tells Mr. Belt, he is “done thinking about” his feelings for Kiriko for
now as they have SERIOUS work to do. Mr. Belt says that’s good, but
he’d like to see them together.
-Rinna and Kyu are staying up all
night to get as many Police Drivers completed as possible, as well as
help Kamen Rider Jun be able to move!
-Banno and the others start
the process of the second Global Freeze, even as Heart is uncertain that
things will go well for them after humanity is dealt with.
-The three Riders attack and are slowed down by the mass of Roimudes assembled with the Promised Number.
Belt takes over to fight his doppelganger and the Riders fight a bit,
but not before the Promised Number stop filling the Sigma Circular with
-Banno intended to use Medic and the Sigma Circular
together to remove her healing ability and leave him alone able to
affect the Globabl Freeze whenever he wished. The 004 copy of Krim’s
intellect was able to construct the device and his own lack of empathy
allowed for his near invulnerability to be attained.
the “implant place in Medic earlier to pull the Sigma Circular’s beam
onto himself, saving Medic from Banno’s control and killing himself in
-Medic and Heart share a few bitter-sweet moments with Brian before he disintegrates.
-Banno laughs manically at the suffering.
-Gou is shocked that he feels bad for Heart, Medic and Brain and unleashes his anger on their brethren working for Banno.
-Shinnosuke takes the wheel again and the three Riders destroy a half dozen or so Roimudes.
-Heart stands up and declares that he will kill Banno himself, so Shinnosuke should butt out.
comes out of the water and declares that the Promised Land is elsewhere
and that this lovely lakeside spot was merely a ritual ground to infuse
Banno with power.
-Banno was the Mr. X who tipped them off to
find the ritual spot so he could trap them there in a Electro Magnetic
Field so 004 could use self-destruct to kill them all.
Our awesome intro/outro song is She-Wolf from the album, Where’s Satan? by Valery and the Greedies.