This episode would probably have packed more of a punch if it weren’t for the previous episode’s foreshadowing, the title of this episode, and the Crunchyroll comment section, but it was still a decent episode, and the climax was still emotional. If you’ve watched the previous episode, then you probably have your theories about what will happen, so it kind of becomes a waiting game to see when/how it will happen, moreso than if it will happen.
Anyway, if you were tiring of the slow, dramatic pace of this series, then feel relieved: there’s a lot more action this time around. Of course, the drama is still there, as we find the enemy to be more sly than the characters gave them credit for, and as we wait to see what will ultimately happen in this episode, particularly with certain characters. I think it’s safe to say that it keeps you engaged and waiting.
Honestly, I don’t really have any gripes with this episode, except maybe that the climax was a little watered down thanks to the previous foreshadowing. Then again, without that foreshadowing, we may well have not cared at all, so I suppose it was kind of a trade off. All-in-all, The Pilot’s Love Song continues to be enjoyable, and I’m now stuck waiting for the next episode (which appears to contain more action).
A Christian Perspective:
Violence will be the factor this time around. Surprisingly, there is only one instance of vulgar language the entire time. On the other hand, there is a lot of air combat going on, with planes being shot down and ultimately exploding. Most of the violence is like this: plane-on-plane, but there is one scene where a character is shot, and there are a few instances of blood. It’s nothing really gory, but if you’re sensitive to any kind of violence, or to blood, then tread carefully. If this doesn’t bother you, then you’ll probably be fine with this episode.
Language: 1 “d**n”
Alcohol/Drug Use: None
Violence: Air combat, with planes being shot and subsequently exploding; aircraft are attacked with bombs and missiles; an aircraft is shown going down in flames; more of the air fighting, missile shooting, explosions; a character is shot; two planes are shot and explode close up; more planes are shot; the preview shows more gun fire and whatnot
Blood/Gore: Blood is shown running down the front of a character’s head, and then on the character’s glove; blood is shown coming from a character’s gunshot wound; a wounded character is shown in the preview for the next episode