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RWBY Episode 15: The Stray Review

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This delightfully long episode begins with team RWBY venturing to the docks undergoing preparations for a festival when they come across the crime scene of a Dust shop. The criminals took all the Dust but left the money in the register, which Ruby seems to recall being the same thing that happen when she met Roman Torchwick.

We then learn that White Fang is a collection of Faunes who, apparently, want to wipe humanity from the face of the earth. Given that this is Weiss talking I take it with a grain of salt as she promptly says something that seems offensive to all Faunes. As Yang tries to counter her point, its then that a Faunes stowaway on one of the boats makes a break for it.

They chase him until Weiss crashes into a girl named Penny, who’s weird even by their standards, and Weiss keeps insults Faunes, which aggravates Blake and starts an argument between them that lasts until they get back home. Weiss then mentions that the White Fang keeps targeting her family, including that train robbery in Blake’s trailer, and it made her childhood rather unpleasant.  Her rebuttal eventually causes Blake to say something that gives away she was a member of White Fang.

She then runs out into the night, stopping long enough to remove her ribbon and reveal she has Cat Ears and is a Faunes herself, when the one from before calls out to her. Come morning the others go looking for her, while she sits with the guy from before and enjoys tea before the episode ends on a cliffhanger.

I hate when they end it on a cliffhanger at the good point, but this episode delves into the issues of the world that the girls live in, showing that beneath Blake’s cool exterior there exists a troubled young woman. While I normally like my episodes with a good helping of action, this one gets a perfect score as well since the only fault with it was that it cuts off on a cliffhanger that will hopefully be resolved next week.

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One response

  1. Sawnderz

    Personally, I think this episode just showed what the writers have missed.
    I mean, it’s great that they’re trying to introduce drama, and finally develop Blake’s character some more, but the reveal about her being a faunas was a missed opportunity.
    If this show didn’t have such a bloated cast, she could’ve been developed more by this point. Seeing as we barely know her, I couldn’t really feel devastated for her this episode.
    And the fact that they’re adding EVEN MORE CHARACTERS doesn’t help.

    November 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

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