Thursday, February 19, 2009

RideBack episode 5

When you kick the cat, better lie low for a while.

Holy freaking shit. I'm officially a RideBack nuthugger. This week we don't get as much RideBack riding, but we see the main plot start unfolding. The GGP gets a hold of a footage showing Rin's awesome one man rescue mission and is embarrassed about the apparent defeat suffered by their security forces at her hand...so they do what any self respecting dictatorship would do. They set up surveillance on both Big Nose, for actually being a known threat and Rin, because of her connection to Tamayo. Plus, they released the close-up angle of Rin doing an insane stunt, albeit wearing a helmet. By making it public, they would have an easier time tracking her down. Of course, who else consistently sports a long hair and wears a boring white dress?

Early in the episode, I somewhat misunderstood Big Nose when he berated the other RideBack club members for letting Rin go on an awesome ride. I mean, I wanted to say "hey man, she has bigger balls than you so stop acting like that" but later on, I come to learn that Big Nose wasn't acting like an asshole. He was actually doing the logical thing. By telling Rin that he was scrapping Fuego, he attempts to put Rin out of GGP attention for a while (because no rides = no attention). However, the GGP is just that damn good. Rin better stay away from the limelight for now. He's the guerrilla guy, so he must be making sense, right?

I think that the plot development is telegraphed. From the time the backdrop of the story (GGP= NWO) was announced, I kinda knew Rin will one day be this renegade hero who will go head on against the tyrants. Oh well, it's happening now, so I'll just relax and enjoy the show. With that pinned down, all that remains to be seen is how the other RideBack club members will play their respective roles. Would they fight alongside Rin or not?

This is part one of a special RideBack double header. I just got episode 6 so expect my entry for it in a few hours, maybe past midnight here.

Stay tuned.

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