Man, oh man! THE PROMISED NEVERLAND Episode 10 – 130146 hit the feels hard. I honestly don’t have words to describe how amazing this episode was. From the pacing, character development, the music and the overall atmosphere, damm it was all amazing.
So after Norman comes back to explain what he saw, it was clear as day that escape was not possible. The farm was situated on a hexagonal property, surrounded by cliffs and the only way to escape was through the bridge. In the end Norman gave in to his despair and gave up, hoping that Ray, Don, Gilda and Emma would continue with the escape plan. Watching as he had to say goodbye to his family was kinda painful. They really did an amazing job at conveying almost realistic emotions in that scene. It didn’t help that they added a flashback to when Norman was sick and both Emma and Ray would visit him daily, despite Mom not wanting them to, to avoid them getting sick.
You know when we get flashbacks for any character, it usually means that they’re about to die for sure. However, I feel like this time, it might not be the case here and I’ll discuss why later. Anyways, Norman says goodbye to the rest of the family and while Emma once again tries to stop Norman, it was futile. Now as he went out with Mom, he asks her a very interesting question been, “are you happy?”, which stuns her for a bit. This was our first indication that Mom might be fooling herself in her mission to raise these kids for the demons.
Once we got to the entrance of the supposed bridge where the other girl from the first episode died, Mom actually leads Norman to a room. We didn’t actually see him die so my guess is that he’s still alive for some unknown reason. Anyways, months go by and things started taking shape. Ray became super depressed and gave up on escaping, meanwhile Emma is also depressed but not on the same level as Ray. It was kinda sickening to see Mom carry out her job, knowing she just sent one of her children to their death.
It doesn’t end there, while Emma was mourning the lose of her friend, Mom came to visit. This woman had the audacity to try and convince Emma to become a caretaker like her. Really?Bro, she was wilding for that one. Months went by and it was time for Ray to be shipped next. He was completely gone, singing alone in the food-hall. This is where Emma came in and Ray asked the question of whether she’s giving up. Then he changes the question to a statement in accusing her of not giving up. What came next was probably the best thing I’ve ever seen, Emma’s wicked smile. Who knows what she’s planning.
Overall, this episode was amazing! There’s nothing that I could say that I didn’t like, everything was just well done. We still don’t know if Norman died or not and we never learned what not in that note that Sister Krone wrote for the kids. Everything’s still in the dark with how this series might conclude but I’m all for it.