Gangsta Episode 10 Review
I am back once again for another look at Gangsta, this time it’s an Episode 10 review. After the animation disaster that was last episode I was hoping for some redemption, and while the animation did indeed seem better, the episode really lacked meaningful development. I am starting to have doubts that with only a few episodes left, they won’t be able to close the story in a satisfying way.
With last week’s episode closing the Cristiano’s nightclub being practically annihilated, you would assume that some serious shit would go down in retaliation. As it turns out, this episode seems to exist only to set up the ending of the season, by introducing new characters that are apparently joined with the two Twilight hunters we saw last episode. Ally’s brother has also joined with this group, but we don’t yet know why and there unfortunately wasn’t any development on this front either.
What we do get to see this episode is some small development for the side character Connie. She is apparently in a relationship with Marco Adriano, who almost got killed in his fight last episode. Gal mentions that the ring that she gave him is cursed; Marco can’t die before he gives the ring back to her after each fight. It’s a sweet moment, but one that was ultimately lost on me. This is a 12 episode show, why are we mentioning this now?
The most important thing to come out of this scene however is Connie thanking Ally for her help later. Connie tells her that she appreciates Ally looking after Marco at the club, and hands her a mysterious key, saying that next time the fight will be worse, and she won’t be able to find her brother if she gets caught up in it. It’s a hint that Connie may have a safe house or apartment that Ally can use when the war between Twilights and Twilight Hunters start.
The next major scenes we see in the episode are brief glimpses at the new Twilight Hunters in action. We don’t see any fights, but it is clear how strong they are because they start an all-out assault on the Twilight Guild in town, among other fortified locations. It seems this group will be the catalyst for the final battle.
The last thing I wanted to mention from the episode is the inevitable betrayal of one of Danny Monroe’s subordinates Ivan, who is seen pulling a gun on him while in his office. It seems this Twilight hunting group is making a move on the big players in the city, but I’m worried that with only a few episodes left they won’t be able to resolve it. This episode introduced more Twilight Hunters and the betrayal of Ivan, but didn’t resolve anything or move things forward. I’m afraid we may getting a rushed ending, but only the next few episodes will tell, and I am still excited to see what happens.