Durarara!! - Season 1 - Episode 14 - Review: "Public Unrest"


The shift to the new arc has us going back to the feelings of the first one where it's fairly laid back with the slight edge of tension about it as we aren't sure where it's all going to go. The first half of the series took several episodes to take shape and I'm sure we'll see that again, and this episode does some nice work with spending time on just a couple of characters and setting Celty on the right path that she has to follow. Like a lot of things in the world of Durarara, one bit of information leads to another and suddenly a whole lot of things are tied together.


A lot of time in this episode is spent at Shinra's apartment where he discovers his father now there. Though this comes off badly at first since he comes across him naked in the shower, it eventually turns mildly amusing and cute as the three of them sit down together. Shinra's father is certainly an odd duck with his mask always one and his slightly off personality, but there's something far more to him as he casually talks about how he was the one who stole Celty's head and made off with it. That's just the tip of the iceberg for revelations about her head though as it turns out that Shinra himself learned some things about it recently and has kept it from Celty since she was acting like she was done looking for it. But there are also some good positive moments to be had here as it's more and more plain that Celty and Shinra are mutually in love in an almost high school kind of way. The music for those moments only makes it cuter.


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