The God of High School Episode 4: Recap and Review

Mira gets engaged

Well, this episode of the God of High School turned dark. The fourth episode titled “marriage/bonds” decentralizes the tournament. Instead, it focuses primarily on Mira and later Daewi. While walking home Mira is approached by Oh Seong-jin. A successful businessman and martial artist as her to marry him out of nowhere. Even more shocking is that Mira agrees. Seong-jin instantly comes across as suspect. This episode does very little to convince us that he’s sincere. Mira revealed early that her goal is to bring Moon Light Sword to prominence. Feeling responsible for ensuring that Moon Light Sword has a future she sees marriage as being the only way to accomplish that. 

Daewi feels too outside to intervene. However, Mori doesn’t care. He believes that she’s making a mistake and aims to stop her. Furthermore, he thinks correctly that Seong-jin is tricking Mira. At the alter, we get a flashback of Seong-jin with the mysterious cult. It’s revealed that they want the “holy sword that can rule God himself,” and the “hand that can draw out that power.” This is the reason he wants to marry Mira. Elsewhere, Mori and Daewi encounter Seong-jin’s bodyguards. Daewi mostly does the work and intercepts Seong-jin’s attack. Mira remembers how she’s struggled with the burden her father left her. 

Seong-jin escapes and Daewi crushes Mira

She remembers that he told her that “your technique will make your life play out as you wish.” Finally coming to her senses she tells Seong-jin that she can’t go through with it. He instantly flips out revealing his samurai Charyeok. He attacks Mira with it, cutting her across the abdomen. She seems unharmed and defeats Seong-jin with her Moonlight Style No.6. Despite this defeat, he escapes with the moonlight sword. However, Mira believes she no longer needs it. The last 5 minutes pivot dramatically to Daewi. He watches as his friend dies. This dramatically changes his stoic personality to a more brutal one. 

First, he beats up the bullies from the store after they mock his friendship. Then he continues his brutality against Mira shocking everyone including Mori. The fight is quick, with Daewi hitting Mira in the wound she sustained earlier. As she bleeds, Daewi continues to pummel her. The ref finally intervenes as Mira lies in a pool of blood. He walks past Mori and says “see you in the finals.” Mira is likely to be fine considering the healing of nanomachines, at least physically. However, I don’t know how she going to take Daewi’s violent assault. Mori seems to have taken it personally. Daewi’s mental state is understandable his behavior regarding Mira is not. Despite this, I don’t think Mori will be willing to hurt him. 

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