Phil and other children

The final episode of the first season of The Promised Neverland has arrived. It shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that the second season of The Promised Neverland was announced, set to premiere in 2020. Anyway, the episode begins with the children reaching the wall. In a flashback, we see that Phil is the mastermind behind the escape. He’s brilliant, he figured out the secret messages from William Minerva. In a series that has a number of genius children, is it plausible that a four year old can be this smart?

Isabella alerting the authorities

I would say no, but the series can’t work otherwise. Regardless, his age certainly meant that Isabella wouldn’t even think that he figured out what happens at the farm. Phil’s most important value of course is that Emma could leave the youngest children behind as they are in good hands. It would have been impossible to scale the wall while holding infants. Some might consider this a cop out of sorts. Emma never has to make the devastating decision to leave the children behind.

Don practicing

One of the shocking Revelations in this episode is that Ray is the son of Isabella. This seems to be a moot point considering that all the children considered Isabella their mother. That said, it’s strange that Ray didn’t tell anyone that she was his biological mother. Like with Sister, Isabella is humanized. Like Emma she hope to escape. Unlike Emma she failed to do so. In the end she seemed genuinely happy that Emma and the others escaped. The concerning problem for Isabella is how will she be treated after what must be a major failure on her part. This is probably the end for Isabella, but just the beginning for Emma and the other children.

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The house burning down

7 thoughts on “ The Promised Neverland Episode 12 Review – 150146 ”

  1. Yes, I somehow wonder if Isabella is going to survive this failure, but at the same time wonder if she even cares anymore. It was a great place for the season to end and it was just such a fun show to watch.

    1. Considering how the series started I thought they would give up. I glad to see that they escaped. It seems to be a theme that many of the adults feel helpless and just work for the monster to survive. I wonder if we’ll see more adults on the kids side in the following season.

  2. I’ve spoiled myself with reading manga summaries, but I hope the second season (are we getting one?) there is more focus on who was left behind after the escape – whatever their fates may be.

    1. We are definitely getting a second season. It can take a lot of will power not to spoil an anime series that has a manga that’s ahead. I been tempted, but managed not to.

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