Tower of God Episode 3 & 4:Recap and Review

What is the sky?

Rachel told Bam a legend, as the current sky is just an imitation created by Shinsu. Khun doubts the sky exists. Bam personally doesn’t care to see the stars himself but wants them for Rachel. When Khun questions why Rachel left him to climb the tower alone, Bam becomes upset. Well kinda (he rarely emotes at all). Meanwhile, the trio overheard the screaming or as Khun put the “death cry”. They wonder how dangerous the next test will be. An odd-looking being offers some clues, however, Khun who was taught by his mother never to trust anyone ignores his advice. He notes that the teams that took less than five minutes seemed to survive.

Hansung Yu, the Director of the Tests, tells them the rules for passing the next test. Open the correct door. They will be given one chance and have to finish under ten minutes. Rak’s not interested in the thinking required so it falls to Khun to figure out the right door. Khun goes through a series of detailed deductions, why the clock is present since they have the Pockets that show them the time, the number of doors, etc . . . However, it’s the airhead Rak that solves the puzzle. He chooses the right door based on his “instinct.”

Turns out that the test rules were actually to choose a door within five minutes. Any door would have sufficed. After another team passes, it is revealed that the odd man was asked to give Bam’s team some clues. Direct Yu says that it was “just an experiment, to see if the hints would help or hurt their performance in the test.” Elsewhere, another first test is being administered, this time only three participants survive. They killed everyone without having a Princess or Irrelaguar on their team. 

Anaak using the Green April in episode 4 of Tower of God
Anaak using the Green April

The Bonus Test, the Crown Game

Since the three participants, success would cause the Director problems he decided to create an optional test. Anyone team that passes this test will be granted the right to climb the Tower. The Crown Game requires a member of a team to wear a crown while sitting on a throne. His or her teammates are tasked with defending the crowned teammate. If that team member leaves the throne the game ends and it will start all over. Anaak team battles Kon’s. Anaak takes them on herself. She overwhelms them, then takes the crown and the throne. Bam notices the hooded blond girl, he identifies as Rachel. 

The Green April 

The Black March starts to react to the Green April. Meanwhile, the second round begins. Anaak falls asleep while Ship Leesoo and Hatsu fight to keep the crown. Lauroe (the sleepy guy) awakens to try to take out Anaak. He’s able to use Shinsu. Anaak however, can dodge the wave. While using her Green April she notices that the Black March is vibrating. She forfeits the bonus test when she enters the waiting room of Bam’s team. Anaak reveals that she’s a Princess of Zahad and is worthy of a weapon form the 13-month series, Bam is not. Lero-Ro ends the conflict before it begins.

With Anaak team out of the game, everyone including Bam’s team joins. Khun grabs the crown and hides it in his briefcase. He tosses a fake crown in the middle of the room and watches as the others battle of it. Meanwhile, he gives Bam the crown and places him on the throne. With Bam on the throne, the mysterious team featuring the “fake” Rachel decided they will enter the next round. When her teammate asks if it’s okay to kill everyone, Rachel says: “yes.”

Tower of God continues to complicate Khun’s story but suggests that Bam and Rak may undermine the bad lessons he learned from his mother. We have gotten some glimpses of Rachel in memories of Bam and now as a hooded figure. While it’s not clear if this “Rachel” is real, what I’ve seen so far from suggests that Bam has the wrong impression of her. She seems like she manipulative and took advantage of an innocent Bam, making him her “pet.” She seems toxic. The following episode could tell us how much.

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