From the very first episode the audience has known that Laughing Under The Clouds was building to something big. They’ve teased, they’ve foreshadowed, they’ve done everything but literally say ‘Stick around because you’re going to want to see this.’ Finally we get to see what they’ve been building up to and all I have to say is “Wow.”
Since the beginning my instincts have been telling me that something was going to happen to Tenka. Between his trips to the doctor and the constant mentions of the monster, it was becoming pretty obvious that something big was going to go down. I just had no idea what it was and I had no idea when it was going to happen. To say that I was shocked to see it happen halfway through the series would be an understatement.
This was a very well done episode with excellent pacing. The build up to the climax was very strong and really brought out the proper emotions. I have to admit that even I got a little misty eyed in the closing minutes of the episode as Tenka headed off to meet his fate while his brothers watched on from behind the gate.
The question that now remains is where is this series going to go next? Are they going to time skip? Are they going to pick up right where they left off to show us the brothers dealing with this emotional and pivotal moment of their lives? I have no idea but my interest in seeing the second half of Laughing Under The Clouds just shot up ten fold.
Availability (click to start watching)With German, French, and English Subtitles in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Nordics (except Iceland), Benelux, Spain