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I wonder if Shin Sekai Yori will always need an info dump episode to remain highly interesting.
Whilst this episode was definitely interesting and made strides with the mystery, it was yet another info dump episode. Not quite at the level of episode four, but still a lot to take in. Unlike episode four, it wasn't justified; that episode was a turning point at the beginning of the series.
As usual, the explanation were dark and bordering on the grotesque, which I like. Shin Sekai Yori keeps adding to the dark and obscure plot mixture, this time with a special new take on the laws of legal Abortion. A little disturbing, but then again I'd be disappointed if it wasn't.
That wasn't the only new revelation. We now know the difference between the Ethics Committee and the Board of Education, little as it is, and almost all the information keeps getting tied back to the information we had back in the fourth episode. Honestly, I'm a little tired of hearing Hashimoto-Appelbaum yet again. At this point, it feels like Shin Sekai Yori's go-to explanation for everything.related to the mystery. I will say that the information furthered the mystery of the world's past and the higher-ups, meaning there is more to be discovered.
Saki continues to get the short end of the stick. Now that she's being asked to succeed Satoru's grandmother as the head of the Ethics Committee, her burden increases once again. As the main character, she's becoming more and more pitiable and I don't know if that's a good thing. She does need to be likeable, but as it stands now she doesn't have any identifiable strength due to her being emotionally beaten down each episode.
Getting back to the story, looks like more mystery is afoot. Now we'll hopefully find out about the queerats in Shin Sekai Yori. No surprises that Mamoru is the weak link in the chain.
Let's where the story goes.