The Promised Neverland: Season 1, Episode 9 “031145” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

Norman standing on the wall.
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More and more there is a need to question what the kids of the farm can do, and Norman discovers yet another obstacle.


Episode Information: Episode 9 “031145”

Network
Crunchyroll
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 3/7/2019

Recap

A Backup Plan: Ray, Norman, Emma

With Isabella announcing Norman is on his way out, so comes the question of what can be done? Ideas range from him hiding, escaping on his own, to Ray breaking his arm, or getting a cold, so he isn’t put in Norman’s place. All of these ideas, despite how luck is clearly not on these kids side, slowly but surely bring them back into an optimistic mood. Though, it isn’t for long.

Infantile Amnesia: Ray

Despite Ray saying he has only known for 6 years what happens at the farm, he reveals that isn’t true. Allegedly, he has memories all the way back to when he was in a dark, warm liquid he says. Also, he says that, from his birthing group, they were split into five groups and separated. Leading him to believe there are 5 farms and they are all connected by HQ which lies on the other side of the gate. Thus cutting one escape route.

The End Of The Rope: Ray, Norman, Emma, Isabella

Norman looking at the cliff which comes after the wall.

The backup plan is put into play, minus Ray hurting himself, and with a new rope and the hope only a child could have, Norman reaches the top of the wall. Oh, and also he uses Ray’s device to disable the tracker. But, no sooner than he is shown feeling the wind in his hair, we see him returning home.

Why? Well, the wall may have trees and more in the distance, but there is also a moat surrounding the farm. Meaning, there is no way to escape and thus explains why, when Isabella was a child, she gave up on escaping.

Review

On The Fence

So Where To From Here?

Let’s add everything up: The outside perimeter of the farm has a gap the kids can’t jump. Beyond the gate is headquarters where demons walk around freely. To our knowledge, there isn’t some The Truman Show type of situation where the gap is fake or anything like that. Also, Isabella is onto them, HQ knows about them wanting and trying to escape, and assuming Emma’s line in the sand hasn’t changed, it’s either all or none when it comes to her leaving.

So, taking all that into account, what can happen here? While the kids are fast, the demons are strong and Isabella didn’t need much effort to break Emma’s leg. Also, it isn’t like guns or items like that are around to compensate either. It took Ray 6 years to build a minor taser. Leaving both the kids, and honestly, viewers, left wondering what can happen and what can be expected? Well, outside of the hope of a last-minute revolution of some kind happens.


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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisDirector, Writer, and Introduced ActorsTopics & Focused Characters
Season 1, Episode 10 “130146”Is there any chance Norman won’t end up having his brain eaten by a demon in the year 2045? Time to find out.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 3/14/2019
  • Let’s Remember The Good Times: Emma, Norman, Ray, Isabella
  • Goodbye Old Friend: Norman, Emma, Isabella
  • Just As Hope Seems Lost/ Bartering: Ray, Emma, Isabella
Season 1, Episode 11 “140146”The kids finally escape but as for how, with who, and how they deal with Isabella, you may not have guessed it.
Director(s)               Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 3/21/2019
  • Ray’s Plan: Ray, Emma
  • Norman’s Plan: Emma, Norman, Ray
  • The Unexpected: Don, Ray, Emma, Isabella
Season 1, Episode 12 “150146”While learning how and if Emma, Ray, and the others escaped you’d think would be the high point, it is actually an emotional sendoff to someone else.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 3/28/2019
Introduced This Episode
Phil Kouno Hiyori
Leslie  ?
  • What Changed Emma’s Mind: Phil, Gilda, Emma
  • A Leap Of Faith: Ray, Emma
  • Goodbye My Children, Goodbye My Son: Isabella, Leslie, Ray, Emma
Season 1, Episode 8 “021145”Let’s hope the kids prepped for the worst case scenario considering the events of this episode.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 2/28/2019
Introduced This Episode
Grandma Mami Koyama
  • Goodbye Sister: Sister Krone, Isabella, Grandma
  • All Is Revealed: Isabella, Ray, Norman, Emma, Grandma, Sister Krone
  • Even Pigs Are Happy Before Slaughter: Isabella, Ray, Norman, Emma, Gilda, Don
Season 1, Episode 9 “031145”More and more there is a need to question what the kids of the farm can do, and Norman discovers yet another obstacle.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 3/7/2019
  • A Backup Plan: Ray, Norman, Emma
  • Infantile Amnesia: Ray
  • The End Of The Rope: Ray, Norman, Emma, Isabella
Season 1, Episode 7 “011145”A ton of information about the way the world works is dropped by Sister Krone, but is this all just to throw off the kids or genuine help
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 2/21/2019
  • There Is So Much You Don’t Know: Sister Krone, Emma, Norman
  • The Plan: Ray, Norma, Emma, Gilda, Don
  • The Backup Plan Executed: Ray, Isabella, Sister Krone
Season 1, Episode 6 “311045”A major complication throws everyone’s escape plans into a loop but, the complication could end up becoming a major solution.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 2/14/2019
  • What’s Behind The Door?: Don, Gilda, Isabella
  • The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth:Don, Gilda, Emma, Norman, Ray
  • Got Caught Slipping: Krone, Emma, Norman, Ray, Don, Gilda, Isabella
Season 1, Episode 5 “301045”The traitor revealed in the last episode explains their relationship with Isabella and complicates things for Norman.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 2/7/2019
  • Let’s Make A Deal: Ray, Norman
  • Secrets Between Friends: Ray, Norman, Emma
  • Will You Be A Liability Or An Asset?: Ray, Norman, Emma, Gilda, Don
Season 1/ Episode 4 “291045”Norman sets when everyone is going to leave, and that causes them to scramble over who might be the traitor and why.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 1/31/2019
Introduced This Episode
Gilda Lynn
Don Ueki Shin`ei
  • 11/8: Norman, Ray, Emma
  • Expanding Those In The Know: Norman, Ray, Emma, Gilda, Don
  • A Traitor In Our Midst: Norman, Ray, Emma, Gilda, Don, Isabella, Krone
Season 1/ Episode 3 “181045”As Sister Krone reveals her intentions at the farm, it becomes clear that Emma, Ray, and Norman may not all get what they want if they plan to escape.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 1/24/2019
  • The Return of Sister Krone, And Her Plans For The Future: Krone, Isabella
  • The Return of Sister Krone, And Her Plans For The Future: Krone, Isabella
  • Putting Plans Into Action: Ray, Norman, Emma, Krone
Season 1/ Episode 2 “131045”With the truth discovered, Emma and Norman scramble to figure a way for not only them to escape, but the 35 others.
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 1/17/2019
Introduced This Episode
Sister Krone Fujita Nao
  • Stay Cool, Let’s Talk About This: Emma, Norman
  • Does She Know?: Momma, Sister Krone, Norman, Emma
  • The Mud Boat: Ray, Norman, Emma

Season 1/ Episode 1 “121045”

The Promised Neverland balances out childhood innocence with the type of creepiness which puts you a tad on edge.

Creator Kaiu Shirai
Director(s) Mamoru Kanbe
Writer(s) Toshiya Ono
Air Date 1/9/2018
Genre(s) Fantasy
Good If You Like Children As Leads In Dark Productions
Isn’t For You If You Like Shows To Be Slower And Build Up To The Shocking Moment Longer
Introduced This Episode
Ray Ise Mariya
Emma Morohoshi Sumire
Norman Uchida Maaya
Conny Ari Ozawa
Isabella Kaida Yuuko

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