|Godzilla Singular Point episodes|
"Erumpent" (たおれゆくひとの, lit. "Of the Fallen") is the ninth episode of Godzilla Singular Point. Directed by Daisuke Chiba, Takuma Suzuki, and Atsushi Takahashi, it debuted on the Japanese Netflix on May 20, 2021, and on Japanese television May 27.
After another JSDF bombing run against Godzilla, he sheds his cocoon and emerges in a new form: Godzilla Terrestris. He roars, unleashing a massive plume of Red Dust in Tokyo. Rodan again take up residence in the city as he advances, red liquid spilling from his mouth. Two bombs strike his back, spilling a large amount of blood, but large tentacles shoot out of his wounds to intercept the third, enveloping it as it explodes. When the smoke clears, his wounds are already healing. Looking to the sky, his dorsal fins glow and a ring of blue energy forms around his mouth. Colonel Yoshiyasu Matsubara likens the "reactive armor" Godzilla deployed against the third bomb to the predictive abilities of Anguirus.
As they discuss the vital assistance of Jet Jaguar against Anguirus, the robot is waging an even more desperate fight against hordes of Kumonga. The insect-like kaiju have it, the Otaki Factory trio, and the two shipyard employees completely surrounded, and refuses to fall to its strikes. One of the employees has radioed for backup, but Haberu Kato, struggling to hold back one Kumonga with some assistance from Goro Otaki, questions whether they can survive on their own for another few minutes. Jet Jaguar launches the monster backwards, after which Yun Arikawa suggests the humans take shelter in a room inside the warehouse. Though Jet Jaguar is continuing to hold its own against the horde, its battery level is close to depletion. Yun receives more messages from Mei relaying the existence of a super calculator which is required to make Archetype - and vice versa. The Orthogonal Diagonalizer would offer a solution if completed, but using it now would risk triggering the Catastrophe, which she's presently researching. Yun tells Haberu and Goro that her findings may decide the fate of the world. The employees spot their fellow, Kanda, trapped in the monsters' web along with several desiccated corpses.
The police arrive at the scene to find small Kumonga parts scattered about, still twitching but no longer posing a threat. They are suddenly attacked by a similar winged species, Hanenga. One of the employees suggests they should rescue Kanda and escape using their nearby boat, as he's carrying a key to it. Haberu and Goro move to free him while leaving Yun in charge of Jet Jaguar. As she details the Catastrophe, he questions whether the true problem is with the super calculator or the future itself. He proposes that the Catastrophe is the uncontrolled growth of Singular Points.
Pelops II finds a timeline for the Super Dimension Calculator, with every Singular Point's evolution leading towards the Catastrophe on August 24, 2030, which is fast approaching. In a SHIVA.consortium video conference, she shares her findings, ending with the revelation that the Catastrophe will happen in their reality. Bearach "BB" Byrne believes that the calculator can still be used so long as it draws from points in time prior to the Catastrophe. To Mei's dismay, SHIVA is more interested in finishing the Orthogonal Diagonalizer to cleanse the world of Red Dust than directly stopping the Catastrophe. The meeting ends with the SHIVA staff in India learning that Salunga has vanished, while the London team prepares to leave Ashihara's residence in the face of a Rodan flock. Li agrees that the Catastrophe is real, but in order to stop it, Mei will have to go beyond Ashihara's research. She also reveals that Godzilla himself is one of the Singular Points. They start their drive to an airfield in the hopes of fleeing the country.
Haberu and Otaki free Kanda, and Yun has Jet Jaguar back them up in their retreat to the boat. As they leave the warehouse, Kanda spots several Hanenga pursuing them. Jet Jaguar finds the Spear of Anguirus evenly matched against the blades of another member of the Kumonga genus, Kamanga. Sparks from their weapons clashing set off a gasoline explosion which throws Yun to the ground. Jet Jaguar finds itself cornered as the warehouse burns.
Li instructs BB to assist Mei, then cautions her that he may want to harness the Catastrophe for "something else." Before she can explain, a Rodan landing on the road forces them to flee on foot. Mei realizes she left her notes behind, but Pelops II warns her against going back. A girl fleeing alongside trips, dropping her cat. Makita K. Nakagawa helps the girl up. Li moves to rescue the cat, drawing the attention of several more Rodan; Mei can only watch as they kill her.
All of the remaining insect monsters turn their attention to the burning warehouse. Jet Jaguar has reached the roof, but its battery is nearly dry. To escape, it activates an emergency protocol and jettisons its backpack. Now more mobile, it leaps and carves its way through the monsters, including several Zenbunga, which combine the blades of Kamanga with the wings of Hanenga. It leaps on the boat as it sets off, leaving the insects behind, then enters sleep mode. Recharging his phone, Yun receives another flurry of texts from Mei, plus a PDF containing some of Ashihara's notes. Before he can open it, Goro calls him outside, where they watch the apocalyptic plume of Red Dust over Tokyo. Yun questions whether the Catastrophe has already started.
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Yume Miyamoto as Mei Kamino
- Shoya Ishige as Yun Arikawa
- Taro Kiuchi as Haberu Kato
- Wataru Takagi as Goro Otaki
- Misaki Kuno as Pelops II
- Rie Kugimiya as Jet Jaguar Yung
- Kaho Koda as Dr. Li Guiying
- Kenta Miyake as Michael Steven
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Bearach "BB" Byrne
- Masako Isobe as Tilda Miller
- Tomoyuki Shimura as Colonel Yoshiyasu Matsubara
- Runa Onodera as Lina Byrne
- Hiromichi Tezuka as Makita K. Nakagawa
- Genki Yoshimoto as pilot
- Takuya Nakashima as observer
- Kazuyoshi Hayashi as brigade leader
- Junichi Yanagita as watchman
- Teruyuki Tanzawa as command post communications officer
- Ryosuke Hara as JTAC A
- Shunichi Maki as JTAC B
- Arisa Sakuraba as newscaster
Weapons, vehicles, races, and organizations
- The lines in the Bhagavad Gita quoted by Pelops II were also invoked at various times by J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory, in describing his reaction to the first nuclear test. A 1965 recording of Oppenheimer, in which he replaced the usual "shatterer of worlds" translation with "destroyer of worlds", was later used in the 2012 San Diego Comic Con "mood piece" for Godzilla (2014).
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