Lazlo: I don’t think I’ll ever look at Bombastykans the same again.
Partijama: I doubt they’ll look at each other the same after that. Ewww (Ship shiver)…
Popo: The heads, I just keep seeing those heads when they’re eating; like a cross between a flower and some big biting thing with a big mouth…and teeth…that like to bite.
Partijama: A pertinent description, Razz.
Lazlo: Hmph, not altogether bad.
Popo: Hahaa, thank you, guys. Oy, Lazlo, what would you think if a Parasite took over my head, and then my new monster-head opened up like that.
Lazlo: I’d think, “ah, as I suspected, empty.”
Lazlo: I’d also think, “considering Popo has no brain, what exactly did the Parasite consume to take over his head?”
Popo: Ah, this guy, such a kidder. (Lazlo staring, stony-faced)
Partijama: That reminds of that part when Ryoko – well, Reiko at that point – had to fight three of her fellow Parasites.
Popo: Oh man, that was so crazy; I knew Reiko would win, but the way she did it…wow! That part when she dodged that guy’s attack and then sent out that long tentacle, hook, thing, stuck it in the ground and just flung herself, like a catapult, over the warehouse…(leaping air-punch) that was awesome; she must’ve flown a mile!
Partijama: She went very far. I was totally taken by surprise as well.
Lazlo: I like the part when the two Bombastykans were asking her questions and she let her head fall apart.
Popo: And they stood there screaming. Hahahaha, that was funny. But if it was me, I would’ve fainted; yep, that would’ve been it for me, for the rest of the series.
Lazlo: Serves them right, curious simpletons; why would you follow someone running around with half a head? I would’ve laughed if Reiko had gobbled them up right there.
Partijama: And the way she was cackling as she ran. That couple really should’ve thought that through a bit more.
Lazlo: They were lucky she was in a playful mood, and otherwise occupied.
Popo: You know what I would’ve done if I was there?
Lazlo (snort): Fainted; we heard you the first time, clown!
Popo: Oh no, I changed my mind. When she opened her head, I would’ve said, “Miss Reiko, teach me to do that, because – yessss!”
Lazlo: You would’ve fainted.
Popo (sheep-faced): Teehee, yeah, I would have.
Lazlo: My favourite character was Migi.
Popo (spinning leap, air-punch): Yayyyy, for the little people.
Lazlo: The little people do not require your yay-ing, Popo.
Popo: They may not require, but they sure do like it. (Opens arms, clown face) Come here you.
Lazlo (eyes gleam, whips out Twylle blaster): Just you try it, Popo.
Popo (stirs his glass of half-melted ice-cream): Another time, perhaps. Man, I wish I had a Parasyte-infested right hand.
Lazlo (face bright, villain grin): Me too, then it could claw you whenever you got up to your shenanigans.
Popo: Uhhh, not quite how I pictured it.
Partijama: I really liked Migi. He was a selfish little thing for much of the show, but he was so entertaining.
Lazlo: Shinichi wouldn’t have lasted a week if not for Migi. I doubt even Migi could’ve gotten this one (motions to Popo) through a single day. (Popo cackling, thumping arm-rest of cloud-sofa; Lazlo sighs) Noble Lulu help us.
Partijama: Migi was very resourceful, I’m sure he would’ve managed.
Popo: Those fights between Migi, and Shinichi, and the Parasites were…wicked!
Partijama: Especially when Migi’s cells had spread throughout Shinichi’s body, and invested him with Parasite strength.
Lazlo: I loved that part when he brought down that murderous Parasite with a stone.
Popo: Ohohohooo, that was amazing. One throw, and from that great distance, the stone went like a Bombastyk-projectile-thingy…
Partijama: A bullet?
Popo: Partijama, you always know just what to say.
Partijama: I do try, Razz.
Lazlo: When Yuko leapt out the window to get away from Shimada, I thought that was rather funny.
Popo: Weehahahaa, oh was it ever. She threw that thing at him then went straight out the window, and into a tree. She found her inner ninja then.
Partijama: I think she lost her ninja when she hit the ground. She went right through the tree and fell hard.
Lazlo (shrugs): She’ll be fine.
Popo: What about when that Parasyte spiked Kana, and Shinichi said, “Migi, you take defence,” (Popo on his feet now, bouncing and gesturing) and then he charged the monster, and destroyed it with one strike.
Partijama: I think Migi said it best – Impressive.
Lazlo: I liked the way the monster was just draped over the large hole in the wall afterward.
Popo (drying eyes): Shinichi really made an example of that one. He was not in a playful mood after seeing Kana like that.
Partijama: I felt bad for Kana. She was stubborn, but sweet.
Popo (sighs): Yeah, she was a real tragedy.
Partijama: Speaking of monsters, what about Gotou. My goodness, he was something else, wasn’t he?
Lazlo: If you can even call it “he.”
Popo: So so right. That thing was a living, walking nightmare.
Partijama: He revelled in carnage. What he did to the police special units was…horrendous.
Popo (screws up face, shudders, shakes head): Mm-mm, don’t want to think about it.
Partijama: And then it transformed into that creature that bore almost zero resemblance to a Bombastykan.
Popo: Yeah, Shinichi had the right idea on that one – run, m’ boy, run far far awayyyy!
Lazlo: I thought Shinichi and Migi would go through another change, and provide us with a really mind-blowing end battle.
Partijama: Yes. The way it ended did make sense but I also would’ve preferred an extravaganza.
Popo: Oy, Partijama, I’m stealing that word; could you say it again, please, uh, ex-tra-ma-ga-ma-ga…(Partijama projects the word as a giant holo) awesome!
Lazlo: Pathetic. Where’s Migi when you need him.
Partijama: Aww, Migi; that was kind of sad. I was hoping they’d find a way to let it live apart from Shinichi, while regenerating his arm.
Popo: Yeah, I wanted Migi to take over a bird, or a bunny-rabbit or something.
Partijama: Ah, little Migi. Do you remember when he first entered Shinichi’s arm?
Popo: And said, “unfortunate, so unfortunate.”
Partijama: Aww, he was so cute.
Popo (smiling, looking off wistfully): Yeah, those were the good old days.
Lazlo: I would also have liked a different end for Reiko.
Partijama: I agree, even though her parenting skills were at times questionable, it was clear that she had much potential, and that she was evolving into something more…human.
Lazlo: Indeed, there was no need for what she did in the end.
Popo (flicks brows): Ahhh, that’s the old tender heart showing there, Lazzie ol’ chappie, ol’ boy-
Lazlo: Bah! Nonsense, I…I just admire her resourcefulness, and intelligence. After spending time with (eyes Popo) certain miscreants, how could I not?
Popo: Hehehehe, Partijama, Lazlo just went goat again.
Lazlo (glaring): I did not go…(makes choking sound)…goat.
Popo: You did, you said “bah,” just like a-
Lazlo (leaps up, arms waving wildly): You stop comparing me to that grass-eating ninny this instant. Do you know who I am? I am-
Popo: Lord goat.
Lazlo (fists clenched): Why you-
Partijama: Vanilla-custard cupcake, Lord Lazlo?
Lazlo (plops into cloud-couch, folds arms sharply, frowning): Hmph. I suppose.
Popo (drifting over to Lazlo, one arm out like a claw): Oy, Lazlo, look, my arm’s infected; it’s my Migi, my Migi’s coming to get you; code red, this is a Migi crisis, prepare for evac…(Lazlo extends an arm; his bracelet activates and fires a net that wraps around Popo and sends him rolling, like a cigar, across the floor)…aaarckk! (Eyes spinning) Crisis averted, I repeat, crisis…averted.