Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07 (19)

ヨルムンガンド Perfect Order episode 07 (19)
Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07While delivering supplies in Iraq in a large convoy, Wiley tells the story of how in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War, he was temporarily transferred to a Delta Force team lead by Lehm, who was a captain in the army then. Since Wiley is an explosives expert, he was needed to help take out a chemical weapon facility in a remote part of Iraq. The Delta Force squad’s job is to get him there and back safely. On the way, Wiley chats with the team, including a guy named Echo. When they arrive at the facility, Lehm, Echo, and the others handle the guards while Wiley sets up the explosives, though he takes a minor injury to the head.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07Since they don’t have enough to take down the facility, Wiley improvises, using the chemical munitions found in the facility to help destroy the facility, impressing Lehm greatly. Wiley is also impressed with the Delta Force squad, whom were so efficient in removing the enemy threat. As such, Wiley also joins Delta Force. Years later, Wiley meets Echo in a bar and learns of Lehm’s promotion to major and his decision to leave the army.  As Wiley wraps up his story, Koko thinks on how it always works, especially the reason why Wiley has the hair style he does over his ears (stemming from the wound he received in combat). Jonah is impressed by the story as well and finds it amusing.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07Koko’s convey, assisted by a group named Excalibur, continues on when Jonah spots a car coming up from the rear. Koko’s people ID the target as a non-threat, but one of the Excalibur escorts decides to let off some steam and shoot up the car, killing the old man inside. Koko is irritated by this and fires Excalibur on the spot, only Nazal, an Iraqi interpreter, remained. After apologizing to her team for having such crappy extra security, her people take over as drivers of the vehicles with Wiley in the lead truck. Lehm, who’s paired with Jonah, tells the boy that Wiley can sniff out explosives, which is why he’s in the lead. He also tells of how he, Chiquita, and Wiley were the first members of Koko’s team and how Wiley would often turn bombs designed for Koko against those who planted them, confusing the police.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07Wiley stops the convey, sensing an ambush site ahead. Sure enough, members of Excalibur have set up roadside bombs and hope to kidnap Koko. As Wiley “sniffs” out the bombs, Koko’s squad deals with the second Excalibur force coming from the rear, effectively wiping them out. Excalibur’s forward team gets antsy after losing contact with the pincer team and losing sight of Wiley, but when they spot him again, they attempt to kill him by exploding the bombs, not realizing he rewired them. With the bombs under his control, Wiley takes out much of Excalibur. Some of the survivors kidnap  a man and put a bomb suit on him, but after a hidden Koko has the man fall down, Wiley frees the man and straps the explosives to the injured Excalibur president, who walks back to the survivors and is exploded. Jonah, who’s developed a healthy fear of Wiley, decides he’d better start taking his language lessons from Wiley more seriously.

Thoughts/Review:

This was a good episode in that it explored Wiley’s past and it showed Koko’s squad doing what they do best — remove a problem.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07

The flashback to the Persian Gulf War made me feel old. I was in Japan on standby while that went on and was a gnat’s wing from being sent there had things not gone as well as they did. Still, it does put a perspective on Lehm’s and Wiley’s ages, as both are in their 40’s for sure.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07

Up until now, Wiley was just another character on Koko’s team, but his deliciously, wicked nature in turning opponent’s bombs against them puts him in a special class to be sure. I laughed at how Jonah decided to start taking Wiley’s language lessons seriously after hearing and seeing Wiley in action.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07

I also liked seeing a bit more of Koko’s early years. I wouldn’t mind seeing more, though I doubt we’ll get anything major other than brief flashbacks like those we’ve seen so far.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07

As to Koko’s mission to rebuild a school, it makes sense that she’d be involved in such a mission to help with HCLI’s cover, and to provide her with contacts like Nazal, to help in a situation like he did with Excalibur.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07

So, another fun and interesting episode here.

Jormungand: Perfect Order – 07
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