Manus Domini is a pretty enjoyable episode if you like dramatic plots that make you think. The episode starts out with Florence booking across the woods at breakneck speeds and Hobbes and Pinnocchio struggling as hard as they can to keep up. As they pursue they wander into a mine field and Pinnocchio has his leg blown off. While both are unconscious Pinnocchio is taken away by a group of healer women, the same group that Florence used to be a part of before she left. Hobbes is left in the field only to wake up and find himself confronted by a soldier of the Republican Guard. As they fight they roll over another mine. After a long stalemate Hobbes finally convinces the soldier to work with him so that they can both get out of their predicament. Meanwhile, Pinnocchio is healed by the women other than his leg and Florence is captured by a bounty hunter trying to find the entire group in order to take them back to Santiago. Pinnocchio goes through an emotional and spiritual journey as Hobbes and the soldier go through their own experience and he decides to protect the group of women from the bounty hunter, missing leg or not. He develops a very close relationship with one particular healer and after the fighting is over she gives her life in order to restore his leg. It is an emotional episode and if you can look past the ridiculousness that restoring a leg takes an entire life of energy it is a good episode. It did make me think about the question of whether God would have any influence over the game which was created by man and I decided that it makes perfect sense that He would because the game is still in the world over which He has dominion. I give it an 8 out of 10.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?