Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig – Season 1 Episode 4 Recap & Review

Episode 4

In episode 4 of Butareba, Mister Pig wakes up. It is then revealed that Jess has brought Mister Pig back to life with the help of a black ristae. She is thanked by Mister Pig for her help. Even so, Jess tells him that she did it as she wished to.

Jess rides on Mister Pig’s back on their way to the royal capital. She then explains to Mister Pig why she must visit the royal capital. As soon as a Yethma reaches the age of sixteen, she tells him, they must travel to the royal capital. Once they get there, they never come back regardless of what happens to them. Following this, Mister Pig pledges to help Jess out no matter what.

Jess eventually nods off not long after while riding on Mister Pig’s back. Given that she can be targeted by Yethma hunters, he stops at a scarf shop and helps her in making a choice that will draw attention away from her collar.

Following that, Jess and Mister Pig check into a motel. The owner, though, immediately recognises that Jess is a Yethma. Mister Pig’s plan consequently falls through. In addition, a Yethma can be seen working for the superior lady. She continues by saying that they used to operate a refugee centre for Yethmas there, which she reveals to Jess.

In the concluding moments of the episode, Jess reflects on the reality that she is now cared for by another person. The episode ends as she begins to gush that Mister Pig is the kindest person she’s ever met.


The Episode Review

In episode 4, Jess gives Mister Pig a second chance at life with a black ristae. She then tells Mister Pig a horrifying secret on the trip to the royal capital.

The show has not improved and remains uninteresting, dull, and stripped of humour. Moreover, the character arcs are lifeless, making it a chore to watch the show each week.

The show’s premise is intriguing, so here’s hoping things improve soon. The show has potential, but it isn’t that good right now.

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