Golden Wind - Episode 20
Team Bucciarati has gathered and acquired the final instructions to deliver Trish to her father. The team must bring her to the San Giorgio Maggiore church within 15 minutes of activating the disc, with one member accompanying her to the top of the belfry while the others remain inside of their boat. Moreover, said protector mustn't bring any weapon or communication tool with him. As they reach the San Giorgio Maggiore island, the team begins to wonder how they will enjoy their well-earned vacation in Venice, only for Bucciarati to severely remind them that the mission is not over yet and that the last assassin may be lurking near. Giorno suddenly volunteers to accompany Trish, only to be shut down by Abbacchio who claims that Bucciarati should have the honor instead. Indeed, neither Giorno nor Bucciarati have kept their ultimate goal in sight and Trish's delivery is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to approach the Boss. Thus, Bucciarati asks Giorno for one of his brooches as a "good luck charm", Giorno understanding the hint and giving him a brooch which Gold Experience has turned into a living thing to track it.
Entering the empty church, Bucciarati and Trish eventually reach the elevator toward the top of the belfry but their walk is interrupted when Trish succumbs to the pressure and hesitates stepping inside of the elevator. Anxious about what is about to happen to her, Trish is told that she will probably change identity and hide in a safe haven. Moreover, Bucciarati reassures her that the Boss is sure to love her as any father would for his child. Bucciarati sees that the elevator has almost reached the top of the elevator. Suddenly, he realizes that Trish has disappeared and that only her severed arm remains in his hand. All along, the Boss had planned to personally kill Trish to get rid of her.
Bruno Bucciarati's past is unveiled. Bucciarati was once an ordinary child, the son of a humble fisherman. When he was seven, his parents divorced and despite his mother's plea, Bucciarati had the insight to see that his father was the most heartbroken and he chose to stay by his side to support him. But when he was 12, tragedy struck his family again. Bucciarati's father accidentally surprised a drug dealer in the middle of business, then shot down only to escape by a hair's breadth thanks to a coast guard and he ended up in a hospital. The drug dealers came back to finish him off, but the young Bucciarati had stood watch and stabbed both men in cold blood to defend his father. With that crime, he was thus forced to join a gang for protection. Initially believing Passione to be righteous, he subsequently discovered that not only did they sell drugs, but that the Boss, the man that Bucciarati believed to be righteous and the true form of justice, was the one behind the drug trade that ended his father's life the entire time.
In the now, Bucciarati realizes once again how monstrous The Boss truly is and how he only used Bucciarati to fulfill his own selfish desires. Deciding that he had enough, Bucciarati vows to kill the Boss and gives chase, looking down the elevator shaft through a zipper. Unable to see The Boss's face and certain that he will kill Trish shortly, Bucciarati manages to let the brooch fall and pin itself to the Boss's coat, then slides down the elevator and zips to a dark crypt, actually overtaking the Boss and waiting in ambush behind a column.
However, the Boss addresses Bucciarati directly, warning him to step down on the threat of death. Taken by surprise, Bucciarati leaps out of his hiding spot and tries to punch his foe with Sticky Fingers, only to see that he has disappeared and an unseen Stand has intercepted his arm, threatening to break it. He releases himself from the grip by zipping his arm, but when he cuts the column, no one is here. The unseen Boss asks again why Bucciarati is attacking him, but Bucciarati is too disgusted to bother answering him. Taking out a cell phone he's hidden inside of his body, Bucciarati contacts Giorno to track the location of the Boss, only for Giorno to tell him that he's very close. Bucciarati cuts another column to finally unmask the Boss, but to his shock sees a reflection of himself. King Crimson, the Stand of the Boss then emerges from the shadows, eclipsing its master's features. Presenting his ability to erase time, King Crimson then punches through Bucciarati's stomach as he screams in agony.
|Golden Wind Episode 20: The Boss's Last Orders|
In other languages
|Japanese||ボスからの最終指令||The Boss's Last Orders|
|English||The Final Mission from the Boss|
|Spanish||La última misión del jefe||The Boss's Last Orders|
|Portuguese||A Missão Final do Chefe||The Boss's Last Orders|
|French||Le dernier ordre du parrain||The Final Order from the Boss|
|German||Die letzte Mission vom Boss||The Final Mission from the Boss|
|Arabic||المهمّة الأخيرة من الزعيم||The Final Mission from the Boss|
|Italian||L'ultima missione per il boss||The Last Mission for the Boss|
|Russian||Последнее поручение от босса||The Final Mission from the Boss|
This episode finally openly shows how Trish feels about her current situation. Takahiro Kamei is fond of the noticeable changes in Trish's psychological state. "I'm sure she has been feeling insecure or angry and upset at her changing environment, but she becomes more independent after this scene. It marks a turning point for her."
2. Bucciarati's Childhood
Visually, Bucciarati's past is depicted from young Bucciarati's perspective. Kamei explains, "I wanted the viewers to feel strongly for the increasing unhappiness that Bucciarati gets wrapped into during his childhood, so we purposely decided to leave out delving into his parents' perspectives."
3. The Boss and King Crimson
Plenty of room was left to animate the boss and King Crimson properly, which visually heightened the anxiety and mystery of the scenes. Action animation director Kanta Suzuki handled the key frames for the last sequence with Bucciarati and King Crimson. "I'm grateful to him, because it ended up being powerful and intense," says Kamei.
4. Bucciarati's Right EyeThe staff had several discussions about whether Bucciarati's right eye is open or not when he takes the phone out from his face. Kamei states, "At first glance, his eye does appear to be closed, but we went with the interpretation that his eye is open. After we added color and effects, we decided that having his eye open had more impact."