Most of you probably understand what I mean by the "missing" scene in season 1, episode 6. Here's a long recap for those of you who didn't notice the missing scene at first:
Around 16:00 into the episode, Sousouke leaves Kaname and Kurz alone in the forest to go and set signal fires on the base.
As they talk, Kurz gets some kind of twinge in his back and falls down on his back, apparently paralyzed. Kaname kneels next to him and asks what's wrong.
To paraphrase, he says something like "I can't move a muscle. I'm supposed to be protecting you and I'm useless. If only there was something that would energize me, rouse me from this state..."
Meanwhile he's scanning Kaname's body. Her shirt is ripped halfway open down the front.
He says "if only there was something I could do that would energize me, restore my strength..."
Then we see one of Kurz's eyes, followed by one of Kaname's, pupils dilating. We hear Kaname gasp, and the scene ends.
Sousouke's mission to light signal fires is then shown. Kaname greets him when he returns to the hideout.
"Did you have any luck?" she asks.
He begins to respond, then notices Kurz lying on his face, looking as though he's fallen there.
"Kurz! What happened to Kurz?"
As he leaves Kaname's side to rush to Kurz, she has a despondent, frightened look on her face.
When he gets to Kurz's side, Kaname is shown with her back to him, head slightly turned so her mouth is showing. Now she has a sly grin on her face.
What follows in verbatim in both dubbed and subtitled versions. She says to Sousouke,
(Dubbed) "Oh, I think he'll be fine. He's resting his eyes after wandering all night."
(Subtitled) "I think he'll be all right. He'll live a long time. He's that type."
Sousouke again asks "What happened?"
She keeps her back to him, doesn't answer, and the scene closes.
Later, when the three of them are recalling the ending of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", Kurz remarks, "In that one, the heroine was kind to the flirty one." She smiles warmly at him. Needless to say, this is a little out of character for her. In any other circumstance she'd respond with a snide remark like "In your dreams" or something. Why the sudden friendliness?
End of recap.
All right, what did happen? And what's with the difference between her dubbed and subtitled responses? The dubbed response sounds like a lame excuse. The subtitled response, "He'll live a long time. He's that type," could be taken a number of different ways. What "type"? Masculine and seductive, arrogant and flirtatious, what?
Thus far I've found two theories in various places:
1. Kurz made a move on Kaname and she slugged him, knocking him cold.
2. Kurz made a move on Kaname and she complied to try to help him out of his paralysis. Now he's resting after a fantastic tryst with her (hence her frightened, despondent look when Sousouke first sees him lying there, then the sly grin when she responds).
Well? Any takers? Did Kaname and Kurz get it on before she ever became that close to Sousouke? Or, did Kaname knock Kurz unconscious, more in keeping with her character? And if she did slug him, why step out of character to give him that warm smile over being friendly to "the flirty" one?" Was she "friendly" to Kurz?
You may think I'm going overboard with this. You may be right.
On the other hand....