Let it be said that this series is awesomeness incarnate. For as much gore as their is, it is so insane and over-the-top that you can’t help but enjoy it (unless you’re offended by anything in the show). The secret is ultimately that, like the manga, most of the series is action set-piece after action set-piece. And this one tops the Valentine Brothers of episode 2.
The Hellsing organization has hired mercenaries as extra muscle after losing most of their forces to the Valentine Brothers. The Vatican, after some hostility, reveal that a remaining sect of the Nazis are responsible and Alucard goes to South America to find them. Needless to say, it’s a trap and we get a very bloody (and fun) action scene.
The series has finally got it’s pace down pat. The action moves briskly and the exposition is done very little. We still have characters who speak in speeches (I’d like to think that Hellsing is what Aaron Sorkin would write as an action series, given his love of speeches), but it’s all over-the-top and entertaining. And that’s before we get to the Gambit-clone who fights Alucard.
The animation is still eons better than the previous episodes and the TV adaptation, however, the music is much worse. It shows here, where the music just seems like a disjointed mess. Not as pieces, but as a soundtrack. However, this is incredibly fun and worthwhile for anyone to see.