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"Eloquent & Competent" is the ninth episode of Durarara!!x2 Ten and the forty-ninth episode overall of the Durarara!! anime.


As he recovers from his injuries at home under Celty Sturluson's care, Shinra Kishitani tells her about his middle school days, when he first met and befriended Izaya Orihara and the pair started a biology club. Though uninterested in biology, Izaya's love of human observation causes him to be curious about Shinra, a boy who holds no interest in humans and seems to have seen something even greater.

Events unfolding during their first summer in middle school cause Izaya to get a boy called Nakura under his thumb. Twelve years later, Izaya is still using the name "Nakura" for his own ends, with the tortured and regretful man himself still living under the information broker's control.

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Durarara!! Season 2

Shou 1. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words • 2. Harmony is the Greatest of Virtues • 3. Adding Insult to Injury • 4. When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do • 4.5. My Heart is in the Pattern of a Hot Pot • 5. No One Knows What the Future Holds • 6. A Crow in the Dark Night • 7. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears • 8. The Ladies' Man Has Neither Money nor Power • 9. The Day is Short, and the Way is Long • 10. The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree • 11. No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk • 12. Adversity Makes a Man Wise

Ten 1. Love Thy Enemy • 1.5. Onoroke Chakapoko • 2. Life is but a Dream • 3. Marriages are Made in Heaven • 4. A Rumor Only Lasts Seventy-Five Days • 5. Asleep or Awake • 6. Roses Have Thorns • 7. A Cat Has Nine Lives • 8. Mouth of Honey, a Needle in the Heart • 9. Eloquent & Competent • 10. Blessed are the Foolish • 11. Birds of a Feather • 12. It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief

Ketsu 1. Even a Chance Acquaintance is Decreed by Destiny • 2. Bell the Cat • 3. All in the Same Boat • 4. Blood is Thicker than Water • 5. Lost in the Dark • 6. In for a Penny, In for a Pound • 7. No Love Lost • 7.5. Dufufufu!! • 8. A Tiger Dies and Leaves His Skin • 9. Walking on Thin Ice • 10. Telepathy • 11. Life is an Unknown Course • 12. Those Who Meet Must Part