I thought Takase was going to cut the date short, but...
And in this day of Kill Bill and senseless graphicity, I'm impressed that you were able to keep the gore to a minimum. I think understating conveys the simple "mission-ness" of their work more ably.
And I liked the fact that he didn't perform his task to absolute perfection! Cutting a hole that was just slightly too small sounds like something -I- would do!