“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace.” -Jimi
We got the expected combat and tactics episode this week, and it was sure a doozy with some high quality action scenes. They also managed to throw in a few more overall story revelations with some geass background, but not enough for us to really figure anything out. And Lelouch finally got his keikaku doori in place after the past few failures, although with one significant exception.
One of the primary guesses in the community as to whom the double was turned out to be right on the money. But yeah, the voice used for the fake zero was a very feminine version, its funny when you compare it to how he speaks as Zero. It was amusing to see Rolo being irritated at her inability to show the assholish side of Lelouch.
You knew that as soon as this scene was played out that things were not going to end well for the eunuchs. The fact that the conversation they had with Zero later on was being recorded is an old storytelling trick but was used fairly effectively here to give Lelouch a way out of the trap. Although here, when they said they had a “perfect puppet” for Odysseus I had images of pedobear in my head, scary shit.
One second please….RAGE AHHHHHHHH SUZAKU GET YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM HER…ok I’m done. The lack of Kallen in this episode was irritating; I think they are just doing this to fuck with me. Get her back already Lelouch so she can look at you with rabu-rabu eyes.
Brilliant camera angles as always Sunrise. This week it was time for C.C. fanservice, and guys don’t worry I have those “other” shots of her on the couch later. Anyways, the battles were pretty well done, it was good to see some extended action sequences even if there weren’t any exciting 1-on-1 duels. It was more rewarding then watching all the NPCs get wiped out in one hadron cannon shot.
Once again, this girl is always crying. And Xing Ke is once again serving as a source of pedobear lulz, willing to give up his life for his precious loli who just wants to run into his big arms. I do like his GAR-mode voice though, man points right there.
Lelouch, looking faaaaaabulous as always in his new mech based off of Gawain. That ringing sound is the sound of hundreds of cash registers in Akiba going off for the new mecha design. Still, at least it looks better than the Shen Hu and most of the other mechs, it’s much sleeker and thin looking. The tech wars component was present again but at least it was in more moderation than last week babble wise.
I’m sure Crusader will have something to say about this, but for me it was good to see a proper Lelouch keikaku doori, accompanied by his personal victory music in the background. If you haven’t had the chance to check them out both the Geass OSTs are quite good and I recommend a listen.
Ahhhh plot revelations that aren’t followed through on. Well I can sure speculate, that’s my job. Seeing as how they showed flashes of Lelouch and Marianne in Anya’s mind, and considering how she reacted when looking at pictures of him a couple of weeks ago it’s possible Anya knows Lelouch from way back when. It’s actually a really interesting plotline because it reveals that Anya is not just some throwaway subordinate of Suzaku like Gino is (who is just irritating bishounen fluff) and is instead a possibly important part of the story. But it’s hard to tell with Anya because she’s so emotionless. Regardless, I’m looking forward to what her story is, and how she is connected to geass (since she reacted to C.C.).
Spurting blood in my 5PM Sunday night timeslot Code Geass? That’s what I’m talking about. Well we all knew the eunuchs were going to die this episode, and Xing Ke got to do it by sword, which is certainly his favorite way of extermination.
Orange-kun! And that fat guy from last season who’s always sweating about something. Looks like Orange-kun is going to get some finishing touches on his anti-C.C. and Lelouch powers, whatever they may be. Not much detail was given to us here.
LOVE POWER! Shirley makes a reappearance doing something other than watching news reports on a really small TV with the rest of them (and her boobs are hanging out). I like how Shirley was talking about being in love and Lelouch immediately thought of Nunally. Such blatant siscon, and I would be turned off from it if it wasn’t so lulzworthy. I just can’t help but laugh at that and how he made a statement on the power of the heart. Oh dear, the writing never ceases to amaze me.
Oh god when you think of this as Sayoko kissing Shirley it seems really, really hot. Obviously this is going to cause some misunderstandings and a shitstorm for Lelouch when he gets back. Seeing as how next week’s episode is a school life episode called “Love Attack!” you know it’s going to come to a head.
Must….focus….on….story…..revelations. Ah crap now I have to replay the scene over again, I missed it. Glorious C.C. more than makes up for the lack of Kallen with this shot and the one below.
So is your delicious ass. This cult thing was pretty new, and is revealed to be the true reason why Lelouch went to China, seeking a way to get an advantage over the Emperor and V.V. Thing is that V.V. is currently in charge of said cult, having taken over after C.C.
I think Sayoko neglected to mention that what she did with Shirley qualifies as “something urgent.” Sayoko may be an awesome maid and informant, but a people person she is not. And Shirley looks really sad for some reason, that expression looks kind of odd.
Gah transfer students, /facepalm. For the love of god…
I like the “oh shit” faces on both of them.
Why do all of the non-Japanese males that surround Lelouch seem so…gay? I think Mr. Fabulous just attracts them all to him. Poor Lelouch is pretty boned (figuratively of course) as his whole Ashford house is going to come crashing down on him next week. I just hope they are leaving enough time for all of the story parts to actually get tied up and finished by the end of this season because they said they do not intend to make a third.
Gino and Anya join the student council at Ashford, and Millay starts up another one of her campus-wide games, and said event involves some sort of funny looking hat. Also notice the Cornelia look-alike in one of the above shots, not going to speculate on what that is.
Some OP info: For those interested, clicking here will allow you to listen to a short clip of the upcoming new Geass OP by FLOW entitled “WORLD END.”