Finally we start to get to the meat of geass, as the writers give us a lot of tasty plot material of the supernatural type. Also, loyalties on all sides are tested, even ones we thought would never crack. Plus we got some shots of a younger Charles with some really long hair. Overall, shit was hitting the fan throughout this episode.
As should be pretty obvious by now, even before this scene, Marianne and C.C. were buddies back in the day. In the side materials C.C. meets Lelouch years ago (visuals provided in some really quick shots of the start of episode 1) and it is implied by C.C. that Marianne sent her to check up on Lelouch. She’s also still talking to her when she’s by herself in rooms, and it’s still kind of creepy talking to dead people.
To be honest, I think the old man wig curls look more badass then the hippy, disheveled hair. Although that’s nowhere near as bad as V.V.’s ugly-ass haircut. They also took the time to remind us of their contract to “slay the gods,” whatever that ends up meaning.
Just to quiet all of the conspiracy theorists out there who pointed out they didn’t exactly show Rollo killing Shirley, he admits it here right at the start. He’s one demented little kid, that’s for sure. And once again Lelouch wins best actor as he smiles at him and tells him what a good job he did protecting their secret. They also didn’t forget some random yaoi bait shots, it may be a last farewell…
Really, really creepy
And one could hear the million cries of the Schniezel x Canon fangirls
As I mentioned in the teaser, we have the beginnings in this episode of loyalties cracking on all sides. C.C. is somewhat apprehensive over the change in plans, but tells him that she will see this through with him until the end. Her actions later on in the episode tend to confirm it, but there is that tension there. Up until this episode, throughout the entire season, if there was only one ally in the world that Lelouch could absolutely count on it was C.C., who told him that in the end she will be the only one standing with him. It may be a bumpy ride until then, but I think that will still hold true. Plus a C.C. service shot, wee!
Surprise! Something to note, V.V. seems much more interested in C.C. than Lelouch, starting to offer him freedom in exchange for turning her over. But more importantly, Rolo has a really, really lame looking combat suit on. C.C. looks so sexy in comparison, they obviously need to coordinate tailors.
It’s been awhile Kallen service shot, how I missed you. *Sniff* This was the really obvious shot in last week’s preview that should have massively flagged to everyone that it was Kallen. Also, this scene confirms the low intelligence score she got last episode in that chart- the fact she still hadn’t realized that Nunally and Lelouch were royalty. Hell, she may not even put two and two together and surmise that Lelouch is a prince. Not everyone can have beauty and brains like C.C. I suppose
Mmmm, Toudou and his woman, eating apples in a hotel room with a double bed. Little bit of Black Knights lovin’ eh? This scene does manage to lay the foundation for episode 16, as the countries that will make up Lelouch’s anti-Brittania bloc begin to form up together.
No mecha show is complete without creepy, super-powered children. Although in CG they get blown to bits within a minute of appearing by Rolo-niichan (lol). The cult here is more than just a research facility, it is an active “breeder” I guess you could say, of geass users. The Black Knights are understandably hesitant about killing all of these kids and unarmed civilians, but they nonetheless follow orders. More signs of loyalties cracking, but I don’t see the Black Knights bailing on him anytime soon. Lelouch still has a long ways to go before he has enough forces to challenge Brittania.
They fished the Siegfried out of the sea, but not the Gawain? =(
In case you still had doubts, Orange-kun is in with Lelouch for the long haul due to his loyalty to Marianne. He doesn’t really care about what Zero did to him, he’s willing to follow him regardless. Too bad he’ll probably be relegated to useless side character for awhile, at least until they find some fun uses for a geass canceller. And V.V. sure got pissed when Orange-kun dropped Marianne’s name on him, she was likely working against V.V. and the Emperor to thwart their plans.
I knew he wouldn’t be able to get rid of Rolo that quickly, it would have been too convenient. Unfortunately the crazed otoutou lives to see another day.
That…is a big set of guns. I’d like to note that in this scene and before, Cornelia seems to blame V.V. much more than Lelouch for Euphie’s death. She had the opportunity here to blow Lelouch away, but instead focused her anger on V.V., who is the source of the geass in her mind. More and more hints of a possible alliance between Lelouch and Cornelia maybe? Kukuku.
Gah! Just tell us what your wish is and how it’s going to turn out! C.C., you sexy thing, you are way too mysterious for me. I must know! This is the first time I recall ever seeing C.C. cry, but here she really shows what path she has chosen, apparently destroying all of the research and ending the line of geass users. Now the only ones left that we know about would be Lelouch, the Emperor, and Rolo.
RAAAAAAAAAAGE! Suzaku has already earned the brand new nickname “Drugzaku” on /a/ for his dastardly actions. So much for being a moralfag eh? At this point he’s definitely no better than Lelouch, and also no longer feels the need to hide under a shield of righteousness. If he seriously messes with Kallen I’m starting my own revolution against Sunrise -_-
Alliances and loyalties continue to crack even amongst these two. For whatever reason V.V. did not tell the Emperor he was going to try and kill Lelouch, perhaps because the Emperor wanted him to live for his plans. Also, V.V. was thinking about lying to Charles about Cornelia being captured earlier in the episode. The Emperor is not pleased, despite looking pimp as usual in curls.
Ohhhhhhhh snap! I’ve missed crazy ass cliffhangers like this, and this is the first time we’ve seen Charles with such an expression of sick pleasure. The fact of Lelouch being dragged all the way to Brittania and to the Sword of Akasha (complete with Jupiter imagery) should mean a big revelation for us next week about the truth of geass. It’s been a long time coming, and frankly I can’t wait.
Low quality extended preview of episode 15.
There’s just that one shot in both the regular preview and the extended preview, it looks like Lelouch is going to be taken to the “World of C.” There, he gets to hang out with C.C. in a crazy world with paintings! Wahoo~
Crusader’s Angry Drunken Rant
I sense that this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
…and 10 or more kids. Sorry boys looks Like Kallen has found a new man. Lulu still has C2, sort of…
Yes except the Britannians don’t rape corpses, in fact they don’t rape period…
Well the Black Knights have really done it now killing unarmed old, men , women, and children. Was it easy? Well they didn’t lead them so much… I am sure Shirley is happy to know that Lulu killed off an entire population of unarmed people whom she never met using her death as justification while her murderers got away. Bravo Lulu not only did you snub Shirley at her funeral you failed to off the guy who pulled the trigger, just as planned right?
Yes! Yuri Sis-con 4TW!
All Cornelia needed was a rubber band and pocket knife. Cornelia you great ancestor is proud.
It’s no Koning Monster but it’ll do…
So yeah C2 is starting top play her own games and commit genocide along with Lulu. Silly Black Knights still believing that they are doing the right thing, but I guess conquering Saudi Arabia and forcing them into your Union of Unwilling States is a most just cause. Just like slaughtering women and children. While most of them are fools Suzaku used evidence to draw the conclusion that Shirley did not an hero herself on her on her own so the logical answer is that Lulu did it since all the evidence was wiped. I see that Suzaku is an advocate of bad cop and honestly using drugs to get an answer is preferable to beating it out of Kallen though I suspect every Kallen fanboy is a closet S&M guy so having Suzaku beat Kallen bloody might be a turn on…
Oh be still my heart…
Well do what we must…
Gundam 00 intervenes on your preview!
Cornelia-hime was awesome as usually breaking out of her cell hot wiring a wrecked Knightmare and modifying it into a an ad-hoc artillery unit. My Princess is shining more brilliantly with each passing ep though now I want to kill Orange-kun for touching my liege in such a rude manner. I hope my Cornelia-hime is going to slap the shit of of Orange-kun so that he can have accidental buttsechs with Lulu. Because I am sure Cornelia can punch Orange-kun hard enough to rip through dimensional barriers.