Ilya introduces herself and Berserker. Sicking him on them, Saber rushes to defend Shirou. Saber puts up a valiant fight while Rin deduces that Berserker is Hercules, thanks to hints from Ilya. However, Lancer’s wound on Saber slows her down and she takes a critical hit. Berserker tries to deal the final blow, but Shirou takes it instead, severely injuring him. Everyone is shocked and Ilya loses her interest in the battle and withdraws.
The next day, Shirou wakes up to find himself bandaged and Rin drinking tea. He seems to have forgotten what happened until Rin reminds him of yesterday’s events. They have a little chat about Shirou’s almost nonexistant powers and how the Servants are forced to eat human souls if their master aren’t powerful enough to recharge them. Rin takes her leave and on the way back home meets Sakura, who detects a smell from Rin, making her wonder why she’s there.
Back to Shirou, he searches for Saber and finds her in the dojo. They have a chat and Saber reassures that she won’t eat human souls as it’s contrary to her chivalry. Shirou says that he doesn’t have much of a chance to win the war, but Saber counters that she’ll create those chances herself. Both feeling hungry now, they both head inside the mansion to get breakfast.
A nice episode, with half devoted to some nice fighting and the other for character development. I kinda felt a bit bored though, I think it was because of Shirou. But it’s more than made up by Rin and Saber. I’m kinda disappointed to see that Ayako hasn’t had much chance to flex her talent in Saber, but the next episode seems pretty promising, as I spotted SD Rin and Saber smiling :).
I’m getting some serious Rin and Saber obssesion though. My 93 screencaps could’ve been easily cut into half… :P.