A pretty long summary of the episode, for those who want to know the full story. Sorry, no screencaps, since I only watched it from NicoVideo, but there’s already enough circulating around anyways :).
P.S. Now, with 20x more screencaps, for more awsum effects.
Resuming from the last episode, Kotonoha regains her consciousness and sanity. Meanwhile, Sekai has cooked up a big meal at Makoto’s home, and calls him to ask when he will be back. It turns out that Makoto is eating dinner with Kotonoha at a very fancy restaurant, so he won’t be coming back and tells her to leave, after a nasty exchange of words regarding their child. (Oh god,he’s such a little bastard)
Angered, Sekai leaves Makoto’s place but returns after she spots Makoto and Kotonoha on a train. Makoto, meanwhile, brought back Kotonoha and has a soliloquy with himself, regarding his feelings. He boils water to make tea but the doorbell rings. He answers the door to see Sekai slapping Kotonoha. Sekai tells Kotonoha to leave Makoto alone, but Kotonoha takes her stand back as Makoto’s girlfriend and accuses Sekai of seducing Makoto away and even reveals Setsuna’s true feelings for Makoto. Kotonoha and Makoto then kiss passionately in front of a shocked Sekai. (OMG, Kotonoha!!!)
Eyecatch cuts in and afterwards a flash back showing Sekai telling Setsuna of Makoto’s information appears. Sekai is haunted by her own demons, with her imagining Setsuna accusing her of stealing her crush.
A devastated Sekai wakes up the next morning, to a message from Makoto, telling her to go abort the baby (You bloody bastard). Makoto arrives at school and is relieved to see Sekai absent and shortly after receives a message from her saying she’s going to the hospital. Makoto and Kotonoha then have lunch at the roof like they did before and exchange niceties.
After school, Sekai meets Makoto at home and he asks her how was the visit to the hospital. Sekai remains silent, prompting Makoto to go make some tea for her, but Sekai takes up the job. Makoto’s handphone receives a message and he checks it in his bedroom. He’s surprised to see it’s from Sekai, containing only a lot of white spaces, with a single phrase, “さよなろ” at the end. Suddenly he turns around, only to get stabbed by Sekai, repeatedly, to his death (OH FUCKING YES. FUCKING YES!!!). Sekai comes to her senses and immediately runs away from the house. Makoto’s body is discovered by Kotonoha later, arriving to cook for him.
Kotonoha then messages Sekai, telling her to come to the rooftop at school. Sekai arrives only to find a blue bag on the bench they usually sit and she’s surprised by Kotonoha appearing behind her suddenly. Kotonoha asks her if she had went to the hospital, which Sekai says she did not. Kotonoha accuses Sekai of making up the story of her pregnant in order to make Makoto hers. Kotonoha asserts her position as Makoto’s girlfriend and Sekai also says she’s Makoto’s GF as well. Kotonoha points to the blue bag, saying Makoto’s inside it. Sekai opens to bag and pukes upon seeing the contents
Kotonoha then takes out a saw, not unlike the one in the game, and attacks Sekai, to make sure of her words that she’s pregnant. Sekai tries to defend herself with the kitchen knife she used to stab Makoto, but Kotonoha’s faster and she knocks away the knife and slices Sekai’s neck, a-la the game. A bloodied Kotonoha then stands by Sekai’s corpse, in an angle that suggest it’s from Sekai’s corpse, saying, “Just as I thought, it’s a lie. There’s no one inside.” (Oh god, this part is legendary).
The show cuts to a yacht sailing in the middle of an ocean, towards a sunset, (LOL NICE BOAT) with Kotonoha lying down on the deck, hugging Makoto’s dismembered head. Her last words are, “We’re finally together alone now, Makoto-kun.” End of show. I must say, the ending song for this episode is so totally at odds with the mood. After the ending song, a one minute monologue of Makoto’s words at the beginning cuts in….
Oh wow, that was awesome. With this ending episode, School Days has most definitely sealed its place in anime history. I’ll agree with zepy here, it was pretty appropriate for the TV stations to cancel this episode last week, as it’s truly, way, way more violent and bloodier than I thought it would be. But man, in the end, Makoto did receive his divine retribution, and Sekai as well, although I can’t really say she did deserve it that much.
Man, School Days has been one heck of a bumpy and uncomfortable ride, but at the least, it has soared to awesome heights with the bloody ending. Way to go, animation studio!
Here’s a collection of screencaps to summarise it even better.
Holy shit, Kotonoha is 0.0
Best. Frickin. Last. Message.
More stabby, stabby…. too bad it wasn’t a rusty spoon.
Dead Makoto is dead!!! *rejoices*
Oh my gawd, THE SAW!!1
Wow, Kotonoha is good!
Oh man, they even animated this pose in.
As well as this…
“Just as I thought, it was a lie. There’s no one inside.” <— Best. Ever. Line.