Code Geass R2 12

Code Geass R2

“Shit, I’m gonna need a whole ton of Viagra for that.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Dear god, Geass is slowly becoming a comedy. God damn it, Ninja Sayoko made me die laughing and I had to use a Phoenix Down to continue the episode past the 3rd minute. “Assuming three hours of sleep, I’ve made appointments with 108 girls. There’s a six month waiting list for dates as well.”… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Poor, poor Lelouch. Sayoko sure has a “fine grasp” on his character, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Okay, calming down now, there was also the “Cupid Party” event held by Millay, and it was rather LULZ too, especially when Anya came out WITH her Mordred to capture Lelouch. Dear god, these people don’t have anything called common sense. I’m starting to think that the show is slowly jumping the shark here, which is not really a good thing in the long run. But for now, the epic LULZ was kinda enjoyable, despite the sheer incongruity of the whole episode.

Well, on the serious side of things (a lame attempt to not waste this episode), we got glimpses of the Brittanian royalty, with some of the hitherto-unknown princes and princesses and the Knight of One introduced, over a talk of declaring war on the Chinese Federation as a payback for the humiliation Odysseus received.

Cornelia also makes her much awaited appearance as well, and she’s shown to be investigating the “Order” that researches Geass users, making her way to the site in China where Jeremiah was brought to by V.V., meeting up with the bald guy who keeps saying something about “committing the greatest crime against humanity”. Orange-kun himself has also gained quite the upgrade as well, as he now has the Geass Canceller ability.

In short, they’re continuing to make a mess of the overall plot, while resorting to cheap thrills and LULZ to keep the audience watching. Sure it does kinda work in the short run, but in the end, the story isn’t gonna make any real sense at all. It’s like the production team doesn’t have a real plan for the series now at all, which is really kinda sad.

22 Comments

  1. issa-sa Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

    Kinda gave up on the story making any sense ages ago, find that just laughing my head off at every new episode is the best way to enjoy this series :P

  2. JasonP Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

    “In short, they’re continuing to make a mess of the overall plot”

    What overall plot? I think that is the core of the problem here, they have tied up the main plot a while back and never built a new one.

    That said, I keep watching to enjoy classic geass antics like the Cupid Party and the Geass Cancelling Shirley twist just when her and Lulu are getting a bit closer.

  3. blissmo Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 7:39 pm

    At least Kallen was in it … even a bit …

  4. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

    “unknown princes and princesses”

    Unknown Princesses? Yes, that’s the first princess Guinevere and the fifth princess Karine. I’m going to assume the so-called ‘unknown’ prince is actually the Knight of One.

    Oh come on lighten up, the overall stuff is still fine, what’s one episode in the grand scheme of things? As was shown Lelouch was still working on strengthening the Chinese Federation.

  5. Asrialys Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 11:36 pm

    It’s funny Lelouch has dates with 108 different girls while Emperor Charles supposedly has 108 consorts…

  6. Yotaru Vegeta Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

    I’ve ket quiet for a bit, because I didn’t want to be a complainer, but I follow you on google reader, and the pictures are blocked from hotlinking, which is understandable, but it also blocks google reader from letting me see the pics.

  7. Kinny Riddle Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

    Well, Fukuyama Jun is no stranger to doing harem roles, I still find it incredible that he is both the calculating Lelouche and the lucky bastard Takaaki in ToHeart2.

  8. Camario Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 12:31 am

    Well…considering that this is very likely the last “let’s have fun at school!!!” episode, precisely because Milly’s not going to be around and the show unfortunately made her end up as the top instigator of such things…I wouldn’t really focus on that utter LULZ aspect as far judging whatever happens in the rest of the show, good or bad, ridiculous or not.

    Some people seem to wrongly assuming the whole show is going to be an extended Ashford segment by now.

    And anything else that might be said aside, there is an overall plot, even if it’s not going to win any awards and could have used some/a lot of streamlining.

  9. Jenn-Jen Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 12:50 am

    I really liked that episode. :) It was funny and light. And Sayako really did a great job “keeping Lelouch’s relationships good.” lol

    Although I’m wondering now, after Orange-kun used his Geass Canceller on Shirley, does she know about the geasses? I mean, she knows about Zero and who killed her father, etc., etc., but I remember back during last season where Lelouch is going, “I’ll make you forget,” and Shirley’s like, “No!” as if she actually understands what he’s gonna do. So does this mean she understand’s the concept of Lelouch’s geass and knows of it’s existence? Because that would make her a really large character in the plot then…
    … Or am I just looking too deeply?

  10. Quikstryke Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 3:25 am

    @chaosfrozen
    the knight of one isnt a prince. notice how he addresses the other royalty and how they address him back. theyre all sitting down chilling, and hes left to stand and make a report. they all address each other as brother/sister or use their names. bismark however calls scheizel his highness scheizel.

  11. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 9:10 am

    @Quikstryke

    Yes I know, I was working under the assumption that he was the one that was mentioned…. Otherwise, how many unknown ‘prince’ did you see?

  12. EvilDevil Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

    first he gets all of the lolies… and now he gets all of the women… damn him…

  13. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

    Gah, how embarrassing ^^;

    It’s only when I watched the episode again that I notice that one other guy sitting with the other royalities ^^; My bad my bad ^^;

    @EvilDevil

    “first he gets all of the lolies… and now he gets all of the women… damn him…”

    As expected of Lelouch… Without even trying…

    Watching the library scene again, Lelouch does apparently feel something for Shirley, otherwise he wouldn’t get so worked up when she thought he was lying about liking her.

  14. Quikstryke Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    all i know from this episode is we have a long way to go to get to the end of the series. lelouch has has ton of brothers and sisters to kill.

    i kno kno its not his primary objective but im sure it’ll make his day if he can cap a sibling or two in the process to de-throne the emperor and find his mother’s killer. Im guessing odyessus is gonna probably gonna be similar to clovis, actually innocent and cares bout lelouch and nunnally but just in the wrong place of a pissed off lelouch.

    Who knows maybe if he kills them all he’ll get a prize. There can be only one. Highlander Rules.

  15. manga Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 6:13 pm

    All that really matters now to me is how Shirley will act when she has gotten her memory back.

    And does the geass canceller mean that Lulu can use his geass again?

    And why does V.V send Orange-kun to cancell all geass? Why would the great Britanian King Charles want everyone who he used geass on to rewrite their memory to get their memory back?

    Why haven´t Suzaku been the first to go and get his geass cancelled?

    This show just keeps on blurting out more questions all the time and never answering any of the questions. My guess, say hello to Gode Geass Season 03…

  16. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

    “Why haven´t Suzaku been the first to go and get his geass cancelled?”

    I’m almost certain about one thing, Orange and Suzaku might be playing on the same side, back they aren’t on the same team.

    In fact, I don’t even think Suzaku knows he’s alive.

  17. Dularc Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

    This episode had much more subtle meanings attatched to it than one might think. First off the comment that The King of Britania made.”Only fools wage war.” this could eighter hint to Schneizels ultimate demise or that Lulu is on the wrong path.

    Secondly, we saw that Odysseus is against war with china and puts other things , such as politics ahead of his own pride, could hint towards the chance of him taking Britania later on if what Charles said is really of such significance. This is what differentiates him from the other royals, including Schneizel and Lulu, who put their own egos before their goals. Others that share Odysseus´s views are ofcourse Euphie, Nunnaly and Suzaku.

    It also surprised me that Charles was working on a way to nullify Code Geass and from what we understood from previous episodes in referrance to the Sword of Akasha., was ,meant to kill Jupiter, this we can take as god or gods or also we could call it a ruler. And if it is directed towards the actual elimination of the Geass, and we know there is some organization behind the Geass, we can conclude that he means to bring down this organization, but he needs the power to cancel the geass in order to do so, i mean he does controll a third of the world, i imagine that would be enough brute force but were it for the geass which could nullify all his forces in seconds. The organization that distributes the geass is probably some kind of secret cult which for ages has been handing out free geasses in order to keep the class system of “Rulers” and “Servants” active for some reason which will probably be revealed later in the show.

    What i also got from this episode, is the striking resemblance that Shirley shares with Euphie. First of, Lulus obvious affection towards her. Secondly there was a whole episode dedicated to get her and one of the 2 protangonists together, the same thing happened with euphie and suzaku in the last season as we all know. And she knows Lulus true identity but is keeping it a secret. Could history be repeating itself? Or will we be given some sort of twist?

    What else struck me as odd, Kallen is in Japan! And not only that, but she is with Nunnaly. This has 2 implications: Kallen knows who Zero is so she probably isnt going to become a turncoat and face Lulu on the battlefield. Or if it does, were looking at a full outing of Lulu being Zero, what with Nunnaly just having her suspicions enforced (she heard Lulus voice on the airship) and Anya seeing that there are 2 Lulus. This could mean that Anya will be defecting to the knights with Rollo backing her up and Kallen going to join Nunnaly. This scenario was also enforced by the fact that not only did Kallen get caught, but also her Gurren MK-2. which in chess terms would be the equvalent of trading a rook and a knight for a queen.
    The other is that since Lulu does not want to fight Nunnaly, but since Kallen has shown tendencys to do stuff before thinking(trying to kill Suzaku several times in the past), She might just try to do something bad to Nunnaly which would send Lulu in a berserk rage, and make him lose control his geass again. This however seems less likely, since Kallen knows that Nunnaly is Lulus sister. So they might just try and convert Lulu to their side via Euphemiaish methods.

    There are several other things that made me think, such as why did Barton call the nullifying of Geasses “the greatest crime in history” and the fact that Lulu used up his Geass on this incredibly hyped new purple haired character, whose name i´ve forgotten. But i wont delve into that.

    This isint the first time that Clamp has hid key-plot elements into fillerish episodes in order to drive up the tension when they finally reveal what will truly transpire from seemingly pointless things. And how truly insignificant some seemingly mayor elements of the series are. This is why i don´t like people calling episodes like this pointless and whatnot…

    ( :

    Hope you enjoyed the speculations.

  18. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    July 2, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    @Dularc

    I don’t disagree with you on the whole, but

    – Barton wasn’t referring to the nulification, but something else that he and his team has been working for the Emperor. Upgrading Orange was just a side job.

    – Kallen is in Japan because that’s where Suzuka is ^^; He’s in charge of the security of Area 11 as well as Nunally after all. I do like the idea of Lelouch turning Anya to his side, though almost impossible at the moment. Same as Kallen switching sides would be an interesting twist, but again highly unlikely at this point.

    – I personally think that history wouldn’t repeat itself with Shirley’s issue. The writers had mentioned before that the Lelouch in this season is different than what he was before, as was proven in the Chinese Federation Arc. I’m sure this time he’ll do the right thing.

  19. wolfx Said,

    July 3, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    Oh Goro has a plan alright. No doubt about it. Its only a matter if you will like where his story and plans is going. XD

  20. Quikstryke Said,

    July 3, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

    I doubt karen will ever change sides. she had a chance to at end of season 1, and she came to the resolve even if lelouch lied to her and she got geassed she didnt care and wanted to support zero anyways. she also made a promise to her mother in season 1 which is a strong driving factor for her being a rebel. Susaku would probably be a more likely candidate but its pretty clear a middle fraction is now forming that is neither emperor or lelouch. Im sure he’ll stick with that faction.

    I also wonder what’s the lie they told nunnally about her brother. And for someone who wants to get peace the honest way and doesnt believe in deceiving to win (im sure he quoted this point liek 80million times first season) susaku certainly lied to her to try to see if lelouch is still zero. he should get shot in the face for this.

  21. Kaioshin Sama Said,

    July 5, 2008 @ 4:58 am

    @wolfx: Well if people don’t like his plan they can always pin the blame squarely on him and try to make it out like it’s ill-conceived instead of just accepting it’s not what they had in mind. Easy solution…and I mean that’s what people do nowadays anyway. :p

  22. liathgirl Said,

    July 8, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    Okay, let’s not forget the really funny scene, the one where Anya wrecks havoc on the school by showing up in her armor. I love that girl! She’s so innocent, so crazy, so . . . I don’t know, but she’s cool!

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