OHMYGAWD LOLI C.C.!!!
Okay, we finally get to learn more about C.C’s past. It turns out she used to be a slave girl back in the middle ages(at least what it seems to be) and she met a Sister who gave her a Geass to be loved by others, as per her wish. In return however, she was forced to take the Sister’s place of immortality once her Geass developed fully (as in both her eyes had it on permanently), so all of her actions were a grand plan of suicide by looking for someone who could use the power of Geass until it reached her level of contamination before. I’m taking some liberties with the terms here, so please forgive me.
So it turns out, she decides to go with Charles and exchange her immortality with him, since he has developed his Geass fully. Deciding to get rid of Lelouch, who finds himself thrown in to C.C’s memories, or as I would like to call it, “World of C”, the C.C inside tells him that he must’ve been treasured to find himself there, and Lelouch finally wakes up. He stops the ceremony between C.C and his father, ruins the Sword of Akasha a bit and runs away back to the real world with C.C., but her memories have reverted back to her original time as a slave girl.
Well, C.C’s past was rather unexpected in terms of what they’ve shown us, but I find myself liking her more and more, mostly due to her tragic past and her unexpected immortality. This shows that at least, C.C wasn’t the original Geass granter, and the Geass power seems to have been passed along the ages, more like a curse than a blessing.
It’s intriguing that the granter is given immortality and may only die by exchanging it with some one else who has a strong Geass, so C.C’s action all this while seems to be of a grand plan of suicide, but it looks like she didn’t manage to find anyone suitable until she reached Charles and Lelouch’s generation. Still, there’s tons of questions regarding the Geass left to be answered after this episode, and I’m wondering when will they do it.
It’ll also get interesting with C.C’s memories reverted back to her original ones as a slave girl. Looks like Lelouch is gonna have another handful up his hand next week. Anyways, +50 moé points to C.C with this episode :).
ADDENDUM: After rewatching, it looks like C.C’s “Code” on her forehead has disappeared, and most probably along with Lelouch’s Geass as well, since the final shot of him had both his eyes returning back to normal.
On the other things, Kaname and Viletta’s relationship hit a turning point with her threatening to kill Ohgi, but Sayoko finds out about it and tries to kill Viletta first. It was rather touching when Ohgi jumped in to rescue her, and I kinda hope their relationship won’t be left hanging till the series ends. Of course, the Vice Commander of the OotBK is out now, so it’s gonna be another blow to Lelouch.
There was also the successful testing of Nina’s research, which… seems to be some form of matter or gravity bomb, I do not know, but it looks like it generates quite a suction. Schneizel seems intent to use it as a weapon of war, dropping an interesting name at that too, Damocles, which is an obvious reference to the Greek anecdote.
Suzaku also redeems himself slightly, by stopping the Refrain treatment on Kallen at the last minute, no thanks to him realizing he has nearly turned in to Lelouch as well, by forcing people to obey orders. But he still remains pretty much hated.
Nunnally also had some screentime in this episode, which she shows an impressive fortitude to executing her duties as Governor-General. I loved how she pwned that bitch Romeyer by just touching her hands to see if she was lying.
Next week looks to be action-packed again, with Cornelia captured and facing Lelouch, Zero and Xingke making some sort of public conference and as well as big baby C.C., LOL.