A sad, sad episode.
God damn, Nina is such a bitch. I wish she’ll be included in the final body count, as misguided as she is.
Orange-kun is kinda awesome now, somehow. I love how he proclaims that “Orange is my sign of loyalty”.
Anya Earlstreim. Is she Lelouch’s real sister? The hints are piling up.
Tamaki provides the comic relief as usual. Man this guy is pretty much useless.
Aw shit, that vampire bastard’s personal squad of Valkyries are all female piloted! Bloody bastard. Such a pity they’ve all been shot down so soon. Come to think of it, this is the only time I’ve seen female piloted Knightmares apart from Kallen, Cornelia, Euphie and Chiba.
Guren Seiten Hakkyokushiki finally lives up to it’s red color scheme. 3x faster anyone?
Bloody bastard getting his just desserts.
The fateful shot.
The Four Holy Swords are now the Two Holy Swords.
Definitely an important episode. Code Geass is surely shaping out to be like CLAMP’s trademark X/1999 manga. It’s hard to deny the similarities already, after Suzaku “kills” Nunnally, the person most important to Lelouch. I guess CLAMP still wants to finish off X/1999, and they’re doing it in style with Code Geass.
I find it really ironic the trigger that made Suzaku shoot FLEIJA was Lelouch’s own Geass, and when he comes to know about it, it’s definitely going to deal him a whole lot more emotional damage to find out he was ultimately the one that “killed” Nunnally.
In fact, the preview of the next episode takes a rather grim tone, with a lot of footage of emo Lelouch and the distinct lack of Jun Fukuyama’s voiceover. Losing Nunnally is going to be really hard to cope for Lelouch.
And finally, here’s an interesting look at the FLEIJA control panel. Radius of effect is roughly 5-8km’s, making it quite a strategic weapon since the radius would be enough to wipe out a good chunk of enemy resistance but not wipe out whole areas outright like nukes. But most importantly, the last listed step of the weapon activation sequence step makes me worry though. Is my “space transfer” theory proving to be correct?
But I guess it still won’t matter in the short term yet. Lelouch is definitely gonna fully blame Suzaku for FLEIJA’s shooting, and Suzaku is going to seriously feel the terrible guilt of being the one who pulled the trigger.