Oh god, Sunrise is seriously going the way of epic dorama, with a dash of CLAMP-ness included in to it.
On a sidenote, the best R2 blog has gotta be Code Trainwreck.
Addendum: Oh god sorry for the slip up in the episode numbers. I fail. I fucking fail.
WHAT. THE. FUCK. DID YOU NOT ONLY NOW REALIZE HOW FUCKING POWERFUL YOUR FUCKING BOMB WAS, YOU FUCKING TABLE-HUMPING BITCH? Please. Trying to act ignorant is just really bad taste. Really, really bad taste. It’s like Oppenheimer saying “whoops, I didn’t realize those bombs were that fucking powerful. I’m soooo swoowyyyy sob sob sob.” after bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
More emo facial contortions in the aftermath.
Oh shi…! Schneizel appears on the Ikaruga!
…. and he brings along a nice present in the form of FLEIJA-equipped Mordred, leaving the OotBK powerless to act freely against him.
Ahhh~ the inevitable family argument. “GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FAKER!”… and with that, Rollo’s heart is broken.
What the fuck, Tamaki? What the fuck? I am really ROFL’ing at how he seems to overvalue himself so much, and how that he manages to do that with the best timings ever.
Now that’s a strange pairing to see. Suzaku and Orange-kun talking to each other. Well, nothing productive was ever exchanged though. I do admire Jeremiah’s loyalty as he continues on looking for Nunnally, despite the slim chances.
Hey, who are these two again? I seem to remember them from somewhere vaguely.
Schneizel drops two, okay three bombshells; Zero was his brother… and the one he loved and feared the most, and finally Zero’s been using Geass.
Tamaki inevitably tries to deny it as much as he can. I think that’s the single most remotely useful thing he’s ever done this season to date.
Suddenly! Ougi appears and claims, “I have the proof that Schneizel’s claims are true.” Shock!
In the end… Ougi chooses love over loyalty.
And Tamaki, after doing the first ever useful thing he’s did in the season, RAAAGES at how useless it was in the end. “OH GOD WHY DOES EVERYONE BUT ME GET THE GIRLS?!!”
Ahhh… a sweet moment between Lelouch and C.C. Will this be the last time they’ll ever speak to each other in this way?
Finally, the confrontation. Zero is brought in front of the OotBK high committees to be judged for his actions.
Kallen is stunned at Lelouch’s admission. “All this while… you’ve just been using me?!”
However, Lelouch’s last words as Kallen walks coldly away from him sways her heart. “Kallen, please live on.”
Thankfully for Lelouch, the bullets do not hit him as Rollo saves him, but at the cost of repeatedly using his Geass. Despite knowing the deadly price he pays, Rollo surges on, tempered only by his love for Lelouch.
Rollo’s sacrifice has paid off greatly, Lelouch is safe for the meantime. Truly like brothers, Lelouch finally accepts Rollo’s desperate feelings before it’s too late.
Finally, after receiving what he has wanted the most all this while, Rollo becomes a star in the skies.
Meanwhile, Suzaku, after a day’s contemplation at the site that used to be Tokyo city, finally laughs out loud maniacally. What has he realised?!
And Lelouch, as to not waste Rollo’s determination, decides to face off with his ultimate enemy, his own father. However, he has lost nearly everything he has had. What will he do to face such a monstrous opponent?
As an aftermath episode, this was truly a way more better episode than I thought it would be. Schneizel proves to be the most successful trickster, singlehandedly turning the OotBK against Lelouch via truths tempered with a good dose of hyperbole and theatrics. koda must be perfectly pleased over the airtime he gets this week.
Lelouch himself is also dealt many severe blows this episode, from coming in to terms with his “sister’s death” to having all his efforts and achievements denied by mere suspicion. The most surprising thing for me was still Rollo’s sacrifice for him, which finally causes him to realise that he still has a objective to live for, and not just to waste away after failing to save his dear “sister”.
In fact, Rollo’s role in the episode almost nearly redeemed him for me. While I can never forgive him for killing Shirley, but his single-minded devotion and love towards Lelouch, even if the other party was merely making use of it all this while, remains admirable in my books, and in death, he has finally served a grand purpose, rather than just remained in infamy permanently. R.I.P Rollo.
And now, with all his forces gone and identity discovered along with his powers, what will be Lelouch’s next action? And what has Suzaku changed in to, after killing so many people with his own hands? I sure hope the producers are keeping to their words and make this one the last in series. I’m expecting some epic Suzaku vs Lelouch showdown, Gundam SEED style.