Code Geass R2 19

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GG Tokyo.

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.

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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.

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More emo facial contortions in the aftermath.

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Oh shi…! Schneizel appears on the Ikaruga!

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…. and he brings along a nice present in the form of FLEIJA-equipped Mordred, leaving the OotBK powerless to act freely against him.

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Ahhh~ the inevitable family argument. “GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FAKER!”… and with that, Rollo’s heart is broken.

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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.

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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.

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Hey, who are these two again? I seem to remember them from somewhere vaguely.

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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.

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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.

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Suddenly! Ougi appears and claims, “I have the proof that Schneizel’s claims are true.” Shock!

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In the end… Ougi chooses love over loyalty.

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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?!!”

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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?

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Finally, the confrontation. Zero is brought in front of the OotBK high committees to be judged for his actions.

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Kallen is stunned at Lelouch’s admission. “All this while… you’ve just been using me?!”

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However, Lelouch’s last words as Kallen walks coldly away from him sways her heart. “Kallen, please live on.”

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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.

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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.

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Finally, after receiving what he has wanted the most all this while, Rollo becomes a star in the skies.

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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?!

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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.

31 Comments

  1. AGear2Ax Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 12:12 am

    Maybe Suzaku realized that he’s immortal/invincible because of the “Live Geass” :P and Lelouch is in a position that I always wanted to see in an anime show: “Being alone against the world” and at this point It seems that we will get a “reset ending” via Ragnarok.

  2. dangan Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 12:23 am

    what about C.C.? Lelouch and Rolo ran away and left C.C. behind? I guess Kallen has to take care of her then. I don’t think they are going to do anything bad to her though.

  3. Kinny Riddle Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 12:45 am

    What do you mean you forgot who Milly and Rivalz are? Sure they had no involvement in the plot, but as members of the Ashford Student Council, they somehow still receive plenty of screentime from the producers, especially Milly as the TV anchor.

    The Black Knights were probably right in cutting off ties with Zero after knowing all that was revealed. I’d probably go into mutiny if I find that my commander did all this stuff without me knowing.

    Lulu himself knows and accepts the consequences for not letting his closest subordinates in on his closest secrets. He was already resigned to facing the firing squad when Rollo came and saved Lulu, thus redeeming himself, nearly.

    But HOW CAN YOU LEAVE C.C.-TAN BEHIND!? Well, though she’s lost her memories, at least she’s still immortal, so she probably won’t be harmed. Maybe Kallen will take care of her while Lulu’s in exile.

    OTOH, the Black Knights were stupid to actually make a deal with Schneizel. Do they honestly think Schneizel’s going to live to his promises of handing back Japan? He’ll just reconquer it all over again.

    Though the Emperor is now intent on starting Ragnarok, like its name of Norse mythology origin: to end the world in order for it to be reborn. So there won’t be anything to conquer or be conquered.

  4. Halcyon Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 1:14 am

    Doesn’t Lelouch still have Orange-kun on his side?

    I don’t see Orange-kun defecting because he already knew Lelouch was Zero from a few episodes earlier.

  5. Kanki Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 2:36 am

    @Kinny Riddle

    Sorry to break it to you…but C.C.’s not immortal. Along with her memories, she lost the Geass symbol on her forehead-her code. So she’s in a crapload of danger if the OoBK decide to pick on her for being the closest to Zero and Kallen doesn’t step up to protect her, which hopefully won’t happen.

  6. semtex Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 2:46 am

    It was very honorable thing by Lulu, saying to tOoBK that he was just using Kallen so she wouldn’t be suspected of conspiring with him, effectively cutting all ties with her as well.

    And just like Kinny Ridle said: Do they honestly believe that Schneizel will keep his word?
    Oki I get it that they are upset about Zero’s identity but trusting Schenizel words like that just because he feeded them some info will cost them dearly.

    So for now Lulu’s goal will be having to assemble his closest followers and going for an assassination attempt on the immortal Emperor Charles.

    Ragnarok? End of the world, then be reborn? Will we see that Lulu will be redeemed in the world’s eyes if he stops it?

  7. Megaman0 Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 3:14 am

    Funny how Rolo’s death was a lot more sentimental than Shirley’s the guy was a dick but man that was sad…

  8. manga Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 4:03 am

    I’m more into the beginning of this post. Fuck you Nina you damn freaking idiot. Can someone tell me why she is still alive? She doesn´t deserve to live that freaking bitch.

    RAGE!!

    Now I have to wait a whole week again. Well, atleast there is one thing that is positive with this ep: Lulu can´t love anything else…

  9. Jounin Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 4:25 am

    AGear2Ax, or maybe he heard that the Black Knights were going to trade Lelouch in for Japan’s freedom? Either he thought “Why didn’t I do that when I had the chance?” or all of his sacrifices went to waste.

  10. Camario Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 4:50 am

    Megaman0: I still felt Shirley’s death a lot more. Rolo? He got more than he deserved and I don’t feel anything really positive towards him, other than recognizing his final sacrifice. That’s it.

  11. Guestur Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 5:22 am

    Talking about Seed…. I have a feeling that Suzaku will help Lelouch for some retarded reason, Gundam Seed style. Make the upgraded Lancelot a Justice and we get our rehash. Granted, this makes no sense, and that’s just why it may happen. Just like SchneiselxLelouch end.

  12. yanipheonu Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 5:37 am

    Zomg CC kills me with moe-ness in that picture.

  13. Star Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 5:48 am

    Rivalz/Milly end CONFIRMED

  14. liathgirl Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 7:12 am

    A confrontation between Lelou and Suzaku? The only outcome there will probably be with Suzaku walking away, remember Lelou sucks at fighting he’s the defensive pokemon no one wants but everyone has to have.

    Okay, Rolo has totally made up for killing Shirley, although I wasn’t depressed about that girl’s death, he at least atoned for it. Right? Right? I mean – how painful could Shirley’s death have been? She was shot, she died, end of story right? Rolo suffered a continuous heart attack while fighting to keep Lelou safe. Truly things are so wrong with this picture. I kind of figured that Lelou would want to die, or something like that after Nunally’s death, but in the end – things still look up for us. Smile!

  15. Avisch Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 7:38 am

    LiathGirl:
    Physical pain doesn’t make a difference in the whole discussion. But i understand what you are saying though.

    I liked this episode in that it covered alot. But it also brought hope for a nice resolution with Kallen coming back and Lelouch realziing what he wants to do.
    Gotta love the scene when Lelouch took off his mask. Open confession FTW.

  16. Orange Juice Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    CC-tan thinks Kallen is Lulu-chan’s mistress0.o

    But wow, sunrise really gave Rolo a good ending even though he was acting like a over possesive gigolo all the time.

    Suzaku has gone mad after he realized that all his hoes are dead and that he cant be a pimp without hoes… joking:)

    The series is gunna end in a gundam seed style ending with the best pilots vs the world, suzaku is gunna die cuz hes lulu’s friend. Then theyre gooding to end the story with Gino, Anya, and Lelouch visiting graves. Lelouch will become the emperor of the world and CC is gunna be the first member of his harem.

  17. liathgirl Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 10:07 am

    Okay, double posting will probably get me killed but I just remembered (sadly)

    Rolo saved Lelou, and Kallen’s okay – WHAT ABOUT C.C?! DOESN’T ANYONE CARE ABOUT THE SLAVE-KUN STUCK IN THE DAMN ROOM ALL BY HER LONESOME?!

  18. EvilDevil Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 11:09 am

    Rolo’s death confirms my fears… yaoi fangirls are writting the later scripts… and there is going to be a susakuxlulu ending!!! run for the hills!!!!!!!!

  19. operator Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

    suzaku and lelouch will team up obviously….

  20. du5k Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

    You know, the expression in Lelouch’es eyes changed completely after Rolo saved him. He no longer have the evil in his expression… perhaps from now on, we will see a kinder, stronger Lelouch.

  21. Liizu Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    That episode was so epic it’s not even funny T^T I loved how lulu kept his cool even with all the s*it that came down and openly took his mask off. And how he saved Kallen.
    Agh, Rollo… I’m so happy for him ;_; He really did serve a purpose.
    I really hope that Suzaku didn’t lose it completely^^’ He and Lelouch so need to join forces. That would be perfect.

    PS. If nina doesn’t die soon I’m going to be severly pissed.

  22. dl Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 8:05 pm

    Brilliant episode.

    It’s safe to say that at least Kallen will be by his side until the end! Honestly didn’t expect Rolo to save Lelouch! That was a good sign off for him to be honest despite all thats happened…
    Not much has been explained about what happened to Xingke (and co.) after the FLEIA incident so maybe Lelouch still has them to rely on?
    And yes, Suzaku and Lelouch definitely should end up fighting together, and if it does happen then I’m pretty sure Gino and Anya will help them at some point.

    PS. What of the other Knights of Round?? Not all of them have appeared yet!! Only six episodes left unless another season is on the cards??

  23. Kinny Riddle Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

    Kanki, from which source does it confirm that C.C. is no longer immortal?

    Even before she lost her memories, the code symbol on her forehead was rarely visible unless triggered by some special event, like contact with those who have some Geass connection, like Suzaku and Anya etc. Just from what I observe alone, just because it’s not visible now does not mean she’s not immortal.

    So I’d be most grateful if you can enlighten me if this is official from some magazine or website directly from the folks at Sunrise.

  24. midenz Said,

    August 19, 2008 @ 12:48 am

    the part with kallen was so awesome XD!!

  25. Vaken Said,

    August 19, 2008 @ 2:38 am

    Superb episode!.. kallen was definetly awesome..x)

  26. miasmacloud Said,

    August 19, 2008 @ 7:32 am

    >>koda must be perfectly pleased over the airtime he gets this week.

    I totally am. :D

  27. Capn Said,

    August 19, 2008 @ 8:33 am

    CC is not immortal any more because she needed a fucking bandaid.
    What immortal out there needs a goddamn bandaid!?

  28. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    August 19, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

    On the official website, Nunnally is pronouce dead.

    And if she can die, nobody else is safe anymore. Not Kallen, not Suzaku, not even TianZi.

    NO ONE @_@

  29. Kinny Riddle Said,

    August 20, 2008 @ 12:45 am

    C.C. being immortal doesn’t mean she doesn’t bleed. So the band-aid argument still doesn’t convince me anything, sorry.

  30. SinSnakeZ Said,

    August 20, 2008 @ 6:51 am

    It does means that she is not immortal anymore as she normally heals her wounds at an instant without a band-aid. Now she requires a band-aid just to stop her bleeding pretty much means that she is mortal.

    And the code on the forehead is always visible just hidden beneath her hair most of the time. It always has been visible from the very first episode. To accompany this is the evidence that Charles’ code is visible on his palm.

  31. peachzeldagirl Said,

    August 22, 2008 @ 8:01 am

    With the series taking its turns I don’t know how this will end.

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