Surprisingly, the show is actually getting more and more intense rather than continuing on the route of putting out twists and turns like mad. I guess Goro still wants the show to end on a good note than to be labeled as another trainwreck.
Lelouch is finally more… “human”, as I dare to say, and I am pleased to see he isn’t tied down to his sister as much as before, now that she’s declaring herself as his enemy. Suzaku played a big role in doing that I guess, as well as C.C., who returns back to being his only confidante on his true feelings. That short scene of them both in the bedroom was really touching.
Of course, the process of “humanizing” Lelouch comes with at the cost of “demonizing” Schneizel to the max, which we see in this episode as he calmly lies to Nunnally about the casulties sustained in the Pendragon attack, and even killing Cornelia once she finds out his true objectives to kill millions of people to attain his “eternal peace”. Sure, he has his point, but man… he is one scary motherfucker. No wonder Charles was so on-guard towards him despite of Lelouch’s existence.
Nunnally also is a poor victim of Schneizel’s manipulation, but it’s truly a wonder she actually agreed with all his plans, even to the point of “accepting my brother’s sins” by volunteering to be the one to shoot FLEIJA when it comes down to it. Unlike others, I don’t think I can really blame her though, but she should have really thought better of it.
Otherwise, the show is gearing up for the final run, and this episode illustrates it best with the collage of images in the first half, accompanied by hitomi’s wonderful “Innocent Days”. Looks like Viletta and Ohgi had been really active ever since they were reunited.
Next week will be pretty hard I guess. Looks like all the signs point to C.C’s inevitable death. But seriously. A pink Lancelot for her? I really want to kill someone for that now.