Code Geass R2 23

Code Geass R2

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.

9 Comments

  1. semtex Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

    Of all the colors in the world why did they pick pink? What happened to green or something, something to match her hair?

  2. Anonymous Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

    I find it highly ironic that the words Lelouch designed for his sister’s benefit essentially caused her to nuke a bitch.

  3. aeriolewinters Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

    It’s a sunrise thing: Pink mechas that for main lead females

  4. Ragna Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    Fuck, I don’t care if it requires another deus-ex-machina, keep CC alive please :(

  5. Halcyon Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

    I disagree with “all signs point to C.C.’s inevitable death”.

    Firstly, she’s immortal. In order for her to die Lelouch has to be the one to kill her.
    Secondly, she hasn’t said either of her 2 quotes yet that has been listed in those bubblegum packages sold in Japan.
    Thirdly, she’s the only character that has explicitly said she’d stay with Lelouch until the very end.

    I think it’s much more likely that Kallen dies than C.C. Especially with the previews of the Gurren’s hand reaching out for Lelouch while Kallen has tears welling up in her eyes. That’s almost parallel to how Shirley died, imo (reaching out her hand for Lelouch).

  6. Onion Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

    @Halcyon

    I’m thinking Lulu’s final plan involves taking C.C.’s code to become immortal. Hence is ‘final gamble’ comment in the next episode preview.

  7. Camario Said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 12:53 am

    I guess they ran out of “girly” colors, but oh well…

    @Halcyon: I believe that so far there is only one gum line for C.C. Putting that aside, you’re probably right about her, but there’s a good chance to see a scene where she “shields” Lelouch from harm…which wouldn’t be an issue under normal conditions but might change if there is a transfer of the Code at some point, referencing what Onion wrote above. There’s also the issue of how immortal bodies do against pseudo-nuclear weapons like FLEIJA/FREYA.

    I’d agree that Kallen has a greater chance of dying, at least going by the preview and the current setup, but I’m hoping that it doesn’t parallel Shirley’s death that much, and that she gets to understand Lelouch despite her superficial killing intent. You could call all this cheap drama, and you would be right…but so what?

    Something completely random or unexpected could still happen in either case though, of course.

  8. le nuage Said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 5:28 am

    You’re wrong…
    It’s not pink but “red”.
    In Japan Pink = Red…
    Just remember the strike rouge (rouge = red in french).

  9. Eggy Said,

    September 17, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

    Why C.C.’s Knightmare is pink: http://i36.tinypic.com/son2m9.jpg

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