A ballet of Death.
This show does not disappoint. As far as we all know the whole reason for Lelouch is destroyed. Last episode Suzaku betrayed Lelouch. Lelouch quit trying to trust people. He is praying upon the trust that others have. He takes Guilford and uses him as the ultimate double agent. Lelouch now just exists for revenge. Not even Kallen is going to be able to help him out of this. The last time he was brought back from the brink he had something to strive for. His whole reason for doing anything was eliminated because of his mistake. The irony that his geass on Suzaku will lead to the death of Nunnally is strong. Lelouch is death. Any one close to him will die or face destruction.
The Emperor is on his way to Japan and this season is definitely leading to a conclusion. In another of Lelouch’s painful accidents Guilford saves Zero from destruction forcing Zero to live in a world without Nunnally. Nunnally could be alive if Rolo is lying about her death. Since Rolo wanted to kill her he may be lying in saying she is dead. Suzaku’s reaction to this will be interesting. He lost both his princess and Nunally. He really cannot keep pretending that everything will turn out alright when he cannot protect anyone.
The episode is largely a dance between mechs fighting. The music is classical piano. The mood is not justice over evil. Instead it is an epic battle. We are not drawn into loving the victor but witnessing the battle. In that last season you could expect most people to eject and be alright. Ejecting is the thing of the past and most people get immolated. Every with the release of Kallen the fight does not turn to one of Zero’s usual triumphs.
I cannot wait for the next episode.