This is more like it! The war is finally getting going.
Problem: Your series is slow and filled with talking heads.
This never fails. Unless you’re Guilty Crown.
What a great scene at the hotel. Waver’s teacher is inside, sipping wine in his penthouse suite, confident that no one will reach him through all the traps that have been laid. And no one does. After making sure that everyone has evacuated, Kiritsugu simply levels the entire building. He doesn’t even need his servant or magic to win the Holy Grail war!
Speaking of which, Kirei doesn’t seem to need his servant to win either. If he had gone to fight Gilgamesh himself, I don’t think the result would be quite so one-sided.
I doubt Lancer’s master is dead yet though. Waver’s got to be the one to take down his teacher, and that woman was just introduced. My understanding is that she provides the mana, he provides the command seals. What exactly is their relationship though? They didn’t seem to be on the best of terms. Co-workers at the magic school?
So Chibinium was right last week: Caster thinks Saber is Joan d’Arc.Why? Is is it just because they look the same?
In a universe where King Arthur is present a thousand years after death, however, I’m inclined to think it isn’t a coincidence. Could Saber have been summoned as a Heroic Spirit in France while Caster was alive?
Speaking of which, I wonder why Caster is so obsessed with Joan. Is it because he loves her and wants to serve her once again, or because he loves her and wants to burn her at the stake himself?
Either way, this “Babel Tower of corpses” is going to be fun.
Gilgamesh’s betrayal of Tohsaka is coming into place now. The reason: because he’s “boring.” I have to agree with Gilgamesh for once. Tohsaka certainly is boring.
Kirei’s conversation with Gilgamesh was pretty interesting. What does Kirei wish for? He doesn’t even know himself.
It looks like we’re in for a session of teaming up on Caster next week. I hope he doesn’t die first. He definitely has the potential to spice things up. The teaming up makes you think about the original Fate / Stay Night though: why didn’t Kirei do the same thing to stop Caster and Rider when they began to murder people? I suppose it speaks to his character.