When this show was airing, I wasn’t particularly fond of it. But I was looking forward immensely to watching it today. I think it goes to show how horrible the past season of anime was.
Regardless, this episode did not disappoint! We start out fighting Caster’s monster from last time, with Berserker fighting Gilgamesh in midair from the top of a jet. The action was pretty exciting. It was all CG, but I don’t really mind that.
Tohsaka is a Big Poopy-Face
I’ll admit, I was almost feeling sorry for Tohsaka as he bowed and scraped to Gilgamesh. Who exactly is the servant here? But his meeting with Kariya reminded me of what he did to Sakura. After he justifies his actions and thanks Kariya for allowing Sakura to be turned into worm food, I have to agree with Kariya:
I loved this shot, as we see the worms that compose Kariya’s body as he accuses Tohsaka of being an inhuman monster. Have to say I agree with him though.
Tohsaka has an interesting comeback. I fail to see, though, how allowing your body to be overcome by worms qualifies as not taking responsibility. I would say that the first condition of humanity is not responsibility, but empathy, which Tohsaka clearly lacks.
Ryuunosuke!!! Nooooo!!! You were so COOL!
I loved his death scene though. Usually in the villain’s death scene, they see the light and repent. Ryuunosuke’s death has all the trappings of a deathbed conversion. However, what he sees on his deathbed is that his own body can provide the blood and gore he’s lusted after. It’s not a repentance at all, but a confirmation and acceptance of his own identity. I love this. He doesn’t regret anything, but accepts what he’s done, and in his own way, finds joy even in death. By Tohsaka’s definition, Ryuunosuke is a fine specimen of humanity. Let’s hope that Ryuunosuke can enjoy being gored for all eternity in hell.
And of course, I’m looking forward to Caster’s greatest cool!
I am so looking forward to this! If you don’t remember, I spent most of last season complaining about Saber and Lancer and their chivalry and how boring it was. Hehehe… I can’t wait to see how he exploits Lancer’s chivalry!