This was clearly Fam’s most effective role yet. She should begin a career in child care.
Aside from that, of course, she was beyond obnoxious. In a period of several minutes, she managed to tell her host that the palace was ugly, complain about her food, and call the empress a little girl. Ah, Fam. Millia, what were you thinking when you invited her? You should have just gone with Giselle.
Fam is also absurdly ungrateful. What does Fam do when Millia finds new supporters in Ades? Does she welcome them with open arms? No, she complains that they weren’t there before.
Then there’s the war council. Of course, these diplomats are not very tactful, to say the least, calling for the brutal death of Millia’s sister in her presence.
But how does Fam react?
By telling everyone to get along! Didn’t they all gather here for peace, after all?
Fam. You just listened to a lengthy conversation on the plans to defend a fortress. How did you think they were going to defend it? By winning a race? This is a war council, not a peace conference. You think everyone should just get along with the people who are in the middle of conquering territory and slaughtering innocent people? I fully support Dian’s friend who told Fam that children should be seen and not heard.
Even Millia and Giselle are embarrassed for you, Fam.
But at least Fam is good at taking care of kids.
Aside from Fam, this was mostly a buildup episode. I can’t say I particularly like the direction this rebellion is taking things: there’s no moral ambiguity anymore. The oppressed people are good, the scary guy awakening the slumbering super weapon on the north pole is probably evil.
I think the most interesting question that remains is how Millia will deal with the people displaced from Turan. The whole situation seems quite similar to the Palestinian / Israeli conflict. Somehow I think Millia will just invite them back and everyone will live together happily, though…
A few random points: Vincent has always been a man of lofty ambitions.
And somehow evil laughs are simply funny rather than menacing if you deliver them in the middle of a blizzard.