So, apparently I completely missed an episode. Sorry about that. I’ll discuss the final two episodes at once instead.
Overall, it was a good finale. The battle was particularly excellent, especially before they got inside the Exile. The arrival of the reinforcements was especially well executed.
Fam’s extended monologue was painful, but that’s expected. Really, I only have one big complaint.
Luscinia’s plan doesn’t make any sense. Maybe someone can explain it to me.
So my understanding is that his plan is the exact same as Schneizel’s from Code Geass: if anyone fights a war, blow them to kingdom come. As basically every other character in the show points out, this plan is not a peace at all so much as an occupation by a tyrant.
Well, his original plan is dumb, but I can at least see the logic behind it. But then, in the final episode, it turns out he knew the ship would quickly fall apart and his plan would fail. He just hands over the empress after listening to Fam’s long, dumb monologue.
If you knew your plan would fail, THEN WHY DID YOU DO IT IN THE FIRST PLACE?!!! I don’t get it at all. If he’s as utilitarian as he claims in wanting to create world “peace”, then surely he would calculate that wiping an entire nation off the face of the earth was not an acceptable cost for a plan that would surely fail.
Apparently it was his and the empress’ dream to go to space… or something… but that failed too. Why couldn’t he have just borrowed Al’s Exile?
I like how Dian took out an entire squadron of Guild starfish with a single pistol shot.
And what were Fam and Giselle thinking to go up against Lusciana, a knife wielding master killer, alone and on foot?
If there’s one thing this show did right, it’s the scenery.
What happened to Lavie? Her voice is completely different, and the way she’s hanging onto Claus is somewhat disturbing. I guess she grew up, but then she should at least get clothes for an adult…
Teddy makes his final appearance. You will be missed, Teddy! I missed him enough in the second half of the show when he never showed up, though.