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Summary:

With Euphemia’s announcement in effect, Suzaku reports to her that over 200,000 people have applied for the Specially Administrated Japan. Euphemia attributes Suzaku being here as the representative of the Japanese people to why everyone believes in this new place, but Suzaku thinks that it’s because of Euphemia’s proclamation. When she tells him that she’ll be needing his help for various things from now on, he at first answers with his usual “Yes, Your Highness,” but her disapproving look cuts him off and causes him instead just to say yes. The television news is meanwhile reporting that this Special Administrative Zone will be a first for Britannia and is Euphemia’s own idea. In addition, tomorrow’s ceremony for this will be broadcast all over the world. At school, Nina tells herself that she’ll go with what Euphemia says. Schneizel is meanwhile complimenting Euphemia to Cornelia, and he talks about how this helps them with the Area 11 terror groups and public order. Cornelia says that she is personally opposed, but she’s still going to get the public policy moving as the Governor-General.

As for the Kyoto group, they don’t think that a Specially Administrated Japan is a bad thing, and Kirihara feels that this concession came about because of their resistance efforts. One of the others notes that he heard Kirihara had been promised a position in the new zone, but Kaguya is more concerned about what Zero and the Black Knights are going to do. At that time, the senior officers of the Black Knights are discussing how they’re losing supporters and members. Diethard attributes it to how there’s no risk in the new zone unlike in the Black Knights. They know that Kyoto is going to cooperate, but Kallen doesn’t believe in the promised equality. All this reminds Ougi of the conversation he had with Villetta about her wanting to enter the new zone. Because of this, he wonders to the group about participating in the new zone because it doesn’t conflict with what Zero’s been saying. However, Nagisa Chiba says that they could be disarmed under the pretext of peace, and Toudou feels that they would lose their independence. Diethard, however, notes that if they don’t participate, they would become enemies of freedom and equality.

In town, Lelouch gets dropped off by Rivalz so that he can meet with Shirley for some shopping. Both of them see and hear a noble beating a Japanese with his cane because he believes that the inferior people should obey the superior ones. Lelouch interrupts and uses his powers on the man’s bodyguard to get him to go away. When the noble tries to stop his bodyguard, Lelouch says that the noble has mistaken a borrowed strength for the noble’s own ability. He is about to GEASS the noble to go die, but Lelouch ends up quickly shutting his left eye right as Rivalz steps in to defuse the situation. Watching from nearby Shirley saw how Lelouch saved the Eleven, but she questions why he was with Euphemia before. She realizes that it is dangerous for her to get too involved with this. Returning home later, Lelouch tells Nunnally that Shirley never ended up coming and didn’t contact him. Nunnally notices that he’s worried and asks if it’s about Euphemia. He takes the chance to ask his sister if she likes Euphemia, and Nunnally says that she does. When she asks him the same question back, Lelouch says that he liked Euphemia.

The next day is the day of the ceremony, and the news reports state that there are many Japanese here in the arena and even more gathered outside. All attention seems focused on how Zero isn’t there, but he soon appears standing on top of the Gawain right as Euphemia is about to being the ceremony. Kirihara isn’t so sure what’s Zero intends to do and thinks to himself that everything is over if it’s found out that Zero is really a Britannian prince. To Euphemia’s surprise, Zero says that he wants to talk with her privately. Although Euphemia’s men don’t find any weapons on Zero, Suzaku still thinks that he’s dangerous and wants to come too. Nevertheless, Euphemia says that it’s okay and asks Suzaku to believe in her. They go inside her command vehicle, and she turns off all the cameras so that he can take off his mask. After doing so, Lelouch pulls out a ceramic and bamboo needle gun that wasn’t found by the earlier detector. Euphemia doesn’t think that Lelouch will shoot, and he agrees with her because she’ll be the one who will be shooting.

Back outside, Suzaku suddenly gets a flash in his head of the GEASS symbol and then turns around to see a green figure materializing beside the Gawain. Inside, C.C. notes that Suzaku can see it and wonders if it’s because of indirect contact and what happened on the island or if it’s because of that person. Because of this, she gets out of the Gawain. Meanwhile, noting that this ceremony is being broadcast across the world, Zero proposes that Euphemia shoot him. He thinks that if she surprise attacks him, Zero would become a martyr and her own popularity would plummet. This causes Euphemia to question what Lelouch is joking about. She wants to make Japan with him, but he feels that she’d be the same as Clovis if she forces it unilaterally. He plans to be revived miraculously and explains that people are weak to miracles. Right as Lelouch is saying that a messiah must be one person and that the people will know she’s an impostor, he experiences pain in his left eye. At the exact same moment, C.C. is trying to question Suzaku about something and gets the same pain.

The GEASS symbol on top of C.C.’s head lights up, and when Suzaku goes over to see what’s wrong, he touches her shoulder. This results in him seeing another set of visions similar to last time, except that now he’s also shown an image of Marianne. After Suzaku collapses, Euphemia’s guards rush over and also see C.C.’s GEASS symbol. Their eyes all turn red, and they experience visions that cause them to fall to the ground. Back inside the vehicle, Euphemia tries to help Lelouch, but he swats her away and tells her not to pity him any more. He opens his GEASS-active eye as he calls out her full name, but Euphemia stops him by saying that she gave up that name – she has relinquished her right to succeed the throne. Lelouch thinks that she did it for his sake, but Euphemia laughs and explains that she did it for Nunnally. She reveals how Nunnally had said that as long as she could be with her brother, she didn’t need anything else. That’s what led Euphemia to this decision. Lelouch calls her an idiot for doing this, but his tone has changed and he says that she was always Euphie before she was vice-Governor-General and a princess.

Euphemia then holds her hand out to Lelouch so that they can promise to work together. Although he says that she was the worst enemy for him, he shakes her hand and calls this her victory. The two then get to talking about how he was trying to get her to shoot him, and Lelouch reveals that no one can defy him if he gives a serious order. He says that it can be any order, but since Euphemia thinks he’s joking, Lelouch insists that it’s true. Turning towards her, he says that, for example, if he orders her to kill the Japanese, it would have nothing to do with her own will. Suddenly, however, Euphemia comes under the influence of GEASS and her eyes light up red. Although she tries to resist the order, she soon falls to its control. Knowing that his GEASS eye is active now, Lelouch realizes that he has become the same as Mao in that he’s unable to turn it off. He then tries to get Euphemia to forget the order, but she picks up his ceramic gun and runs out.

Around this time, Schneizel is calling General Bartley to say that he’ll be returning to the home country by the end of the day. Bartley reports that their experiment’s intelligence is limited to Area 11, so Schneizel suggests that they talk with the Rosenberg Laboratory. When the communication arrives, he wants it sent to him with the experimental machine. Bartley then mentions the ruins on the island, but Schneizel is thinking more about how everything will go well thanks to Euphemia. By this time, Euphemia has run back onto stage and asks the Japanese people if they could die. She wants them to commit suicide, but when she realizes that they won’t, she orders her soldiers to exterminate everyone and cheerily announces a massacre. Hearing this, Darlton immediately orders all the microphones and cameras to be turned off. Zero then rushes onto the stage to stop Euphemia, but two Britannian guards get in his way. He opens the slit on his mask to GEASS them, but before he can do that, he sees Euphemia shoot a man in the audience. When she orders her soldiers to hurry to kill everyone, Darlton questions what she’s doing and tells her to stop. Euphemia responds by shooting Darlton in the abdomen, and although she immediately apologizes to him, she also says that she has to exterminate all of the Japanese.

Suzaku wakes up around this time to the sound of screaming and gunfire. He tries to stop the soldiers and is shocked to learn that Euphemia was responsible for the order. Running through the bloody stands, Lelouch calls for Euphemia to stop and realizes that this is all because of his GEASS. A dying woman grabs ahold of him, but Lelouch now knows that he’s not the savior or a messiah. As she breathes her last breaths, the woman tells him that he’s their only hope. Feeling that he’s been burdened, Lelouch then runs into a wounded Darlton in the hallway. Pointing his gun, Darlton questions what Zero did to Euphemia, but he collapses soon after. Outside the arena, there is mass confusion even amongst the Black Knights, and images of the incident are breaking through the normal news broadcast thanks to Diethard. After Lelouch gets back onboard the Gawain, C.C. comments on how she’s surprised with this, but Lelouch says that it wasn’t him. Turning around, C.C. sees that Lelouch’s GEASS eye remains active and realizes what happened earlier. Elsewhere, the Emperor of Britannia laughs evilly with all that’s going on whereas Schneizel is shocked when he learns the news.

The rest of the Kyoto group has noticed that Euphemia is different compared to how she was up until now, and they talk about how they’re the only ones left. Kaguya finds it shameful that after everything, they consider themselves most important. When the men tell her that they remain for the sake of Japan, she asks what they plan to do if only they remain. She then questions what the point of the Kyoto group is if they don’t act now. Back at the arena, the Avalon arrives to pick Suzaku up and he then launches onboard the Lancelot. He doesn’t think that Euphemia could have ordered the massacre and is determined to find her. As Lelouch watches the Britannian forces break through the wall towards the rest of the Japanese population, he decides that the only thing he can do now is to make the most of this. After destroying an oncoming fleet of aircraft with the Gawain’s cannons, he starts giving orders to the Black Knights. After explaining that Euphemia has become their enemy and that the Special Administrative Japan was a trap to lure them out, he says that he wants them to destroy the Britannian military and to hurry to save the Japanese. As Lelouch sheds a tear with his now perma-GEASS left eye, he orders them to find and kill Euphemia.

Preview:

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Even though I knew that this episode would be called “Bloodstained Euphie,” I hadn’t been expecting her to personally go out and start slaughtering people. That just made it even harder and more frustrating to watch since I liked her character. I mean, here she was having finally gotten through to her brother Lelouch, and then what amounted to an accident changed everything. A part of me had hoped that she would survive to the end of the series, but that just doesn’t seem possible now unless they find a way to get rid of the GEASS control on her mind. If that doesn’t happen, then she’ll continue her path of blood and violence until someone kills her. I personally think that it would be fitting if she went after Suzaku because he’s Japanese, and then he was forced to kill her because of the GEASS order to live that Lelouch gave him from before.
Actually, for everything not working out for Lelouch, everything actually worked out very well for Zero. I make that distinction because Lelouch had agreed to work together with Euphemia, but it’s Zero as the head of the Black Knights who profited the most from Euphemia going berserk. With all those dead Japanese, Zero’s now got plenty of reason to rally his troops against the Britannian forces. Still, Lelouch really shouldn’t have used that example about killing the Japanese when he was talking to Euphemia, but I guess there was no way he could have known that his GEASS activated. The root of the problem goes back to C.C. and Lelouch both experiencing pain at roughly the same time, and it’s still not clear to me why that happened. Nor do I understand why the image of Marianne appeared when Suzaku touched C.C. again. It would seem that much would be explained if and when we learn more about C.C.’s background.
I also want to go back to how shocked Schneizel looked after what Euphemia did. Certainly he was plotting through Euphie’s plan, but that look he had seemed so genuine that I keep thinking that he’s not as evil as he initially appeared. The Emperor, on the other hand, seems to know what’s going on and really is as bad as initially thought. Then again, that’s hard to say for sure since there’s so much mystery surrounding the Emperor. I wonder how much of a conclusion we’ll get with these characters in the next three episodes and what will be saved for next season. Next week is the final regular broadcast episode since the air-dates of episodes 24 and 25 are still undecided. Regardless of when that is, I get the feeling that things won’t end well…

March 22, 2007 at 5:01 pm
269 comments »
  • March 24, 2007 at 2:08 amjinto12

    this show is awesomeeeee. also i think this might a motiff for the chinese fed and EU to attack britannia.

  • March 24, 2007 at 3:35 amKannie

    OMGOSH~! Over 200 posts~!! This must be the longest comments post ever….well, that I’ve seen~!! LoL~! ;)

  • March 24, 2007 at 4:20 ampakxenon

    Oh man… with this episode, I don’t know how to rank the three biggest debuts of Fall 06. T______T

    Emperor: “JUST AS PLANNED!!!!!!!!”

    Omni, when’s the spring preview? There will be no double Haruhi entry as far as I can tell.

  • March 24, 2007 at 4:23 amfarklol

    Holy crap. Pizza Hut supports genocide!

  • March 24, 2007 at 4:39 amtyllon

    It will be interesting to see a pizza hut pizza on the table in no. 09 or 10 picture.

  • March 24, 2007 at 4:46 amDarlek

    All children, repeat after me:

    Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy!

  • March 24, 2007 at 5:26 amreith

    wow..Euphemiator
    this is why I love Code Geass so much! Such a great twist..I think more suprises will come and this just season 1! Gogo Code Geass!

  • March 24, 2007 at 6:36 amKerfirou

    damn,now I really wanted to know who the scriptwriter is. this one sure is a great twist.
    Ireally wanted to know the genius who write this scenario.

  • March 24, 2007 at 6:58 amChanin

    OMG now she will keep killing japanese!!!!!

    DIE SUZAKU DIE!!!

  • March 24, 2007 at 7:38 amキラ訓

    This anime never fail to surprise me
    I have always been a fan of Euphie. I hope she doesn’t get a tragic ending.

  • March 24, 2007 at 7:59 amKaede

    Yep, Code Geass is the best for this season!
    Just come here to randomly babbling about my thought. Im not looking forward to next epi as much as this epi. Not because im no more interested but i really feel heavy about it. I think i way too much about it & i really take it seriously. At least with sorrow, i hope the agony of Lulu will stop at here. He really is a very miserable character. Not to mention it, he cant talks all this things he encountered to others. You know, its painful when you cant tells everyone else but keeps it in your heart and besides that’s all big deals. Thats why he always throwing his tantrum to C.C. who’s the one knowing his true identity. I wonder when will he burst in one day…

  • March 24, 2007 at 8:01 amJoshua

    I feel the same thing that its (hard and frustrating to watch since I liked her character)

  • March 24, 2007 at 10:06 amkaplan

    well alot happened. but one tnihg is bothering me;suzaku will be a geass user or not.cause in episode 1 lulu see an image above the truck and this time suzaku sees too this item. (like c.c’s shadow or hologram.) and c.c says: he is also ? i think this is possible if so what kind of geass he is obtains and from who?. mao has mind reading. lulu has absolute orders and.suzaku wa? and one last thing lulu has using only left eye but mao has a 2 eye geass. in future lulus geass power growing to two eyes ? well in the end we must wait.

    but im sure one thing. sunrise doing a really good job and i will hope this shows continue to suprise me.

    take care dear lulu fans :P

  • March 24, 2007 at 11:33 amzalem

    Unfortunately I don’t think lulu’s torture will end here. He’s got a whole 2nd season to go through all sorts of horrible situations. Poor boy…

  • March 24, 2007 at 11:34 amhoho

    May be Suzaku ‘s Geass (if he has one) is SEED Mode. :P
    Just saw sub version, very awesome but also very sad. T T
    Geass Rules!

  • March 24, 2007 at 2:11 pmGuren_X

    Yeah Geass Rules!!!!!!!

  • March 24, 2007 at 2:18 pmNinjikiran

    well someones dieing next week or in the next 2 weeks. I can almost gaurentee it… if not i’ll treat everyone to Pizza Hunt

  • March 24, 2007 at 2:22 pmIchinisanjigobrokichhachkewjew!

    WHERE”S MY PIZZA?

  • March 24, 2007 at 2:57 pmSyaoran Li

    OK, Lelocuh or Euphemia will die at the end of this season… maybe Yuffie

  • March 24, 2007 at 3:32 pmzalem

    No way Lelouch is dying. There’s a whole 2nd season to go and he’s the main character. He’s very dead at the end of season 2 though. Really don’t want him to die, but I just don’t see them keeping him alive. Hope he takes down that bastard emperor with him when he goes though. As for Euphie….eh…well I read the spoilers so I know what’s going to happen to her…

  • March 24, 2007 at 3:53 pmlulu

    hmm… i wonder if nina is gonna start killing japanese cuz yuffie said so…

    anyways, i hope they’re gonna keep kaguya and lelouch alive for the second season, they’re my favorite characters, and kaguya hasn’t even had many appearances yet…

  • March 24, 2007 at 4:38 pmKurisuViBritannia

    Wow, just watched it. That was one of the most intensive episodes yet, this anime surely has some of the greatest potential i’ve seen in an anime for a longtime. I hope the rest of this season and the next season is just as good.

  • March 24, 2007 at 7:07 pmSom1

    @ Ninjikiran, You better keep on that promise!!!
    Anyways… I watched the subs as well and im still shocked. Also, Euphie just might have to die to turn off the geass, but if that were to happen and Euphie did die, the probably Lulu would kill himself or the like around the second season.
    P.S. this is just my opinion so…

  • March 24, 2007 at 8:00 pmRickaZ

    Nina killing japanese ROTFL really that was a nice one… wow this is by far the largest record of commments on a episode in this website!

    oh and I love lulu, you just have to love the character, he’s a tragedy-magnet… oh and people this still isn’t over, we’re still waiting Orange-kun to join the oarty… and I know something’s gotta have to happen to Nalany,

    Fare thee well, Euphy, you are going to be the first major character to die in the series….

  • March 24, 2007 at 8:11 pmleahcimccc

    =_= omg im watching it right now but its only uploaded to 15 minutes right about where those 3 guys go to stop CC… the suspense is killing me so much right now but damn its like the first episode again they havent shown much gore for awhile until now

  • March 24, 2007 at 9:08 pmifool

    FUCK MOTHER FUCKER IM PISSED L;AKSH;DFLKHASLDFHL
    shouldnt of told her ANYTHING! fuck hasnt even told nunally yet -_-
    and hes fckn arrogant enuff to kill euphie now?!
    LIKE THE HELL? OMG i have so much to say but im just so PISSED!
    the only way lelouch can REALLY redeem himself is to kill himself and tell everyone
    what happened !laskjdf’
    like fuck!?
    i think he might die on the last ep or FAKE die -_-
    liKE FUCK im pissed OMG A;SDFHKLAHS;DFH
    stupid stupid STUPID

  • March 24, 2007 at 9:25 pmtyllon

    how about the season end this way:
    1. lulu fake his own death.
    2. C2 give suzaku geass.
    3. suzaku took over lulu position to be the new zero and lead the war.
    4. when lulu comes back in S2, he will be saying this, “you can’t kill the messiah”
    (with reference to some game) haha… this is meant to be a joke…

  • March 24, 2007 at 9:59 pmKurisuViBritannia

    ifool, grow up.

  • March 24, 2007 at 10:09 pmJuvyniled

    It wasn’t intentional even if he was responsible.

    If Suzaku does receive Geass, it’ll likely be an enhancement on his physical abilities. I can really only wonder if Suzaku will ever interact with C.C.

    Likely, the second season will feature Lelouch once again as the main character. I doubt however that the “Zero” character will be around. I suspect that he’ll kill off his alternative personality to settle matters once in for all, and that will in fact be the big cliffhanger that we can expect. After that, it is all suspect as to what goes on in the next season, but it will likely revolve around the emperor and Geass.

    Lelouch isn’t ever going to die. Not that I absolutely love his character, but he is really driving everything at this point. Unless they make the second season a more general view of what everyone does, it’ll be all Lelouch.

  • March 24, 2007 at 11:13 pmLoon

    Oh wow, Euphie is going die :(
    i cant watch

  • March 25, 2007 at 2:18 amSyaoran Li

    Yeah!! Euphie has to die, why you say? Becasue lelocuh joke was “kill japanese” and there isn’t only one, two, one hundred or one thpusend… so, nothing can’t stop Yuffie off killing until someone take her life…

    Ohh yeah SUNRISe, don’t screw this up!!

  • March 25, 2007 at 4:14 ampinkharo

    I suddenly thought that maybe Suzaku could be the one having the power to neutralise the power of Geass, in this case, perhaps Euphie need not die. He could end up being the true Messiah saving Euphie, Lulu or even C.C.

    Of course, I agreed with Tyllon’s comment. I don’t deny the possibility of Suzaku receiving the power of Geass from C.C. most probably to save Lelouch while Lelouch faked his death and gone on the run.

    Another possibility could be, since the title of the season is Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. The next season can be named as Code Geass: ‘Suzaku of the Messiah’ or something on the line. I’m joking with the title in case someone didn’t like it :P.

  • March 25, 2007 at 6:20 amobethx

    @Saviour: if you can even read to this comment—Dalton is Cornilia’s right hand man, most likely Lulu asked him about his mother’s assassination.

    *All: this is really a record of how popular this ep is, just by the number of comments submitted.

    Hopefully Orange-kun wont get killed this season, but live on to the next.

  • March 25, 2007 at 8:20 amKroo

    holy shi..i just hope Euphie will survive till the end of the show but i guess the odds are against her ;_;

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:02 amqwertypoiuy

    wow over 230 comment i think that is a new record
    episode was great

  • March 25, 2007 at 10:10 amXant

    CRAP MY HEART STOPPED FOR A SECOND WHEN THE MASSACRE BEGAN!!! TOO MUCH FOR MY HEART OMFGGGG

  • March 25, 2007 at 11:08 amiRoar

    i donno if anyone mention this yet but my speculation is that in S2 Lulu could porlly be like a major/minor char like Kira in GSD since he’ll porlly be tramatized about his geass power and all since hes hurting everyone around,and porlly stay low with C.C and Nunally or sumthing and come out later in the series of S2. AND porlly Suzaka will be the main char like Athun…trying to figure out the mystery of the empire and stuff….

  • March 25, 2007 at 1:12 pmRickaZ

    @iRoar I hope your asumptions are wrong

    this is by far the best episode of the whole Fall 2006 season, and the 2007 year, I’ve watched this episode 50 time by now, rushing some things to find out more details about the episode and all myc conclusions:

    >Suzaku has something to do with Lelouch mother’s death, it’s by far 2 times he’s has seen her while in contact with C.C. altough we could say that the fisrt time it was just b/c lulu was in contact as well.
    >somwething is off with Vilieta (sp?) I think she got her memory back but it’s just pretending she hasn’t to infiltrate more. another point is that she is one of the people that can acuse lulu of being Zero and using geass eventough she doesn’t have strong proofs to back her statement
    >Orange-kun is almost finished and with the things as they are right now… this mean NO GOOD at all
    >Ougi well now he’s been proved wroing things will go from bad to worse, if what I think about vielete is true anyway
    >Euphy is a goner. period. good bye and say hi to the afterlife
    >Lelouch wil probaly dissapear by the end of this season (probaly with C.C.) telling everybody (or plainly just Suza and/or Nunalany) that it was all his fault w/e
    >the Geas ordes wil clash, it isn’t only Euphy’s and Suza’s what about Orange-kun’s “protect Suza with all your strength” since the wall-scratching-girls stills at it, Orange-kun order wil still going on.
    >V.V. is a guy
    >Schneizel isn’t such a good guy as I first deemed it to be while watchingb this epi, he might be shocked b/c he now found another enemy in the throne line
    >the emperor knows it, Zero=lelouch, and is the main responsible for Marianne’s death.
    >C.C. knows something we don’t DUH and it has to do with the promise between lulu and her, she might be seeking revenge on the empire b/c the empire had killed almost all her race (you know that thing about the flash back in the battle, where a lot of people like C.C. were being destroyed…
    >btw who was that crying girl…?
    >Kaguya is going nto die too….
    >this blooshed may en the next epi….
    >Cornelia isn’t as good as the previous episodes were portraying her………
    >Zero will die, the series is called Lelouch of the Rewbelion, which means lelouch will live but the legend of Zero will only stand if ‘Zero’ dies honorably

  • March 25, 2007 at 1:59 pmFlareKnight

    Wow….just wow. There are hardly words to describe the horror that was unleashed in this episode. Oh I thought it was incredible and give the writers congrats on such a massive job they did there. Hard to even know where to begin since so much happened here.

    I feel terrible for Euphie. She had her faults, was naive and impulsive but she didn’t deserve this. It’s almost like we were watching Lelouch kill her mind, her being with that geass. Sure she’s technically still alive runnign around the area shooting people left and right. But I really feel like we watched who she was die right there. Fighting desperately against the geass to stop what was going to be a terrible event. Even worst was this was a complete accident, coming from a relaxed kind of conversation. Reminds me of the last episode where Lelouch pointed out that even if he messed up in the festival no one would die. But here we saw it, he messed up more than he ever has and so many people paid the cost. I know it was an accident and he would never have wanted this to happen but it has and now he’ll have to carry that burden.

    He tried so hard to stop Euphie, to make her ignore the command to stop it from happening. In the end all he could do was watch the slaughter and have Zero get a great chance. While Lelouch will be broken up over this event, Zero has gotten everything he needed. An incredible reason for the entire country to support him and a chance to deal a great blow to Britannia’s power in Japan.

    The event with Suzaku and CC really makes you wonder what’s going on with Suzaku. CC gave her theories of why he was able to know she was in there but we didn’t get to find out since Lelouch’s geass acting up caused her pain as well. Lots of questions about Suzaku, CC, and Lelouch’s mother and how everyone is related in this.

    Really wonder if it’s possible for Suzaku to die in this show. I mean he had a knightmare shooting at him and apparently got through without a problem. Seems the end of Euphemia will come by Suzaku’s hand. While it would make some sense for Lelouch to finish her off and release her from the pain he has caused. Watching Euphie’s geass to kill Japanese and Suzaku’s geass to survive clash could be even harder on him. If Suzaku killed Euphemia it would really leave him broken and if Lelouch saw this it would hurt him even more. The deaths of the people, Euphie’s suffering and Suzaku’s on top of everything.

    What an incredible episode, I felt terrible for so many characters at the end of this. Lelouch is and will be suffering from his mistake for the rest of his life. He can’t change what he has done so at least he’ll use what’s happened to try and finish things with Britannia. Euphie I feel is dead in who she used to be, physically she’s alive though how long is open for debate. I don’t think it will ever end for her. Even if she gets taken away that desire to kill the Japanese may always be there, in the end she’s really gone I feel. Like that girl and the wall, as long as that wall is there she’ll keep going at it. Suzaku is going to have to deal with this situation and perhaps not know who to be fighting. The Black Knights will be an opponent, trying to find Euphie, and dealing with whatever soldiers decide to follow that order a little too closely. A great episode, but terribly sad at the same time.

    I really can’t wait for the black knights to tear those soldiers apart. Kallen for sure will take care of it and will go in with a rage once she sees the bodies. Who the hell would follow such an order? Plus taking the opportunity to kill Suzaku, a knight and a honourary Britannian.

  • March 25, 2007 at 3:05 pmSyaoran Li

    Damn you SUNRISE… becasue after episode 23, how many days we’ll be wonderign about th end of this first season… and don’t mention the second one.

  • March 25, 2007 at 5:28 pmkeith

    my God there is alot of comments

  • March 25, 2007 at 7:26 pmninjikiran

    Cornelia looked pissed lol

  • March 25, 2007 at 7:34 pmFlareKnight

    Yeah I can imagine Cornelia being a bit upset. Everything has gone to hell out there.

  • March 25, 2007 at 8:36 pmTKL

    Well. You guys realize that Japanese company is making this anime. So,I am fairly convinced that Lulu will indeed free Japan from britannia therefore he will not die anytime soon. Also, that would indicate that Suzaku will not prevail against Lelouch as long as he serves britannia like a dog. And yes. I am lulu fanboy but I think your hopeful thinking of Lelouch’s death really won’t happen anytime soon.

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:01 pmFlareKnight

    Well obviously Lelouch isn’t going to die soon. Will he die by the end of the second season? Maybe. If he takes down Britannia his life may end in the second season. After all he has done even by accident this time, those deaths are on him. Of course Japan is going to be liberated, but as we’ve seen it won’t be at a small cost.

    Lelouch and Suzaku both made their choices. How the next episodes will play out should be very interesting.

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:24 pmWerewolf

    Finally finished my download and saw the insane action. I loved it. A very nice plot twist that I hadn’t even considered. Though I have to say I really didn’t like the whole conversation they had right before Leouch accidentally Geassed her. Why would he ever admit defeat? His real goal is to get revenge for his dead mother not liberate the Japanese. If Euphie messed that up for him wouldn’t he just disappear to another conquered zone of the empire and start over?

    I can’t wait to find out what exactly he promised to C.C., probably a whole other plot twist waiting in that.

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:40 pmNinjaKai

    *Gets Lelouch cheerleading squad* Die, Euhpie, die. Die, Euphie, die. Give me a D. Give me an I. Give me a E. What does that spell? DIE. Die, Euphie, die. Die, Euphie, die.

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:57 pmWerewolf

    GO TEAM GO!!

  • March 26, 2007 at 2:10 amKannie

    Haha, so MANY comments, okay continuing with my lousy guesses:
    -Lulu will NOT die at the end of Sea.1 (Obviously). but Zero might.
    -Suzaku probably won’t recieve geass from CC
    -Kaguya may die in the second series.
    -Orange will join Lulu (unlikely….lol)
    -Viletta will regain her memories if not already
    -CC obviously knows something that’s VERY important
    -The Emperor is watching this game of chess that he has created since the beginning when he killed Marianne
    -Cornelia either dies with Euphie or tries to protects Euphie from Suzaku or the OOTBK and dies (Not likely…)
    -The 2nd Prince still doesn’t seem that evil to me…so maybe…iono…

    Okay, that’s my idiotic guesses~!

  • March 26, 2007 at 7:36 amRemy

    So it finally happened. C’mon folks, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming (Lulu losing control of his Geass), it’s not as if it was mentioned episodes earlier. And I think most of us have to admit that we had an idea that when Lulu’s geass finally goes off on it’s own, people were going to die. But, I will admit, I didn’t see Euphie in the middle of all this.

    Once more, another grand reason why I think Lulu is a cut above the rest of the anime male protagonists that’s been spewing out lately. Not only is he a calculating and manipulative character (oppose to the ones who pretends to be victims of circumstances), but he’s able to keep his emotions in check during such a crisis to see how he can turn the situation to his benefit. Some say it’s cold, some say it’s awesome. I say, the latter. It took some damn resolve to know that he f’ed up big time, to accept that fact and continue on as if nothing has happened, it just shows how great of a character he is. How great of a character he can be. Lulu will definitely not fade away into anime character oblivion anytime soon.

  • March 26, 2007 at 9:14 amanonym

    euphie and suzaku should just die.. they’re both annoying.

  • March 26, 2007 at 11:41 amKaede

    Remy, i’ll definitely agree with you. They dont make him into a super perfect person or like a hero. I usually dont like this type of character, they ways too fake. Lulu still has some weakness & he has a dark side, its a real person i think. I just like his characteristic. He’s can be destructive but at the same time he’s act is helping some people too. I like someone say at here that he’s a tragedic magnet. Yes, thats true & he will bring tragedy to others too. But he still have some kind of righteous in his mind. (if not he’ll not help Elevens who he dont know completely at the street) So of course he cant be easily forget by us. He is one of the best character at this latest years so far. :)

  • March 26, 2007 at 2:18 pmkelzen

    this is why I love Lulu so much. He is a very human character that we can identify with, eventhough he is the main character and seems very intelligent and infaillable he too make mistakes like everyone else and is weak to kindness (he admits defeat after Euphie told him the sacrifices she made for Nanaly)

  • March 26, 2007 at 2:32 pmRickaZ

    LULU FOR THE ETERNITY AND MUCH MORE!
    I love Lulu and his chara got again the first place ijn my chara list. lulu will not be forgotten, and Euphynator neither (I do not like euphy that much but Euphynator rocks, not the fact that she’s killing but that SHE’S KILLING WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE!!!!!!!!!!) those two characters/events will be remembered till the days ends…… we’ve found another new meaning for the Anime Dictionary
    Euphinator: a person that goes on a killing spree/genocide out of the blue and without a mind
    and a new character to remember
    Raito: calculating guy who weeps a lot at the end
    LELOUCH: calculating chara who’s a tragedy-magnet and def. knows how to screw the things with style, and keep his face, accept the things (his mistakes) and knows how to take the most ot of it, eventhough it huts him. Over all a complete realistic chara.

  • March 26, 2007 at 4:07 pmJuvyniled

    This episode really does make Lelouch’s character more favorable if people analyze beyond “OMGWTF he killed Euphemia.” He has finally regained the humanity he had abandoned previously as Zero. Even then, Lelouch’s character was still likeable. He’s an innovation beyond your stereotypical hero who tries to do the right thing to save everyone. Likewise, this has really revealed some light to his dark personality and I for one do like this development. But it’d still really destroy his overall character if he assumes the role of the noble hero, one thing that I would prefer they avoid at the cost of his personality.

    On the opposite end of the stick, Suzaku has really developed as well. He’s not so much as spouting that Zero is an evil bastard anymore. They both have pretty much the same end result in mind: either change Britannia so that everyone may have peace which will take more time and struggle, or destroy Britannia so that peace will be instilled immediately which will be a bit more costly but still essentially reach the desired effect. Unfortunately, after the turn of events, I somehow have the feeling that Suzaku will end up falling down into Shinn’s path (denial, unphased determination, reckless antagonism). Whatever the case, as long as it is meaningful/purposeful, then I don’t really care. I’m not playing favorites with these characters – they all have a variety of aspects that are favorable and unfavorable.

  • March 27, 2007 at 12:49 amWererat42

    OMG 255 Comments… truely goes to show how much this episode shocked everyone.

    I think that Lelouch is going to have no other choice but to kill her, not just to stop the killing but it will make the Black Knights come out as the saviors and put Lulu’s plans back on course. Still, I notice some people posting about Lelouch’s ‘cold and calculating’ personality, but I’d have to point out that unlike some other examples, such as Light, Lelouch still hold on to his humanity. Although he manipulates people and remains emptionally detached when he’s Zero, when he’s just plain Lelouch he’s 100% angst.

  • March 27, 2007 at 5:53 amRemy

    I think the that the huge difference between Lulu and Light: Lulu isn’t out to be the saviour. He knows his goal: Vengeance. If anything, I think Lulu has willingly made a pact with the devil to achieve his goal(s). The Black Knights, his Geass, everything he’s assembled up til now, came about because of his desire to find his mother’s murderer(s) and bring them to his personal justice. Lulu is not as vain about himself in the sense that Light was, though Lulu is obtusively vain about himself, but that’s what makes him such a great leader – the fact that he has such an ego of arrogance, his followers can’t help but think he’s right. Lulu only cares about a bright future for Japane simply for his sister’s sake. Other than that, he’s only other goal is to avenge his mother’s death. I’m certain that had his Geass not gone berserk when he’d agreed to help Euphie in constructing the Specialized Area, he’d still be on a rampage to find his mother’s killer(s), with or without the aid of the Black Knights.

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:01 amEinvalt

    My only regret is that Lelouch didn’t *intentionally* order the massacre. As an accident, it appears as a contrived plot device (though it is still breathtaking), and it means we’ll have to put up with a bunch of angsty nonsense for the rest of the season.

    Having Lelouch order the massacre as a last-ditch trump card after being utterly cornered by Euphemia’s plan would have been an incredible, dramatic Sunrise-hallmark ‘point-of-no-return’. It’s not half as contrived as what actually happened – we’ve already seen Lelouch using the JLF as bait, and his original plan to have Euphemia shoot him would have still ruined her (i.e. having to deal with the guilt of shooting Lelouch, and being accused of setting the whole thing up to trap Zero).

    By the way, I hate Euphemia, so it’s all good.

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:04 amEinvalt

    By the way, will Sunrise ever stop re-using sound effects? Looks like Infinite Ryvius’ needle gun makes a reappearance.

  • March 27, 2007 at 7:49 amKurosaki Ichigo

    Mao’s case is different. He had it in both eyes. Lelouh only has one. All Lelouch has to do is keep his eye shut and/or weaar an eye patch…

  • March 27, 2007 at 11:04 pmnick-san

    Yeah, wear an eye patch just like in FMA. Anyway, he might suffer the same fate as Mao. I bet C.C. will say “try to be careful in using your geass next time!”.

    Lelouch really screw up this time now that he ordered the Black Knights to find and kill Euphie because of the stupid stupid thing he did.

    Looks like the emperor enjoys watching the massacre, disregarding the reactions of his children. I think he know that Lelouch has the Geass power and C.C. Is it possible that he also had someone like C.C.?

    Anyway here are some MY predictions that or will come out in upcoming episodes (maybe some and others are just guesses)
    *Villeta will regain her memory and might either sabotage the Black Knights and spill its secrets to the Britannia military.
    *Or because of Ogi’s kindness and gratitude to her, she might join in the fight against the empire
    *The Emperor might be the possible killer of Marianne since he didn’t react on her death.
    *Euphie will die and might be killed either by anyone (like any member from the Black Knights) or Lelouch himself.
    *Zero’s true identity will be revealed (obviously in the upcoming episodes when the time is right).

    Those are just guesses and probably might be right.

    The next episode is “with sorrow at least”. I bet Lelouch will do the thing that will really break his heart and feelings. I bet you know what it is.

  • March 28, 2007 at 12:32 amzep

    If Lelouch can’t turn off his geass he should just wear an eyepatch. =P

  • March 28, 2007 at 10:59 amlalala

    holy shiznitz…

    O_O

    Props to the writers of the geass anime, keeps everything so interesting.

  • March 28, 2007 at 12:26 pmjeffng9

    i’m wondering if the king could use geass as well ^^;
    if he could no wonder he is all alone on the top of the mountain

  • April 2, 2007 at 2:27 amhillary

    looks like lulu will have to wear an eyepatch now:(

  • April 16, 2007 at 10:12 pmsakura

    lelouch so cool

  • January 15, 2008 at 7:24 amanimator

    omg… poor euphieT_T

  • June 26, 2008 at 6:16 pmAndy

    Lelouch didn’t ment to use Geass on Euphie. After all, he agreed Euphie’s ideals right!

  • July 20, 2009 at 1:52 pmrinne

    awww euphie :’( :’( :’(
    i really liked her too!
    but i guess her death is necessary for the plot to move on…:’(

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