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Summary:

Still at the mansion in Mantua, Conrad and the others are discussing their plan to attack Neo Verona and the need for anti-Montague forces. Soon after Conrad talks about having a way to find their allies in Mantua, Balthazar brings in a cart of apples that contains a hidden compartment full of swords. Juliet, however, isn’t entirely happy with the thought that a lot of people will get hurt from now on, so Conrad points out that if they don’t do this now, then even more people’s lives will be trampled on. Meanwhile, Romeo has established his new town with the men from the Gradisca mines and is working hard when Pietro returns from a nearby town after having traded some swords for large bags of food since swords and armor are apparently selling very well there. Romeo later heads out to the stream to fill some barrels with water, but on his way back with the heavy load, he encounters the old man who he had last seen when he was with Juliet. When the old man asks Romeo about how Juliet is doing and mentions having felt the cries of the tree roots, Romeo reveals that he’s been separated from her, though he believes that they’ll someday be together. Since the old man feels that that someday may be slow coming, he gives Romeo a bag of special seeds that are strong in coldness and can withstand dry conditions.

Later that day, after returning to the settlement, Romeo is approached by Giovanni and asked if they really intend to live here in these dead lands. Giovanni feels that they won’t be able to feed themselves with just a fantasy, so Romeo presents the seeds that he got and his vision of being able to eventually let everyone’s families join them. Back in Mantua, Balthazar learns from a flying horse merchant that the men from the Gradisca mine have settled in a town of Elbe, so he passes the news along to Curio. William meanwhile presents his new work to the Capulet group which has Antonio and Regan in the leading roles, Juliet as a knight, and Conrad as the evil king. During rehearsal, William isn’t happy with the way Juliet is performing in a scene where she attacks the king, reminding Juliet of how she doesn’t hate Montague because she loves his son. However, for the sake of the Capulet family and the citizens of Neo Verona, Juliet knows that she has to kill him. Inside the mansion, Curio asks Francisco what he is seeking from Juliet, so Francisco admits that she is the only hope for him. When Francisco says that he wants to see the new Neo Verona that she builds, Curio notes that this rests on Juliet’s sacrifice and questions what happens to Juliet’s own happiness. Curio then tries to make Francisco choose between Juliet’s happiness and the future of Neo Verona, but Francisco feels that it’s impossible for Juliet to be happy without the rebuilding of the city. For that, he’s willing to make any sacrifice, including his own life.

While promoting the new play sometime later, Antonio learns from Regan about the men from the Gradisca mine being nearby, so he goes to ask Juliet why she doesn’t go see Romeo. Juliet at first doesn’t feel that she can leave the mansion, but on William and Curio’s advice, she decides to go after all. Curio accompanies her to the village, and although Romeo’s home is empty, Juliet finds that everyone there is quite happy and have been given hope to live by Romeo. Figuring out that Juliet is the person who gave Romeo the handkerchief, Giovanni and the others inform her that he’s gone to the abandoned church again. It is there that Juliet finds Romeo wondering aloud to himself what kind of flowers Juliet would want him to fill the town with. Juliet surprises him by appearing and saying that although she likes a lot of flowers, if he can only give one, she’d choose a rose. She then runs into his arms and the two kiss.

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A big part of this episode seems to establish that Romeo is able to be a leader, though I would point out that the old man helped him a ton by providing him with the seeds needed to perhaps sustain their village and to keep Giovanni and the others from leaving. It’s still a mystery as to why the old man continues to help Romeo, but he seems as connected to the Escalus stuff as Ophelia is, minus a lot of the cryptic messages. Overall though, it still feels like they’re delaying until the inevitable clash between families and allegiances. I did enjoy that final scene where we finally see some progress made on the Romeo and Juliet front, but for the most part, I’d like to see the pace of the story increase a little. Next week, however, appears to be about the play that the Capulets are putting on.

August 2, 2007 at 3:22 am
33 comments »
  • August 2, 2007 at 3:26 amkandidy

    I wanna see RAW >

  • August 2, 2007 at 3:35 amtritoch

    Do they have enough episodes? 8 episodes isn’t much if it is a 26 episode series.

  • August 2, 2007 at 3:36 amPolly

    OMG GIMME A REVIEW >.

  • August 2, 2007 at 3:42 amLia

    Waw! Things are really going far from the play! I love it!
    You are great for doing this! Thank you!

  • August 2, 2007 at 3:50 amkandidy

  • August 2, 2007 at 5:32 amdward

    Awwwww….my heart is melting away….

  • August 2, 2007 at 7:14 amthemaddhatter

    to kandidy i think its the butler person.

  • August 2, 2007 at 7:17 amNana

    Yeah, I agree, 8 eps won’t be enough to finish this series.
    I see Juliet jumping on Romeo… Wow, they missed each other that much?? Lol

    Does anyone know if the subs to 16 and 17 are out yet? Or even 18? Although I doubt it. Nice episode and screenshots.

  • August 2, 2007 at 7:44 amkaiROXmyWorld

    omg omg omg i want the raw already!! just lookin at the shots….makes me melt ^.^

    oh and Nana…..umai have subbed ep 16

  • August 2, 2007 at 8:52 amida

    lol

  • August 2, 2007 at 8:56 amkandidy

    Thanks, maddhatter ^^.

    I just watched the whole RAW.
    XD!!! I replayed the kiss scene 3 times already ^O^.

    Arrrggghhhh, so sweet. While Romeo was talking to himself, so cute arrghhhhh.
    I want to grow flowers in the village, which flower do you like, Juliet? and then Juliet answered from his back, ” there are so many flowers I like, but if I was to choose one, the rose” And then hug>

  • August 2, 2007 at 11:31 amAlice

    Oh snap, is that Curio and Francisco getting drunk? XD

  • August 2, 2007 at 11:45 amShiningNinja

    awww… the ending is so cute!! n////n

  • August 2, 2007 at 12:10 pmSakura

    The rose? The rose? Why the rose, of all flowers? I thought she liked the iris more than the rose? The ending of the episode looks awesome.

  • August 2, 2007 at 12:25 pmAmazed

    Aw I love the ending. I think Juliet was sweet of choosing the rose. Isn’t it the flower of the Montague family? Like she said, she doesn’t hate Montague because she loved his son. :)

  • August 2, 2007 at 12:25 pmAmazed

    Aw I love the ending. I think Juliet was sweet of choosing the rose. Isn’t it the flower of the Montague family? Like she said, she doesn’t hate Montague because she loves his son. :)

  • August 2, 2007 at 1:11 pmtg

    I was really going “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawww” for the entire time they were kissing. Actually, I even clapped a little just to see that. Was almost worried when Juliet saw that flower on the bed, she would continue thinking the worse has happened and decided to leave after that. What else? Practicing for the play was amusing. William really gets into it. ^_^ And it’s nice that the old man gave Romeo those bulbs/seeds.

    Spoiler for the next episode…
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    Phewww.. Had a little difficulty in this one but I pretty much got it.

  • August 2, 2007 at 7:58 pmblaho

    on a side note hermione’s face looks much more accurate than it did last episode. ^_^

  • August 2, 2007 at 11:08 pmsara

    awww so cute ^^

  • August 3, 2007 at 4:18 amNemesi

    Please help me!!! Where can i find raw of this episode??

  • August 3, 2007 at 5:09 amSakuraAyanami

    …..finally an episode that picks my interest

  • August 3, 2007 at 8:05 amkrazy

    Who died? Why is there a coffin and like, a funeral going on in the first two pictures? >_>

  • August 3, 2007 at 9:03 amMarie

    the animation was much better. I can even say that it was amazing and beautiful, especially in the ending scene where Romeo and Juliet reunite.
    And let me just say….Willy made me laugh so hard with his ridiculous behavior. When I saw him bouncing around on the toy horse,I started laughing so hard I actually choked.

  • August 3, 2007 at 1:19 pmPhia

    Mercutio’s father died ( Episode 17)

  • August 3, 2007 at 7:09 pmJohn

    wow, the instrumental playing in the background when the reunite is soooo beautiful..almost cried…I Love it..for those who wanna watch it raw…go to isohunt.com type in romeo x juliet

  • August 3, 2007 at 8:17 pmElegant Destruction

    dammit that is just cruel!! giving us a review and then leaving it halfway T_T

    *is addicted to this page like a drug* lol

  • August 5, 2007 at 2:18 amkaiROXmyWorld

    EEE! >

  • August 5, 2007 at 2:21 ammangaka-chan

    A play huh? Why do I think “The Mouse Trap” for some reason? XD;; And I find it interesting that Juliet asks for a rose and not irises. I wonder what’s the significance of that? Does it mean she accepts the Montagues (or at least Romeo’s Montague roots)?

  • August 5, 2007 at 8:45 amAurora

    I’m starting to wonder what’s going on with Cordelia and Benvolio in the meantime XD And yet we have another ship developing between Antonio and Regan aww…

  • August 6, 2007 at 8:48 amkaiROXmyWorld

    *sigh* the whole scene was so beautiful! i only just got to watch the raw yesterday (on veoh) i literally squealed when juliet said “im goin to meet romeo” and omg the music, the scenery and them together again…so beautiful! ive probably replayed the whole scene bout 10 times by now hehe ^.^U

  • August 6, 2007 at 12:36 pmKandidy

    By the way, Omni, it was Balthasar who played as the devil king, not Conrad?

  • August 6, 2007 at 11:49 pmSyaoran Li

    Damn it!

    I almost lost the RAW for this episode (I damn my laziness for not looking throughout Tokyo Tosho); putting that aside, I liked this episode very much for the simple fact of Romeo and Juliet seeing each other again after a long time. We’re reaching the end my folks, with six episodes remaining on the icebox (if they do the same as The Count of Monte Cristo). The only question right now on my head is: will Romeo fight alongside Juliet against his father, or in some way he’ll be dragged to the fight. My hopes are still with the tragic ending for their forbidden love. Neo Verona will archive happiness, but Romeo and Juliet will pay the price for it with their own lives.

    Oh boy, I have almost a week now listening to the ED2 single from Mizrock. Those six songs are still very fresh on my mind, especially BIG SKY alongside SAYONARA YESTERDAY. Is a pleasant to found out new J-Pop artists that I can enjoy without knowing too much Japanese. Next month, if the God of Fortune upon its blessing over me; I’ll start studying Japanese.

    See you tomorrow guys, when episode 6 of School Days gets aired. Damn you Makoto, I hate you with all my soul.

  • September 10, 2007 at 6:12 pmJenn-Jen

    This episode seemed to establish some new pairings like AntonioxRegan and something weird with Fransisco and Curio… o.O They kinda remind me of Fai and Kurogane from Tsubasa.