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Summary:

Suzaku had set up the call between Nunnally and Lelouch knowing that if Lelouch hadn’t gotten his memories back, then he wouldn’t recognize her. This is the predicament Lelouch finds himself in because he feels that he can’t lie to Nunnally. Luckily for him, Rolo appears on the rooftop and activates his Geass power to cover just Suzaku. In the few precious seconds he has to talk with Nunnally unhindered, Lelouch tells her that they have to pretend to be strangers for now, but he promises to come get her. He’s barely able to tell Nunnally that he loves her before Rolo’s Geass wears off, and from that point on, he pretends to be just a student. This succeeds in making Suzaku think that Lelouch’s memory hasn’t returned, and so he ends the call. Nunnally is currently at Britannia’s California base ready to leave with her escort for Japan, and Upson – the man in charge of her safety – doesn’t heed Guilford’s warnings about Zero. While they are talking with Lloyd – who is there with the Lancelot – Nunnally thinks privately to herself about Suzaku lying, and she wonders what happened between him and her brother.

Over in the Chinese Federation capital of Luoyang, the young empress is talking with Kaguya about the outside world since she’s never left her castle before. Kaguya, however, has to leave because she claims her husband is waiting. Meanwhile C.C. is asking Lelouch if he intends to fight Nunnally or if he’ll leave her alone. Lelouch would never do the former but he can’t do the latter either because he knows that she’ll just be used as a political tool again. Refusing to let that happen, he declares that he’ll create a world where Nunnally can live happily – that’s why he wants to destroy Britannia. He then changes the subject to V.V., so C.C. reveals that V.V. is the first like-minded person for the Emperor of Britannia and that the two had been sworn together. At that moment, V.V. is with the Emperor at the Sword of Akasha temple talking about how their contract is to kill God. V.V. then asks the Emperor why he didn’t tell Nunnally about Zero’s true identity or about Geass, and the Emperor’s answer is that it was unnecessary. Hearing this, V.V. calls the Emperor young, and the Emperor smiles and refers to V.V. as his older brother.

Back in Tokyo, Suzaku heads to the Chinese Consulate General only to find out from Li Xingke that the Black Knights are already gone. Suzaku quickly realizes that they might be going after Nunnally, and indeed, that is what the Black Knights are up to. High above the Pacific Ocean, they launch a Knightmare attack on Nunnally’s transport and its escorts, and Zero tells everyone that their objective is to capture the new Governor-General. Led by Toudou and Kallen, the Black Knights successfully land on top of the aircraft, and Zero boards the main one. Reinforcements, however, soon arrive for the Britannian side in the form of Guilford and the remaining Glaston Knights in new Knightmares equipped with Float Units, and coming up behind them is Lloyd and Cecile in the Avalon. By now, Zero has reached the garden room where Nunnally is, and since she doesn’t know his true identity, she thinks that he’s there to kill her like he did with Clovis and Euphemia. She wants him to wait off on that because she feels that he’s wrong, but Zero says that it’s Britannia that is wrong, and he tries to tell her that she’s being used. Nunnally surprises him by revealing that she personally wished for this because she intends to continue what Euphemia started with the Japanese Special Administrative Region. She wants Zero to participate, and the way she asks him reminds him heavily of Euphemia.

In the fight outside, Toudou and Kallen work together to take down one of the Glaston Knights, but more Britannian reinforcements soon arrive. This time, it’s Suzaku, Anya, and Zino, and though the latter two are in their Knightmares, Suzaku still has to get his from Lloyd. Once onboard the Lancelot Conquista, Suzaku prepares to launch and prioritizes Nunnally’s rescue. Since he’s in a hurry, he uses the Lancelot’s new backpack-mounted Hadron cannon against Kallen, and it destroys the Guren Nishiki’s right arm. The blast sends the Guren falling off the aircraft, and since Kallen can’t eject, she thinks that it’s over for her. To Kallen’s surprise though, Laksharta and the rest of the Black Knights appear on their submarine, and they launch a flight pack for the Guren. After Kallen has connected the Guren to this, Laksharta also sends up a new armor-piercing bombardment right arm, and once the Guren has that too, Kallen rejoins the battle. Not only can the Guren now employ a shield against normal weapons fire, it can also fire a devastating long-range blast from its palm that has the same effect as its old arm. This destroys Guilford’s Vincent and kills his remaining men, and Guilford is forced to eject.

Realizing the threat Kallen poses, Suzaku and the other Knights of Rounds go after her, but she is more than able to handle them all at once. She uses a wide-range blast from the Guren’s palm against the Tristan and the Mordred, and for the Lancelot, she launches a set of Gefjun Net missiles. While Suzaku is fighting her, he gets a message from Cecile who has finally found where Nunnally is on the main transport, but there’s less than a minute until that transport crashes. At the same time, C.C. and Kaguya tell Kallen to go save Zero, but she has no idea where he is. Lelouch is at that moment conflicted about what to do with Nunnally, and his thoughts are interrupted when Suzaku bursts into the garden room in the Lancelot. Lelouch rushes towards Nunnally, but the winds generated by the Lancelot keep him away from her, and he is stunned to hear Nunnally calling out to Suzaku since Suzaku was the one who sold him off to the Emperor. Suzaku quickly reaches Nunnally and flies her out of the transport right as it crashes into the ocean. Thrown into the air by the ensuing explosion, Lelouch cries out for Nunnally as the Guren catches him, and Nunnally hears his voice.

Preview

CODE GEASS R2   06   Preview 01 CODE GEASS R2   06   Preview 02 CODE GEASS R2   06   Preview 03

Damn, the Guren got really overpowered, this week. I guess since the Lancelot got some upgrades, the Guren had to get more powerful too, but compared to everything else, it’s now god-like. Actually, now that I think about it, the Guren does share some similarities with God Gundam. In any case, overpowered or not, all the new weapons and effects used made the fight pretty exciting to watch. I’m curious now to see what the Knightmares of the other Knights of Rounds can do, and how they compare to the Guren. I would guess that the Knight of One could probably still kick everyone’s asses if he’s as powerful as suggested.

One of the other things I found particularly interesting in this episode was how the Emperor of Britannia refers to V.V. as his older brother. Given how old C.C. is, it wouldn’t surprise me if V.V. is just as old, but I didn’t think he was directly related to the Emperor. The two were also talking about killing god again as part of their contract, whatever that actually means. A shot of Jupiter was shown again at that point, making me once again wonder what they keep hinting at.

As for Lelouch, he’s lucky that Rolo came to help him up there on the school rooftop. However, I wonder if Rolo is aware of who Nunnally really is. His whole relationship with Lelouch hinges on how Lelouch treats him like a little brother, and so if he finds out that Lelouch actually only cares for Nunnally, then there’s no more reason for him to do Lelouch’s bidding. That seems like the kind of thing that’ll follow Murphy’s Law and go bad at the worst possible time for Lelouch unless he decides that Rolo has outlived his usefulness and kills him off (and that seems unlikely). Speaking of worst possible times, it must be pretty devastating for Lelouch to have Nunnally so close, only to have her see Suzaku as her savior and be taken away by him. That’s just one more reason for him to hate Suzaku, as if he didn’t have enough already. And if the episode title for next week is any indicator, it looks like that might have had such an impact on him that he’s considering throwing away his Zero mask.

Edit: Oh, I nearly forgot to mention, the PV for the OP aired earlier this week. It’s a fun watch and even has one Orange Range band member using a power that’s similar to Rolo’s Geass.

May 11, 2008 at 7:38 am
237 comments »
  • May 13, 2008 at 3:05 ammysterious

    @skyfall: for me, i think the scense when kaguya says “my husband is waitting for me” is even cuter xd, especially with her expression. But i have to agree the scene where Lloyd shouts is very funny, um btw woundt it is a funny scenee than a cute scense?

    anyway, looking for more he is my huband speech from kaguya and of course CC with her pizza addict. I find that the china loli empress sounds very… childish even though she seems to be at the same age as kaguya. i guess the different circumstances in their lives make them so different?

  • May 13, 2008 at 3:38 amLoilicon fan

    Yay, I like Tianzi, that little girl is cute. In fact, her seiyu is a little girl born in 1999, unlike Kaguya’s seiyuu who is born in… yeah: 1964. Hoho, maybe I got a thing for lolicon. Just kidding, but I started to get really interested in Tianzi/Tenshi the Empress of China. She lived in loneliness, no friend at all. She absolutely had no idea about the outside world’s sufferings. She is like a spoiled rich girl. Anyway, I am looking forward to how she will support the Black Knights. I wonder where Xingke’s allegiance lies. Is he planning the coup to overthrow the Eunuch so Tianzi Empress can sit on the throne as the rightful ruler not just a symbol? Xingke is planing to use Zero nonetheless, but seeing how Tianzi and Kaguya becoming friends, I wonder if China will support the Black Knights in the long run. Since China also looking to get Japan, will they give Japan independence? If Japan had independence, then will Lelouch compromise to help strike down China’s enemies in exchange for Japan?

  • May 13, 2008 at 4:21 amF_chan

    Wowww, it’s just damn awesome!!!!
    Yes, my beautiful Kallen-chan!! Go kick these fucking little Round’s asses hah hah XDD

  • May 13, 2008 at 6:19 amshadowblack

    I’d like to point something that many people seem to have missed:
    In the first season the Guren got no upgrades AT ALL while the Lancelot got the Flight Pack – quite an important upgrade. Between the seasons the Guren got DOWNgraded after losing its arm near the end of season one. The Lancelot didn’t. And in R2 the Lancelot got even more upgrades: the Hadron rifle on his back and the Core Luminous Cone (both of which we saw in this ep). The upgrade the Guren received is its first real upgrade EVER. And it was long overdue, too – it was clear that the Black Knights can’t effectively fight flying enemies. Sure, they can have some limited success (as seen in this ep), but in the end the inability to fly was too much of a disadvantage. Now that the Order also has Float units things are a bit more even.
    Sure, the Guren may seem a bit overpowered, but it’s just one unit against the Empire’s best – so far Karen has to deal with just three KoR, but that will surely change later…

    For those of you wondering if Rollo will betray Lelouch: Have a look at the OP, specifically at the Float system of his Vincent…

    And lastly, something about Suzaku: In the first season he used to say something like “It’s meaningless to achieve results using the wrong methods.” Now, in R2, he’s willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means using people (like he used Nunnally to see if Lelouch regained his memories). In this aspect he’s no different from Zero.

    P.S.: Is there any need to point out that Suzaku would never get to his current position if Zero did not exist?

  • May 13, 2008 at 1:22 pmCodeGeass4 Ever

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=u90C3ULUfjs

    It’s the extended preview of episode 7

    Ps: Lulu will kiss Kallen ?! He only can do that because he had already geassed Her…
    Ah ! I can’t wait for this episoded !

  • May 13, 2008 at 3:31 pmMoor

  • May 13, 2008 at 4:24 pmZ

    No, I guess he pretends to kiss her and geass her into forgetting him or something so that she will obtain happiness like Shirley because he does not see the need to be Zero if Nunnally is the governor and she supports Japan.

  • May 13, 2008 at 4:36 pmshadowblack

    I really don’t think the one who gets geassed is Karen. He has already used Geass on her, so if it works that means his geass can now be used more than once on the same person. That would be a bit too convenient. I think he’ll use geass on those Britannian guys.

  • May 13, 2008 at 5:21 pmZ

    oh yeah, he used it on her a long time ago, I forgot, maybe he tried it on Rolo because after he used it that we see those 2 so close face to face.

  • May 13, 2008 at 10:46 pmHikari

    http://randomc.net/image/CODE%20GEASS/CODE%20GEASS%20R2%20-%2006%20-%20Large%20Preview%2002.jpg
    this photo looks like yaoi !
    but i love lelouch and ….waaaa! it really looks like yaoi!
    (note: i dont like yaoi)

  • May 14, 2008 at 8:54 ammiko-chan

    @Lolicon Fan
    You make a good point that. Now that got me thinking….Li Xingke is both like a Suzaku/Lelouch combo (looks is an added bonus ^.^) but since he’s loyalty lies with Tianzi/Tenshi who seems to be kind of attached with Kaguya who’s with the OotBK, then…yeah, that could be a possibility; Kaguya is her ‘first friend’ (adorable when she says that =>.<=!!) Possibility since Code Geass MIGHT show from Li Xingke’s POV/thoughts of what he’s going to do to overthrow them eunuchs, could involve OotBk. Ah well, got to see the enxt episodes.

    For now, I think it will focus on Lelouch’s problem and Nunally. Lelouch kissing Kallen!? Maybe though! 50/50 chance…where’s my cheese-kun…

  • May 15, 2008 at 10:39 amJuvyniled

    @shadowblack

    Likewise, who’s to say that Zero would have a fighting chance had the Japanese not surrendered?

    To be quite honest, had Suzaku killed Lelouch outright, that would’ve been more heinous than simply his supposed manipulation of the circumstances. What do you suppose he will do if he discovers that Lelouch has regained his memories? Kill him? I highly doubt it. If he hadn’t done so previously, he would unlikely do so now (seeing as he has even less motivation now than he had prior).

    With the consideration of all frames introduced thus far, clearly, Gawain is overpowered (for obvious reasons). Everything else however, is circumstantial. To balance recent battles and even those from the last show, they have had to implement technology that heavily favors one side over the other. Lancelot’s flightpack is no exception – it gave him a huge advantage over grounded suits. Likewise, Guren’s new upgrade is simply to give its pilot a chance to fend herself.

  • May 15, 2008 at 11:17 amZ

    Juvyniled, seem like this guy a Suzaku supporter. that is fine, but you are so wrong when you said Suzaku’s killing Lelouch is worse than taking away Nunnally? Are you an idiot? Suzaku wants Lelouch to suffer, simply killing him is not enough. Read Rurouni Kenshin, it is similar like between Kenshin and Enishi. Dying is easy, but living in atonement is hard.

  • May 15, 2008 at 6:12 pmJuvyniled

    @Z

    I’ll ignore your first comment since it neither describes my position nor does it have any relevance on the matter.

    May I ask you one thing, do you know what an assumption is? Right now, you are making an assumption on the notion that Suzaku wants Lelouch to suffer. How is it quite possibly that you do know this? Did Suzaku outright say this? Do you know his innermost thoughts? I am not making this argument to defend Suzaku, but I am trying to get you to convince me that he has done so, and if you can do so, then that would simply be better than throwing accusations at me like, “Oh, he’s a Suzaku supporter, he’s an idiot, blah blah blah.”

    Consider the evidence that we have – we know what has happened from what we have seen. But as far as personal thoughts go, we know only so much of what Lelouch has thought, because he is the central figure in this series. Apart from that, mostly other sparse moments of inner feelings revealed to the audience by some less central characters.

    “you are so wrong when you said Suzaku’s killing Lelouch is worse than taking away Nunnally? Are you an idiot? Suzaku wants Lelouch to suffer, simply killing him is not enough.”

    My response? How can Lelouch suffer if he does not realize that he is suffering? I am asking this question from the perspective of Suzaku, because as you say, Suzaku wants him to suffer. Let’s recount the tension between Suzaku and Lelouch up to this point:
    - Suzaku and Zero have been basically fighting and in all that time Suzaku wanted to kill Zero
    - Then Zero killed his beloved person
    - Suzaku soon found out from an inconspicuous character that Zero has in fact been someone he knows rather closely

    Now if you’re telling me after all that tension, he no longer wanted to axe Lelouch… where is the evidence, I say. If we were to wait upon this, we’d likely see how this all plays out, as any path is essentially possible.

    … BUT, if you are going to tell me that you know that Suzaku wants Lelouch to suffer, that it is a FACTUAL statement, at the very least, you could make attempt to cite references from within the series itself and not some entirely different series which while using similar plot devices here and there, has no bearing whatsoever on the series in focus.

  • May 15, 2008 at 6:36 pmDope-Show

    Am I the only one who thinks that Charles could have made some kind of joke? Imagine a little boy (well, in this case this little boy might be quite old) telling you that you are still young. Charles just responded as any japanese kid might respond to an older male friend (if I am not mistaken).
    I just don’t think that it would make sense if they actually were brothers.

  • May 15, 2008 at 6:39 pmDope-Show

    On the other hand Charles sounded quite serious when he said it.

  • May 15, 2008 at 7:11 pmZ

    I think Suzaku wants Lelouch to suffer because that is the most logical conclusion. Why? Stage 25 made it clear that Suzaku really pissed off at Lelouch but keep him alive to get a promotion and lure out C.C.(Turn 2 explains that) Then he uses Nunnally to check on Lelouch’s memories. People know him as the man who executed Zero, but Lelouch is still alive, so Suzaku is a liar. Someone who used his friend, take away his most precious person (Nunnally) as a replacement for the woman that he lost. When I say Suzaku wants Lelouch to suffer I mean he is making Lelouch suffer without knowing it. Sorry I did not make it clear because if my hatred for Suzaku. Suzaku does not know Lelouch already regains his memories so there is no point in tormenting Lelouch using Nunnally, but as Lelouch’s viewpoint, what Suzaku did was very much an insult. If Suzaku is really a good guy, then he would have let them meet.

  • May 16, 2008 at 12:15 amL

    @Juvyniled

    “Likewise, who’s to say that Zero would have a fighting chance had the Japanese not surrendered?”
    >> Shadowblack’s point is that Suzaku’s position depends entirely on Zero’s existence. What he intends to imply is that Suzaku’s role in CG is as a foil to Lelouch. It, however does not work the other way round, i.e. it would be right to say ‘without Lelouch there is no Suzaku’ but wrong to claim, ‘without Suzaku there is no Lelouch’. What you are commenting is on the existence of Zero independent of Suzaku, which technically begs the question.

    “To be quite honest, had Suzaku killed Lelouch outright, that would’ve been more heinous than simply his supposed manipulation of the circumstances.”
    >> You are right to say that Suzaku wanting Lelouch to suffer is an assumption, given that CG’s protagonist is the latter, and all we are given is the inner machinations of Lelouch’s mind, not Suzaku. Unlike Z, I do not think you are an idiot, but like Z, I feel strongly that Suzaku’s treatment of Lelouch gives him a greater suffering than death itself. While this might not fulfil the role of an explicit thrown-in-your-face FACTUAL statement that you want, e.g. in the form of Lelouch exclaiming ‘oh-I-am-so-suffering-now-I-would-rather-you-kill-me-then’, I think assumptions need not be brought in to realise that Lelouch would be better off dead, (strictly) in terms of the emotional turmoil he is set to endure right now. I emphasize ‘strictly’, because Suzaku’s decision not to kill him there and then, provides him, perhaps unknowingly, with the current opportunity of revenge (on his father, his ‘best’ friend and the Britannian empire).

    Whether Suzaku wants Lelouch to suffer, and therefore what Suzaku’s inner thoughts are, are entirely up to our imagination. More could only be revealed as the series progresses. But I for one, find it very hard, for Suzaku to come up with any honourable justifications for his actions thus far. Intending to or not, his actions have been nothing short of despicable- using a childhood friend (Nunnally) as a bait, selling his best friend (Lelouch) to the emperor to fulfill his own naive ambition, and lastly, justifying all his actions with a meaningless ‘i won’t seek your forgiveness’.

    I am very anxious to see how the series will play out, truthfully. Personally, I hope we see Suzaku’s intentions revealed, so that it can justify my current dislike for him totally.

    Lastly, I am curious: why do you think Suzaku did not kill Lelouch when he had the chance? Could it be because of an attachment to his childhood friend? Or could it perhaps be because of his ambition to eventually become the Knight of One? Killing Lelouch would not aid his promotion, but capturing him alive would, probably. We can only guess.

    In conclusion, any dislike for Suzaku can only be backed up by the implications of his actions, not by his intentions. The latter can only be revealed as the series progress.

  • May 16, 2008 at 1:09 amJuvyniled

    I have no claim to believing that Suzaku is ‘good’ as that is a wholly subjective judgment call that I do not intend to make.

    @L
    Consider this, if Suzaku’s desire was to become a Knight of One first and foremost, he wouldn’t have attempted to take Zero’s life before he had known of his identity. Even knowing that his nemesis all this time was his closest friend would not likely convince him that he would receive a position as a Knight of One (unless he had known it previously). I mean if you think about it… if he captured Zero alive and turned him in, would you believe that would not warrant him demanding a position as a Knight of One, and this is all assuming that he wanted this all along. But instead, he had wanted to kill Zero.

    Now, I don’t know what V.V. had told Suzaku, but that is all very important matter that we have no knowledge of. Perhaps, V.V. had told Suzaku what to do. Perhaps he wanted to spare his friend’s life. No one knows. He could be anywhere on the spectrum from cruelly sadistic to concerned friend. What we DO know is that regardless of the circumstances, Suzaku did not want Zero to continue his campaign; everything else is speculation.

    I’d rather not make my own assumption, as that is all it could be at this point, on what I believe to be the reason that Suzaku did not kill Lelouch. But it irks me for people to simply believe one way or the other, and I mean in both cases. We don’t know whether Suzaku was concerned about his friend or not, and likewise, we don’t know if it was all part of his plan or not. I’d prefer if people do believe one or other, to please indicate that it is their own opinion instead of trying to pass it off as a fact in arguing against my comments.

    Going back to a prior point, if we are to in fact assume that Suzaku wanted Lelouch to suffer, he is doing so mentally, not physically. And for Lelouch to suffer, he has to KNOW and be fully aware that he is suffering, otherwise, is he truly suffering? From our perspective, he IS suffering, but Suzaku cannot possibly be aware of that. Why? If Suzaku wanted Lelouch to suffer in knowing that his sister is captive to someone else, then Lelouch has to know of his sister’s existence. Otherwise, how can either person (Lelouch and/or Suzaku) know that one of them (Lelouch) is suffering?

  • May 16, 2008 at 3:06 amL

    Ahh, all this pointless argument make me thirty, will you all put a stop to this and watch the damn show. We can find out information that way. I don’t care whether Suzaku is bad or not, I like Lelouch as a “tragic hero” more than Suzaku. Lelouch had all quality to be one: superior intellect and error of judgment due to emotion. Because this series is Lelouch of the Rebellion we can only see Lelouch’s point of view. The manga had shown us that there are more than one alternate story to Code Geass: Lelouch, Nunnally, and Suzaku can all be considered the main protagonists if the perspectives are shifted. So don’t feel bad if your favorite character in an unfavorable situation. There are many ways to write a story, heck yeah if you grow up and become an animator, you could re-do the show Code Geass setting in an alternate world where your favorite characters is the victor. Story can be changed from time to time, that is why anime got so much freedom. Heck if you know CLANNAD, the game allow you to choose which girl you end up with, even the manga had Okazaki paired up with Tomoyo. School days game also had an ending where Sekai and Kotonoha agree to share Makoto so no one died, happy ending. But because it is happy ending, it is boring. From ancient time, people tend to like tragedy and so far I can consider Code Geass is one type of light tragedy where the tragic hero is Lelouch. He had his downfall once, but he is not dead and he is still resisting. That points out human good quality, never give up even if the odds are against you and Lelouch symbolized that. Sure he does not consider Nunnally’s feelings, whether she wants a world achieved by murders, but you cannot deny that his love for his sister is the driving force that makes him strive forward and never gives up in any situation. Sure, he is selfish, but who can deny that his selfishness does not stem from great suffering. I loved it when he said “I am not at fault, the world is” and I believe he is right at that point. He chose to dirty his hands to achieve happiness, sure no one can ever dream of doing it. Can you as an audience do it if you are put in that situation? We as human are too proud of ourselves to admit that we are at fault, sure Lelouch is the same, but do you ever admit that you are evil? No. Lelouch is courageous because he admits his mistake and regret his decision even if it is too late, better than Suzaku who is so hypocritical to admit his own shortcomings. Now I am satisfied to damn Suzaku to hell. HA HA HA

  • May 16, 2008 at 4:02 amL

    @L

    The very idea of a good piece of art is the wide-ranging responses it invokes in its audiences. Poems, paintings, and plays are examples in this category. So are epic animes like Code Geass and Death Note. The various interpretations of the characters’ psychological machinations, emotional motivations and the implications of their tragic actions are what make the show connect to us, while providing us with many opportunities to reflect upon how thin the line between good and evil is.

    To be dogmatic, and label characters as ‘evil’, ‘courageous’, ‘hypocritical’ etc, is to simply miss the point. What makes Lelouch such an attractive tragic hero, is not because of the superficial determination he has. I am not even sure you used the term ‘tragic hero’ in the right way, given that the series has not even concluded yet. Anti-hero would probably be a better term. The odds were always going to be against him, and he knew that from episode one of the first series. There is nothing to hold him in awe for in this regard. If he gave up after regaining his memories, that would indeed be a big disappointment, and a huge discredit to his character.

    Also, please do not compare Code Geass with School Days. The latter is just another silly harem anime, with a simple moral of not cheating on girls, or risk getting your guts dug out. What would make Code Geass great is definitely not the tragic ending. Or else, it could and should end where Euphemia finished her massacre of the Japanese people in the first series. What makes it so attractive, is the emotions that it stirs up within one, from the tragic scenes of Euphemia’s massacre to the awe-inspiring sights of Zero’s speeches Watching Euphemia kill, was just so sad, and yet you cannot stop but feel that it would be a great move for Lelouch as Zero, but a tragic one as himself.

    “He chose to dirty his hands to achieve happiness, sure no one can ever dream of doing it.” This is simply a misunderstanding of the series. As much as I dislike Suzaku, it is very easy to point out that the latter himself fits this criteria. He dirties his hand by serving Britannia, killing his own people (and …) so that he can ‘achieve happiness’(for the Japanese and so he presumes) by fulfilling his naive ambition.

    “I am not at fault, the world is” presumes Lelouch as the judge of everything. Who is he to judge anyone? Who decides what is right or wrong? How do you admit you are evil? What is evil? What is the standards upon which morality is decided? These are the very questions that you claim to have answered, but I wish to point out that these are the very philosophical questions which have no definite solutions- but also the very ones which Code Geass inspires us to think about.

    and p/s: cant you use a different name?

  • May 16, 2008 at 4:16 amshadowblack

    “Now, I don’t know what V.V. had told Suzaku, but that is all very important matter that we have no knowledge of. Perhaps, V.V. had told Suzaku what to do. Perhaps he wanted to spare his friend’s life. No one knows. He could be anywhere on the spectrum from cruelly sadistic to concerned friend. What we DO know is that regardless of the circumstances, Suzaku did not want Zero to continue his campaign; everything else is speculation.”

    I was just about to point out the same thing. We have no idea what V.V. said to Suzaku. For all we know he may have told him that Lelouch intentionally geassed Euphie and started the slaughter, and then ordered him to capture Zero and bring him to the Emperor. We don’t know that – it remains to be seen.

    What we DO know is this:
    Suzaku said HE will be the one to KILL Zero.

    We also know that he lied to Nunnaly, and she’s starting to suspect that. But there are many ways things can develop from here, so let us wait, and see, okay?

  • May 16, 2008 at 8:15 amcy-kun

    *after extended preview* *screams so loud no one heard*
    WOOT FOR LULUxKALLEN MOMENT!!!!…
    although I am pretty sure lulu is going to end up with CC..
    I AM STILL LULUxKALLEN (as far as I am concerned) BIGGEST FAN.

    the comments section should ban all comments against lelouch…*gets

  • May 16, 2008 at 8:42 amRemmell

    I do wish in the preview section talked a bit more about what the preview seems to show for the next episode. I’ve heard some rumor that Lelouch will be tempted to try Refrain, that drug that makes you think you are reliving the past.
    This is one of the more heartbreaking episodes. That look on Nunnally’s face when he called her, “Your Majesty” was subtle, but so powerful.
    If that was Jupiter that was seen in that scene I have a theory. Jupiter was the Roman name for the Greek god Zeus.
    What I didn’t get about that first scene was how did Rolo know who was on the other end of the phone to know enough to stop Suzaku? Maybe Suzaku told them about his plan, but that doesn’t seem likely.

  • May 16, 2008 at 12:24 pmF_chan

    Yessss!!! Though I’m a LuluxC.C addict but I still can’t resist the provoking kissing scene of Lulu-Kallen!!! Whoaaa, such a scandal ><
    And Kallen looks damn sexy too!!! WHY DOES LULU ALWAYS GET PRETTY GIRLS (C.C, Kallen, Shirley, Kaguya, and… Nunally XD)

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:34 pmDjango

    The yaoi teaser at the preview made me laugh.

  • May 17, 2008 at 8:24 amRai

    Got a felling that Orange-kun is gonna show up next episode!!
    XD

  • May 17, 2008 at 2:52 pmL

    @Rai

    I hope he doesn’t! Lulu doesn’t need any more adversaries! :D

  • May 17, 2008 at 3:07 pmzl

    God killing-Jupiter-large platform like thing pointing into the sky

    Next ep, Code Geass transforms to Gurren Lagann.

  • May 18, 2008 at 12:02 amAnne

    I don’t get why Lulu’s so bitter even to other siblings in the royal family ( cornelia and specially euphemia)

  • May 18, 2008 at 12:05 amHanzo

    nunally is like her sister ( both cutes)

  • May 18, 2008 at 3:14 amYouwha?

    @ cy-kun:

    OMG, I was thinking the exact same thing. After watching the preview for the next ep… My hopes of a Lulu X Karen scene would appear again! KYA >.< I too am one of the biggest fan of the pair… I’d rather Lulu end up with Karen than C.C. actually…I hated her soo much because she kissed Lulu first. -_-’

  • May 18, 2008 at 6:22 ammiko-chan

    @Youwah?
    Unfortunately (for me~), Shirley got his first kiss. Though I’m a CCxLelouch fan, I have a bad feeling that KallenxLelouch is catching up…

  • May 18, 2008 at 7:13 amasdfdsa

    umm
    where is Viletta anyway
    she just disappeared

  • May 30, 2008 at 2:56 pmYouwha?

    @miko-chan:
    Damn it, I forgot all about that Shirley.. But I do recognize C.C., the other hime (forgot her name…she had black hair and jokes about Zero being her husband), and Kallen being rivals for Lulu’s love!

    But we all know who’s gonna claim his love-me!

  • June 21, 2008 at 10:04 pmAndy

    The battle against the Knight of Rounds is very cool, but I like the Espada better.I want to see one of the Knights that is pissed off right now about the emperor’s orders and Suzaku always showing off just like Grimmjow in Bleach.

  • June 26, 2008 at 5:41 pmAndy

    v.v and the emperer working together to kill go! Man I thought Light was insane.

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