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CODE GEASS – 22

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:

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 22, 2007 at 9:11 pmJuvyniled

    So that’s how he Geassed all those ladies into loving him :p

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:12 pmKannie

    Sorry for the double post, but wow….

    The “2nd Prince” looks: shocked and a bit sad
    CC: A bit sad…or…the same…(The bottom pictures)
    Lulu: TOTALLY sad
    Ogi: SURPRISED at the end
    Nina: Wierd….or….more nervousness…?
    Viletta: Like she enjoyed it
    Kallen: Can barely see…but spying…?
    Suzaku: Knocked out
    Euphie: Tainted by Eleven killings
    Kaguya: Demanding or saying a command…? Expressing something…
    Shirley: A bit disappointed…? shocked…speechless…

    LoL, I think my obseravtions are wrong….well….xDD

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:14 pmCeles

    this episode does brought up something interesting about Lulu’s mother.
    There’s got to be a reason why the keep showing her.

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:14 pmmewmew

    omg….geass is a curse, after all, and c.c.’s warning turned out to be true…
    sunrise just HAD to create the worst possible scenario T.T and create a complete mess…and UNLIKE the first OMG NO!!! moment in mai hime (takumi going sparkles) this one has no reset…D:

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:15 pmKannie

    Another post…
    couldn’t Lulu stop Euphie…? Wait..that wouldn’t work…she’d either want to kill herself or Suzaku wiill hate her….well…sad…for Euphie stuck in the middle…

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:20 pmRift

    >>The “2nd Prince” looks: shocked and a bit sad

    This is in response to seeing what Euphie is doing on screen – and yes, it freaks him out.

    >>CC: A bit sad…or…the same…(The bottom pictures)

    This is in response to her learning that Lulu’s geass is now always on, and that he hadn’t meant to geass Euphemia. I guess this indicates that she doesn’t know everything about the geass either.

    >>Lulu: TOTALLY sad

    Self explanatory.

    >>Ogi: SURPRISED at the end

    Ogi was the only supporter of Euphemia’s plan among the Black Knights. Guess that turned out to be a mistake, thus his response.

    >>Nina: Wierd….or….more nervousness…?

    As we know by now, Nina is afraid of Elevens. This is before Euphie has gone crazy, and she’s just saying to herself that “everything will be alright” because it’s Princess Euphemia’s idea.

    >>Viletta: Like she enjoyed it

    Seconded.

    >>Kallen: Can barely see…but spying…?

    Zero posted the Black Knights around the Nippon area in case something happened while he went in on Gawain to talk to Euphemia. In toher words, she’s trying to figure out what’s going on.

    >>Suzaku: Knocked out

    I guess whenever he gets near CC now, he’s going to have his same violent flashback thing that incapacitates him… It’s also indicated that he has some weird kind of connection to Gawain and the powers behind CC, or something. He can see CC’s spiritual presence when no one else can.

    >>Euphie: Tainted by Eleven killings

    Indeed.

    >>Kaguya: Demanding or saying a command…? Expressing something…

    All the other Japanese leaders are being wishy washy – she wants to take a stand, and isn’t afraid to say that to their faces.

    >>Shirley: A bit disappointed…? shocked…speechless…

    She watches Lulu confront some Britannians bullying an Eleven and if confused – her end decision is to not get involved with Lulu/Zero, because it could be dangerous.

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:23 pmblcdirty

    It seems that the title of this episode – “Bloodstained Euphie” literally meant that she got stained in blood. Also, noticed that Code Geass has and is still gaining popularity.
    Alot more people watch it now compared to when it just started out. Most probably due to Pizza supporting the rebellion XD

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:28 pmwonton

    Lelouch has become like Kakashi now. He can’t turn off his eye. Now all he needs if a nifty eye patch.

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:31 pmSagara

    After seeing this episode it really disturbs me. Euphie from being an innocent teenager to becoming a genocidic maniac. (Srry World History) I really am feeling sorry for Euphie as she won’t remember what she did, but when she sees a video of what she had done I really don’t know what might happen.

    Some people might completely blame Lulu but he’s not exactly 100% at fault, but he is somewhat as it occured because of him and he also took advantage of the situation by making it look like Britiania is a bunch of liers including the sweet sister Euphie. Suzaku will also take a blunt of the blow but we never know if he might realize that she was under an influence of something.

    Now on another point it seems that Suzaku might have some kind of power of some sort, as he’s able to see C.C in a spirit form or whatever, and it could lead to another twist in the storyline for the last episodes of this season and the next.

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:45 pmDkInc

    Man, none of this would’ve happened if he could geass people more than once… hell, even that was a bit of a ripoff, since if the geass was always on, he should’ve been able to give her more commands. Or maybe he can’t counter commands that are already given.

    It just breaks your heart, though. Euphie was definitely the next important person to him after Nunnally, and he had to watch her fight geass and have her personality twisted completely inside out, turning her from her sweet innoncent self into a ruthless Japanese-killing machine. Heck, the way she was telling the Japanese people to die, it was in her usual cheery self… “Hello there, Japanese people and everyone! Could you do me a favor? Would you please die? Umm… I’d like to you commit suicide if possible?”

    Then there’s Darlington who is like “WTF are you doing? Please stop this…*urgh*shot*urg*”.

    Then there’s Guilford having a field day killing off all the Japanese obediently and trying to kill Suzaku…

    And then Lulu saying to himself, OMG, this was all because of my geass?! what have I done?!

    The King is having a grand time laughing his ass off saying “OMG, he actually did it!”. He must have some premonition/clairvoyence geass or something, since he seems to know stuff before other people even know it, sorta like Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars (you will join us, young Skywalker… I have seen it…).

    Hell, even Schniezel was like WTF, OMG, this is crazy, this isn’t what I wanted (he wanted to trap Zero)!

    Suzuku can’t believe that she Euphie ordered a massacre.

    The old guys want to save their forces and not make their move yet, but Kaguya pretty tells them off, “we’re moving now, otherwise what’s the point of Kyoto? (as far as the resistance)”

    Lulu must be really depising himself, he had to order the killing of his other beloved little sister. “Find her and kill her! *tear*” :( :( :(

    Man, these producers know how to put you on the edge of your seat. I guess they’re not afraid of offing characters like in the old-school Gundam style…

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:53 pmDeathwing

    wow that was shocking
    i just lost alot of respect for lulu blaming Euphie for that mess
    but that is one serious twist good job to the writers

  • March 22, 2007 at 9:59 pmwonton

    What’s happening with C.C.? Are her powers going out of control as well?

  • March 22, 2007 at 10:04 pmninjikiran

    lulu has no choice.. he says it was his fault he exposes his trump card to the world as well as looses support from his organization…. he blames Euphie because as far as everyones concerned it was under her own cognition. There seems to be no shut off to the geass so like a dog with rabies theres only one thing you can do. I see Suzaku doing a turn around soonish and joining up with the black knights but I dont see him killing Euphie not by his own heart atleast. If anything Euphie will break free for a bit due to her strong will and probally kill herself or force Suzaku to do it. Just my ideas… its also possible she lives and overcomes it but is forever changed in which Suzaku clicks with what happened to him earlier when he was face to face with lelouch.

  • March 22, 2007 at 10:10 pmJay^2

    that’s some bloody shiz goin on. :3!!
    cool…

  • March 22, 2007 at 10:26 pmDkInc

    Hrm… Guilford did a teleport to Cornelia… I guess it wasn’t him.

    CC getting incapacitated when Lulu’s geass was upgraded… maybe there’s a constant flow of geass coming from her going out to him and she got some sort of power surge. ;)

  • March 22, 2007 at 10:33 pmSamster

    Can anyone translate what Cornelia said? Anyway…HOLY SHI- :O:O:O:O This is like the “24″ of anime.

  • March 22, 2007 at 10:36 pm335557

    well….
    i can’t say it’s all lelouch’s fault….
    he didn’t realize that it was going to be permanently….
    well, i never supported euphemia’s idea in the first place…
    the special region will just be like when sawasaki is controlled by the chinese federation.
    except this one it’s controlled by Britannia..
    what’s the hole point of that?

  • March 22, 2007 at 10:56 pmjeffng9

    might the geass turn on permanent because of Suzaku had touched the geass mark on C.C. forehead?

    that might be the reason… of why it turn out permanent could it not?
    bad timing of lelouch joking about killing all of japanese

    i can feel a bad ending to this anime somehow now that this have happened…
    i bet lelouch will be blaming himself now

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:08 pmtired of sheep

    Thank you so much dearest blogger for your prompt updates and always a really nice, neutral summary of events. I found I agreed with you on your opinions more often than other blog sites as well.

    Not that it matters, but I’m tuning out the rest of this anime’s run. But, I shall probably be back when Romeo x Juliet begins – assuming you’re going to be blogging that one as well.

    All the best to you.

    ~ToS

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:14 pmMao

    I voted: Euphi will die.. At the hands of suzaku.
    For some reasons.. i feel that suzaku will take the plunge at killing her. I mean She might not die. But it’s one of those feelings you get. I doubt Lulu would be the one to kill her for some wierd reason…I mean. Wouldn’t that be to straightforward than? i mean Sunrise makes up a whole bunch of retarded plot twists to “amaze” us.
    I don’t think it’s Lulu’s fault at all. I feel it’s more fate….I mean if that didn’t happen than the show would be boring XD. The geass power just came out on the wrong time. But you knew it was gunna happen sooner or later.
    I just find Euphie creepy right now… did she actually say “Hello there, Japanese people and everyone! Could you do me a favor? Would you please die? Umm… I’d like to you commit suicide if possible?”????? If she did than *cricket* *no comment*
    I actually feel bad for Lulu it’s not his fault it happned, its the producers fault XDLOL. And now he must kill his sister…. Any chance of Euphi and Lulu dying together in one of those sappy shoujo-like scenes? LOL just kidding XD. Still i find great potential in LuluXEuphi. KallenXSuzaku’s all good too XD.

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:14 pmAishiteru

    Poor Euphie!
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  • March 22, 2007 at 11:23 pmobethx

    Storywise, it’s more of geas vs the emperor, and all the victims in between(including lulu ).
    …Why couldn’t they have done this with Relena(WHY!WHY!!)…Euphie is not deserving of this…Lacus maybe…best thing i could do was superimpose Relena in Euphie’s place.

    **Warning: gundam references.

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:23 pmAda

    Euphemia had it coming, that annoying little bitch. I’m very happy and pleased to see her being trapped in an indefinite chain of misery. I hope she suffers and dies in agony, that makes it for a superb episode; perhaps the next episode?

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:31 pmJuvyniled

    SPOILER for those of you who don’t lurk the Animesuki Forums:
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    Why do people believe this to be another series with a happy ending o_O?

    It’s really making nice progress as far as plot and drama. Who would’ve thought the protagonist could cause such a catastrophe? :) It’s really developing nice future conflicts. Though it is very tragic that so many civilians had to be involved, it’s part of setting up a more “explosive” series of events.

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:33 pmwonton

    @jeffng9

    you make a good point… IT’S ALL C.C./SUZAKU’S FAULT!!!

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:35 pmOri

    Euphemia is so going to die now. I can’t see her being able to live with all the guilt of killing all those people even if she gains her senses back.

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:37 pmEl Even

    Chances are, Zero will not be killed. That would be pure foolishness because firstly, Lulu is the protagonist of this series, secondly, the full title contains the phrase “Lelouch of the Rebellion” and thirdly, there is a second season. Should Zero die, there would be nothing interesting to watch in the second season.

    Euphie will probably die. Having her locked up in a cage to control her Geass-edness would add nothing to the plot. Perhaps this is punishment for her (political) foolishness of creating the special region…

    A quick question/comment…if you look back on episode 1, C.C. is watching Suzaku and Lulu play…is this some kind of foreshadowing perhaps?

    Also, V.V. (see list of code geass characters on wiki) has yet to make a definitive appearance; he should add something to the story with regard to the power of the Geass.

    All in all, this series is going very well, I’m glad there’s going to be a second season. But now Lulu probably cannot go to school anymore because of the perma-Geass.

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:44 pmjounin

    Lelouch should be blaming himself b/c in the end it was his fault. While he’s not evil (the emperor definitely is and I think Schneizel is looking more like a decent guy), Lelouch is easily arrogant and cowardly. He was easily warned about the Geass being unstable and he was arrogant to believe he could be stronger. He might understand what his Geass can do, but he never understood what it was, and as long as it was useful, didn’t need to know. If we look at this as a criminal law case, even if the gun accidently went off, he still brought it. While Lelouch may not be charged w/ murder, it’s most definitely manslaughter.

    He’s also a coward for using the situation to his advantage. He can shed all of the tears he wants, but Euphie’s name is being dragged ragged through the mud and he won’t admit that he’s the cause and instead makes the matter worse by using the Black Knights to stop the Britannians from slaughtering the Japanese which he had “nothing” to do with. He may redeem himself at the end, but it will be too little too late and it’s better if he doesn’t b/c there will be more fodder for the next season.

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:46 pmJuvyniled

    “Zero” can die. Lelouch might even intend to ‘kill’ him off to leave us off in a cliffhanger by the end of the first series. Killing off Lelouch IS foolish however. There’s still a lot of potential in Lelouch’s character, not to do ‘good’ or righteous deeds, but to do great things given his manipulative, deceptive, and cunning personality. Now that he’s potentially ruined the future of the only half-sibling he’s ever really cared about, there’s no reason to restrain Lelouch from hunting down the rest of the royal family.

    His ability is activated primarily through eye contact, so as long he covers his eye, he could potentially negate the ability. It’d look weird for him to have an eye-patch, but people wear eye-patches for a variety of reasons.

    Suzaku and Lelouch playing together is probably best seen as revealing a cordial relationship between the two. Although barely showing the C.C. look-alike in the background definitely foreshadowed later events in the same episode.

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:51 pmJuvyniled

    Using the situation to his own advantage? Lelouch’s intention was never to compromise Euphemia’s well-being, but he probably intended to manipulate her. He has no choice but to stop Euphemia. Look at how much chaos she has caused. If this continues and Zero does NOTHING about it, consider what the Elevens will think. Who will save us?

  • March 22, 2007 at 11:54 pmv.s.b.r

    i guess lelouch goal in making a happy world for his sister nunaly is terminated now

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:02 amNeco

    Chances are Suzaku will find out what Lelouch did to Euphemia at some point. If Lelouch does end up killing her, what better way to fewl the battle between the two then to throw in pure unadulterated hate. We all know that when Suzaku finds out that Zero is Lelouch he will probably pull the same thing he did with Kalen, if you all hope for a major show down between the two I think this revelation will be needed to make Suzaku truly want to kill him.

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:15 amJuvyniled

    I don’t think Suzaku has related Zero to the situations in this episode. If and when he does find out that Zero was the instigator of this event, it could set him off completely. But it’d be more interesting to see what situation comes first, if it does happen: Suzaku finding out that Zero is Lelouch and/or Zero Geassing Euphemia.

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:17 ampriestnobaka

    OMG Yuffie going on a killing spree! This is a real twistDX

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:34 amSyaoran Li

    Killing japanese is fine too!
    O_o fuck… damn you SUNRISE… now Yuffie has to die!!!

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:54 amEld

    that fuked up

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:57 amJustWantToEnjoyTheShow

    they should just let Euphemia die rather than make her killing people,she just look too innocence to be a killer

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:05 amanonymous

    >>>this one has no reset…D:

    That’s what you think – Ideon will come through and blow up the universe and set everything right. lol

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:08 amJuvyniled

    Oh seriously… it’s more interesting if the innocent one isn’t safe from the harsh fate of reality. And besides, peace is boring. A lot of you people should be happy now that the impulsive and simple-minded Euphemia is out of the picture. Imagine all the differing opinions… first you say you hate her, now you say that she shouldn’t die like this. It’s almost as if you wanted to be another one of “and they lived happily ever after” fairy tales.

    Pssh.

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:12 amRyuma

    A pretty shocking twist; I have to hand it to the writers. Euphie’s innocence and goodness seemed so sacrosanct that this episode just comes flying out of left field. However, I find Lulu’s wording of the geass interesting, “If I told you to kill the Japanese, what would you do?” Since it came in the form of a question, we can at least assume that Euphie always had the potential to kill, much less kill the Elevens, and this episode proves just that. Poor innocent little Euphie is innocent no more.

    And this is one situation where Zero’s pragmatism and sense of self-preservation win out over any affections Lulu may have had for his siblings. He’ll undoubtedly end up killing all of them just to get to the Emperor, whether Lulu likes it or not. He already started with Clovis, why stop there? I really wonder if Nunnally will ever discover the truth about her brother, and if she does, will she join Lulu or try to stop him?

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:14 amSaviour

    I’m almost positive that when he met Darlton in the hallway, he ‘geass’ed him to do something. Because then it cut away to more killing.

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:37 amDreyakis

    I wonder if C.C. feels anything after literally fucking up people’s lives.

    Lelouch is forced to cut himself off from everyone he knows. Nunnaly, Suzaku, his classmates, the Order, all know only a shade of the true Lelouch, since he cannot unveil the truth to them all. He has to be the loneliest (and most screwed) person on the planet at times.

    Mao is, well, kind of unavailable for comment.

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:43 amSpectrum

    Drey: You know, on that point, you have to wonder what Lelouch might have been feeling when he offered to reveal to Kallen his true identity and she turned him down. I think that it would be an interesting little thought experiment to see how the series might have turned out differently. Kallen graduates from Zero fanboy to perhaps Lelouch’s second partner and certain other events take on an entirely different shade. If Lelouch knows he has another person other than himself an C.C that he can trust, who knows what plans he might be able to enact? On the flip side, because it didn’t happen, Lelouch is that much lonelier and pushed into a corner. You have to wonder if he really did want Kallen to say yes just to relieve some of the pressure.

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:48 amJuvyniled

    The identity behind the mask may be more shocking than you can imagine. Would Kallen be able to accept that Zero is Lelouch? I don’t think Zero being a Britannian is of any importance since she hasn’t shown the slightest bit of reluctance in following Zero’s orders. But she won’t take orders kindly from anyone other than the person with the mask. It may not matter, but considering it’s not exactly the same when staring at this mysterious character who you’ve come to accept and rally with, compared to your classmate who you really know nothing about. Because he is Zero, Lelouch can disguise his objective in many ways. But as Lelouch himself, one can only wonder what kind of agenda he has in store for the Britannians, for the oppressed Elevens, for himself, etc.

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:02 amDreyakis

    @Spectrum: Revealing himself completely to a 3rd party (1st being himself, 2nd being C.C.) is likely to be impossible. Remember, being let into the entire “gig” involves knowing about the geass as well. That, in itself, is the greatest barrier to trust. Lelouch simply cannot risk revealing his trump card to anyone else in its entirety. (I suspect he told Euphie the general layout of his ability, but didn’t explain where he got it.) If he lets Kallen see his true identity, then she will inevitably question the true relationship between Lelouch and C.C. Lelouch’s ace in the hole is entirely based on the geass power he obtained from C.C, so he will likely never reveal the intimacies of that part (read: voluntarily).

    The only person I would think (besides C.C. and Kallen) that Lelouch would likely reveal himself would have to be Nunnaly. No matter how screwed up he is, no matter what he suffers, no matter who he has to kill/maim/screw over, Lelouch will cling to the belief that he is forging a new world for Nunnaly to live in. Such is the case that Nunnaly forms the complete foundation of his existence. Given that he has not laid all the cards out on the table to Nunnaly, I find that Lelouch will be even more reluctant to tell anyone else (besides C.C.).

    On a random tangent, I think Lelouch is practically doomed to die at the end of the (maybe 2nd part) of the series. I find Nunnaly’s words to be oddly prophetic during the earlier episodes of Code Geass, where the siblings did a little pinky swear to tell the truth. IIRC, the exact wording was something like “if you tell a lie, you’ll be pierced by a thousand needles.”

    I guess we’ll have to see.

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:04 amDM

    Well, to all those people who thinks Lelouch is like Light…that’s wrong because Light shows no remorse when he kills, while Lelouch shows guilt (Shirley’s father). Light also accepted the title of “savior” and proclaimed himself as God, when the dying japanese woman asked Lelouch to help them then called him a “savior”, he rejected the title because he knew what he did was evil, even if it’s accidental.

    P.S. Those of you who want Lelouch to die after watching this episode, suck it up. There are people in Code Geass with worse intentions than Lelouch…or are you forgetting “that guy” who sacrificed his wife in order to piss off one of his son enough so that he’d compete with his siblings/overthrow Britannia. (Natural Selection and all that crap)

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:06 amKannie

    LOL, I don’t know why, but I keep thinking of something like, Lulu will somehow will stop Euphie, since he now has PERMA-Geass, then fake her death by Geassing some people and then let her live with them….secretly….lol….that seems HIGHLY unlikely….but…it’s a hope…I don’t want Euphie to die….lol, espeicially not by Lulu, he MAY just turn into Light…espeicially seeing how much he loves her to cry….compared to how he just shot Clovis, wa bam~!….but it’s wierd…lulu should’ve like Clovis a bit at least…I mean they DID play Chess together and all..

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:08 amJuvyniled

    I wouldn’t expect the people who intend for characters to die after one bad incident to really take this show seriously enough.

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:19 amKannie

    LoL, I voted for I don’t think she’d die….since you never know what can happen with his NEW Geass…but it all depends on the director…I hope he reallt doesn’t off Euphie so soon though, it’d be interestin if they ended the season with Lulu and Euphie caught together as Lulu is either trying to stop her or hi did and he’s hugging her..I mean….Cornelia’s, the second Prince’s, Suzaku’s, Student Council’s, and Nunally’s reactions….it’d be pretty darn cool to hang it there…and let us think more…lol

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:22 amzalem

    I don’t think Lulu will die at the end of this season. I think his side will win the upcoming battle in Tokyo. But I definitely think he’s going to die at the end of the 2nd season, unfortunately. Believe me, I don’t want him to die…but I think it’s going to happen.

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:14 amSherry

    The good relationship Lelouch/Euphie is gone forever, THAT is really sad…I actually liked the idea they would work together and be on good terms…But since he didn’t do it on purpose, I guess that’s it…

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:18 amKannie

    I know….i’m totally dragging on about this…but…why….I REALLLY didn’t…want Lulu to have to kill Euphie…I mean….omgosh….ha…..now, I’m just denying that hhe’s gonna kill her…lol…well, I can’t WAIT~! For next week, that’s gonna be an OMGOSH episode along with the other 2 last episode of the season~!

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:26 amdward

    Figures something like this will happen one day except that I didn’t expect it to be so dramatic. Hopefully Lelouch learned something from this and…change for the better I guess.

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:28 amCamario

    I don’t care how Lelouch ends up in Season 2, really, as long as we don’t get a Death Note ending when everything’s done (not going to spoil DN here, but that would be very annoying if it happened here as well…horrible ending).

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:33 amJuvyniled

    It’d be more interesting if he used this whole event to reaffirm his determination on destroying the empire once and for all so that nothing of this sort has to happen again (having to kill someone he’s cared about and the deaths of many civilians). Lelouch shouldn’t lose his sanity in his ambition, but he shouldn’t fall onto the expected path of righteousness either.

  • March 23, 2007 at 4:15 amKannie

    @Camario – OMGOsh, i totally DISLIKED the DN ending…omgosh…
    Show Spoiler ▼

    @Juvyniled – So, you’re saying he’s not going to be bad or good, but he’s just going to do what he wants, and it depends on how you look at it, to see if his actions are for good or bad?

  • March 23, 2007 at 4:31 amMutio

    I see it comming, we get an Elfen Lied end, a few characters live, some dead and most open and unknown and we have to wait for season two.. oh yeah ;)
    Bloody hell, I never saw so much comments on an anime entry..
    A little question since I heard that there’s a season two in progress:
    Is there a manga Code Geass is based on or is it original work of Sunrise?

  • March 23, 2007 at 4:47 amrandom passerby

    @Mutio:

    Code Geass is an original work of Sunrise. The manga is actually an adaptation of the anime.

  • March 23, 2007 at 5:11 amKarumA

    there’s one mistake in your summary

    “He is about to GEASS the noble to go die, but when Rivalz steps in to defuse the situation, Lelouch quickly shuts his left eye”

    Lelouch shut his eye because ti was starting to hurt, indicating that his Geass was already on the brink of evolving and not because Rivalz came in between

  • March 23, 2007 at 5:51 amjeffng9

    somehow i still get the feeling that its because suzaku touched C.C. geass mark on the forehead that make lelouch geass went permanent…

    i wouldn’t be surprise to find that Suzaku is be able to use geass later on but i doubt that could happen

    somehow C.C. is worried about Lelouch when they r back in Gawain.

    Poor Cornelia… i hope she won’t go mad till she faint when she sees her little sister started killing every elevens in the stadium… I’m worried about her poor cornelia

  • March 23, 2007 at 6:33 amSon Gohan

    This is a horrible, HORRIBLE plot device. Who in his right mind would use “kill the Japanese” as an example? I would have liked it better if Lelouch had geassed Euphie on purpose.

    Lelouch is responsible for what he did. As someone said, carrying the Geass is like carrying a gun without the safety. He shouldn’t ever use a phrase like “If I order you to kill the Japanese”… He is absolutely to blame for what happened.

    I think he deserves to die at the end of Season 2, after he accomplished his task. He has too much lifes on his conscience.

  • March 23, 2007 at 8:16 amYyi

    This is awesome.
    Finally things are starting to pick up.

    I think I can see where this is going…Euphie getting killed and Zero eventually killing himself out of desperation to prevent the power of the Geass from consuming him entirely.
    Nevertheless, this is sunrise…

    Hopefully, we might even get to see cyborg orange-kun against the geassed and blood-thirsty Euphie.

  • March 23, 2007 at 8:25 amshadowblack

    Here’s another theory for all of you:
    Zero DIDN’T use geass on Euphie – it was someone else, with a similar, but different Geass. That’s why she resisted at first, unlike every other person. Besides, he asked Euphie a question, and his power works only when he gives an ORDER. So Zero THINKS he geassed Euphie because his Geass became permanent at the same time (how unfortunate). But in fact it was someone else – the Emperor, if you ask me.

    Perhaps what C.C. felt was another person trying to use Geass on BOTH Zero and Euphie, however Zero is unaffected because he used his own geass on himself earlier (but it may have been the cause of the pain he felt).

    And another thing – it seemed to me like he closed his eye so as not to affect Rivalz with his Geass. Could this forced ‘shutdown’ of the geass be the cause of the geass becoming permanent?

  • March 23, 2007 at 8:37 ammajota

    I doubt many will agree, but Code Geass just went up a notch in my book. (Euphie was starting to get really annoying) But I’ve enjoyed every episode so far, they’ve done quite well, it would take alot to ruin it for me at the moment, and I mean ALOT. Though, I wouldn’t put it past them.

  • March 23, 2007 at 9:20 amNeco

    Lelouch’s geasse is not evolving / upgrading its going out of control, he is gaining no aditional abilities from it he simply can not turn it off. From here on out Lelouch is fighting a downhill batlle with his geasse as it will continue to eat away at him, this is why C.C. told him not to over use it. I am wondering if his gease ability will continue to spread and eventually effect his other eye, Mau’s eyes showed geasse simbols in both and am wondering if he started out like Lelouch and it was in the one eye to begin with.

    Having a geasse ability does not protect you from other people geasse abilities, if this was the case Mau would never have been affected by Lelouches. C.C. is the only person we know of right now that geasse will not work on but you could summise that all C.C.s race has the same protection.

  • March 23, 2007 at 10:14 amadadada

    @Omni:
    Quite a comments-generating episode is it…

    @Son Gohan:
    I would say I’m perplexed by the way the director put the plot progression this way, but this just adds more curiosity, like “now train wreck is happening, what’s next?”.

    And this is sunrise, they have plethora amount of plot devices at hand, so as to say.

    Not to add:
    Orange-kun: Help Suzaku escape, with all your strength (no idea for the geass to be still effective, but the episode before shows that the wall-scratching girl is still under effect. May be that hinted the outcome of this episode for the rest of the seasons?)
    +
    Suzaku: I must live.
    +
    Euphemia (terminator right now, the fanart has even started): Must… kill… Nippon-jin… desu… (asakura ryoko: your catch line has been pawned by euphemia right now, ‘minagoroshi kudasai’ ~ saying it like ordering something from a coffeeshop)

    I wonder what would be the rating for DVD, this is not healthy for kids in their right mind of course

  • March 23, 2007 at 10:44 amDG04

    >>>I think he deserves to die at the end of Season 2, after he accomplished his task. He has too much lifes on his conscience.

    By the same token, Cornelia and Villetta both deserve to die as well considering they have taken their fair share of lives as well. If you say he needs to die because he has too many lives on his conscience, then wouldnt him dieing just be easing his conscience?

    Also it seems Lulu was explaining his geass to Euphie who thought he was joking and didnt believe them so he used an example of something that Euphie would never do of her own volition.

  • March 23, 2007 at 10:49 amNanashi

    >>Also it seems Lulu was explaining his geass to Euphie who thought he was joking and didnt >>believe them so he used an example of something that Euphie would never do of her own >>volition.

    Exactly. Using ‘kill all Japanese’ was NOT out of line because he was trying to convince Euphie that he has this power to get someone to do ANYTHING, regardless of that person’s character. Killing someone is something Euphie would absolutely never do, so he used that as an example to show he could get her to do something totally out of character. Unfortunately…it worked.

  • March 23, 2007 at 11:08 amGloranor

    My guess would be: She’s survive AND be killed by Suzaku: He is forced by his Geass to survive, so he attempts to kill her in self defence and apparently succeeds as far as Lelouch and he know. Obviously both will blame themselves, esp.- Suzaku, having killed someone previous to him for the second time. Then sometime in the 2nd Season she’ll appear out of nowhere.

    And unless we see her cold, dead body being certified by a doctor as being “dead and beyond recurrection”, thats what I’m going to expect after she is “killed”.

  • March 23, 2007 at 11:21 amGermanguy

    *Check* I’m seeing Code Geass, not Death Note…

    … Note to me. Calling at Sunrise to fire they insane plottwister storywriter…

  • March 23, 2007 at 11:23 amModel_X

    Wow! 169 comments and going strong. This show is real hot.
    Pretty interesting ep this week. Can’t wait for the subbed version.

  • March 23, 2007 at 11:25 amshadowblack

    >>And unless we see her cold, dead body being certified by a doctor as being “dead and beyond recurrection”, thats what I’m going to expect after she is “killed”.

    Me too, only I hope that Lelouch will fake her death – he’ll just pretend to kill her, knowing that Suzaku is watching. And then he’ll let Suzaku spread the news about her “death” while Zero too “dies”. The season ends with both of them declared officially “dead”, and C.C. disappears without a trace. Then all three reappear in season 2, with Euphie as a geass user, and much colder than before.

  • March 23, 2007 at 11:52 ampassing-by

    I bet the emperor planned all this from the beginning, even the encounter with CC and Lelouch. Maybe he is training his successor. ;)

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:02 pmGermanguy

    [quote]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.[/quote]

    But, for all around the world. Eupie is the killer. She happly orderd to kill the people. Lelu knows it, too. it wouldt be a easy think to get her out of this… Eupie kills all Japanese, Suzaku is Japanese… No more EupiexSuzaku story.

    But, with this, they pushed Suzaku in Zero’s hands…
    i’m wating for the cliffhanger, to chose to stay or drop this show from Sunrise…

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:04 pmworg

    > I bet the emperor planned all this from the beginning, even the encounter with CC and Lelouch.
    >Maybe he is training his successor.
    StarWars, anyone?

    ‘Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.’
    -The Emperor

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:37 pmGermanguy

    Mmm, perhaps lelu dont overused his Geass. Some extern sources force the geass to stay “Online”. Something to do with the Pic of Orange-kun in the Tank?
    http://randomc.net/image/CODE%20GEASS/CODE%20GEASS%20-%2022%20-%20Large%2022.jpg

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:40 pmpassing-by

    It was fun to read all your comments, I will be looking forward to see the rest of this season! so excited!!!

  • March 23, 2007 at 12:45 pmSon Gohan

    @DG04:
    Yes, Cornelia and Villetta are also cold-blooded murderers. But Lelouch destroyed one of the only good persons of this show. Now I just can’t accept a Lelouch that lives “happily ever after”. I want him dead at the end of Season 2.

    @Nanashi:
    The choice of words is still awkward. He could have said “I can order you to kill SOMEONE”, not “all of the Japanese”. I call this a bad plot device.

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:05 pmpassing-by

    oh, just another note, Lelouch states that the only way is get out of this is to use Euphie’s action. So there will be no “I am sorry guys, I geassed Euphie by accident…” as some of you said.

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:16 pmSom1

    …I…I don’t know what to expect any more…

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:42 pmCritic

    When you said this “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.” from what i think, you are right to suspect that Schneizel was evil as he initially appeared because that look on his face doesn’t just say he was surprised of what Euphie did, but the fact that whatever he was planning has FAILED, since just as Lelouch realized from before that it was a no win situation for them, if they join they will be disarmed and will be in the control of Britannia which will be controlling the zone (its like all possibilities of terrorism is contained or isolated in the zone) or if they refuse then they will be branded as enemies, of course Schneizel is more than happy for Euphie to think of this plan! Even he supported Euphie’s plan fully and even tried to convince Cornelia about it, basically it was his hidden agenda all along which was to defeat zero, and this was a good chance especially because Euphie is also known as the kind princess, and knowing this was her idea, would be like checkmate for the black knights and zero/lelouch.

  • March 23, 2007 at 1:49 pmkagami

    @Son Gohan

    Pretty unreasonable point of view. I agree what happened to Euphie was horrible, but there was no way Lelouch could have seen that coming. The Geass power has always been a perpetual risk for him, but up until this point he has always been able to control *and* know when he is and isn’t using the power–both conditions did not apply here. In addition, he didn’t even give Euphie an order–it was a mock-question that was converted to an order. 3 major parameters of what Lelouch knew about his Geass powers did not apply *all at the same time*.

    What would he have done as a preventive measure if he had been mildly suspicious that something was wrong with his Geass? Taking off his helmet before Euphie is a sign of his mutual trust with her when they have a personal conversation. Not making eye contact would be strange under the setting as well. Covering his one eye constantly instead of during that one moment would likely make Euphie want to tend to whatever was wrong there.

    And while it is obvious that the phrasing of his question ‘If I told you to kill all Japanese, what would you do’ is a plot device, it is hardly a stretch because it is in complete context of the situation. Wanting him to say just ‘kill a person’ as a general statement is more wishful thinking than taking the situation in account–his intended joke was to say something ludicrous that Euphie would never even consider doing, and he decided to put it in context. The variation wasn’t something that was forced in–the fact that Euphie is the only member of the royal family that openly cares about the Japanese, the entire Special Administration opening ceremony to begin with… What’s so strange about the joke getting specific?

    Anyway, I don’t like the fact that his Geass increasing in strength was the reason why his mock-question was converted to a direct order. That makes the ability just harder to control and doesn’t improve any other aspect of it.

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:47 pmJuvyniled

    I’m not sure how it turned out to be a joke since I haven’t seen this yet and haven’t gotten to hear their tone of voices, but that statement was really used to exemplify how serious his power was. Euphemia would probably think it’s highly ridiculous, but she would likely feel it is ridiculous if he told her that he could control her at all. Certainly the timing of it all is somewhat unreasonable, but it wasn’t so far-fetched that it couldn’t have played out in this manner since we’ve already been shown that Geass “evolves” to the point where your abilities are just permanently activated as with Mao.

  • March 23, 2007 at 2:48 pmwashe

    We well know that Lelouch has a double personality being Zero and Lelouch..

    He is always thinking as two different persons, so probably Zero personality is taking over his Geass power making the suggestion to Euphie and Zero had her as a treath more than a friend to Leloluch.

    We know that has Zero, he gets pretty serious and does whatever it takes to win, probably this was the only way to regain control of the order of black knights and give a final blow to Britannia as we know it.

    Interesting how the king is enjoying all of this and he probably well know that Lelouch is behind all this, I just wonder how Suzaku, Euphie and Zero triangle ends.

    I firmly believe that Suzaku will blame Zero for spoiling Euphie and after they deal with her, I assume he will aim vs Zero more than ever.

    What its most important is the connection now with CC, Lelouch mother and the King, something tells me that both of them came in contact with CC and got their own geass… Probably the king can see the future that why he was enjoying so much watching at Euphie gonne mad.

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:07 pmKaede

    Whoa, its the most comments of Code Geass so far at here!
    Back to this epi, seeing so many ppl always compare btw them, first of all i wanna say Lulu is completely diffrent from Light. Light is just a bored student with a boring life & nothing to do but found a funny thing & get stucked with it. But Lulu is different. He has more things to accomplish & the things happened always went contrast to his thought.
    About Euphie, my guess is rite. I had felt that its a epi about Euphie’s killing base on the epi’s title but im really surprised that she will slaughter by herself. Though some spoilers say that ‘the geass to live of Suzaku may seem good now but it maybe not afterward’ make me feel uncomfortable izzit really collides with Euphie’s geass that make Suzaku kills her. But i still believe that she will survives. In this epi i can see the potential that Suzaku is a geass user ( due to some spoiler that has another geass user as well) seeing the contact btw C.C. & him. If he really is then maybe his power is something that can saves Euphie instead of killing her? But still i think her death is the best way to herself. (if she get conscious at some way she’ll get crazy & commit suicide i think )
    What makes me really sad is Lelouch Lamperouge is being burdened too much. He has bears so much things since his mother’s death & this times, doing somrthing unexpectly by himself. Back to that time, he had feel guilty when he uses geass to Shirley. This times its even worse that it will cause such an unrevertable comsequence & on top of that he did it unintentionally. Yea, he can faces the public by saying that its all his wrong & has nothing to do with Euphie. But what about his true identity, Nunnaly & The Black Knight? He just find the best solution & cover his fault.I never ever believe that he will change to a real villain because what his initial goals is fight for his dearly Nunnaly, though seemingly its a redemption start from now. Besides, the director had said in an interview that he choose JunJun is because his voices is not sounds as a bad guy no matter how hard he pretends to be. I wonder how Lulu’s eyes after this.Do he really will wears a eyepatch? but how he explains to everyone?

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:08 pmKaede

    I split it into double post since its long. ( sorry i keep spamming)
    In this epi I’ve confirmed that Schneizel is a good guy. I had doubt before seeing the different saying between the director & fans itself though i observe he’s not evil imo. But with that shocking face he really do cares about his sister & the Japanese. What he done before is just to gain peace & destroy The Black Knight in a less destruct way. He is a wise man & a strategist, its same with Lulu.
    In contrary, im definitely affirm that the Emperor is as evil as i thought before. he definitely is somewhat related to geass. I really hate him, seeing he laughing while knowing his daughter is slaughtering at that moment. Its my little guess, i feel that he may know who is Zero. When he is laughing, he is saying finally he/she do it & i think its refers to Lulu. Marianne death is really related to geass as well? Somehow i feel Lulu is follow his father’s step or may i say that its actually a trap for Lulu? since i have a feeling that the Emperor knows everything actually.
    Well, i dont want to think more since everything happened up until now is mainly out of expected. I really dont expect the director will go that far for this epi. I wonder what his mind will be for making such a twist moment but its my most favourite so far. its really intense now & i really do hope that someone will point that out that Lulu is Zero. Its the worsen situation now & i wonder is that any more worse things happen.
    Sigh, thinking of the official votes i feel that Euphie deserves more votes. Maybe the ranking will change if its votes after this epi.

  • March 23, 2007 at 3:31 pmTsu-chan

    O.O….That was just a WTF episode….

  • March 23, 2007 at 4:25 pmlulu

    is this ep setting a new record for summary length and number of comments?

  • March 23, 2007 at 4:28 pmlulu

    sry for the double post, but…
    YAY Kaguya!!!

  • March 23, 2007 at 5:50 pmIubitik

    omg y never expected that to happen!!!amazing,y was seeing it with my mouth open:))poor Euphie:(( (y seen it with out subs:(() so y didn’t exactly understud it:D

  • March 23, 2007 at 5:51 pmRickaZ

    WITH this comment we beat the largest comentary record that was made in Blood+ epi 32 where Dive rapes and kills Riku ^^
    and now.. OMFG this is just too twisted, just too twistes really…. I feeel bad for Lelouch really he’s the one who’s hurting the most from this I can assure you that. how he cried when he stated that order just broke my heart, damm my eyes got wet! Schneizel is not that bad, but C.C. may have something to do with the fact of Lelouch Geass going cucko… oh and the weird girl I think SHE definetelly has something to do with it, she might’ve changedm comething in the Geass line to make Lulu’s joke an order… and now that we’re comming to a close the promise that Lulu had to make to C.C. is bothering me …. something isn’t right… heck NOTHING IS RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT!

    I somehow knew Code Geass would have a chaotic end… but this… this got me unprepared… I’ve definetelly have to learn that I have to expect the unexpected with Code Geass

  • March 23, 2007 at 6:07 pmKannie

    HAha, I think we ALL know that Code Geass ROCKS~! And omgosh….I really can’t wait to watch the rest of this seeason~!!!!! They’re probably gonna leave us hanging badly~!!! Grrr~!!!! LoL :)

  • March 23, 2007 at 9:30 pmZiro

    This was a pretty awesome episode, probably the best one in a while. I’m not sure if anybody has mentioned this, but, is it not probable to say that the Euphie massacre was one of Zero’s intentional plans?
    My opinion may change when the sub comes out, but I believe that Lulu actually considered having Euphie start killing the Japanese at random. He probably mentioned it as a joke to demonstrate a very unlikely, radical way of action, something he probably considered at one point.

  • March 23, 2007 at 9:54 pmKurisuViBritannia

    I haven’t watched it yet but by the summary it looks to be one of the best episodes of Code Geass yet. I really hate the fact that they’ll probably leave us with a big cliff-hanger and that we may have to wait a whole season before geass comes back. I hate the feeling when your watching anime and then it suddenly finishes but you wish it could last much longer.

  • March 23, 2007 at 10:24 pmpsychohare

    wow, i seriously didnt see it coming, and the number of comments here is really skyrocketing!
    Anime, awesome…. story, a little sick and sad, but totally twisted…

    great job Sunrise… great job!

  • March 23, 2007 at 10:31 pmzalem

    lol. the comments for this episode are insane.

    I don’t think he’ll ever be a complete villain either. He’ll continue the path of carnage, but he still is a good person deep inside. He feels remorse for what he has done and he DOES blame himself. I really feel for him….he’ll have this hanging on his head for the rest of his life. A very heavy burden, one of many to come probably. Poor Lulu, I feel like the screenwriter really takes great joy in torturing him. One bad situation after another. *sighs* I do hope he has some sort of redemption, but even so I don’t think he’ll live in the end. If he does, I bet anything he’ll lose his geass eye completely somehow.

  • March 23, 2007 at 10:50 pmSamster

    In my books, i have not seen a bigger plot twist than this. This had that shock, awe, OH SHI-, sadness, included. This has the potential to be one of thoes hugly populare shows. 200 GET!

  • March 24, 2007 at 12:07 amguruguru

    i hope the emperor dies.

  • March 24, 2007 at 1:28 amFinalnight

    This is like if Sunrise had Lacus pilot the Destory Gundam instead of stellar. This is madness. No, This is AREA 11!

  • March 24, 2007 at 1:35 amrandom passerby

    200TH COMMENT GET!

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