So we return this week skipping the intervention by the mighty Exile. Staying true to the episode’s title, Luscinia is about to become boxed in by the faction that is leading a coup d’état against him. This faction seems to be headed by Vasant with the blessing of Sara. With Vasant appearing to the defeated Glacians, it’ll be interesting to see what the other generals think. It was kind of odd though that she was able to travel from Ades to Glacies and then back again to be with Sara near the end of the episode. Did the other generals not notice that? Shouldn’t that be a long journey?
Much of the major plot development came during the first half of the episode. While I didn’t care for the second half’s character development, I felt it was properly balanced with all the details we got in the first half and at the end of the episode.
There were a few interesting bits in this episode such as the debate between Sorush and Orang over the use of an Exile. Orang questions if their actions were just and fair. This brings up an interesting debate over conventional and
nuclear Exile warfare. There seems to be a growing taboo over using it though since even Millia thinks it wasn’t right to use the Exile (again).
After seeing the Exile fly over them in the last episode, Milia has found the resolve and determination to kill her sister if needed. If I remember correctly, in a past episode Dio said that if Liliana had died then her power to control their Exile would pass on to the next eldest daughter. It makes me wonder whether Millia has thought that far ahead. Ultimately, I don’t see Millia killing her older sister but instead see Liliana dying as a martyr.
Regardless of my theorizing, Luscinia seems to be after something even more powerful than an Exile. Maybe this will give us insight over Luscinia and Alauda’s motives. They are setting up the final episodes to be pretty epic. Despite all the stumbles Fam has taken over the weeks, there is still a good chance for a satisfying ending.