Now that Dian has taken Liliana’s life, she feels the guilt that is associated with it. I guess taking the life of someone up close has a much bigger impact on her than shooting them down from afar with her vanship. Even more so when you know their sister and even came to be friendly with them.
Luscinia and Alauda didn’t waste any time to resuming their scheming despite everyone else taking a moment for Liliana’s death. As Luscinia’s fleet rolls out, Alauda conducts a surprise attack on the coalition fleet. The fight between Dio and Alauda was nice but much too short. It’s also very hard to confirm that he is in fact dead and not just unconscious since there was no blood.
As we find out, Lusicinia is still a very capable killer. This makes Liliana’s death all apart of his master plan to ruin the treaty. Unfortunately for Vasant, that meant she was also going to die. Of course that didn’t mean that she was going to give Sara up without a fight. I’m surprised at how ridiculously strong Luscinia must be to kill Vasant in one blow. It is a little bittersweet to see that Vasant’s last thoughts were of Sara. It’s just a nice touch to show the audience how much she really did care about her.
I’m not entirely all that impressed with Last Exile’s version of the Death Star. The important part here wasn’t that Luscinia was finally able to use his new found weapon but that he called the Sara “Maestro” and that she is a key to this new Exile.
It was finally nice to hear Fam acknowledge that she was pretty blind to everyone else’s feelings. It still doesn’t make up for the nearly 2 seasons worth stupidity though.
I don’t know if anyone else noticed but the animation was really bad. The shots up close didn’t seem to be affected but most (if not all) the shots that were zoomed out or panning that involved people were pretty bad. It’s a very disappointing.
The next 2 episodes seem like they’re going to be jam packed with action. They’re going to have to mount a rescue mission for Sara and fight this beastly Exile to boot. I’m not expecting much else to happen from here until the conclusion other than the tidying of the loose ends.