With a chapter of exposition, some things previously suspected are confirmed while many new questions are brought up. As previously speculated, Vintage was not the mastermind behind the events of the previous arc. In fact, it’s heavily implied that Vintage may not be as evil as they were made out to be – they were used by whoever is actually behind this plot and wiped out when their usefulness was at its end. With Dokurou being the cornerstone of this current arc (there are many speculations as to the identity of the girl who claims to be Dokurou, but I think this may be a time to observe Occam’s razor) and guiding the few remaining trustworthy devils, it really creates some uncertainty as to what exactly Vintage was. If she was truly their leader, I find it hard to believe that they were what we’ve been told. Or perhaps it’s another example of one of those groups founded for a noble purpose which are eventually steered away from it by lower ranking executives, leaving the leader to watch helplessly as their life’s work is undone by their subordinates.
So apparently the ultimate goal of this shadowy group is a war in which they plan to use the goddesses as weapons. Who the war might be against is currently unclear, but given the magnitude of what’s currently going on, I have to wonder – where the hell (sorry, terrible pun) is Heaven during all this? So far we’ve only seen the goddesses, but surely there’s more to it than that? Why is Heaven apparently so uninterested in saving them?
With the giant creatures which almost seem to be pulled directly from Evangelion on their way to attack, the goddesses argue over who gets to keep Keima. Only one is absent from their gathering and some pretty strong foreshadowing suggests that the Kanon/Apollo combination is going to be the first to be targeted… and possibly even captured.
tl;dr: @MoombaDS – Some exposition comes in the form of a message left behind by Dokurou. Just exactly what is this coming war? #TWGOK