「幻の銃弾」 (Maboroshi No Juudan)
After weeks of enduring episodes full of dialogue and flashbacks to build up to this moment, I’ll be frank and say that I was a little disappointed that we still haven’t hit the climax. However, it looks like what we all want is right over the horizon!
Last Man Standing
I really don’t want to get into how the first half of the episode was all about planning and flashbacks again, so instead let’s chat about an interesting point that Kirito brought up about the remaining players in the tournament! Something which really piqued my interest was how the player count doesn’t seem to add up. Sure, it could be something as simple as Death Gun really “killing” another player and causing them to logout, but with how the rest of the episode played out (specifically Death Gun refuting Kirito’s theory), I can’t help but wonder about how big of a role this “missing” person could play. As crazy as it sounds, could you imagine a second Death Gun actually participating in the tournament? While I haven’t figured out how it would actually benefit his plan of slaying others, it never hurts to hunt in pairs!
Death Gun vs Kirito
The big battle is finally underway! While I’m a little hesitant to actually call it a battle since there hasn’t been much fighting yet, I’m just happy we’re finally at the point of no return. With the two staring straight at each other, I’m dying to know how Kirito overcomes that stupidly overpowered estoc made from spaceship metal. And as much as I want Kirito to do it all by himself, I’m willing to bet that Sinon will play a huge role against defeating such an overpowered enemy. Even with her scope destroyed, who says she still can’t hit something with it? (I’m sure all the CS players out there understand the bitterness when someone just blows you up with an awp. And if anything, Sinon has an overpowered awp!)
While it drives me crazy that Kirito may actually never figure out Death Gun’s old name from SAO, all I’m really hoping for at this point is that he turns the tables next week and smacks the grin off Death Gun’s ugly face. Because at this point, my body is ready and waiting for a rush of adrenaline as Kirito unleashes whatever ace he has up his sleeve. Besides that, I really don’t have much else to say about this one. See you next week!