「来訪者は軽やかに」 (Raihousha wa Karoyaka Ni)
“A Visitor Approaches Lightly”
After watching Shirou unleash the latent power hiding within inside of him, this week’s episode took a step back and gave some well-needed attention to everyone’s favorite male and female tsundere.
Unlocking Your Potential
Even though this episode spent most of its time building the relationship between Shirou and Rin, I loved how ufotable decided to tack on some really interesting plot points toward the end of the episode. But before we dive into that intimate scene between our two male leads, wasn’t it nice to see Rin (for the most part) outside of her typical element for an entire episode? Working her magic on Shirou and getting past the infamous Taiga-sensei, it finally felt like the two were pushing their relationship forward. While it remains to be seen whether or not their ideals and beliefs will clash, I think the two would make a cute pairing.
Now, I don’t know if it’s just me but something seems awfully fishy about Archer. He’s been acting funny for the past few weeks but he seemed totally out of character in this week’s. Suddenly showing up just in time to address Shirou’s numbness and sloppy left arm, isn’t it odd how specific he was as he described Shirou’s condition? Going as far as specifying how far his center of gravity was off down to centimeters, it really feels like Archer knows something we don’t. Maybe it’s something that projection magic users share?
The Battle Ahead and Looking Forward
Giving us time to mentally prepare for the amazing battle that’s about to go down, it finally looks like Rin and Shirou are ready to to bring the battle to Caster. While it remains to be seen whether or not they’ll be able to get past whatever defenses Caster has setup (and let’s not forget that Assassin is still waiting at the gate), I’m sure it’ll be fun to watch.
See you next week!