「花と散る」 (Hana to Chiru)
Even though I’ve said this many times in the past, I don’t think there’s anyone out there who can disagree with this statement this week — Frankenstin’s Monster is best girl.
Diving straight into things, boy did this week’s episode not waste anytime throwing us straight into the thick of things. Starting with the point that stuck with me the most — I thought it was really interesting how the a Servant’s tier finally came into play this week. Looking back at it, I faintly remember Caules talking with Frankenstein about how as a lower tier Berserker she shouldn’t be pushing herself too hard. But up until now, it’s felt like a Servant’s tier has really mattered much since most of the fights have come down to whomever could be the trickiest. Anyways, even though it left me feeling a little bitter, I appreciated how the difference in power (and Master’s skill) finally came into play. Because as sad as I was to see my favorite girl literally get blown to pieces, what happened served as a good reminder that you always have to take the numbers into consideration when you’re dealing with the world of Fate.
Moving on from Frankenstein’s depressing end, I hope I wasn’t the only one who was a bit surprised to see Sieg turn into Siegfried. Ignoring just how corny it was and how much it belittled Siegfried’s sacrifice to save Sieg in the first place, it was a little tough for me to believe that Sieg would be able to handle Siegfried’s power so well. Seeing how it sounds like Siegfried’s spirit is “possessing” Sieg and not actually coming into existence, you’d think that Sieg would have trouble even moving around. That said, it wouldn’t be all that fun to watch Mordred step all over Siegfried so I’ll give this one to the story. As a small bonus, it was nice that we got to see Sieg unleash Siegfried’s Noble Phantasm since Siegfried never got a chance to do it while he was alive.
Overall, not too bad of an episode when you take everything that happened into consideration. The story seems to be moving at a pretty good speed and after a few episodes of action with bits of story sprinkled in, it feels like we’re primed and ready for something big to happen. Hopefully we’ll see something awesome next week since both sides seem to be ready to unleash their attacks. In any case, I’ll catch you guys then — see ya!