「永遠の輝き」 (Eien no Kagayaki)
This week’s episode was big moment after big moment — and I was loving every moment of it!
Picking up right where things left off last week, I felt a little letdown after seeing how quickly Siegs and Mordred’s fight came to an end. Seeing how you had two heroic spirits duking it out, I was really hoping for some more actual fighting rather than a giant lightsaber battle. As a small consolation, I’ll admit that watching Mordred beat the crap out of a weakened Sieg was pretty satisfying. Not because of any dislike for any of the characters, but just for the mere fact that Mordred couldn’t care less about her current state and simply wants to destroy Sieg.
That said, it’s not like things weren’t exciting this episode. Following the quick end of Sieg and Mordred’s confrontation, we got to see just how disgusting Spartacus could be. And don’t get me wrong, when I say disgusting I mean it in both the literal (gross) and the descriptive (holy cow what power) sense. Seeing how his Noble Phantasm was an augment to his body rather than some kind of powerful move, it was rather fitting that someone who loved to take damage would take that characteristic and utilize it to its fullest potential. Thinking back to how he took a huge attack (and survived) from Atlanta’s Noble Phantasm, I kind of wished they showed us the entire scene of Spartacus transforming into that giant blob of “rebellion”.
Shifting gears to the story itself, boy has it been a while since we’ve seen the plot move forward. At the heart of it all, all the players are fighting for the Greater Holy Grail and it’s nice to see that we’re almost to the point where the Grail itself will show itself. While I’m a little curious about why it’s so damn big, it’s appearance should mean that the battle is about to reach an apex. However, with everything being a little off in this Greater Holy Grail War, it’s probably not too crazy to assume that something out of the ordinary will probably happen before we get to see the actual grail.
Overall, another pretty good episode that set up a lot of things. With both Team Red and Team Black ready to rip each other’s throats out and Sieg a very safe distance away from everything, I can’t wait to see just what happens next week. If I had to pick one thing that I want to see most though, it’d have to be Vlad getting forced to use his Noble Phantasm. Something tells me it’ll be related to the vampire part of his history and boy do I love it when we get to see Vlad angry. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week — see you then!
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