I don’t even know where to begin.
God, so many things happened this week that I’m still not sure where to begin. Quinella duked it out against Lyserith/Cardinal, Eugeo turned into a god damn sword, and Kirito’s been pushed to the point where there’s absolutely no way he can’t win. I guess the easiest way to do it would be to start from the top!
Starting with Quinella and Cardinal, I was super pissed after witnessing Cardinal’s death. As one of the few characters who understand just what the Underworld is as well as one of the few with administrator level privileges, I couldn’t believe she’d just hand her life over to Quinella. Ignoring the fact that Quinella could easily go back on her verbal promise the moment Cardinal was deleted, Cardinal’s sacrifice felt rather empty when the group failed to try anything else. I guess I can understand the sentiment if you consider how easily Kirito and friends were wiped last week, but when you have someone who can rival Quinella in terms of power, why wouldn’t you at least try fighting first?
However, that wasn’t even the most ridiculous thing that happened this week. Fast forward to the half way point and we got to watch Eugeo literally turn into a sword. A sentence that I never once thought I would type much less see on screen. Luckily, the scene’s awesomeness could rival how interesting it was and I’ll admit I was surprised to see Eugeo slice off Quinella’s arm before also getting split in half. On a small side note, did anyone else notice how his sword froze the space in-between where his body split? While a little out there, I’m really hoping this means that Eugeo has a chance at surviving since his wounds have been effectively cauterized. That and and I didn’t see a huge pool of blood around him meaning he at least isn’t bleeding out.
Man, what a wild episode that left us on a giant cliffhanger. Cardinal was deleted, Eugeo is literally on death’s door, and Alice’s strength is basically spent — which leaves us with just Kirito to face off against Quinella. A Kirito who has managed to find his fighting spirit in just the nick of time to hopefully end Quinella’s madness by kicking the crap out of her. Boy, I can’t wait for next week’s episode. See you then!
P.S. The opening sequence is a such a troll. Not only did we not get a cool fight against Quinella’s golem but you can clearly see her with two arms when she’s fighting Kirito.