「血と臓物まで愛して」 (Chi to Zoumotsu Made Aishite)
“Love Me Down to My Blood and Guts”
Well things are certainly set up for the finale now wouldn’t you say? From eye opening discoveries to crazy fights, surprise appearances to “oh you better not” shockers, we got everything this week in Re: Zero – and the best part is there’s still a chunk of Sanctuary arc left to go. Not that I’m implying what’s to come will be even better, but I think it stands a pretty good chance of being so.
Arguably the big thing this week was the Elsa-Garfiel showdown, and I dare say for pretty obvious reasons. Besides Elsa being seemingly taken down for the count (finally), we also got a good idea of just what lets her survive all the damn time time. Oh, and also some surprise family relationships, but I think that’s secondary to full-on vampirism. How the hell did she pick it up? God only knows, but I think it’s fair game wagering whether Garfiel happened to acquire it through some mutual neck biting. Wouldn’t be the first time for some weird left field developments in Re: Zero after all, although I cannot deny I’m slightly curious seeing how a vampiric tiger man would work in practice.
As for the other developments, well, I think the pictures speak for themselves. To probably no one’s surprise (given Echidna teased it and all), Emilia came through the last trial no problem, however the appearance of Minerva (not including the seeming failure to notice Echidna and that snowy ending) likely set some back a few. And not just appear either, have a direct relationship with Emilia’s biological mother. While this definitely will lend further credence to Emilia being the daughter of Satella, it’s good to note this hasn’t actually been confirmed even in the light novels (spoiler alert). All that can be said is Emilia’s mother is closely intertwined with the witches, that her fate is due to them, and that Emilia is a key tool – a key if you will – to what the current batch – i.e. Pandora – is desiring. Hell that even extends to those not immediately tied to Pandora as Puck’s coy mention of Roswaal’s deliberate manipulation of Emilia’s thoughts and feelings indicate. For better (or worse) Re: Zero is quietly turning into a tale of old unfinished business finally playing out in current times, and it’s anyone’s guess just who will emerge victorious once the dust settles.
Well, I can at least guarantee it won’t be Roswaal, because there’s no way he gets out freely if Ram just kicked the bucket. After all, not even
precious must protect Rem went that far.