So for some reason, Persona 4 is late and I really don’t feel like watching a stream, so that will come later. This week’s episode starts off with Rider dramatically entering the Einzbern Castle to…party. Gilgamesh also shows up, being invited by Rider as well. Each of them talks about their specific intentions with the Grail.
Rider ends up berating Saber for her idealistic approach to being king, saying that she is not a true leader. They are interrupted, though, by the arrival of Assassin (and a lot of them). Rider then shows off his abilities, creating a Reality Marble, a mental image materialized into the real world, of a desert.
Rider then calls forth his entire army, revealing it to be his ultimate Noble Phantasm, which is similar in form to Assassin, many Servants being one. Face with these overwhelming numbers, the Assassins just kinda…die.
Rider continues to be the greatest character ever (any Gilgamesh continues to be an obnoxious pretty boy), bringing in the action in this relatively mellow episode. Unfortunately, since he’s revealed his best Noble Phantasm first, I have to assume that he will be among the first to die. Weird that they decided to devote this episode so much to conversation when everything seemed so much more intense before. I’m also not really sure which side to take in the end. Which vision of being king do you agree with, Rider’s or Saber’s? Which kind of goal would be closer to your own? We’re getting pretty close to the end of the first season, so the deaths should probably start ramping up soon. Given what we’ve seen so far, I don’t think Assassin would go down so easily.