Holy crap…Kiritsugu went into assassin mode this week like crazy. Taking out Lancer so coldly, then having Maiya kill Kayneth and Sola even after putting a curse on himself that stopped him from doing it. His actions are so dirty…it’s totally opposite of Saber. I find it hard to hate his character, though. Maybe it’s because I know he’ll change by the end of the series. More importantly, Iris collapsed! What happened? Why did she hide it from Kiritsugu? Will this be the beginning of Kiritsugu’s redemption? Another point…Kayneth shot that dude in charge of the Grail War, but they didn’t really touch on it more past that. Will Kirei be able to take advantage of this? He seemed…well, to be honest, he sounded like the robot going “feelings? What are these?”
This episode…I have to say it was random at the beginning. Sola suddenly getting her arm cut off and Kayneth shooting the judge. Just came out of nowhere. Still, it was an interesting episode with that debate between Saber and Kiritsugu. Lancer’s story was such a tragic one. He remained so loyal and chivalrous, but even his Master was suspicious of him near the end. Then he’s betrayed and destroyed by Kiritsugu. I recently watched Unlimited Blade Works, and I was surprised to see Lancer die the way he did…so familiar. I’m hoping next week’s episode continues on with the action…it’s getting pretty crazy in this war. By the “goodbye, father” line from the preview, I wonder if Tokiomi will finally bite the dust next week. Kiritsugu’s “do evil to stop evil” line is familiar…what do you think of it? I believe that sometimes it is necessary, but I wonder how others feel.