After this week’s episode, I find it hard to look at Rui’s behavior as anything but blind idealism. I really have no idea what he’s expecting right now…that Rizumu will stab him a few times and then decide that he doesn’t like what he’s doing anymore? I’m guessing that most of the other Gatchaman realize this as well, but Tsubasa and Gel are the only ones new enough to act regardless of Rui’s wishes. Plus, don’t they know it’s too early in the series for the main villain to turn? They’re all nuts!
Character death seems out of place for this show, right? I’m assuming Tsubasa is able to save Rui (though he might not see it that way) and maintain Rizumu as a major antagonist for the show. What will be the direction from here, though? A sort of rift between the Gatchaman? Rizumu also mentioned that he intended on increasing casualties to get his point across…I guess that’s also in play.