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Why didn’t anyone warn me about this ending? Jokes aside, I have to admit that I have an unnatural bias for bittersweet endings. Sure, the events of this episode seemed pretty tragic, but I liked how everything was framed. I think I harped a bit much on information gaps in the end, but I really did enjoy the episode overall.
Did I miss something? This line suggests that Willem considers these beasts to be former humans that he knew. Before, Rhan only suggested that beasts were a biological weapon based on humans. The fact that the dug weapon worked on beasts would also make sense if beasts were genetically based on human DNA. Maybe that’s a logical conclusion to draw, but I feel like there are plenty of other possibilities. So I wonder if I’m missing some supporting information.
Honestly, this whole “I can only fight” routine is nothing new, Willem.
Isn’t this the first time we’ve really seen Rhan fighting? It feels a bit weird to immediately show her being defeated by her own overconfidence. I guess it gives Willem a good excuse to save the day.
Who is this guy again? Was I supposed to remember him?
While this is a nice sentiment from Chtholly, I don’t understand the decision she’s making here. If she doesn’t choose to go back now and save Willem, what will happen to her? Will she be stuck watching the world with Elq forever? Last week, Elq made it sound like Chtholly was already done. If she already can never interact with the real world again, I don’t see how this is a sacrifice.
Poor Nephren. When Chtholly’s mind started deteriorating, it was a big dramatic event. Nephren’s case seems like an afterthought.
Have we ever really been told anything about venenum and what risks are associated with using it? Maybe I’m forgetting something, but this all sounds like “generic bad thing” will happen if too much venenum is generated by one person.
And we’re finally back to the beginning. I’m starting to understand why people were yelling at my laughable misunderstandings early in this series.
You see…it would be nice to know why this Jedi hand wave is enough to save Nephren.
Stop! Don’t you play Scarborough Fair again! This isn’t fair!
I’m a sucker for endings like this.
What can it mean?
Okay, I laughed at this a little harder than I should have. That baby totally got suffocated and lost consciousness. We’re all agreement, right?
Anyway, I guess this scene is suggesting that Chtholly was reborn in another life. It seems like a bit of a cheap consolation prize, but I don’t really feel strongly about it.
Final Score: 8/10 (Maybe 7.5)