Originally when I watched this episode, I thought there was a parallel between Elsa and Ram. Both Elsa and Ram had this white scene where they just professed their love. Elsa is different since she's in love with Garf's insides. Similar enough, both Garf and Roswaal have someone they like and reject Ram and Elsa.
Then, I saw this on Twitter and forgot Rem was another parallel to Ram.
ReZERO has a lot of unrequited romances huh.
Anyways, the title and bulk of the episode focused on Elsa who is a minor character. This episode was enough to flesh and end her story in a very brilliant manner.
We get Elsa's backstory. Not all of it since it mentions there is a witch involved. I bet she was still human before becoming a vampire. I thought her blood licking thing was her fetish. No, she probably uses blood to regenerate.
Due to her character evolving and surpassing the 3 trials last few episodes, Emilia takes charge and have Roswaal and Ram escorted to safety. Using Echnida's lair for protection, she protects the entrance from the murderous rabbits.
This was Beatrice's episode. I'm trying to summarize it because it was complicated. Subaru didn't want to be Beatrice's one. He wanted to ensure he will spend his life with her despite how short his human life is compared to hers. Subaru risks his life to get Beatrice to save him because Beatrice was trying to kill herself. I think she was trying to kill herself because the mansion was burning down and all the doors but one was on the verge of collapse.
This is one of the things I would talk about. If I remember correctly, Emilia was in ice as a young child. Somehow, she aged. Magic logic hijinks aside - she is a little girl in a teenager's body so she wouldn't know how babies are made.
Subaru has a contract with Beatrice, allowing him to use her magic. I don't know how much in extent. While they said in past episodes the rabbit is easy to kill but difficult to exterminate all due to them multiplying, Subaru and Beatrice penned them for Emilia to freeze them. Then, Beatrice activates Al Shamac and black holes the rabbits.
We get some epilogue and apology scene from Roswaal (Emilia is the only one who demanded an apology) with everyone smacking Roswaal except for Ram.
We find out Roswaal was using his descendants to transfer his soul. I guess that was the missing thing because Echnida was cloning Ryuzu and didn't succeed. Roswaal hasn't given up on resurrecting his master. Beatrice thought she was alone the whole time. Roswaal didn't talk with her until now for whatever reason. That's pretty dark to use your own children.
Subaru becomes Emilia's knight officially. His stripes on his knight outfit is the only thing I find weird for aesthetics. I see Subaru swearing on his mother and father as part of his oath.
This was an enjoyable season. They figured out who was behind the attacks on the mansion in season 1. Things look like they progress smoothly. I can't think of any issues.
Old Man Dream: Have bad news and good news regarding Pop Team Epic. Bad news, I didn't realize Tubi only had the first five episodes of the series on their site, so that's as far as I can go with it on there. Good news, Retro Crush thankfully has the full series up...
Aug 23, 2021 12:21:21 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...on their site, so I'll be watching the remainder of the series from there. Should be able to wrap it up by later this week, as I expect to be a little slower in my progression of it during the week.
Aug 23, 2021 12:22:18 GMT
Taka: That is bizarre for Tubi TV to only have 5 episodes.
Aug 24, 2021 3:09:21 GMT