25
Sep
08

Code Geass R2 episode 24

With FLEIJA warheads dominating the battlefield, the casualties are heavy. And Nunnally who is the one holding the ignition key, is feeling the burden for killing everyone. All attempts to breach Damocles are ending in failure as Blaze Luminous is deployed to shield the entire air fortress. Hit more after the jump.

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Worse still, the Damocles is beginning to ascend and launch multiple FLEIJA warheads across the globe as what is planned by Schniezel. Lelouch gambles everything by charging Avalon head on to Damocles. Even Xingke is desperate for a counterattack, knowing that the hostages are now in harm’s way. The remaining forces of the Black Knights begin retaliation and Suzaku single-handedly defended the Avalon. However even the Lancelot could not defend Avalon well as it got shot by the rear. Judging by this dire situation, Lelouch reassessed his plans and moved on to “Mission Apate Aretia”. He made his leave from the bridge and to Shinkiro. Along the way, he thanked Nina for her help despite the fact that he was the one who killed Euphemia. He then meets with C.C. there and asked her help to escort him later. C.C. comes to ask if he hated her for giving him Geas that changes his life. He, however, did not blame her for everything and thanked her instead for allowing him to move forward. And, yeah, insert some lovey-dovey here. Enter Kallen, mood spoiler. Or she could be just jealous of C.C. Fortunately for Lelouch, C.C. managed to get into her pink Lancelot and attacks Guren and this gave him the chance to make a run to Shinkiro. As he heads out to the open, Schniezel was indeed surprised to see Lelouch putting his life on the line. In any case, another FLEIJA was launched and this one is heading towards Shinkiro. What Schniezel did not know is that Lelouch has ANTI-FLEIJA system onboard with him. But there is a catch to that. Lelouch needs to input complex calculations for the environmental data first before he could the system and he only got 19 seconds to do that. Moreover, the action time required to deploy it is only 0.04 seconds. In reality, that is highly impossible but hey, this is Code Geass Lelouch X Suzaku we’re talking about here. As expected, they both stopped FLEIJA from exploding just in time. With an opening at Blaze Luminous, Lelouch X Suzaku (and some other negligible men) breaks into Damocles.

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By now, Schniezel accepted his defeat and proceed to his final plan – blowing up Damocles along with Lelouch on it. That means that Schniezel is abandoning ship, leaving Nunnally behind. As Lelouch and Suzaku making their way up, Gino showed up to them. Gino did well to damage Shinkiro, forcing Lelouch to continue his way on foot. Suzaku left behind to hold Gino down. Meanwhile Nunnally is sprawling on the floor in search for the ignition key. She’s blind, remember? Outside, Kallen is fighting against the remaining forces of Britannia and C.C. was there to stop her as well. Obviously that pink scrapmetal did not match against the mighty Guren. Schniezel made his way to his escape shuttle where Lelouch is waiting for him – from a video link. Schniezel, Cannon, and Diethard are now trapped. Apparently Lelouch figured out that he is there simply because he figured Schniezel’s behaviour for not wanting to play a losing game. On Hourai island, Cornelia is lying on the bed. She is still alive. If that surprised you, then guess who else is still alive? Guildford. Yes, that loyal knight of Cornelia’s is indeed alive though he is now blind. Back to Damocles, both Lelouch and Schniezel are arguing about their purpose of waging wars. And just when Schniezel thought he is talking to Lelouch, it turns out that he is already there inside the escape shuttle. The video communication was prerecorded. Yes, Lelouch predicted his conversation with Schniezel and prepared it as a trap to pawn Schniezel. Or rather in this case, to use Geass on Schniezel. Now that Schniezel is under Lelouch’s command (WTF?!), Diethard resisted and gone bonkers, saying that Zero’s story is already over. Before he could pull the trigger against Lelouch, it was Schniezel who shot him dead. Even Diethard’s last plea to have Geass used on him was ignored by Lelouch. Well, he kind of deserves it anyway. You know, for being a traitor. Now that part is over, then to Suzaku who now battle against Gino. Though Suzaku swiftly destroyed Gino’s Tristan Divider (again), he managed to create an opening at the Blaze Luminous where Kallen readies to shoot the Slash Harken. At the same time, Lelouch reached to where Nunnally is and was about to get the shock of his life. Nunnally is now able to see.

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Thoughts: The plot twist the writers prepared at the end of the episode is not so surprising to me. Yes, this is supposed to be epic. How can someone overcome Geass (Nunnally was blind under Geass’ influence) solely with strong will? Even Suzaku had a hard time to overcome that. Or does he even bother to try? However, in the end, Geass is not something absolute. Look at Emperor Charles now. He’s trapped in the World of C. Given that he was the one who used Geass on Nunnally, it is possible that the Geass is broken considering that Charles is gone for good. That did not surprised me. What surprised me, however, is the fact that Guildford is still alive. Did not see that one coming. I could sense that the writers do not have the heart to have more character deaths in this season, besides Shirley, Rollo and Diethard. What happened to Shirley though is tragic. What happened to Rollo in the end is tragic as well though in the beginning of the season, I had already wanted him dead. Diethard, on the other hand, is not significant and his death won’t affect much of the story. The person whom I want dead so much, even to now, is Suzaku. Yes, he becomes the nice guy in the end. For siding Lelouch in his fight. For fighting for his belief to create a peaceful world. But no, his wavered loyalty and never-ending backstabbing are not something to be proud of. No one deserves to be dead more than Suzaku. Sorry to sound mean but I can’t help it. I’m a Suzaku hater!

Now what about this episode again? Don’t you think the whole scene where Lelouch tricked Schniezel into believing he is talking to him on video link while he is actually behind him and used that opportunity to use Geass on him is a tad familiar scene? Well, you should if the name Mao rings any bell to you. Even so, I believe Lelouch really was behind the camera before he made the switch to go and confront Schniezel. Not sure if you notice this or even to believe me, the switch was made at 18:46 where the screen slightly blurred as if the channel was switched or something. Another point to ponder is when Nunnally regained her sight. Before this, she is legitimately blind. No kidding, now that she is able to see now. Apparently the Geass seemed to have broken at 15:51 when she was desperately looking for the ignition key. The way she turned towards the key seems odd enough, as if she could see again. Then, that makes her very desperate to stop his own brother. Willpower overcoming Geass.

So, this weekend will be the finale for Code Geass. Mind you, Code Geass is ending for good though I would really hoped that the producers are considering to have remake of season 2 because honestly, Code Geass R2 is a pile of crap. I could not believe that Code Geass R2 is even Code Geass. Where are the epic confrontations? Where are the VERY surprising plot twist, especially at the closing chapters of the story? Are the mysteries of Geass totally answered? What about the origin of Geass? Maybe that latter question is not so important but seriously, R2 should have a serious remake. Considering that this week will be the final one, I gave up all hopes to the finale. Shock me all you can (let say the whole world destroyed for no apparent reason or maybe Setsuna making a cameo over the sky of Tokyo) but I am already not impressed by how the story is concluding so far. SCREW YOU, WRITERS!

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Next episode: Will you be watching? I have to. I need to finalize my review on Code Trainwreck. It’s the finale. So be prepared. Not for the finale. But the premiere of Gundam 00 season 2 XDDD


2 Responses to “Code Geass R2 episode 24”


  1. 1 digilogan
    15 December 2008 at 12:33 am

    I just want to say the thing where you say the screen blurs at 18:46 is quite possibly just from the zoom out at that moment.

  2. 2 kruznik02
    21 January 2010 at 7:31 pm

    i hope a picture of fleija is der…i’m so disapponted…the very important thing is not der…d FLEIJA WARHEAD! but nice article ^_^


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