C’mon... seriously?! Mao got absolutely lit up by an entire squad of police last episode and he’s already back and scheming? Did everybody start loading their guns with Skittles after Clovis’ murder? CC got shot like eight times last episode, too, and she shook it off like the classic “minor flesh wound.” I haven’t seen bullets this useless since SIN CITY. It’s not enough that they don’t actually much damage, they’re also apparently slower than mayflies. Suzaku can suddenly dodge a machine gun’s spray now, too? And he can run up walls and jump through windows, as well, so I’ll have to assume he downloaded some combat training programs from a MATRIX operator in between episodes.
Am I the only one who thought this episode was utterly ridiculous? A friend of mine called CODE GEASS one of his guilty pleasure and I’ve really been seeing why lately. It’s so overwrought (even for anime,) its plot holes are getting wider and deeper, many of its twists are utterly ridiculous when you step back and look at them... yet you’re compelled to keep watching like you should be with any soap opera.
Maybe the only thing I’m not going to give a full “Get Out of Jail” card to is the convincingness of Nunnally’s voice actress. It’s drawn me out since the beginning, but I’ve been holding off on saying so. She sounds like the schtick-y “little girl” voice some improv actor would put for a skit on WHO’S LINE IS IT, ANYWAY? So many otherwise intense scenes become unintentional hilarious when she speaks - - “It’s a trap, LeLouch!” I feel like we could have a legitimate drinking here.
All that said, I’m just dying to see what happens next.
Watch this episode “Nunnally Held Hostage” below, decide for yourself and then read my comments on the previous episode here.