Pssssh. Well, of course Euphemia would pick Suzaku as her knight. I’m having a little more trouble keeping up with all the alliances and relationships in this plot but, gee… if a young, naïve princess is looking at a line-up of government agents who can protect her, who honestly would be surprised when she picked the handsome, dashing young man she’s already got on a date or two with? I don’t know why so many of you lunatics hate Suzaku so much. Maybe he’s not looking at the big picture, but he’s still got great honor and bravery and all the qualities you’d want in your sister’s boyfriend. I use that specific relationship because it seemed like that was what Lelouch was angling to ask his old pal about becoming before all the battlin’ had to start.
Watching this kind of felt like trying to handle an iron after you accidentally burned yourself on it. Yeah, you know it’s still going to work, but you’re still that much more testy when it comes to using the thing to work the wrinkles out of your shirt.
I’m alluding to just how ridiculous the last episode was, of course.
I was waiting for another shoe to drop or a turret to be dodged, as it were. We do get the big shocker of Suzaku’s identity finally getting revealed to Zero and his black knights - - which, while dramatic, isn’t as stupefying as Mao hopping back up after getting pumped full of lead. Actually, it kind of harps on how delicate and/or absurd the stability of these mech battles is. These kids are all classmates, yet they’re fighting with or against eachother in what feels like a triple-blind psychology study. Come to think of it, should they really be surprised about Suzaku here? Wasn’t he publicly accused of treason before enrolling in the academy? Didn’t they not bother to come up with a cover story for him? Wasn’t his piloting of the Lancelot well-known before that? Who else would anybody suspect of driving the thing now?
Maybe I just asked more questions than Suzaku every has. Rimshot!
Watch this episode “Knight” below, decide for yourself and then read my comments on the previous episode here.