I object too
Rudolf and the others are worried that Rosa and Maria haven’t come back. None of them know that Eva-Beatrice has killed them.. if only Maria hadn’t insisted on going outside to look for her damn flower. Rudolf go outside and finds their bodies in the middle of the rose garden as they were left in the last episode and comes back to tell the horrible news to the family.
Meanwhile, Battler is still mad and won’t listen to Beato’s explanations about just happened. He even refuses to consider her as an opponent. He cannot stand to see the sight of her anymore and tells her that it’d better is she leaves. Beato knowing not what to do leaves the room leaving Ronove in charge. Too bad that Battler kept interrupting Beato, I wanted to hear what was her explanation. That “actually” part got me thinking. And how is Beato able to communicate with Ronove to tell him what moves he should do next, huh. Telepathy?
They check Rosa’s shotgun rifle and notice that not a single round was fired, confirming the theory that whoever killed her and Maria was someone she knew well. They were right on that more or less.
Eva is feeling better and she had joined the rest of the siblings. She is more freaked out than any of them because she knows what her other self did. The apparition of Eva-Beatrice in front of her eyes lurking around the siblings and it becomes more obvious that this really isn’t a dream. As Eva-Beatrice mentions she killed the ones that knew about the gold. Eva wants her to stop this madness since she already has what she wanted and there is no more reason to fight. Not gonna happen. Eva-Beatrice confirms that theory that she is no longer part of Eva and has become a different entity of her own after being given the title of Witch. Traitorous alter egos. Sometimes the worst enemy sometimes is yourself but this is reaching extreme levels.
Eva Beatrice makes a weak promise that she will not pick Eva’s family for the next sacrifices before she disappearing. Come on. Who is going to believe that? Kyrie has a look that says that indicates that she already doubts Eva. Those small eyes of hers were fixated on Eva the whole time. Is that why she’s going to die next?
Kyrie makes a request to Rudolf to get food from the mansion since they got almost nothing to eat and they won’t be able to go on much longer. Hmmm, she is the only who suggests it right after that incident. Right. Rudolf mentions the plan to Krauss and he approves of the suicide mission because he is too chicken to go himself. Hideyoshi volunteers to go with them and carry the heavy stuff. Hideyoshi is such as good team player, man. It totally does not scream suspicious at all. Although, a coward, Krauss’s decision to stay behind saves him from triggering his own death flag. I’m kind of expecting Eva to leave him for last after she tortures the living hell out of Natsuhi and his daughter. No furniture will save her now.
That Hohenheim is up to something again
They storm the place and head right to the kitchen to get all the canned food they can get into a box. Hideyoshi lifts up the heavy box and they’re ready to go. Surprisingly, Kyrie is sensing that something bad is going to happen to them. Is Kyrie part of a special operations unit or something? I can totally understand that she’s sharp and all that but even giving spider senses is a bit overpower. See why I think so next.
They heed Kyrie advice and try to leave through the kitchen door instead. Unfortunately it was locked, as well as all the doors in the mansion thanks to Eva Beatrice. Rudolf and the others are forced to go through the main entrance again to go back to guest house now. In their way they are stopped by the two of the seven stakes sisters who are also surprised that the ambush attempt they prepared for them failed. Ha, I liked that none of them hesitate to fire at the Seven Stakes. Male characters are finally pulling their weight and not leaving all the badassery to the Ushiromiya moms. After realizing that Stakes might be too tough for them after all. They make a run for it and go separate ways trying to shake them up. As Eva Beatrice told the stakes, she only wants Kyrie and Rudolf and not Hideyoshi so they go after them. I see. They forgot to pick up mackerels! That’s why they’re going to die!
Kyrie, why so serious?
Of course, none of them are able to outrun the stakes and they’re forced to face them anyway. Rudolf isn’t afraid of the stake then again no one would, based on how they’re dressed. Rudolf acts all GAR while pouting some funny lines. Now I know where Battler gets those lines from. Kyrie also faces Envy who has some complex about her body.
After hearing Envy’s lulz worthy story, Kyrie finally loses her cool and show us how angry of a person she really is. She tells her that Envy doesn’t know a thing about real rage and all that stuff. I have to agree with Kyrie here. Envy’s seven days seven nights was rather pathetic. Kyrie is all pissed about Asumu the slut for stealing Rudolf from her by using her body. Such underhanded tactics to use on a guy, amirite? Btw, they’ve never showed a picture of Battler’s mom. I wonder what she looks like.
I always thought that Kyrie got together with Rudolf right after Battler mom was gone and not before. Based on what Kyrie is saying, she and Rudolf were together way better Battler’s mom butted in. This is coming from Kyrie and I’m not hearing a confirmation from Rudolf so I can’t say that this is completely true for all we know she could have fooled herself into thinking that. Still, I’m willing that admit this as a half-true. No harm done in doing that. All of these tells us that although she acts friendly to Battler she might hold some serious animosity towards him.
Slice me up
Surprisingly, Kyrie is able to parry Beato’s furniture attack. She must have some reflexes to see it exactly where it was going. Not something that average person could have done. As long as I remember Eva was the one with martial arts skills and not her. Rudolf isn’t doing so bad either. For some strange reason Eva Beatrice appears before him. To go mock him? Probably. But she didn’t have to appear right in the middle of the furniture and Rudolf. Rudolf recognizes (Rosa was first then Hideyoshi later) Eva Beatrice as his older sister which I can now say that it confirms the assumption that this Eva looks like Eva. Why did Maria think it was Beatrice? They haven’t answered my question yet.
I’m a bit surprised that Rudolf shoots the person that looks just like Eva without much hesitation even if she denied that she was Eva and she was the Golden Witch, I expected him to hesitate for a bit. Is it because he remember that Rosa was killed by someone she knew well?
Rudolf shoots at Eva Beatrice and the stake jumps in front of Eva Beatrice to protect her from the incoming bullet. Unfortunately (fortunately?) she doesn’t make it and dies because of her new master’s fault. Rudolf shows a bit of respect for the fallen servant and bids her good bye. Rudolf was kinda cool here for acting mature and respectful even to the enemy I’ll give him that.
They got Britanian uniforms too
Eva is upset that Beato’s weaksauce furniture lost to a mere human and calls her outdated and totally diss Beato’s minions. She then wishes that she would have powerful servants that are on her level. Personally, I’d say a lowly imp is good for you but the creator thought different. Two bunnies girls answer her call. Wait what bunny girls here too?
They are siesta 410 and siesta 45. Both of them deliver an interesting description of their abilities, though I don’t get the part about the dragon. I liked the voice of the green haired bunny. It was so fitting. She seems like the funny and silly school friend that you see in anime. Ok, now I know why I get that idea. If only Chiaki could see you now.
I have control
See, it’s nice to have furniture with personality and not boring ones like Kinzo’s. What is with all 90% of the furniture being females? Fanservice after all? Not that I’m complaining.
After seeing how terrifying they look. Bunnies are intimating after all. They turn their backs and run away. Bad move, you don’t turn your backs to the enemy at any moment. They should’ve just shot them in the head like they did with the stakes instead of running away. Eva Beatrice orders the siestas to shoot them to death and to bring their bodies to her. No more fooling around. Did she just create them? Or did she summon them from somewhere?
The bunnies have Lock-on’s accuracy when snipping and they killed Rudolf and Kyrie first try succeeding where the stakes couldn’t. I find it suspicious that none of the stakes took their stake form in this scene. I’m sure they would have definitely won if they did that.
Don’t piss off people that dress in purple
Eva Beatrice wants to play with them like she did with Rosa and Maria but Hideyoshi who had been hiding somewhere (or just waiting) steps up and stops her from doing such things to Rudolf and Kyrie. He tries to beat some sense into her by giving her small noogies to the head and tell her that this person isn’t the real Eva. Eva Beatrice picks ups one of the guns and kills Hideyoshi. Like it was mentioned by Tenha Seiha it did feel kind of silly what Hideyoshi did compared to what just happened. I think that it would’ve done better if Eva would’ve felt remember or realize that what she’s been doing was wrong thanks to Hideyohi. In the end, it looks like it was nothing more than annoyance to Eva. I’m a couple of hours behind this part in the game so hopefully it is better explained in the game what happened here, like many things are. When you aren’t seeing any posts is probably because I’m playing the game.
After she has killed all of them, Eva Beatrice (it’s becoming a pain to write it every time) plans on playing with them for a while before putting the stakes on them. Fortunately, Beato shows up and reminds Eva Beatrice of her promise to her. Eva Beatrice tells her that she doesn’t have to listen to her anymore since it is her game now and not Beato’s. She also tells her that unlike her she is a full witch that doesn’t need the recognition of anyone. Eva strikes a nerve by telling Beato that she only wants to do it that way to please her opponent. It looks like Ronove has been too talkative as usual and he has told her everything about Battler and Beato’s fight. Where can you get good help these days, huh?
I’m astonished that Beato didn’t fight back and just leaves the room after she gets the message that Eva Beatrice will not listen to her anymore. Whoa whoa whoa, you’re taking crap from this start-up human, Beato? The oh-so-powerful-witch Endless Witch that lived over a thousand years? I’m disappointed in you. You better make up for it next episode.
In Meta World, not much has happened. Battler wants to Ronove to repeat in red to confirm Rudolf, Hideyoshi, and Kyrie’s deaths but he refuses since Beato isn’t here and he cannot make moves on his own so he says. Ronove and Virgilia both beg Battler to recognize Beato as her opponent again so the game can continue. Battler finally gives up and gives the ok to Virgilia to go talk to her even though he really hasn’t forgiven her for what she did.
Beato is being emo, like Kuroko was when Misaka didn’t remember their anniversary, in the same place that Battler was just a few episodes back. Anyway, sad Beato is sad and Virgilia comes to cheer her up more or less. She explains to her that there is a big difference between her and current Beato who is happy with being a witch in the gameboard and Beato who wants to be one in and out of the gameboard. Virgilia also tells her that Beato has been doing it wrong since the very beginning and that this isn’t torture for battler but it is a fight for her to get him to recognize her. In other words, some changes are in order and it’d wise to apologize and continue the game. Beatrice smiles and agrees with her teacher. I can’t believe this what I’m seeing.
Thoughts / Impressions / Deductions
Once again I’m left with many “what if’s.” I’d love to see what would have happened if Eva Beatrice was shot at point blank. Would she have die and it was game over for her or not? The only time that a witch was physically hurt was when Beatrice was fighting another witch and when she was bitch slapped by Battler in Meta world.
I’m glad that Rosa’s innocence has been cleared at least in this arc. Sadly, it was at the cost of her life. Battler’s methods have been becoming more forceful lately. Remember when he was all like “I won’t believe that anyone in Rokkenjima is the culprit” it must a 19th or whatever person involved and whatnot? In a sense, Beato’s plan to make him suspect his own people has worked so she should be happy. Still, I’m mad at Battler for suspecting Rosa of killing her own daughter even if it was by mistake. She’s been through so much crap already that she deserves a break. +Respect to Ronove for disproving Battler’s accusation when he said that it was killed by other people.
Hideyoshi was suspicious for being so helpful as well as Kyrie who is the most suspicious in this arc after so far for accepting that she hated Battler’s mom. For all I know Kyrie might have worked out a deal with Beato in past arcs or was just working on her own until now. I can’t prove it but the revelations in this episode made her suspicious enough to consider that a motive exists. I’m just throwing this out there.
Kyrie hated Battlers’ mom.
Therefore, Kyrie might hate Battler because he reminds her of that person
Kyrie served as role model and techniques Battler all about objections.
Battler uses her technique to keep the game going
The game keeps going thanks to Kyrie, in a way
Kyrie wants revenge against all family members
I also think that the murderer from the first arcs is different from this arc. No one said that it was only supposed to be one criminal after all. It could be multiple culprits and they’ve been killings themselves until now. Kyrie could be involved somehow.
Beato is getting weaker and weaker. As I said before I’m not so cool with that. I’m surprised that Beato is listening to her teacher after so long. She was so strangely submissive and obedient in the episode. It reminded me when she was little and didn’t know a thing about magic. I’m assuming that the reason why Virgilia and Ronove desperately want Battleer to accept Beato as her opponent again is because they do not want the game to end in stalemate because it would never be Beato’s turn and all of them will be stuck in Meta World forever. Still it was sort of funny to see them beg Battler like he’s doing them a favor. Battler is also going to be stuck in that world if he doesn’t win the game, you know.
So the next episode is called Promotion. Who exactly is going to get promoted? The bunnies? Eva Beatrice or one of the remaining family members? I wonder if there is a way that Beato can get her position and game back from Eva Beatrice. Lastly, how is she supposed to have a proper match against Battler when Eva isn’t obeying Beato’s rules? All this time she’s always been in control of this game so we never knew what would happen if somebody else was in charge. I’m sure that there will be some strange changes to the game and the story in the next episode. I can’t wait till next week.
*Added info on 09/17/09
Why Rosa couldn’t the culprit in response to “They were killed by other people” and even less likely if she was killed before Maria.