WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
Nephlim just bit Hibiki’s arm off and fucking ate it. (Honestly it makes me want to throw up)
It was good to see that they gave us depth about Maria’s character today. She isn’t some cold-blooded monster who will kill innocent bystanders with her Gungnir, or her hostages, let alone attack them if they are regular people. It made me very sad for her, especially for the loss of her sister Serena who had big heart and volunteered to sacrifice herself in order to protect her sister and FIS (who ended up not giving two shits about her because she “destroyed” (really she succeeded in resetting the Nephilim) their experiment).
As for the Nephilim, it turns out that when it’s forcibly awakened state, one could say it’s the relic’s true form. And because of that, it kind of makes sense that it needs relics in order to survive. Speaking of relics, I noticed immediately in the OP that it changed with a relic cracked. It appears it’s probably Hibiki’s if having lost her arm had something to do with it. Well anyhow it sucks for her, until she can get her arm back or something, S2CA Triburst is obviously no longer an option since she can’t hold hands with Tsubasa and Chris.
And finally, I seriously can’t stand Dr. Ver. Get rid of him please. He’s an asshole and I am already sick and tired of seeing him. With that said, depending on how things play out next week.
Oh and one last thing: Shirabe and Kiri singing Orbital Beat! by Zwei Wing (sung by Tsubasa and Kanade) was fantastic.
EDIT: Removed the rant about a particular plot point I had forgotten had happened in Season 1.