This episode was quite chaotic. Very little progression has been made as it had been shifting back and forth between two on-going events, the riot in the underground prison facility and Yuuya struggling against Barrette. I wouldn’t say this was a strong episode, but it was most certainly entertaining to watch. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed my head off. Shun being a total badass by channeling his inner Yusei and soloing the guards simply by literally kicking their ass. He only resorted to his duel disk when they were cornered, and solo’d them there even though Sawatari was with him. The minute Shun heard about Academia invading, there was no stopping him. In the mean time, thanks to the riot which Shun had started, Shinji and his comrades made themselves took a hold of the opportunity to try and take over the facility. Tsukikage had assigned Gongenzaka to stay put, hoping Yuzu would do the same since it’s the best place to hide. But Yuzu has other plans. The minute she saw the opportunity, she took the initiative to try and figure her way out, but not with much luck though since she was mostly wandering around. Gongenzaka eventually managed to find her, but they were separated once more because of the stampede of the now free men. If Yuzu can’t find Gongenzaka, she probably won’t wait for him and begin her search for Yuuya on her own.
Though there were little progress, there were little things I did appreciate seeing. In particular, I was pleased to see Yuuya attempting to think rationally. He was absorbing the information from his opponent, hoping to figure out a way to overcome the hurdle.
While he didn’t think is all the way through, at least he tried. But what I especially loved was how he reacted to drawing his father’s card. He was like, ‘I AM GOING TO PROTECT SELENA’ *DRAWS* ‘GOD DAMN IT.’ This scene was so entertaining to me because Yuuya was genuinely conflicted about the card. He knows better that this is not the situation to try and make everyone smile, far from it in fact. He is no longer the naive idealistic boy he used to be. Though he didn’t say it, his face literally screamed, ‘NOW’S NOT THE TIME, MOM, DAD!’ I could not stop laughing, it was so funny to me. And really, it will be interesting to see how or if the card will be used- especially given what we are in store for next week.
That’s right, almost every major player is going to be at the scene. Yuuya, Selena, Reira, Sora, Yuuri, Barrette, Yuugo,- not to mention Jean is most likely going to make a desperate attempt to jump in too, maybe even personally go in himself. And if that isn’t crazy enough, Yuuya or somebody is going to go Beserk! There is definitely a potential for the dragons to go crazy like they had during Yuugo VS Yuuto fight, but I’m hoping that won’t be the case, because I really don’t want to see Yuugo go. Either way, it is going to be quite a showdown!
Note of the Week: ‘Raise the flag of rebellion’, LMAO Someone’s been listening to RAISE YOUR FLAG! song.