Σ(･口･) FAST! The one day I didn’t check in the morning, it comes out early!
All hail the true King, Jack Atlas!!!!!! Oh my gosh, he was so cool and so amazing in this fight. 90% of my notes were simply gushing how amazing he was.
Jack showed us what makes him the city’s Hope, for both the Tops and the Commons. His strength in his unwavering resolve, always keeping his eyes peeled for the slightly glimpse of light and his courtesy of a true and fair duel. The one time he snagged an action card, was to solely force Sergey to get rid of his own Action Card, and skipped the rest. Like Gongenzaka, Jack would rather stick to the original ways of dueling. But most importantly, the way Jack had performed today was a very important lesson for Yuuya. Jack never brought harm to his opponent, he wanted to bring out the best of their abilities to put on the best fight possible, regardless of the underhand tactics by his opponent.
The riots came to a stop when they saw Jack, their shining Hope be the Hope they always saw him as. In other words, Yuuya must learn how to become Hope for others. His entertainment style, and his parent’s smile card are what he needs to utilize in order to become that. Yuzu already understands this. She lectured Jean about how brute force is never the answer. Smiles are the ideal reality because it is what brings people together, connect their souls- so she says. This also the reason why she is constantly reminding Yuuya to be true to himself, and not be dragged into the chaos of anger and despair. Now, more than ever, it would be a very valuable experience for Yuuya to have his rematch against Jack. (I still haven’t forgotten how Reira wants to go up against him too, I would love to see that!)
Next week, since Sergey has been defeated and is probably dead at this point since he refused to be saved, (he wanted to have a ‘beautiful death’), Jean is now declaring the Martial Law in order to seize power. But Yuzu, our badass queen, is not going to simply stand there after hearing his master plan and witnessed his meltdown. I look forward to her doing her thing. Since Sora and Tsukikage were already on their way, regardless if Jean tries to brainwash her or install that mind-control device, she will probably be okay. The only real concern is the minute she makes the broadcast, she will reveal her location, which would give Yuuri the tip he needs, if he happens to still around (most likely so).
Other than that, this episode was super fun to watch. I was laughing hysterically over all the screaming (including the MC’s “JACKKKKK”), and it was especially satisfying to watch Jean’s glorious meltdown. It was the one thing we were all waiting to see.