And just when you think the episode is going to end one way, it ends differently. This was a very intense episode and the episode leaves off an a great cliffhanger for next time.
As I suspected, Subaru’s reset point is right after finishing his trial. He wakes up beside a scared Emilia just like before and things proceed a little differently. They all gather and Emilia comes in to talk about the trial, and Subaru kind of annoyed me here. We all know what he means when he told Emilia that he could take part in the trial for her. We know that he does trust her but he doesn’t want her to be in pain and not have to face it if she doesn’t want to. But Emilia rightfully took it as Subaru not believing in her to complete the trial, and it bothered me that Subaru didn’t even apologize for it. He tells Garfiel later to do it for him, and that he also left a letter, but c’mon man. You should know better than that by now. :/
After Subaru’s conversation with Roswaal, I’m 100% convinced that he knows that Subaru has Reset by Death. That “this time” was so obvious, he said it as if he knew what Subaru was talking about and yet Subaru didn’t even catch his mistake? Roswaal didn’t sound confused like other characters have when Subaru let something slip, so I just believe he knows something. And this isn’t the only thing I’m suspicious about. We now know that Frederica is innocent in all this, at least I think all suspicion isn’t on her anymore. Frederica has no idea about the teleportation from the crystal, and we know that the crystal from Garfiel makes her transform into her beast form (I guess the same for Garfiel?). She’s definitely not working with Elsa and she risked her life (and died) to protect the others. Elsa said that she was told that she would only have to deal with three, two maids and a shut-in (Beatrice) and then Subaru afterwards. She was told that Subaru arrived earlier than expected, so my question is who is her client and how is she getting this information? There’s a traitor giving away inside information and to me, the only person that might do that would be Roswaal.
If so, then why? What does it have to do with anything? Is he relying on Subaru to take out Elsa like he eventually did taking on the Witch’s Cult and Betelgeuse? That just further proves that Roswaal knows about Subaru’s power and he’s using him for ulterior motives. I’m not sure why, but I think Beatrice might be in on it too.
She seems to have some sort of bond with Roswaal and she seems like an all-knowing person. Ram surprised us when she mentioned she felt as if Subaru threw her aside before, which he did in a certain timeline. It might be possible that the other characters can be aware of the other timelines as well, maybe some more than others and that might include Beatrice. Unless she’s like Roswaal and totally does know it. I feel like Subaru is going to die in this timeline, but first we’re probably going to get a really good conversation between him and Beatrice. Why would she bother saving him now and not everyone earlier when things were bad? And even though it wasn’t mentioned in this timeline, Subaru can ask Beatrice that question. We’ll see what we learn then.
This was a very intense episode, and it hurt to hear Ram say that she’d rather leave Rem behind, even though she believes that Rem is her sister. If this memory loss wasn’t a thing, I don’t think Ram would have said something like that but since she doesn’t have any emotional attachment as of right now, she can say something like this. Frederica is pretty cool and I love her beast form, and Petra is much stronger and braver than I thought. It’s sad that they were killed though. I do wonder if we’ll ever get a timeline where characters will permanently die, though I don’t wish for that to start now. >_<