and that isn’t one of them…
Whow and am I ever late to write about this episode…or even watch it for that fact. But now that my stomach is full from that christmas dinner and most distractions have finally left I can start concentrating on getting caught up with back logged entries. First up it’s Tales and boy oh boy is the world ever a mess here. Seems like Mohs have managed to get his way with the king after Natalia and Co’s departure but I didn’t expect this…
Thoughts: The king is an idiot and deserves to be shot. How can he deny Natalia in such a way even though she isn’t his own flesh and blood. They say that blood is thicker than water but this is just ridiculous. Even if Natalia wasn’t his real daughter how can a parent just simply throw away all those feelings of up bringing their child. Unless this relationship is just for show and that Natalia was brought up by a bunch of monkeys, I can’t see how the King can so cold bloodedly turn his back on his daughter and ordered for her execution. Unless Mohs has made him his bitch, which I certainly hope so to be the case for such a cold bastard. Family values is overrated eh?
But asides from that bit of unpleasantness which just hit my annoyance bone, I thought that this was a very nice episode to set the group up for the next mini mission they will have to undertake to save the world and be back home in time for tea.
The first part of the episode was basically about Luke and Co’s escape from the falling St Binah lump of land which again hints of Luke’s immaturity as his reaction towards the situation fluctuated from one extreme to the other with the end result of him screaming his head off that he needs to take responsiblility for his past mistake. So there is such a thing as trying too hard.
But moving on the gang and the entire town was saved by one airship that doesn’t even look all that big, though I have to admit that the pilot was quite cute. They then fly over a battle where the inevitable and worst case for our team of peace hunters happens (nice CG on the ships and stuff). The team is forced to split into two groups where Natalia and Luke are sent to persuade the King of Kimlasca and Jade to king Phoney (I know, I know, but that is his nickname for me XD).
I guess the real meat of this episode was the fact that the King have abandoned his pride and joy for Mohs. But before that she and Luke were locked up and asked to take poison. I was surprised that Luke fought back rather than taking the poison and seeing it as repentance.
Even though at first I doubted the words of Natalia’s nanny thinking that it was Mohs pulling the strings from behind, it soon became clear that she was telling the truth with the flashback. So Mohs was telling the truth about Natalia’s physical differences from the bloodline as well but he is still in no doubt an evil being. Largo on the otherhand shot quite a meaningful glare at Natalia…OH SHI~
But when the situation seemed dire, Asch comes and saves Luke’s sorry ass yet again. This is why I won’t be looking forward to Asch’s demise because he is just a tragic character who is actually good at heart. Dist also seems to have other plans other than following Van’s order but we already know what that is (remember back to the vow he made with Jade).
Asch was even considerate enough to make the villagers come to the aid of Natalia. Good on him.
On the otherhand poor Natalia….
Screen caps and “wise guy” comments:
Past technologies? And you wonder why these people are living above ground
Not to mention cute (we just don’t get enough mole moe characters these days and I am no talking about Konata)
Well it is a miracle that you can just sit down and talk about this
Good, Jade’s head is still in place 😄
Sometimes I do wonder why machines like ships and planes are female
That is a new continent
Luke there renewing his resolve to jump off the plane
Jade is such a tsundere
Epic battle CG!
Which reminds me to carry on with playing warhammer
News flash, and then they split up
Oh ho Natalia you missed so much
Yes I think we have heard that for the thousandth time
NOT lies O.o
Seems like a blood bath is inevitable right?
YOU HERETIC OF A POPE!
Okay that is also the truth
Here comes the poison
Surely your father won’t mind whether you are his blood or not, right?
The flashback confirms it
Pretty queen 😄
Natalia disowned her father yea
Asch is awesome as usual 😄
Even the peasants have more sense than that damned king
And thus the epic escape ends and a new journey begins