Completed. I can’t say anything more about it right now. It’s hard to see the keyboard through tears…
It did that to me, too. (And now you can read my TMW if you want without it spoiling the series.)
Whew. Ok, that answered a hella lot of questions. I wasn’t sure what the point was, showing that Lyar had the gene too. Maybe I’d have figured it out tomorrow, but tonight, I was way too hammered from watching the show. And frankly, that picture confused me. Luxandra’s mother had said “two” cadets, but then Kiri’s brother had incontrovertable evidence of three. That seemed out of place, and I couldn’t make heads or tails of it. Edit: hey Dr. H… DON’T go read the TMW if you intend to watch it this weekend. Seriously. You might go “huh?” but I think it will spoil the impact of the ending terribly.
We need to be discreet here about spoilers. It’s just too damned good a series for us to spoil it for others. (I don’t mind spoiling a piece of crap like Maburaho but I don’t want to do that for this one.)
The business with Lyar was perilously close to being a deus ex machina, except that they actually did lay the groundwork for it earlier. When I watched the series again, I noticed that there were several cases where things happened to Lyar, mainly cases where she experienced some events out of order, and cases where she seemed to be aware of things she shouldn’t really have been able to sense, which suggested that she did have the gene. It was something they planned from the very beginning; it wasn’t something they pulled out of a hat at the last moment in desperation in order to resolve the story.
Yes, this is one series where I’m actively using blackout, and I won’t be nattering about major plot points like BC in Vandread. (Though I may go back and fix that) As for Lyar, I agree, she always struck me as being a little too “on the ball” and seeming to know more than she let on. Edit: moreover, she holds an obviously telepathic conversation with Misaki while the latter is eating Udon noodles. This series was so well planned and written, I kept being fooled because I wasn’t expecting things to connect or make sense, and then they would, leading to many a “Holy Crap!” experience.
I think Nadesico just got displaced as my favorite animÃ© ever.
And now the Heinous Doctor is dying of curiousity! When he watches it, you guys gotta watch the last episode of Divergence Eve again before digging into Misaki Chronicles.
Yup, that’s what I did, just to be sure I remembered things right. But right now I’m still processing the final sequence of MC; I’ve got no brain cycles to spare for DE. Oh wait. Yeah, that appearance. 🙂 LeBlanc commented on it.
Arg! I am dying of curiosity. Well, that and being stuck in a pointless telecon for an hour.
Oh, and the Stainless Steel Brat has demanded to see the remainder of the Excel Saga, so we need to make time for that, too.
When it comes to Excel Saga, the 24th episode is by far the strangest in the entire series. (And that’s really saying something.)
Good god. I’d better just schedule a weekend at your place. No way we’re going to be able to get both series in! How much did she see, anyway, just that bit I ran while we were playing MTG, right?
Wait, the 24th? Not the 26th? “For You, I Could Die.” Is that the one where Excel ends up shot at the end of the episode? Strange, yes, but I think the 26th was just over the top. And I WILL subject Dr.H to the Japanese soundtrack, yet!
Although that would really spoil the single best line in the entire soundtrack, English or Japanese!
Just the first episode or two was all we watched that night. Shirly we can work something out in January.
You know, on the way to work this morning, I thought of something involving Kiri, and it’s driving me nuts that I can’t check it until I get home. I’ve got to review several scenes involving her tonight, and check a wild theory that occured to me.
Edit: Oh crap, I just thought of some evidence that it applies to Suzanna too.
Excel is shot at the end of episode 23. Episode 24 is the strangest in the series. (I’m trying hard to resist revealing spoilers.)
Ok, I’ll just quit being lazy and pop it in tonight. Although my favorite title is #25: “We Will Not Be Held Responsible!”
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