This review will be short and sweet like the rest lately, but welcome back to Fate Stay Night – Unlimited Blade Works. There was a short pause between episode 12 and 13, just enough for me to forget about a lot of the story. At least this episode was kind enough to give us some reminder of what happened previously. Now I think I remember enough to go back into watching it week to week and dislike it ever more like I did before. It is not that I think Fate Stay Night is a bad production or boring to watch, I just hate teenage drama and Fate Stay Night, despise how important the fighting and meaning of the battle, is filled with pity drama between teenagers. Furthermore the original material is so old that Tohsaka might be the most vanilla tsundere I have ever seen, the girl has such an important role yet she is just so annoying in her way of thinking and acting that it ruins the atmosphere for me.
Enough of my whining, the episode was pretty interesting, but it creates a rather bleak outcome. Archer was the one voice of maturity and reason in this whole charade, now he has decided to side with another Master (even though it is terribly obvious that Archer had some plan of his own in doing this) and the two kids are left together to fend themselves against their improbable odds of winning.
We also got a reveal that Caster if Medea of Colchis, a character from Greek mythology, the women who became the wife of Jason, destroyed him as a hero, and then proceeded to kill her two children when he left her later on. I know her to be a priestess and therefore it is unsurprising to see that she loves hanging out in temple and church so much. She’s definitively an interesting character personality-wise, it is just a bit weird to have such a weak character of mythology being portrayed to be this powerful. Without doubt King Arthur is a much greater legend than Jason, let alone Jason’s wife. Despite how much I hate this arc compared to Fate/Zero, I’m still happy to be back to blogging it, the quality of the show is splendid and the story remains complex enough to catch my attention. Hopefully things turn more towards the action than teenage romance soon enough.
ZeroGhj signing off