They sure didn’t pull any punch with the finale here, the fights and the magic looks fantastic. The sheer quality of this production is enough to warrant a watch from everyone. I can’t begin to imagine the insane amount of money and work that was poured into this, but it certainly had some amazing results. Every explosions and every clashing of a sword looked terrifyingly good, I shivered a couple times during the episode because of the sheer feeling of epicness that emanated from the action. While I won’t go back and change my previous statement of how much I disliked most of the episodes around the middle of the two season, it was all worth it if only for those few final ones.
I was surprised to see Assassin still standing at the gate, but maybe not even as much as Saber. I have become accustomed to seeing really unexpected things happen in this battle for the Holy Grail. I don’t think there was a single time where things went as expected and it nearly felt natural that Assassin would get one last appearance. It is a shame that he was given such a confined role in this story because it looked like a really interesting Heroic Spirit, maybe it is only because we’ve already seen her a lot in Fate/Zero, but I am getting rather bored of Saber. If she can go up there and use all her remaining mana to destroy the grail, that would be great. She can have her heroic conclusion and we can focus more on my favourite heroic spirit of the fate universe…Gilgamesh.
The more this final battle goes on, the sadder I become. it is already evident without a doubt that Emiya will succeed somehow and defeat Gilgamesh, Fate/Stay Night is just that kind of story. Our hero can’t possibly die and see the world get destroyed by Gilgamesh. Yet as it turns out, I am much more inclined in wanting to help Gilgamesh accomplish his goals than Shinji. I never liked Shinji or Rin, never liked their motivation, their ideals or who they were as person. Now it turns out that in addition to not liking them, I happen to love and idolize Gilgamesh. It is already written in the sky that I will be disappointed in the outcome of this battle, but at least I can see Gilgamesh fight it to the end by keeping his ideals and living up to the great hero that he is.
Even if I will surely by sad by Gilgamesh impending defeat, I still rejoice at the idea of having another episode of this insanely addictive beautiful and artistic action. There is little more to say about this episode, I just want more already!
ZeroGhj signing off