This episode was indeed hilarious. L-elf wasn’t the only one to laugh at the ridicule of the situation. I feel that any other show who would have pulled off this scenario would have completely lost me in the process. It is extremely silly to have an independent nation of student (of only a single school mind you) have the upper hand in a war. I’m not a big fan of school life, but somehow Sunrise always manage to make those so interesting and it seems that the school will act like a nation more than anything else.
Meanwhile, who would have thought that Politician would lie to save their skins? What a shocker. I’m surprised that Shouko was even surprised in the least with this turn of event. After all it was made pretty clear already that ARUS was an organization that is centered around politics and economy. Their representative would most likely save themselves before their whole country if they ever had to make the choice, just like any other senator in today’s world. Although I must admit that the senator was definitively a badass, the moment when he called himself Moses and “split the sea of student into two” was worthy of an american action movie line. In the end it turns out that he will forever be stuck as a diplomatic representative of his nation in the new land of student-JIOR.
I was kind of surprised to see how gutsy Shouko was this episode. I always knew that she was really dedicated to the action and that she would jump into a flaming car rigged with explosive to save the life of an old man, but I never expected her to also have brain. She managed to thwart L-elf’s prediction and to save her parents and her fellow classmates all at the same time. My first impression of her was that she was impulsive and shallow, I never expected her to make thoughtful decisions like that. Suddenly I have much more respect for her and I suddenly hope that she’ll be the one to conquer Haruto’s heart. When a girl is ready to strip down naked just to make sure people will take her position seriously, you know she is a keeper.
Now Haruto will be the knight, Shouko the Princess and we will have a Suzaku/Euphemia relationship all over again. Hopefully at the end of the season Shouko won’t start killing every single member of the school faculty because Haruto will have bitten her in some sexual foreplay and went mad thereafter.
I’m curious what the future will hold for the students in Valvrave, after all this show just keeps surprising me every single episodes. This time we have a bunch of student living together and they will have to survive in really hostile conditions. I have no idea how they intend to survive int he long term, but it sure will be interesting to find out what their plan is to do that.
ZeroGhj signing off