Well, this episode certainly gave a change of pace, also gave insight on the full title of the show being Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Rail Zepplin Grace Notes. Although it certainly does beg the question on how much this show will cover and exactly how many episodes it will have, since honestly at this point, I am a bit clueless. They skipped the first three of eight volumes to give the anime original episodes. So, does it cover everything, or is it going to be split cour, like most Fate series in recent years, I honestly don’t know. Anyway, enough rambling, time to get right onto it.
So, continuing where the last episode left off, the body was determined to be killed by human means. Thus, all fingers pointed at Wills since he has the most to gain from his father’s death.
But Waver still has time to investigate since he has an idea and does know that Wills is not the murderer. Thus, gaining help from Kairi Shishigou, with a cigar, him and Gray get attacked by a hound of the Wild Hunt.
Upon learning this information, since the beast feared Gray. Waver reveals that Gray is the descendant of King Arthur and has the spear of Rhongomyniad that she used. Which, in turn pieces everything together.
They proceed to do a ritual, which with the help of a few Mystic Eye users, materialize a fairy that was apparently created. The Workshop itself is a murder machine used to create fairies. One of them was unpleased and killed the father. It uses Wills’ Mystic Eyes to help bring out the fairies. And whatnot, so case closed, sort of.
The ritual unknowingly caused the area to be unstable, and an army of Wild Hunt to try to take the people inside. This prompt Gray, Waver, Kairi, and Wills to fight.
The fight ends with Gray being told to release a restraint on Rhongomyniad, to beat all the beasts. But to close the portal, Wills sacrifices himself to go to the fairy land to close it.
The episode ends with Waver given some information on Rail Zepplin, a train that buys and sells Mystic Eyes.
I honestly like how this episode ends, it really brings forth the attention and as I hopped for last time, makes Mystic Eyes rather important. It is something that has been somewhat ignored in the Fate franchise, but is used in a few other Type Moon properties, so it is nice to see it being used as a main focus or at least one of the main focuses for this series.
Now, as for everything else this episode, it wrapped up the case, in a rather good way, while it was solved there was still a fight that ensued because of a slight issue. Just goes to show how magic can be not completely understood and even experts can mess up. But also the complexities of it, seeing that if Wills did not sacrifice his life it could have taken, at the very least, months to put an end to the portal.
Also, it should be mentioned a few things for backstory from other Fate/ series. Kairi, is a master in an alternate time line, Waver fought King Arthur in the past, which is why he knew so much on the subject, also in Fate/Go, Rhongomyniad, is rather important. Rhongomyniad is one of King Arthur’s weapons, although her primary is Excalibur, she does use the lance Rhongomyniad, a divine lance. So, I kind of find it interesting that Gray’s weapon turns into a scythe, also she deals a lot with the dead, which may have some connection to the Lance taking up this other form of what could unfold later in the series. But who knows?
This episode was enjoyable and opened potential things to come.
Overall Enjoyment 80/100
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