This episode was a whole lot of crazy, and had me at the edge of my seat because Yuushou’s card is my mind the entire time. It wasn’t until he agreed with Reiji that I figured he must be on the Lancer’s team, but his explanation was confusing as hell. It was also kind of a joke how long it took him to get involved, especially since his ‘trump’ card was in fact an illegal (defective) card that would force an end to the duel altogether. And all I could think of was, ‘GEE, WHY DIDN’T YOU DO SO SOONER?‘ Initially he was going to use the card against Leo to restrain him from, but at this point it wouldn’t matter if he did because all Leo has to do is give orders and they will all be screwed over anyways. So instead he used it on Yuuya, which I actually ended up agreeing with the use more because Zarc was in full control, and he was about to do something that both Yuushou and Reiji knows Yuuya would be burdened with regret. And on top of that, the card would have no use of saving the girls whatsoever. But what I still don’t understand is why he didn’t just do something, or anything, while Leo and Reiji were duking it out – NOT TO MENTION, WHY DOESN”T ANYONE NOTICE THAT IT’S THE GIRLS SAFETY THAT IS TRIGGERING ZARC?! FREE THE GIRLS = YUUYA AND YUUTO CALMS DOWN AKA ZARC (MOST LIKELY) WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO EXPLOIT THEIR RAGE. WIN WIN SITUATION, BUT OF CORES NOBODY THINKS OF I THAT WAY! (They never do in stories, in general). It was a waste of precious time and opportunity and I have no idea how Reiji alone is supposed to save the girls while taking care of Reira who appears to be unconscious.
There was a bit of hype built up last week that the girls would do something, maybeeeeee magical, but NAH, we ain’t got time for that. They simply prayed in hopes that Yuuya and Yuuto will respond, but unfortunately for them Zarc is just too powerful and he just keeps getting more and more intense. I don’t know what is going to happen to them now, I am going to be beyond pissed if Ray gets revived. Look I am sure Ray is a cool girl and all, but THESE GIRLS HAD LIVES OF THEIR OWN! I hope someone will mess wiht the machine because just as Reiji said (this guy is preaching the truth and thoughts of the audience): Leo is a Demon, for using people lives as fuel for the machine. (Who also applauding for Reiji here?)
Speaking of spoiling plans, it looks like Yuugo’s and Yuuri’s duel will be intervened as well- and thank god for that because SOMEBODY gotta do something to stop the other duo. It will be Kaito and Edo stepping up to the plate, and right now they seem to have a gist of what’s going on (as to, something isn’t right) and Sora is likely to provide more information for them to work with. Not sure what is going to happen to them, especially since Yuugo is being possessed right now. I wonder if Yuugo will end up teaming with Yuuri, or will it really end up being 3 VS 1 (Kaito, Edo, Yuugo VS Yuuri).
And of course we gotta talk about Reiji. This guy had it real rough this episode. Being talked down and mocked by the man who had left him. Being called a second-rate Businessman and Duelist. Leo is such an asshole. But Reiji continued to be strong, kept on having faith in Yuuya, kept encouraging him to stay strong. It is truely thanks to Reiji’s convictions and words of sanity that seemse to have prevented Yuushou from doing anything stupid (like siding with the Professor). It makes me so happy to see such a range of Reiji’s emotions and be so full of life and determination after one hundred and twenty episodes! Now with the duel forced to a close, I wonder what Reiji will do to try to save the girls. Time is running out and the girls are in deep trouble as their bodies are beginning to fade and are losing consciousness… Dear god, I am seriously worried about them.
Random Note of the Week: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA RURI’S REACTION, “YUUTO IS REALLY INSIDE OF HIM!” :D Look how happy she is just knowing he is really there. I think she is more excited about him than her brother.