March 11th, 2010
Maybe you shouldn’t have left the team of people clearly upset with your plan to guard the magic throne.
I like how after trying to kill Q last episode for… you know… whatever reason, they’re content to just freeze her for a little while, totally ignore Tama and Dia, and just wander off. I’m not even sure why Rubis helped them in the first place. When did she suddenly develop any kind of moral compass? Also, wouldn’t someone be a little suspicious when the cameras all went out around the area where the superpowered time stoppers were? Nah. I’m sure it’s nothing. I’m not even sure what that was supposed to accomplish. So, the cameras caught Rubis talking to Dia, and then jumping towards one of them before they all went out. Even Zenigata could crack this puzzle.
Meanwhile, Tuxedo Mask and pals strap Ascouer to generic
magic sciencey throne of doom where most of the cast learns that Tux’s big plan involves giant explosions, so that slavish devotion immediately melts. I’m glad they spent 21 episodes explaining how they all think that Tux is the awesomest thing ever only for 50% of his team (and 75% of the ones he left guarding the magic death throne!) to betray him the moment his evil plan was revealed. It’s not even like he’s a threat anymore. Even ignoring Eclair, Lumiere, and the giant starbomb he’s floating above, there are three people with the same powers (more or less) as him, any of which can apparently power the others up by making out. Personally, I’m hoping that next week’s episode will just be 20 minutes of the cast making out in order to power up enough to beat him.
Ah, yes, and Ascouer’s hair was the magic key to ‘stop’ the DOOMSDAY PROCLAIMATION, because she’s the prettiest princess. Where the hell did that nonsense come from? Have I mentioned how bad the writing is in this show? It bears saying again. And again. And again. I hope the first thing that Eclair and Lumiere do now that they’re in this mess is look at it, realize what a disaster it is, and let the explosion wipe out the galaxy. I’d also like to point out that the first minute of the countdown took under a minute of actual time, at which point the next four minutes of countdown took about five and a half minutes of screen time. All these BS timestop powers are clearly polluting the time stream.
I don’t think the sucking gut wound is doing good things for Saphir’s mentality.