As Guilty Crown nears its expiration date, assuming its not already come to pass, the series continues to rot and releases stenches worse than anything imaginable as this episode delivers a generic shounen victory.
Previously, a group of characters suddenly decided, in true overdone horse beaten fashion, that the fate of the world was in their hands – now that assembly of instant-heroes, assuming you can even call them “heroes”, begin to make way towards the domain of paladin turned criminal “Gai” and the other antagonists whose villainous deeds have yet to be given even a partial explanation as to why they’re doing to such extreme lengths to do anything at all.
Whilst this small caravan of mercenaries starts in the direction of their objective, they’re of course magically spotted from afar by the terrible antagonists – prompting the horrible antagonist thugs to launch a defensive counterattack, failing as the protagonist of the series and his respective crew only have a few more episodes left to shine, meaning they can’t waste any more time being defeated. The antagonist’s first attack only hits a false Void-made illusion of the protagonist unit – and the second fails to stop Shu’s party at all.
With the “we can do this guys” introductory moment taken care of, Shoe continues to lead his minions on his hovering Segway – taking them to the location where they will accomplish their obscure goals of bringing a halt to the antagonist force’s equally as ambiguous aspirations.
All the while, we’re shown that “Guy” is preparing to erase the memories of Inori in order to have her “reborn as Mana” – apparently, he’s not satisfied with the current operating system and wants to try something different.
Afterwards, we’re shown Shu has successfully infiltrated the antagonist lair – which for the sake of the series not having much time left to dawdle with, is only lightly guarded, far different than how earlier in the series, the GHQ was seen to consist of a massive legion of battle-ready government dogs. And as expected, before Shu can reach Inori, he first must overcome a final obstacle prior to being able to meet the actual last hardship awaiting him – subduing the man known as “Guy”.
Shu’s friends are all segregated away from Shoe himself as Shu is confronted by the hermit-looking character who has never been given any significance despite being introduced in a flashy manner halfway through the series many episodes ago. This dweeb decides that for no comprehensible reason, his name being “Daath” means he must fight Shoe to bitter end – only to pathetically admit a loss after receiving a slight cut from Shu’s attack, becoming scared and evaporating away.
Now having beaten some kid who was portrayed as immensely unbelievably powerful many episodes ago as if he were no more than an expendable piece added for sake of stalling the finale – Shu then conveniently finds Gai standing just a short distance away from him, being told that he missed his companion in incest by only a moment’s notice. With that, we’re shown that Inori’s hair color changes slightly and she goes from fully dressed in a silly costume, to nude, to dressed once again, but now in a differing ensemble.
Coming to an end, the episode leaves a sentiment of suspense as one is left pondering over what color will Inori’s hair be when all is said and done – not to mention, will she ever manage to settle on what attire she wants to wear? Yet on a serious note, having watched this latest episode leaves us now certain, this series is clearly well past its expiration date.