Whatever is set to occur in Fate/Zero’s 24th episode, it certainly appears vicious – pre-release imagery is available, showcasing our protagonist pair of master and servant both bloody and engulfed in emotion.
Above one can see Saber as never before, she looks outright enraged – her eyes are sharp and piercing, mouth clamped with anger, and it’s difficult to imagine even a hint of what she could be so infuriated about. She’s been riled up before indeed – although never in a manner as this, a visage which seems as if preparing to kill out of spite, something perhaps seen only once within Fate/Stay Night.
Blood streams from her head and mouth, and her hair is notably in somewhat of a mess around the lower portion – she was fighting with Berserker when we last saw her within episode 23, yet something further must have happened beyond the simple scuffle which shook her up.
And below, in an ironic contrast, as Saber has turned exasperated, Kerry has begun crying – without a doubt he’s engaged in a heated battle, yet as seen here, he appears depressed, upset either by what he sees, or what he intends to do. One can see that he’s in motion based on his arm which is shot across the screen – and it’s worth mentioning that the blood on his face is splattered in such a fashion that it couldn’t have been his own, the direction of it is too inclined, with no visible point of origin.
The upcoming is clear – regardless of what the conclusion is, the last stretch will be punishment for all parties.