That is one mighty hairball.
— No matter what story it is, you can always rely on the stupidity of bad guys. That’s right. Let’s not kill the heroes. Let’s just toss their injured body outside, wait for ??? to happen, then maximum profit! There’s no way they can recover from their injuries and make us pay!!!
— The amount of detail in this show is astounding. Sure, these are highly zoomed out shots, but hey, no one made Bones zoom out so much. They made that decision to show us the magnificence of this courtyard as well as the utter featurelessness of the inner walls of the castle.
— Sweet boots. I’m jealous.
— This start of this episode is just inspired. Very inspired. I mean, what is Bones up to that they can toss this show to the C-team? It doesn’t appear that they have a show slated for the winter season.
— Oh man, bad day at the office, Selma? But seriously, I just can’t. I just fucking can’t, man. I woke up from a nap to write up this episode, and this is what I get. Undistilled hilarity, one after the other. C’moooooon. What is this?
— Oh god, it doesn’t stop:
Help. I can’t. My sides. They’re done. It doesn’t appear that she has any sides either.
— I’m not even going to say anything. From now on, when a derpy-looking frame appears, I’ll just present it as is.
— Man, Toru should just make a pact with Frederica and get super powers already.
— Basically, if fighting starts, the entire continent will be engulfed in war even though it’s just Hartgen’s principality that is acting out. Shrug. I’ve stopped questioning it at this point. Whatever you say, Chaika. Whatever you say.
— Apparently, both White and Red Chaika account for all of the remains. There aren’t any other Chaikas, and you won’t find more remains out there. It’s like the writer dreamt up this big story about multiple Chaikas at the start the series, then just gave up: “Meh, two’s enough. I’m not greedy.”
— Black Chaika proceeds to eat the remains by grabbing Gaz’s remains with tentacles from beneath her dress:
Shrug. I’m speechless, too.
— Multiple Guys then show up and merge with the moaning Black Chaika. Yeah…
— Gaz is then reborn…. as Guy with a horn jutting out of his chest? The fearsome old man becomes yet another cute bishie?
Man, disappointment doesn’t quite cover it. I’ve been rolling my eyes all episode long, and this pretty much has to take the goddamn cake.
— As if it wasn’t already obvious enough, there never was a daughter: “‘Chaika'” is the generic name for the magic devised to bring me back.” Yeah, that sure is one generic name.
— Gaz then suddenly ages before us, but it makes no difference. He simply becomes bishie Jesus instead:
— Gaz proceeds to spill his guts to the heroes. Hey, why not? He’s back and he’s going to rule the entire continent, right? May as well serve as a giant Wiki article to the protagonists before going about his business. What a true gentleman.
— And he wants to start a massive war in order to absorb people’s intense feelings, because intense feelings are… magic!
— Gaz: “All humans desire war deep within their hearts.” That’s a pretty bold statement. How does he know me so well? He’s right, y’know. I certainly want war.
— Gaz literally has a floating castle in space.
A FLOATING CASTLE IN SPACE.
— Welp, the episode’s over. Has my mind been blown by all these amazing revelations?
Yes, yes it has. Or I’m just drunk. Take your pick.