Yes, it is quite a shame about what happened, both the earthquake and the put off of the episode 9. (T^T) Although getting two episodes at once is quite a treat in its own way...an full hour of Code Geass, sweet.
Originally Posted by Cinlilly
Oh, and apparently [adult swim] streams the new episodes on their website earlier than the TV airing. Its good news for the people that cant be home or awake at the airing time. I was skimming through the website yesterday and episode 7 was already playing...ofcourse I put it off for tonight, it just feels better watching it on the TV. =P
...oh no!! No new posts? Guess I'll have to edit this post to avoid double posting.
Episode 7: "Shoot Cornelia"-First off the music, I've always loved the music in "Code Geass". Its perhaps because that Nakagawa Kotaro is among the staff. His works included series such as GUNxSWORD, ZOIDS Genesis, and my favorite: s-CRY-ed. Truly amazing.
It starts right off taking us into the past events which took action right after Lady Marianne's (Lelouch's mother...and excuse me if I spelled it wrong) death and the tragedy of Nunally's injury. Lelouch holds an audience with the emperor, his father, regarding his mother's death only to be told she was "weak" that he is "dead", that he never truly existed and that he was an existing that was leaning upon the help of the emperor. It is than that Lelouch abandons his rightful claim to the throne. Following that Lelouch and Nunally is sent off to Japan/Area 11 as "bargaining chips" by the Emperor.
We are than brought back to the "present" time of the story where in which Cornelia sets up her forces at the Saitama ghetto creating a similar, if not the same situation that Clovis was faced in at the Shinjuku ghetto, to draw out ZERO. At which time Lelouch is at the academy preparing to leave and C.C. tries to stop him from going as his life must not be put in danger for him to fulfill his "contract" with her. But than Lelouch takes his gun to his own head and persuades C.C. to let him go. When he arrives to the ghetto Lelouch starts off the same way as he did at the Shinjuku ghetto, he uses his Geass and gets ahold of the enemies' Sutherlands and takes command of the guerrillas. At first glance it seemed that all was going to plan but eventually Cornelia's forces started to overpower the guerrillas and because the guerrillas hold no strong loyalty to ZERO they've abandoned their posts and ended up getting killed anyway. Lelouch than tries to approach Cornelia via falling back in the Sutherland, making it look like he was an allie only to have Cornelia order all pilots to come out and show their faces. If not for C.C appearing in the ZERO costume at the time Lelouch would've been done for. It is after this that Lelouch is determined to create his own, loyal army...an army that will not lose to Britannia.
....well thats the gist of it. Excuse me if my summaries are hard to understand or vague. I do try but I am terrible at explanations, I am either short and vague or extremely long running and too detailed.
:My personal thoughts and stuff from the episode:
-The Emperor's speech at the beginning, if anything I actually agree with it. But I just dont respect the circumstances that the Emperor used it on.
-Lady Cecile's cooking...lets just say that she has a "unique taste". (But blueberry jam in riceballs!? Oh Lady Cecile....)
-Shirley's feelings of Lelouch are made clear in this episode...as if it wasnt slightly obvious beforehand. But Suzaku got too close to her even though it was "accidental". Kudos to Arthur for biting Suzaku's hand. *claps*
-"Orange", there is no longer a man by the name of Jeremiah, just "Orange". Muwahhahah.
-The cruel "eradication" of the Japanese/Elevens at the ghetto. While at the other forums, etc. I hear a lot of people say that if was gruesome and/or cruel. They fail to understand that such events are taking place in the real world as we watch anime. (just without the Knightmare Frames and giant, moving fortresses...to our knowledge. O_O)
....I guess that is for now.