Fate/Zero Episode 5 – Finishing is for Losers
My God, doesn’t anyone let anybody finish anything anymore? Surely these ancient kings were raised with enough etiquette to know that you don’t interrupt someone when they’re in the middle of something. First, Rider crashes down in the middle of everything, and interrupts Saber and Lancer’s battle, just so he can ask them to help him conquer the world. Then, after they decline, Rider decides that this place could use some more people who don’t need to be there and pretty much says, “You’re a pussy if you don’t come here” to all the servants. Well, Archer is not one to be called a pussy, so he decides to show up and explain how amazing and perfect he is, while everyone else is completely unimportant.
After Archer finishes his speech about how cool he is, more people who don’t need to be there show up. Finally, the show recognizes that Kariya is in fact alive, and his servant Berserker shows up to prove how much of a BAMF he is, and that he is. After he completely owns the shit out of Archer, Tokiomi, Archer’s master, interrupter even more stuff, by having him retreat, thereby leaving another battle unfinished. Then, Berserker gets in the middle of Saber and Lancer’s fight by bum rushing Saber with a giant metal pipe. After that, Lancer stops there fight, wanting to kill Berserker so he can honorably finish his duel with Saber. But Lancer’s master screws stuff up even more, and makes Lancer fight along with Berserker to kill Saber by using one of his three command seals. BUT THEN, Rider plows over Berserker and stops the fight between Saber, Lancer, and Berserker. Then, Lancer decides to retreat, and Saber feels the need to taunt us even further by saying stuff like “This is just the begging of the War”. Bitch. So let’s look at this:
- Saber vs. Lancer – ended by Rider
- Archer vs. Berserker – ended by Tokiomi
- Berserker vs. Saber – ended by Lancer
- Lancer & Berserker vs. Saber – ended by Rider
- Saber vs. Lancer – ended by Lancer
Come on, have some courtesy people, let the guys finish what they started.
God damn, what a teaser of an episode. Cool battles were continuously stopped, and not much happened in the development of the story, other than that Kariya still exists, and Caster wants to mount Saber. Speaking of which, that was a weird scene, and whoever voices Caster is a crazy motherfucker, or at least his voice sounds like it. But, I’m going to go ahead and make the assumption that not many battles will be completed before the shows hiatus after episode 13, in fact, I’ll go so far as to say that the only time any servant will actually be killed, if at all, will be the climax of episode 13. And once again, almost nothing is shown about Kariya and Ryuunosuke and their servants, other than that they’re still around and are still aware the war exists. Almost no plot development, and a bunch a fights that were prematurely ended just so the show can tease us to watch more. Well… you got me.