It’s episode 3 and we have more plot twists! I wonder how long this can last. Surely it can’t be too long now before Sunrise runs out of surprises to throw at us and drops the ball by revealing that the ultimate villain character is actually Nunnally.
It’s quite interesting how the main characters in Code Geass R2 all lead such complicated double lives. But I sort of miss the first season back when Kallen and Lelouch were the only ones doing it.
Lelouch pulls a fast one on Rollo by calling him from school. The Zero who is speaking on air is actually C.C. in disguise. (Says a lot about CLAMP-designed guys when a girl can take their place and no one notices.)
Other than unintentionally setting up this hilarious exchange between Kallen and C.C., Lelouch also manages to confuse the heck out of the special operations unit (led by Villetta Nu) that is in-charge of keeping tab on his activities. Now they are unsure as to whether he did regain his memories.
Rollo returns to the unit’s secret underground HQ beneath the school and sulks. They can’t detect that Lelouch’s Geass (which can’t be turned off now as before) is back because C.C. passed him a special contact lens that blocks the Geass.
Meanwhile, Britannia is invading Italy. The Italian forces have the upper hand due to geographical advantage, but it’s all over once Suzaku flies in with his Lancelot.
During the time since the last season, Suzaku has apparently earn himself the nickname White Death. He asks the Italians to surrender before it’s too late, but those pizza-eaters refuse to submit themselves to the horrors of British cooking.
Personally I didn’t like Suzaku right from the start, but I still feel that he hasn’t gone over to the dark side yet. As that old saying may or may not go, “to fool your enemies you must first fool your friends,” or something like that. While I don’t care either way since I hate his face, I think he’s just being groomed by Sunrise for his new one true love to soften his heart. I just hope it’s not Kallen. (She’s mine.)
What is more surprising however, is how Rollo appears to be emotionally attached to Lelouch in a manner that is difficult to describe. He seems to cherish the heart-shaped locket which Lelouch gave him for his (Nunnally’s) birthday… Yaoi fangirl baiting? What kind of elder brother gives his younger brother a heart-shaped locket as a birthday present anyway?
In order to force Zero to show his hand, Guilford threatens to execute the members of the Black Knights who are currently in captivity. Lelouch is forced to take action, and he has to do so while under heavy surveillance by Britannia agents. (Jeez, did I mention how much this reminds me of Death Note?)
He goes on a date with Shirley and escapes the mall by faking a terrorist attack. Using his Geass, he commands a nearby Britannia agent to give a false report to Villetta, sending her on a wild goose chase with false information about C.C.’s whereabouts and leaving the special unit’s HQ vacant.
Lelouch then lays an ambush for Rollo…
Unfortunately, Lelouch’s perfect plan is spoiled by imperfect information (as usual). Rollo can stop time! Or rather, he can make everyone around him freeze while he moves around and effectively teleports. I doubt that he actually changes the flow of time per say (i.e. bullet time), probably just the perception of it by people.
Oh noz. Looks like Lelouch is in huge trouble! Will he survive this? Spoiler: Yes.
Now I have to work on some complex numbers. Sigh…