Sunday, 19 August 2012

Rinne no Lagrange: Season 2 - Episode 7

As Yurikano disappears into the ether, it's time for Madoka to give both Dizelmine and Villagiulio for being stupid enough to have paid no heed to Yurikano's feelings and generally making a pigs ear of everything.

So strong are Madoka's words (and perhaps more importantly her fists) that these two members of royalty and the heads of their respective planets see that they have no choice but to put aside their differences and work for the good of all concerned - an emotion that carries through all the way to the Polyhedron Intergalactic Conference where they announce that Le Garite and De Metrio will be working together to solve the "Polyhedron Problem" before it occurs again.

Naturally, how they'll actually go about doing this is another matter entirely, but to everyone present it seems as if absolute peace is now guaranteed, while Lan and Muginami are both given the green light to stay and study on Earth with friend.  Cue some discussions about studying and love, and a vow never to use the Vox in combat again.  If all of this seems too good to be true, then you might just be right, as work on deciphering the stone artefact which tells the story of the past of the Vox and its enormous power hits incredibly close to home for Asteria.

Once it worked through its quick resolution to some of the major inter-galactic problems which have been the focus of this entire series so far in incredible short order (that must have been quite a punch, Madoka), this week's Rinne no Lagrange felt rather like it was simply spinning its wheels until it reached its climax and the ability to build some new worries for our pilots to face moving forward (although only after a little slice of life filler fun by the look of the episode preview).  In other words, this was a forgettable instalment for the most part, but it does at least leave me intrigued as to where the end-game of the series is headed now that it seems to have resolved some of its major rivalries in a substantial fashion - you certainly can't accuse the series of being predictable during moments like these.

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