The part where Kaoru confronts Chizuru was really full of suspense. The sudden arrival of Okita really took me by surprising. But what's most surprising was that
Chikage killed Kaoru.
Anyway,I liked that part when Sano and Shinpachi was teasing Chizuru about "that guy" protecting her while Saitou stares at the other guy in complete confusion. Gosh, can't Saitou be any cuter! I also liked how Saitou remained expressionless throughout the whole episode. It's like he's unaffected by his surroundings.
Can't wait for next epi. Seems that Saitou will get more screentime.
I knooooow! More Saitou is never a bad thing. I'll miss Shinpachi and Sano, but I'm relieved it's those two rather than Hijikata, Saitou, or Okita, as those are my 3 favorites. Although, Okita is kind of already out of the mix since he's sick. Why do I feel like he's guaranteed to die, too? :(
Also, it was nice to see Kazama make an appearance in this episode. He really should have more screen time. I feel bad for Kaoru, but Kazama really did seem pretty awesome in that moment. XD
"Hi, I'm your brother. Come with me or die, beloved sister." *Gets stabbed by Kazama.* Lolwut?
Aww Shinpachi and Harada left, that's sad; I really like Sano. Stupid Hijikata didn't even bother to see them off. If it's to go out to eat, with Sano paying using his reward money, then he can go, but it's too big a hassle to see them off. Idiot. Hijikata just irritates me. I can barely stand him.
Also I can live without all the hijikataxchizuru moments. I'm not watching this for romance.
She got over her brothers death pretty quick. What a wonderful little sister.
I forgot this. Earlier when she found out Kaoru was her brother, she said, "Kaoru-san" like she always do. When he was dying, she said, "Kaoru." No suffix. That was the only time she didn't say *insertname-san* meaning she really did felt close to Kaoru. Seriously how often do you find her not using suffix on a person's name?
Chizuru finally did something with her sword. Not much other than to block a few attacks, but this is much more than we're used to seeing from her. She inflicted much more pain on Kaoru with her coldness toward him. A little strange. A little messed up. But it did make that moment interesting.
I was really surprised that Okita was actually able to get up and fight. But I was glad he did! <3
But then what did surprise me most was when Kaoru died. The whole time during that sequence I was like... WTF?
But I was really sad when Sano and Shinpachi left... T_T It was weird because I never paid much attention to Sano in the first season but then right now... it's like he got 100x cooler! So I was really sad that Sano left... because he's so awesome and that changes my 3 favorites to Okita, Saitou and Sano in that order ^_^
Why did Okita look surprised when Harada was looking at him? Is it possible that Harada didn't tell him he was leaving, cause Okita's sick? That's why Okita was wondering why he was staring at him intently? Just wondering
Kaoru died quickly. WHAT THE HELL. Chizuru, did she even cried?
Shinpachi and Sano left.
Everytime I see Okita coughing esepcially with blood, my tears suddenly formed up. DAMN.
I don't want to see him like that. >__<
Yet another strong episode. This season has really stepped up its game. Despite his obsession I really felt for Kaoru. His early death was really unexpected, I really got closing to tearing up when he kept going "Chizuru..Chizuru...Chizuru..."
To add fuel to the fire, Shinpachi and Sano leaving was just like nooo the cool bros are bowing out. The whole group is falling apart now, I hope to see them again.
a pity that kaoru died. his character was underused, and he seems to have undergone a personality transplant from last season? didn't he say he hated his sister? poor writing, unless there is going to be a twist later in the season.
chizuru was surprisingly cold towards him for a so called compassionate person. she didn't try to reason with him at all, and couldn't even be bothered to touch him when he was dying and crawling on his belly towards her. i am actually beginning to dislike her character. i think i may end up liking the prequel of this series more as she won't be in it.
i can't say i blame those 2 men for leaving. why risk your life for their commander's lust for power?