Despite the heavy use of flashbacks, this episode did well to emphasize how Kircheis has always been the voice of reason in Reinhard's life and has guided him with sound counsel. I hope the distance between them is a temporary set back as I have really enjoyed their dynamic thus far.
Although there was a lot of reused footage as usual episodes without battles are far more interesting. The surprising wear on the closet friendship in the series is real tension. Reinhard's rather cynical assessment of his sister's words creates more.
What an episode. You can't expect things to run smooth all the time. Relationship between people change pretty fast if is stimulated by unexpected event. Hope Reinhard and Kircheis won't go to any fight.
Nice metaphor on this one:
Obersteins's principle is very interesting. He dislike unfairness and his honesty knows no limit, always state what's on his mind, even if it's about insulting his superior lol. He seems to be a crafty fox as well, always knows what's going on, and have plan ahead, given the right situation he'll execute it with no delay. The assasination makes me laugh a bit, must be because of the rushed and weird execution. But still a nice episode.
I wonder what kept Reinhard from telling Kircheis that he was tricked by Oberstein about the Westerland nuke? Was it his pride? Maybe something simpler, maybe since he was parted from his dear friend for so long he couldn't open up to him about being manipulated by the person who replaced Kircheis by his side.