You’re outgunned and beaten. What do you do?
You have yourself a little tea party.
To be honest, this episode really didn’t bring much. There were certainly some good scenes and it confirmed some stuff, but nothing really beyond that. With one exception.
But first the boring stuff.
Arthur is apparently after people who can use Regalia… which seems kind of weird because I’m pretty sure he’s going to end up being able to use them but whatever. It also gives some plot related excuse as to why Nobunaga didn’t get killed right then and there. He can be valuable to Casear.
We also find a bit more about Caesar. Not much, but some things are hinted this episode. The guy may have some sort of rivalry with Alexander.
As an aside, I found it odd all the people at the tea party save Caesar where from Nobunaga’s side. It’s just weird the guy wouldn’t bring his own aides.
I totally sympathize with him though. That sitting style is a pain if you are not used to it. It’s so damn counter intuitive.
But enough of that, let’s go to the part that made the biggest impact.
Caesar asks for Ichihime’s hand in marriage in exchange for the alliance. It was awesome. Like, I can pretend the entire not killing Nobunaga thing happened only so Caesar got this chance.
Better still, Ichihime says yes.
I loved Mitsuhide’s reaction. That’s what he gets for turning her down earlier! He doesn’t have any right to complain now.
Honestly, I like this pairing. I hope the two get a happy end instead of some inevitable betrayal.