Alright, I got up bright and early in the staggering heat today and realized SAO was out. AND I WATCHED IT EARLY LIKE I PROMISED.
We start in the real world, with Kirito and Sugu having dinner. Sugu knows, since Kirito disappeared from her friends list in ALO, so she asked Asuna. Kirito just goes with it and Sugu mentions that Asuna told her he’s making a lot of money now, so he promises to buy her something. A nanocarbon practice sword. Don’t know if that’ll be relevant later, or what, but hey. Treating your sister-that’s-actually-your-cousin-who-fell-in-love-with-you to something nice is the least you could do, considering.
Cut to Sinon and her dude friend (who’s name is mentioned like 50 times, but I can’t keep it up in the old noggin), Sinon be PISSED, because of the duel last time so she’s decided to take out Kirito first. Dude Friend tells her he’s never seen her like this, and decides he wants to help her, either as bait, or he can “round up a couple good machine gunners” really quick. Sinon’s like, nah, I got this, and does a gun motion. This is progress, so that’s good.
Dude Friend tells her she’s strong, and attack hugs her. Now this would be alright, but Sinon looks uncomfortable, and he happens to also hug the pole behind her, which gives this a rather… rapey feeling. Sinon pushes him away and tells him she’s not ready for a relationship like that, and he says cool. He’d better, she’s a main character, he’s tertiary, at best.
Cut back to Kirito, he’s driving over to the hospital, and he’s having flashbacks, to the SAO bloodbath, Death Gun, and then the people he killed asking him who he is. It’s bizarre. He reaches the hospital, and the cute/rapey nurse notices he’s kind of out of it. I haven’t mentioned it before, but everyone calls his thinking face “a scary face”. It can’t be that bad.
She offers counseling from a “hot nurse”. Turns out she was a surgical nurse, and had a few patients die, and she remembers every one. Kirito condesses to killing three people, and forgetting 2 of them, names and faces. He asks if he’s a monster. Nurse tells him she can’t help him like probably wants, but dies mention that what he did probably saved more lives then he took, and that he has the right to forget, if he wants. Kirito can’t seem to accept it, and goes off, saying he’s a monster, and that he shouldn’t forget. Miss nurse hugs him and calms him down. You can tell he’s not “alright” but he’s better.
Quick cut to ALO, where Klein and the ladies are fighting some kind of lizard thing. Asuna is distracted because she’s worried for Kirito, but they kill it and go out to eat.
GGO: Sinon walks around a bit before the next stage, and meets up with (I THINK I got this right) Spiegle, the Dude Friend. He’s clingy as fuuuuu… He asks Sinon to promise him that her words from earlier (“Not now”) are true and that, eventually, she’ll want to go further. She pretty much tells him to eff off, for now. And he’s cool with it. Damn, this guy is whipped. Sinon heads over to the BoB arena and meets up with Kirito. Both promise they won’t lose, cut to black.
I liked this episode, it was entertaining, and I like that we got to see Klein, he was probably my favorite character back in SAO. I’m looking forward to the next episode, we should get some pretty cool battles. THoughts on the episode? Want to discuss it? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @NerdworkTweets!