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A New Cycle of Conflict – Episode 22 of Eureka Seven

 

 

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If Episode 21 marked the release of tension that Eureka Seven so badly needed, episode 22 should be a fresh start. The manner in which the plot continues is going to be defined by what has gone before in that both sides have reacted rashly to a conflict and now must face the consequences, but now there are two distinct stories that may come to intersect again in the future and until they do the focus can be more tightly kept on each in turn. From the ending of the previous episode, the focal story is going to continue to be the Gekko and Eureka’s story; it ends with the recurring antagonist and foil to Holland, Dewey meeting with the mysterious Ray and Charles; two ex-soldiers who have a history with the two men and are tempted back into action with the chance for some payback.

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“I Guess I Really Did Jump Off The Ship” – Episodes 20-21 of Eureka Seven

 

NOTE: This article is also available at Super Fanicom HERE

The plot arc which leads up to this two-episode story in Eureka Seven is all about the breakdown of communication between Holland, Renton and Talho surrounding Eureka’s strange affliction, and the action comes to a climax at this point. It is ultimately, however, one which offers no catharsis, no expected release of tension and leaves no character coming out of it looking mature or justified. The story plays out in a tense spiral of misunderstanding which leads to the most permanent separation yet; Renton leaves the Gekko completely, taking his chances alone after spending so long trying to fit in.

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