Post Reply Episode 11 discussion (huge spoilers, obviously)
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Posted 8/11/08 , edited 8/11/08
Yeah, I know that most people have already seen the ending, but I haven't, and I want to talk about episode 11. Here's some copypasta of what I wrote on psgel's awesome blog:

(note that this post is more focused on the things that psgels skipped over than the major plot points of the episode. There's a hell of a lot to go over in this one. Amazing what they can do in 20 minutes, isn't it?)


I just watched it (I’m spacing these out… no point in marathoning a show with as much going on as Kaiba)… and WOW. That was amazing, terrifying, and satisfying at the same time. Though the thing I want to know is who was the Mantle character? He looked identical to Cloak, who was killed a few episodes back.

I was thinking back on Kaiba today, and I was thinking about how sad Fake Warp’s death was (which, given this episode, we know didn’t really happen). Again, big plot twist.

Though one thing struck me: Kiichi and his sister had been following Popo around since they were kids? Neiro actually was part of the original memory, but got erased, then Cheki in this episode, leaving Popo alone in his memories of the events.

I also loved the mirrors to the previous epiodes, with Neiro having a dog that looked like Patch’s, Popo being in love with Cheki, even when she was a memoryless body (much like Vanilla and Chroniko), and the final scene of Fake Warp mirrored the memory tank explosion that Neiro caused while in disguise.

Kaiba has an incredible amount of circular storytelling going on, to the point where I rewatched the entire Neiro arc up to this point before diving into episode 11. Now, having caught a lot of episode 11’s nods to previous ones, I feel like I want to watch the entire series again before seeing episode 12, just to be fully prepared.

And it goes without saying that I’m watching episode 11 again.
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No one has anything to say?

Oh well, on to episode 12 later today.
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