Since we’re back with the Sentinels so do my Star Wars references.
There’s a good reason we’re staring with Karin. After a scene of the Taisha once again keeping the Sentinels in the dark about the purpose of their missions we joined Karin after learning about Yuna’s curse, feeling powerless to do anything for her. Suddenly confusion turned into rage as she crossed the barrier to challenge the gods. When none answered she sulked for a while until spotting some flying ships in the distance. It was the Sentinels doing their routine surveillance. She recognized Mebuki and went to check on them.
As Mebuki approached her she saw a shell of the great Karin. As they spoke she’s surprised to learn Karin hadn’t heard of the Sentinels until she mentioned them…but it was Karin’s meekness and uncertainty as a Hero that really irked her.
What followed was a classic “Let our fists (in this case blades) do the talking” battle where two people who cared about each other figured the best way to convey how they felt was through combat, more so Mebuki. Make no mistake, the battle was great as expected of this show. To sum it up:
Mebuki: This is not the great Karin who was chosen to become a Hero over me. Quit your moping and act like one!
Karin: You have no idea all the pain and suffering we’ve been through up till now! Yuna’s still suffering as we speak and there’s nothing I can do to help her!
Mebuki: You’re right. I don’t know what’s going on. What I do know is you feeling sorry for yourself isn’t going to help your friend so quit acting like a whiny bitch and think about how you can support her!
As a bonus when Karin got her groove back she revealed to Mebuki why their memories about the miko sacrifices were altered. Order was restored.
After a scene of Karin (and Togo) panicking over the shocking truth about Yuna’s “wedding” we joined the Sentinels who were still unsure about their next/final mission. Mebuki’s motivational speech can be summed up as “Screw the Taisha for keeping us in the dark! We’re a family and I love every single one of you cuties. We’re going out there to kick ass and etch our names in the history books!”
Thus began the Hero Club’s battle against Lord Yusha to save Yuna and the Sentinels’ last stand against the Vertex Armada. Pumped to see what how the Sentinels fared since we already know how the Heroes vs Lord Yusha went.
Besides Mebuki the other star of the episode was Yumiko.