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Stage 6: The Stolen Mask

 

Review by Chris Guanche

July 29, 2007

 

Summary

 

A guard reports to Emperor Charles zi Britannia that Clovis' body has arrived. Charles notes that he was just speaking with Clovis and that they have to speed up the plan. At the academy, students whisper gossip about Suzaku. Nina is worried about an Eleven being in the school, and when Shirley tries to approach him, Rivalz stops her and tells her she's too direct. Lelouch walks by and tugs on his collar, and Suzaku recognizes the signal to head to the rooftop. Lelouch thanks Suzaku for saving him, and Suzaku says he was just returning the favor from seven years earlier. He asks about C.C., but Lelouch lies and says they were separated after the battle. Lelouch is surprised that Suzaku is in the school, and Suzaku explains that Euphemia directed him to go to school since he's 17. On the imperial grounds, Euphemia looks at a gallery of paintings by Clovis, including one of Lelouch, Nunnally and Marianne. Elsewhere, Samurai's Blood resistance fighters attack the Britannians. Cornelia breaks into the mountainous base alone in her custom Gloucester. She sees that Zero isn't there, and when the fighters open fire on her, she mows them down with her assault rifle. Nunnally returns home with Sayoko, and Lelouch announces that he has a present for her. Suzaku takes Nunnally's hand and she instantly recognizes him. Lelouch explains that he's a student in the academy now, so she can see him anytime. Lelouch goes to the kitchen to get more tea and finds C.C. there. She asks if it's ok to be around a Britannian soldier, and Lelouch tells her that Suzaku is his friend. Elsewhere, Guilford visits Jeremiah in jail and derisively calls him Orange. Because the Purists allowed Zero to escape, Jeremiah is being busted down three ranks and given two options: start all over as a beginner Knightmare pilot, or work in an orange field. Later, Suzaku tells Lelouch that they should act like strangers at school because Lelouch wouldn't be able to explain his friendship with an Honorary Britannian and it might expose his background as a prince. Ohgi calls Lelouch to report the news that Cornelia took down the Samurai's Blood group by herself, and Lelouch tells Ohgi they have to wait for the right time to act. Lelouch then looks out the window and sees Suzaku washing hate messages off his P.E. clothes. Nunnally asks Nina why she isn't at school, and Nina explains that she's scared because an Eleven transferred into the school. C.C. answers the door to get her Pizza Hut delivery, and the black cat sneaks in. She finds Lelouch creating a hiding place for his mask and outfit, which he says is physical evidence. Unbeknownst to them, the cat sneaks into the room and knocks over the box with the outfit. Lelouch talks to Nunnally about Suzaku, and he's shocked when the cat wanders in wearing the Zero mask. The cat jumps out the window, and Lelouch chases after it.

 

Nunnally tells Milly, Nina and Rivalz that a cat stole something important from Lelouch. They joke about what the item could be, and Milly decides to find the item before Lelouch does. Lelouch trips on a bush as the cat runs along a rooftop. It then runs into a building, and two girls spot it and recognize Zero's mask. Lelouch runs by them and uses Geass to make them forget what they just saw. As Lelouch chases after the cat, Milly announces that she wants everyone to find the cat. Participating clubs will get more funds, and the person who finds the cat gets a kiss from a student council member. Shirley falls off a diving board in shock, and Kallen realizes in horror that Milly's offer applies to her too. A bunch of perverted club members jump out of the bushes behind Kallen and run off to find the cat. Several girls join the hunt because they want Lelouch's kiss. American football players and the horse riding club also join the search. Kallen runs through the halls and accidentally bumps into Shirley, who's running around in her swimsuit because her first kiss is at stake. Milly asks Nunnally for more details, and Nunnally says the cat probably has a lame leg because its footsteps sounded off. Outside the school, Cecile comments to Lloyd about what a ridiculous place it is. Milly jumps into Rivalz's motorcycle and they speed off to find the cat. Kallen and Shirley find the cat and corner it in a stairwell. Their fist kisses are secure, and Shirley asks Kallen if she plans to use her kiss on Lelouch. As they talk, the cat slips away and climbs up a tower. Lelouch then runs into Suzaku at the base of the tower. Suzaku runs up the stairs, and when Lelouch tells him to go back, Suzaku says he's better at physical activity. Suzaku reaches the roof and climbs outside to where the cat is on the bell tower. Lelouch loses his grip and falls off the side of the roof, but Suzaku slides down and saves him. The mask then falls off the cat and lands on the side of the building. Suzaku comes down first, and both Shirley and Rivalz thank him for saving Lelouch's life. Kallen asks Suzaku if he knows Lelouch, and Lelouch answers that they're friends. He asks Milly to let Suzaku join the student council, and she agrees. Nunnally asks Lelouch and Suzaku to come closer to her, and she gives them both a kiss. Later, the students assemble to watch a live broadcast of Clovis' state funeral. Charles states that people are born different and constantly fight and compete to evolve. He says that equality is evil and points to the examples of the Europia United and the Chinese Federation.

 

Commentary

 

There's not as much going on in this episode. Cornelia wastes no time in attacking Japanese resistance fighters in her search for Zero. Jeremiah has fallen in the ranks, and unfortunately he's now stuck with the nickname Orange. Emperor Charles mentions at the beginning that he was talking to Clovis, so what does that mean exactly? Does he have a special power to speak with the dead? The rest of this episode switches to a more comedic focus, as Lelouch haphazardly hunts after the cat that has stolen the Zero mask. Things become more complicated when Milly gets involved with her weird ideas. Even though Suzaku manages to catch the cat, it still doesn't like him. Charles makes another appearance at the end and gives a Gihren Zabi-ish speech to spur the masses about how equality is evil and Britannia is better than the rest of the world.

 

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3.5 out of 5 stars
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