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Picture Drama 8: Stage 22.25

 

Review by Chris Guanche

January 9, 2008

 

Summary

 

Nunnally and Sayoko listen to a radio news broadcast about Zero's meeting with Euphemia to establish the Specially Administrated Zone of Japan. The newscaster explains that if the negotiations are successful, it would end Britannia's absolute rule over the colony. Nunnally is reminded of a time when she was younger and played at a sleep over with Lelouch and Euphemia. Lelouch wanted Nunnally to calm down and stop running around the room, but Euphemia said she didn't mind. Nunnally's attention then became fixated on an item of Euphemia's: the commemorative knighthood plate given by Emperor Charles to Marianne. Euphemia explained that Cornelia gave it to her, and Nunnally asked Lelouch if she could have it. Lelouch said they're not allowed to keep anything like that. He attempted to take it back from Nunnally, and as they struggled for it, they dropped the plate and broke it in two. Nunnally apologized, but Euphemia said it's ok because now they could both have the plate. Nunnally thinks to herself that that was the last time she and Lelouch were able to enjoy their childhood. She also thinks to herself that Euphemia is still following her beliefs to create a kinder world. Nunnally holds on to her piece of the plate as she listens to the radio broadcast, which suddenly cuts out.

 

Commentary

 

This picture drama opens a window into the past, showing a happy scene between young Lelouch, Nunnally and Euphemia. That's not something we got to see much of, as most flashbacks to that time focus on Marianne's assassination and the aftermath. This picture drama ties in to what was happening in episodes 22-23 of the TV series. When Lelouch asks Nunnally if she heard about what happened at the meeting, she tells him that she was listening on the radio, but it was cut off. This is that moment.

 

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