I swear, the show is just better whenever Evangeline is present.
Zetsuen’s pacing continues to be slow as fuck and the storytelling is still lacking, but compared to the last few episodes, this was great.
As Mahiro actually stated, the Mystery of Hakaze’s Bones has been shelved and she has once again been reduced to an infodumping character with benefits. Jun is also shown to be pretty strong himself as he defeated spear guy within a a couple of seconds. It wasn’t even a fight really.
Of course the highlight for me is Evangeline’s return. “The need we have to use you did provoke our hasty sending.” – Claudius, Act 2 Sc. 2, Hamlet. She and Yoshino had a nice little gift exchange, so I’m rather excited to see Evangeline have magical and badass fight scenes.
I’m not really sure how I feel about the incest. Mahiro’s feelings certainly seem to be incestuous, but what about Aika’s side? She’s still the most mysterious character in the show and we the audience still doesn’t know much about her. Except for the fact that she’s dead and likes to quote Hamlet. Hell, we don’t even know how deep her relationship with Yoshino was. Did either of them genuinely have feelings for each other? I’m getting the feeling that Aika was simply leading him on in that flashback.