I have a lot to say and not a lot to say about these Re: Zero episodes. As these episodes were something that you can theorized a lot about and I plan on making separate post about it along with analysis at least once a week until the second half of season 2 comes in January. But, this episode had a lot in it. With a lot to be yet unsolved so let’s talk about it.
What Is With all of the Witches?
Alright this will lead on to a theory that I will make in the future. But, something that really made me interested was the way that all of the witches were comfortable and supportive of Subaru. As if they knew him already. It might be for the contract or his favor. But, it interest me a lot about all of them. As we get a moment that I the viewer would think be an all out fight came to nothing really. As the person that supposedly murdered all of the witches walks in and has normal conversation with not that much hatred or hostility towards Satella. I don’t know if it was the world that they are in or the power of Satella is just unreachable but it is interesting how the witches all interact.
Now Satella is one of the most interesting people in the story to me. As she says very little and what she does say is her expression of love and care for Subaru. It makes me really interested why she cares so much and her motives about it. But, her main goal was to tell Subaru to care for himself more and be less sacrificing.
Also all of the witches are trying to help Subaru in their own way. As when he bit his tongue to run it back again. But, somewhere trying to stop it while others try to let him go. So why are these powerful people going all this way for this man. Which is something that keeps leading me to this multiple timelines/subarus theory that is sounding more wild the more I think about it.
Multiple Timelines/Subarus Theory (in the works)
Actually let me talk about it a little bit, so this post is not as confusing. Also this is a theory that I will do more research on once I eventually read the light novel. But, I believe that another Subaru was reincarnated in this world many years ago and somehow had a relationship with all of the witches, specifically Satella. Who could be the mother or sister to Emilia.
Also I want to add that Subaru has a thing for silver hair waifus as shown in his room. So maybe he had a relationship with her in the past and died. Thus Satella did everything in her power to bring him back and never die. Causing a curse on herself maybe. (Note this is all of the top of my head after watching this episode twice.)
Roswaal forcing an impossible Choice
So Roswaal sent the assassins. He sent the rabbits. All to make Subaru choose between them so he can groom him to be like him. So one day he can take down this dragon. What goes on in this man’s head is something else. As I didn’t even think it was him. But, hell he basically made Subaru choose between Petra and Beatrice or Emila and the village. Leaving him lying on the floor helpless with no direction. Until his FRIEND Otto knocked some sense into him with a punch and reminded him that he has people that will help him along the way to the end of the first half of Season 2.
This is crazy that all of this is in one checkpoint and there is so much work to do. Roswaal is now the main antagonist of this arc. So much has to be done. With Subaru being a lot less self sacrificing. This was an amazing half of a season and I can’t wait to make theories and all of that in the gap till the second half returns. So thank you all for reading and viewing all of these reviews, hope you are here for the theories and character analysis between the gap, and here for the second half. Until then I hope you all be great my A&M people.
I just want to say that Echidna is an amazing character. But, my favorite witch is Minerva. Yup I said it.