Hey so that was fucking amazing. Let’s talk.
Emerald, Mercury, and Hazel all got new outfits and I hate Hazel’s so much. Oh my god. But I adore the other two, especially Emerald’s. Who made their clothes? Did Hazel? That’d be cute.
Neo is not sure about this and she’s scared. We started getting Cinder backstory, which is fascinating, and I can’t help but wonder if this season won’t be the breaking point for all the villains. The episode is called Divide, after all.
The kids arguing and how it was portrayed in the flash forward was brilliant and I wanna know who storyboarded that because you deserve a raise, good fellow. It’s interesting to me that the canon ships are split apart, and also interesting to me that Oscar went where he did, all things considered. Yang is really jaded and that’s worrisome, and I can’t help but wonder how that’s going to play out. We never see Yang and Ruby fight, and this is bad. Also way to go Yang, blaming Ruby for all of you keeping secrets. Good to know I’m still writing you correctly.
This really is going to be a more Nora focused season, isn’t it? That’s going to be fascinating. Not “Nora focused” but more focus on Nora.
Penny’s whole thing with her powers, and she’s going, but the argument to trade with Salem, combined with the opening, makes me think something bad is going to happen to her this season. Either she’s going to be taken, hacked, or go to Salem of her own volition and bad stuff will happen.
Winter has permanent nerve damage, which makes me think that her fighting style is going to have to change.
Hey let’s talk ABOUT JAMES. So uh, honestly? He’s now my favourite character. He’s so complex, and his morals are strong, but he’s twisting the world to fit his image and that fascinates me. Do I think he can come back? Absolutely. But the way he’s doing this is totally understandable, if awful, in my head, and I can see the why and the how even if I disagree, you know? I am so excited to see where he goes.
Also shoutout to CRWBY for learning and not killing the woman of colour to prove a point.
Something tells me the breaking point for the Ace Ops is coming. Harriet is going to take over (HEAV maybe? HAVE?) and she doesn’t seem okay with what James is doing.
So the opening parallels V3 in a lot of ways and in V3 you know what happened?
A sympathetic villain, an icon who didn’t yet know the horrors of the world, and a heroine jaded by the truth all died.
You know what that sounds like to me? James (sympathetic and fallen), Penny (wants to stop Salem with a trade), and Yang (doesn’t see the point in trying beyond today).
So if I’m right about that, y’all get to yell at me.
Also dark Penny. Also Ruby on her own a lot.
They said this season was dark and they were not kidding.
I’m excited. I loved this episode. Hell yeah.