2 more episodes have been released since my last Fate/stay night post. Yet another 2 exciting episodes and me begging for more!
Fate/stay night Episode 4 – The Strongest Adversary
Fate/stay night Episode 5 – The Two Magicians – Part 1
In episode 4, you meet a new master and servant. In fact, you’ve met the little girl before as she warned Shirou to summon his servant. Apparently the servant this little girl controls is Heracles. At first I wasn’t too sure who Heracles was. Name sounds familiar and seems like a Greek myth. Then they say he was the son of Zues and some woman (not Hera). I’m thinking… does Heracles = Hercules? Haha! Turns outs that Heracles is the Greek name and Hercules is the Roman name after they “borrowed” their mythology.
This Heracles monster was a lot bigger than I imagined. Looked more like a giant than Heracles. Wasn’t Heracles suppose to look human-like but with super human strength? Or am I spoiled by the Hercules TV show? So she summons Heracles to attack Shirou and Rin. Saber, as a duty to protect her master Shirou, goes and fights the monster, even though she’s suffered an injury during the fight with Lancer. She really gets messed up, after fighting awhile. I’m not sure what I think, but I thought she should’ve been stronger, even with that injury. I mean, she has an invisible sword!!!
Just as Saber was about to be killed, Shirou jumps in front and blocks the blow. When he wakes up, he’s wrapped in bandages. Apparently the blow didn’t kill him and the little girl had left the way things were. I think she has feelings for Shirou, but that story will probably be revealed later. She could’ve killed everyone right then right there, but decided to leave instead. Shirou on the other hand has a very high recovery rate, probably part of his magic. Rin had to carry him back home that night. Saber was also recovering.
The episode ended with Sakura (the girl that cooks for Shirou every morning and every night… somehow I wish I had someone to cook for me… haha) bumping into Rin as Rin was walking away from Shirou’s house. Awkward moment as Rin told a lie that she was jogging. Shirou also told Saber to rest and that she couldn’t follow him to school.
The next episode was more fun. It started off with Shirou introducing Saber to Sakura and his teacher (the one that leeches food off him). At first, he didn’t want Saber to meet everyone, but felt bad eating dinner and leaving Saber alone, so he brought her out. Everyone was shocked. Shirou made up a stupid story about her, but both girls asked why a foreign girl is living with Shirou. Saber answered it was her dut to protect Shirou. The teacher didn’t believe the story and decided to challenge Saber to fight to see how good she was. She wasn’t a match for Saber and her reaction was cute and funny as Saber hit her head with a shinai and she falls down crying.
That night, the 2 females decide to stay and make sure no funny business is going on, but the next day, for some reason, Saber convinced them there’s really nothing going
There was a horrible confusing sentence in the middle of this episode: 甘ったり… 感じが (amattari… kanji ga) literally translates to “sentimental (or mushy)… this feeling is”. So I guess “This feels… corny.” would work as translation. But still, it just feels wrong and out of place and not fitting with the actions of the characters.
The episode ended with Rin chasing after Shirou, as if she wanted to kill him. Seems like Rin is in some internal conflict. She wants to win the war, but she doesn’t want to kill Shirou. You also get a glimpse of another Master or Servant. Maybe she’ll show up in the next episode.