The episode begins with a short narrative about the situation Japan is in now. The Black Knights have fallen and Japan is now completely under the iron grip of Britannia. Persecution against the Japanese is now harsher than ever, as a last resort the remnants of the Black Knights planned to make contact with Lelouch to restore his memory of being Zero; he currently lives a peaceful life and has absolutely no recollection of his alter ego.
Suddenly, the Black Knights appeared, seeking the return of their leader, the shit quickly hits the fan with the Brittanian army storming the complex and chaos ensues with people dropping like flies quite literally. I counted at least 50 DBs on screen by the end of the show.
The manner in which Lelouch regains his Geass and past memories is not dissimilar to the method he got his Geass in the 1st season. C.C. gets shot, his contract gets made, and he orders the Britannian army to perform self-pwnage. It looks like Lelouch’s Geass is still out of control as his eyes were glowing all the time after his Geass was returned to him.
I was rather impressed with the quality of animation this time around. It is obvious that the production budget is much higher than the 1st season. As for the overall story it actually throws up more questions than answers. How did Lelouch get a younger brother? Where is Nunally? These are but a few of the questions that require answers to it.
Also, Suzaku has now lost all credibility as a force for change. Suzaku is now conspiring with the leader of the enemy who invaded his homeland. That’s patriotism for you. I seriously wish Suzaku would die. He has been a hypocrite and an emo one at that since season 1 and his current actions show that he is no longer redeemable and shall burn for betraying his people.
P.S. I watched the RAW so I didn’t get some of the dialogues. orz