First, let me begin by saying that if you’re watching an anime, you should have already, completely, suspended your ideas of reality. And when watching Code Geass, one should simply indulge in the characters and take in the plot twists as they come. Also, you should really stop reading now and go watch this episode so you can completely absorb the awesomeness of it yourself!
With that Public Service Announcement out of the way, let’s discuss the show. We begin with Anya and C.C. looking after an unconscious Suzaku, who is then immediately told about Marianne (within Anya) once he comes to.
Cut after the Op and we see Lelouch getting all warm and cozy in his new home where he will reside with his beloved father for eternity. So he starts by asking him the most obvious of questions. After the obligatory ridicule of expecting truth when Lelouch himself has come so far on lies and deceit alone, Charles begins his monologue. What ensues is a rather interesting dialogue between father and son, their different ideologies and perceptions on ‘lies’.
Outside of the dimension, Suzaku is being given a crash course on what the aforementioned ‘dimension’ actually is, and what it consists of. In a peanutshell, this ‘dimension’ is called the World of C, a ‘collective unconscious’ (to quote gg fansubs). What ensues is a rather scary dialogue amongst Suzaku, Anya and C.C. about this World of C, which somehow reminds me of the psycho-babble of Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell and Ergo Proxy; border-lining Evangelion. Thankfully, the whole affair won’t matter in a couple of minutes anyways.
Marianne immediately jumps into the World of C, which obviously freaks out Lelouch, seeing his mother comming out of nowhere when he’s having a nice little chat with his dad. Turns out, Marianne and Charles planned the whole thing out. They wanted to create a world where nobody lied to each other and every one lives happily ever after.
However, noble as their plans are, those two pretty much abandoned their children ‘for the greater good’. This, coupled with the fact that their whole ‘ideal world’ is being forced upon people, doesn’t quite sit right with Lelouch. So he takes the most obvious course of action and Geasses the entirety of the ‘collective unconsciousnesses’ to stop his parents’ plan!
But this is just the beginning.
Back in the real world, a month later, we see the Emperor come back to resume lordship over the world. Everyone almost loses it when they see Lelouch strolling down the aisle.
Also, Suzaku’s pure awesomeness which went above & beyond that of all the Knights of Round, gets him ingeniously dubbed by Lelouch as the ‘Knight of Zero’ (Effectively signifying his status of Knighthood above that of any other Knight of Rounds)
When everyone thinks him a fool for taking his little prank too far out, Lelouch wtfpwns Geasses them all into submission! Including everyone who was watching the Live feed!
Fucking pwned indeed!
And on that incredulous note…