Category Archives: Steins;Gate
In this dark world where he now dwelt, ugly things and surprising things and once in a long while a tiny wondrous thing spilled out at him constantly; he could count on nothing.
The 22nd episode sees Makise and Okabe getting emotional. The 21st episode had Mayuri getting all nostalgic but this episode got really romantic but still had the same dramatic air that Steins;Gate had build up over the last episodes. Not like I want to spoil anything but we all know that death means nothing because somewhere in some another worldline you’re always alive and combined with the memories of the people that survived makes you theoretically alive. See, death isn’t that bad, it’s life that sucks. As described by Makise, death in two words: Basically okay. Death is basically okay.
Mayuri: “I would be kind of relieved if, every once in a while, after you put rice pudding mix in the microwave and it rang and you opened the top, you got macaroni gratin.”
So this was the episode that told you how hard Mayuri’s life is and that it doesn’t get better with all that time-travel-stuff going on. But wait, wasn’t there something more urgent to talk about? Like for example that matter with Makise and the last D-Mail? Well, don’t expect that to be solved this week. It’s all about Mayuri and Okabe and how the latter can harden his resolve for the finale.
“Life – loathe it or ignore it. You can’t like it.”
Steins;Gate is back to its greatness before the mess with the D-Mails began and the story connected to the Moeka-arc gets here a nice twist and a solid ending. So, if you haven’t seen Steins;Gate 20 yet I wouldn’t advise you to read on because the plot-twist of this episode is quite good, I think.
The life-saving power of a suspicious SMS
Another episode that concentrates on Okabe’s efforts to save Mayuri. After last weeks rather cheesy episode this one goes into much darker territory (literally as you can see on the screenshot above). Especially since Okabe doesn’t seem like a hero at all. Not even an anti-hero. At this point he just tries to save Mayuri – no matter the cost.