The fight between Lancer and Saber resumed. Interestingly Saber admits that Lancer has a pretty face. Hmm, too bad you have to kill him, huh? Once again Ufotable fucking blows my mind away with the quality of the fight. Needless to say, I sorta wet my pantsu watching them exchanging blows after blows of awesomeness. It truly is a fight fit for the King of Knights.
Both Lancer and Saber has their own advantages. Saber couldn't figure out which one of Lancer's spear is the Noble Phantasm and she can't predict which spear will move first, whether the longer or the shorter one. As for Lancer, he isn't sure how long Saber's sword really is so he can't be too close when attacking out of fear that it will bite him back in the ass.
Rider and Waver aren't the only one who are watching the fight. Emiya and Maiya are there too and they both noticed that someone, possibly Lancer's Master, has put up a barrier. Emiya has no problem locating Lancer's master Kayneth (that professor of Waver) and just as he is about to take him down, he notices Assassin. He is wise enough not to let Maiya fight the Assassin at the moment since she is no match for them. I think it was kinda retarded that Assassin can be spotted that easily. Is it a trap? Aren't they supposed to be the master in hiding? Failed much, Assassin?
The Assassin reports straight to Kirei who in turn reports to Tokiomi. These two and their dirty schemes... >_>
Halfway through the fight, Lancer's Master issues Lancer an order to finish the fight and eliminate Saber as soon as possible. He even allowed Lancer to use his Noble Phantasm, which turns out is his longer spears.
You call it Noble Phantasm because it's special. With just one clash of their spear and sword, Lancer can figure out the sword that Saber is using, which in turn will expose Saber's true name as well.
Jeebus, Lancer and his spear should be deemed illegal. They are mentally raping the women (read: ME)
Saber has it rough. She planned her attack but she's the one getting wounded. But thanks to that Saber manages to figure out that the red blade (Gae Derg) of Lancer's spear canceled out magic (and later found out that the yellow spear (Gae Buide) inflicts wound that none can recover from). Since Saber's armor is made of magic, she takes them off and fight Lancer with only her clothes on. Very bold and obviously this turns Lancer on. Heh.
The fight is not going to end so easily though. Both Saber has severed a tendon and thus only one hand can be used in the fight. If that's not enough, Rider and Waver decide to join them. Well, Rider more so than Waver since he doesn't want to miss the opportunity to fight with the best.
Oh jeebus, Scamp was right. Fate/Zero does sorta turn out to be Rider/Waver adventure and it pissed me off because I don't like either one of them. I do not appreciate the fact that Rider interrupted the epic fight for his own satisfaction. Now episode 5 has no choice but to be exceptional to make up for this stupid development. Maybe we finally get to see Kiriya and Berserk? That would be great!
p/s: Lancer's name is Diarmuid of the Love Spot, Knights of Fianna. I checked out wiki and he was definitely a knight who caused major b0nar because of his love-spot. Lucky man indeed.