Feels good catching up but this is only the first show. I have at least another backlog of 6 shows. Orz. Anyhoo, since my internet connection is kind to me today, lets do this.
The opening of episode 7 answered my question: Kayneth, Sola-Ui and Lancer are alive. Kayneth protected them in a ball of mercury during the explosion.
Risei temporarily stopped all combats for the Holy Grail and wanted the Masters to focus on defeating Caster. For those who managed to do just so, they will receive an additional unused command seal from the Masters of previous Holy Grail War. But it is all part of his and Tokiomi plan, knowing that Kayneth would probably go after Caster first since he has used one of his command seal. By giving up a command seal as reward, this guarantees that the other Masters will all fight for themselves, which mean none will work together. Once Caster is weak, Tokiomi plans to send Archer for the final blow.
Rider is of course not to be left out (Orz). He is definitely accustom himself with the modern era, even purchasing an online T-shirt that has the entire world map on the chest area. This allows his ego to grow, feeling like he has conquered the world (double Orz) as well as makes him somewhat looks normal so he can go outside. But first he needs a pant and Waver refused to buy him one until he at least defeats a Servant.
As expected, Kiritsugu didn't want to go after Caster, even though Saber obviously disagreed with him, and it hurts Saber's feelings when Emiya ignored her. Since he knew that Caster will look for Saber, they just need to stay put and used the opportunity wisely by going against whoever hunt Caster, but he won't let Saber fight. He would do the dirty job himself, with Maiya by his side. This wounded Saber's pride even more. She feels like her Master doesn't trust her.
Kiritsugu was not one without worry though. He sorta opened up to Irisviel sort after, asking her if she would follow him if he decided to abandon everything and escape. He is just scared and lack confidence knowing that Kirei is after him. Irisviel knows him too well though. She knows that he will never forgive himself for failing to save the world and it will eat him from inside out. He can't be emotional for long though for their moment was interrupted by Caster.
He brought the kids that he and Ryuunosuke kidnapped with him to draw Saber out. If Saber doesn't show herself, he will kill the kid one by one, cruelly too I might add. I cringed and looked away when he smashed that kid's head with his bare hand. Irisviel, with Kiritsugu's permission sent Saber out but she was too late. All the kids have been slaughtered and he used them to ensnare Saber but it was nothing for her though the fact that those tentacle monsters can never be undead was pretty troublesome. She would have done better if she could use her left arm or if she could destroy Caster's noble phantasm which is the source of his mana.
Thank goodness Lancer came just in time but god damn it I already feared for the worst. I don't want Lancer to fall in the hand of Caster. He is much better than that. Oh god, hopefully that won't happen.
As Tokiomi and Risei predicted, Kayneth sent Lancer to defeat Caster so he can get that command seal. While his Servant was busy with Lancer, Kayneth lets himself in to Kiritsugi's mansion. Thankfully Kiritsugi has anticipated this and sent Irisviel and Maiya away. Kayneth definitely came prepared and found Kiritsugi oh so easily. This time, Kiritsugu's bullet won't reach him so Kiritsugi used the Reality Marble magic to escape but it took a toll on him since it exhausted his body. By now however, we all should know that we should never underestimate him, which Kayneth did.
And... the episode left us hanging. Damn it! I want to know what happened next! It would be pretty lame in my opinion if Lancer disappear because Kiritsugu off his Master but I truly want Kayneth to die but Lancer to live. Urgh, I'm torn.
I went all d'awwwwwww when Emiya Kiritsugi proved to be a family man, worrying about his wife and Illya all the time. That's why he wanted to escape this war, knowing the probability of him (and maybe even Irisviel) getting kill and left Illya without parent. Kiritsugu has figured out that the Church is not to be trusted since they are working with Tokiomi which was why he refused to go after Caster at first. However, I was surprised to learn that he is actually scared of Kirei. I guess he acknowledge Kirei to be the most formidable out of the bunch and possibly has personal vendetta towards him (for reason unknown to me). After all, Kirei managed to anticipate his action in the last episode. The showdown between these two would probably be the epitome of greatness for this show. Both he and Kirei are men full of inner conflicts.
But most important of all, I want Caster dead. Like NIAO. He's one motherfff creepy fellow. I mean, I love blood and have no problem with Ryuunosuke making an art from his victims but watching Caster turned those poor kid into tentacle monsters was disgusting. He oughta be raped by those tentacle monsters. I bet he would love it if those spiky tentacle was shot through his ass.
For my rants on previous episodes, click here.