We finally arrive at the final showdowns with Archer vs. Rider and Saber vs. Berserker.
Thankfully, this episode did not disappoint as Rider’s battle with Archer looked exciting. It’s obvious that Rider won’t win considering the sheer strength of his Babylon Gate. Despite this, the final moments were awesome as he fights his way with explosions despite the attacks. After his defeat, it seems that Archer said some respectful things. He also spares Weaver and compliments on his loyalty, which is surprising since we always see him act cynical.
On the other hand, the dialogue that Rider says to Weaver is rather interesting. I think he realized that the dream has to end eventually when Archer used the anti-earth sword in his Reality Marble. I understand why he would have Weaver to retell what happened when they were together so other generations could carry on the dream. Despite Rider’s defeat, at least he lives to carry on the tradition while learning a valuable lesson of being a conqueror.
Meanwhile, Berserker revealing his true identity in front of Saber just surprised everyone, including me. If you recall in the earlier episodes, Rider mentioned that she saved people instead of leading. Now, she confronts one of her old friends, Lancelot whom apparently gone mad for some reason. He will probably reveal more as the battle continues into the next episode.
From the look of things, the stage is already set for the final faceoff. Although it’s a pity that we won’t see Rider again, at least he died for a cause instead on his deathbed. It may look like a Greek Tragedy, but at least his personality won the hearts of viewers alike. With that, let him rest in peace for the efforts he put into the 4th Grail War ¶