The end of the Grail War is finally here! Well… close to it!
While the stuff such as the battle between Kiritsugu and Kirei looked awesome, it felt rushed. Just look no further to Saber taking on Lancelot. Their battle hardly got any screen time and we never learned what made him so angry. Obviously, the light novel covers more on this, but leaving it out gives a sense that something is incomplete.
However, one of the interesting aspects of this episode is how the Grail interprets Kiritsugu’s ideals. It simply took things to the extreme opposite, so much that he ended up losing more people just to save two loved ones. However, the ship analogy shows how screwed up it is. Apparently, saving the world from the corrupted grail perspective is to kill 6 billion people, which is something that he did not have in mind. He wants to save the most people with the fewest sacrifices possible. The interesting thing that happens at the end is his decision to kill the brainwashed Irisviel and Illyasviel. He simply viewed them as equals, which made the decision painless. It enables him to save the world by destroying the Grail, which is very ironic. Either way, it looked gruesome and shows that doing evil and wishing for world peace at the same time lead to interesting results.
With Kiritsugu finally realizing that the Grail is corrupted, I kind of felt bad for Saber since she is forced to destroy it against her will. It’s tragic since she views it as an item that will help solve her problems. Either way, I think this will have an emotional toll on her. At least we now know that you can’t solve problems with a cursed artifact. It will just blow up in your face.