It’s really important that Lenny talks to Takt about Symphonica so they should probably wait until morning and meet in a public place where they can be disturbed… You’ll never guess what happened in this episode!
Takt Op. Destiny (Episode 10) – Master and Pupil -Lenny-
Aware that Lenny just tried to tell Takt to flee New York, Anna decided to wait at home while Takt and Destiny went to meet up with Lenny. A square in Central Park should be a great place to meet, there’s no way anyone could possibly interrupt them. No, wait. There’s someone now! It’s none other than Grand Maestro Sagan and he’s confused as to why Lenny has come to see him first. Of course, he’s brought Heaven and Hell with him for company.
Sagan tells Heaven and Hell to attack, forcing Destiny to tap into Takt’s lifeforce. She’s fighting well, but it isn’t long before Takt inevitably falls down exhausted. Hell closes in for the kill, but Titan intervenes. However, while she’s fighting Hell, Heaven points her pistol at Takt. There’s a shot, but it doesn’t reach Takt. Lenny stepped in the way and then with his final ounce of strength, he remembers the good old days when he became Takt’s father’s student. Those were good times!
Oh, yeah. There was a fight going on wasn’t there! Lenny gives Titan the approval to unleash her full power and makes Heaven and Hell look like amateurs. But can he keep it up? He’s bleeding heavily but manages to activate Titan’s ultimate attack. It is aimed at Hell, although Heaven jumps in to save her, taking the hit herself. Sagan is delighted and decides to wander off. Maybe, he’s going to feed the ducks or something!
What did you think?
Well, I hope you enjoyed my sarcastic summary of this episode. As with many of the others, there were so many illogical moments that it’s hard to take any of this seriously. Even Lenny’s death was pointless and the montage of stills showing him flipping pancakes with the Rooster did nothing to make it any more emotional. At the very least, we didn’t have to sit through a telephone conversation.
That said, this episode featured a lot of panning across still images to classical music. They were some nicely drawn pictures, but not really animation. The best thing in this episode was Titan who is undoubtedly the best character in the show. Even she couldn’t save it though.
What have you learnt?
Wow! So, Sagan was the big bad villain all along! Shocking!!! I called it in episode two, although I take no pleasure from this one. This show really has been obvious from the start and while I’m a big fan of tropes and villains not always needing redemption arcs or solid reasoning, this series has taken it to the next level. So far, Schindler and Sagan have just walked away from the fight when they’ve basically already won.
I’ll still never understand why Lenny or Takt didn’t go after Sagan. We’ve already seen Takt move with Musicart speed and even had it confirmed by Lotte in the last episode. Surely, killing Sagan would have ended the entire thing. However, everyone is too busy looking for a good place to sacrifice themselves. When it’s done well a good sacrifice can create powerful moments in a story. Get it wrong and it falls flat and seems pointless. It should always be the last resort made out of desperation, otherwise, it’s not believable.
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Conduct -Creed-
- Episode 2 – Music -Reincarnation-
- Episode 3 – Awakening -Journey-
- Episode 4 – Let the Performance Begin -Showtime-
- Episode 5 – Equitation -Valkyrie-
- Episode 6 – Sunrise -Rooster-
- Episode 7 – Truth -Noise-
- Episode 8 – Destiny -Cosette-
- Episode 9 – Family -Eroica-
- Episode 10 – Master and Pupil -Lenny-
- Episode 11 – Preparing for Battle -Orpheus-
- Episode 12 – Takt -Hope-