So I knew Shu was going to do a 180 in the next episode or two and become a proper anime hero like he should have already been. It happen and it happened in style. This episode is exactly what Guilty Crown promised us from the beginning.
So within the coarse of a single episode the Shu got all his friends back, the enemy got a new leader, three important characters died and a new super villain was introduced.
Lets start with the friends. Shu calls all his friend to his side and explains the situation, something all anime heroes need to do some much eariler before everyone starts to hate them. He then rallies them and they go on a joy ride in an armoured car through military bloackades and into the heart of the battle. The entire scene involving the car chase had me on the edge of my seat. It was well animated and the suspense was just right. It was also backed by great music. Similar to the scene in the first episode.
People died. They just kept dying and just when you thought it was safe to let your guard down more people die. Don’t read on unless you watch the episode.
R.I.P Dan, your last punch was brilliant you magnificent foreign stallion.
R.I.P Commander guy, your forgot the angsty kids birthday, bad move.
R.I.P Gai, your death was cliché but inevitable, I think you died and if your not dead sorry.
So now that the action is over I am 100% sure Shu is going to whine a lot more in the next episode about how it was all his fault and then he will be forced to take over the terrorist. Reminds me a bit of Gurren Lagann. I hope the rest of the episodes can be half as good as this one.
Here is a guess, New villain is evil Shu from another time period, take that plot holes I filled you with random speculation.