Gosick 21 – doubles
June 12, 2011
Gosick episode 21 is the revelation part of the Coco Rose arc, so I don’t want to go into too much detail. Just about anything I say would be spoilers. I’ll just make a quick observation about some of the machinations surrounding the mystery.
This episode revealed the king of Saubure, who was accompanied by Jupiter Roget of the Ministry of Science. The implication seems to be that Victorica’s father, Albert, the Marquis de Blois, was attempting to use her to dig up some dirt on the King. In the previous arc, the Ministry of the Occult was trying to dig up dirt that would weaken Roget and the Ministry of Science. Here Albert seems to be making a play to become king of Saubure, by damaging the popular opinion of the current king, Coco Rose’s husband. The great thing, of course, is that Victorica manages to find a way to satisfy Albert that she has fulfilled her obligation by solving the mystery, while preventing him from getting the most damaging pieces of the story.
Aside from this, there were several doubles, more than I expected, including an extra set that seemingly will have a big impact on the final arc. There are only three episodes left, so next week kicks off the finale. Hashi reports that the final episode has already been recorded. I’m looking forward to seeing how this series ends.