Steins Gate 17 ~ past life lover konpurekkusu
July 28, 2011
In Steins;Gate episode 17 Okabe gets beat up, Feyris lives a 10 year dream, and Christina gets jealous.
Okabe is using the working theory that unwinding the D-mails will restore the IBN computer that will enable the Future Gadget Lab to somehow prevent SERN from knowing about their time travel experiments which will, in turn, keep Mayurii alive. Convincing Feyris to counter-act her D-Mail turns out to be both more difficult and less difficult than Okabe anticipates. First Okabe has to defend Feyris from a group of VERY competitive Rei-net players, then he has to convince her to give up her father’s life. In the end, the IBN computer is delivered to the shrine, as before, but it still goes missing at the shrine. Following this logic, Okabe will need to unwind more D-Mails. I personally think he should focus on preventing Moeka from getting any information about their activities, but we’ll have to wait and see where Okabe’s logic takes him.
One part that was a bit strange was the suggestion that Feyris developed Reading Steiner (that is that she remembers the alternate world-line). It is difficult to know whether this is true or not, although she did remember a different world-line in the other world-line. Confusing.
Another disturbing issue is how far back are they going to have to peel this onion? If they keep peeling they will return to a world in which Christina is dead.