Welp, the Nokkers succeeded in their attack and while it was technically a defeat for them, they managed to do substantial damage to Fushi. Some of the dear friends we’ve made along the way have turned into nothing more than fragments of imagination which only makes me more desperate to get them back and keep the ones we still have safe (Bon and Kahaku included).
I mean, Fushi has to take on the form of a dead papal member to stop the pontiff from making absurd decrees. I don’t know how many people he saved, but surely more than the pontiff who said “God has chosen. Close the doors”, like excuse me?? I’d love to see how the church of Bennett fairs in future episodes. Granted, Fushi, while not revealing himself to anyone, is only able to save so many people and in the process he does end up killing more. I just wish that we could have felt more of the aftermath of his actions!! Fushi was trying so hard to protect humans and yet he ended up killing some in order to protect himself. We know he has survivor’s guilt from a ton of other situations, but this is one where he actively made the decision to let others die for the benefit of others. I just need to know how he’s processing it!
And it truly is a bummer that by the end of the episode, we don’t get anyone back. But at the very least, due to some training by the man in black, Fushi was able to remember Pioran. I don’t know if that means he only remembers her, or everyone else, but I sure hope he’s able to recover the memory of everyone, even if their impact on him wasn’t as strong as some of the others. I hope we get answers soon, because until then it’s just seemingly Fushi and Horse hanging out together and training. Bon and Kahaku have left to make preparations and I just desperately hope that they both can stay alive. Bon has more of a fighting chance because it seems Kahaku and the Nokker have targets on their back. Good luck to everyone involved.