Recap: Kamen Rider Saber, Episode 35 – And I, Will Become a God.
Touma runs over to Luna and gives her a big hug, welcoming her back. She thanks him and all the Books glow. The three childhood friends turn back to their younger selves for a moment as they celebrate Touma having kept his promise. But Kento’s back to his doomsday self, saying none of this matters anyway.
Just as Touma scolds Kento for his negativity, Reika pops in to kidnap Luna and take her to Master Logos.
Master Logos commends Reika for her good work. But Ryoga is upset he had to release Bacht/Bahato. Master Logos says he is needed to retrieve the Table of Contents.
Brother Shindai says he’ll go out and retrieve the rest of the Seiken and Books, but Master Logos caresses Luna’s face and says she’ll do it herself.
Next morning up north, Touma finally wakes up after getting knocked unconscious by Reika. Mei and Sophia tell him about Rintaro, Tetsuo and Ogami-san going out to look for Luna and retrieve the stolen Seiken and Books.
Touma gets up and says he must hurry over as well despite Mei trying to get him to stay and rest. She follows him out.
After Kento mentioned the “promised place” yesterday, Rintaro, Tetsuo and Ogami-san head over there just as Master Logos and the Shindai Sibs appear with Luna lying in bed.
Rintaro and Ryoga henshin and battle. Storious arrives and watches from behind a tree.
Meanwhile, Ren and Desast are enjoying some instant ramen again when Desast smells the nearby battle.
Reika plays dirty by threatening Tetsuo and Ogami-san. That distracts Rintaro enough to give Ryoga a chance to force him to dehenshin. Master Logos takes Rintaro’s Seiken and Books.
Storious continues to watch intently as Kento arrives and vows to seal every single Seiken and Book collected here. He henshins and hops up to target the Seiken in the tree first.
Just then, Bacht/Bahato arrives and forces the Shindai Sibs to dehenshin. That allows Master Logos to collect their toys as well.
Bacht/Bahato henshins and battles Kento. But Ren leaps in and vows to prove he is the strongest by defeating them all.
Kento tries to get Ren to calm down. But Ren says he no longer aspires to become like his formerly dear Kento-kun. Desast watches and tells Ren to stop kidding himself.
Bacht/Bahato sends an attack toward Ren, but Kento shields him and absorbs it himself. As he is forced to dehenshin, Master Logos takes his toys.
Ren takes his once again dear Kento-kun into his arms and asks him why he would do that. Kento says he doesn’t know, but remembers Yuuri and Touma’s words about friendship and fighting together.
Ren cries over his dear Kento-kun and charges toward Bacht/Bahato hoping for retaliation. But Bacht/Bahato sticks a sword in Ren and he dehenshins, also giving Master Logos his Seiken and Book.
Touma and Mei arrive. Mei runs over to the guys as Touma steps forward. He henshins to Primitive Dragon and battles Bacht/Bahato.
Luna wakes up from her nap and Master Logos says it’s time to finish what they started.
Touma reaches out for the Emotional Dragon Book and uphenshins. Bacht/Bahato says Touma will obtain a great power someday, but it will only lead to more war as that is all humanity is destined for.
Touma says all the power he will posses will be to save the world and its peoples. He forces Bacht/Bahato to dehenshin.
Master Logos smiles and says Bacht/Bahato’s role in the series has ended. Bacht/Bahato laughs as he disintegrates.
Touma dehenshins. The others jog over to him. But Master Logos gleefully thanks Touma for being the best pawn. He shoots at him and takes his Seiken and Books.
The Seiken tree and the collection of Books is complete. Master Logos sets everything in motion.
Storious explains that to restore the All-Knowing Book, you need 11 Seiken, 19 specific Books and the girl.
Everyone watches as the Books and Seiken float up to a large, strange seal in the sky and draws Luna toward it.
Sophia comes running in and says she’s here to become the replacement. She floats up, but Master Logos just shoots her down.
Luna cries in pain as the Table of Contents appears in the sky. Master Logos is on the verge of climax. But Touma and Luna cry out to each other and a gold road appears to connect them. Touma vows that this time will be different from That Day.
Touma begins running up the gold road.
Touma screams out to Luna and is able to grab her hand. He vows to never let go ever again. Luna’s connection to the sky is broken and they hug. She thanks him for keeping his promise. Everyone is shocked by what they’re witnessing. Especially Kento who is again flabbergasted that the future has changed once more.
Ren is much more stoic.
But Master Logos cackles since he already has what he came for. The All-Knowing Book of Omniscience, now collecting all the Books from both bases, will help Master Logos become a god.
Touma refuses to let that happen. He grabs his Seiken and slashes at the seal in the sky, releasing all the other Seiken (including Yuuri) and Books which drop right in front of their original owners.
Kento chooses to take the Ankokuken Kurayami over his Espada-enabling Raimeiken Ikazuchi.
Master Logos is initially upset, but when a new Book drops into his hands, he lets out a huge laugh. The Book releases a brand new Seiken and with one slash, a strange sensation reverberates around the world.
None of them know what has happened, but Master Logos and the Shindai Sibs are gone. Storious walks away.
Yuuri informs them that the All-Knowing Book is still incomplete so they’re alright on that front for now. Sophia says it’s all thanks to Touma saving Luna.
Touma and Luna share a happy reunion. She feels sleepy though and begins to fade away. She says goodbye for now.
Kento lets out a huge sigh and walks away. Ren and Desast leave as well.
Mei approaches Touma and tries to cheer him up saying they’ll meet Luna again in the future.
So as I obviously don’t really care about Touma/Kento/Luna and am only interested in Master Logos’ endgame just to see Keisuke Sohma having lots of fun in the role, I just took this episode at face value. And it was strangely a lot of fun. I don’t know that I was enjoying in the way it was intended to be enjoyed. But I definitely laughed out loud many times. Probably even more than Master Logos cackled this episode. lol
When Touma slashed as the sky and released Luna, I seriously thought “Wait, is that going to be it?” All this drama just for that?!
Thankfully(?), Master Logos gets his own Book and Seiken and henshins next week. Plus, that Wave of Ruin seems interesting. So it wasn’t all a waste of time, at least. We’ll see.
Even though it’s Episode 35, the episode looked like it was how a midseason climax is supposed to look like. But I didn’t feel as hyped or as excited as a traditional mid-20s climactic episode would make me feel.
I just had to laugh at Luna disappearing again. And Kento being shocked for the 83rd time that Touma can change the future, among other things. With my apathy toward the plot of the episode and I guess this arc, most of the things this week just felt absurdly funny to me.
Touma running on that gold ramp to Luna was hilarious. But the grown-up Touma/little Luna interactions were kind of weird, to be honest. Like, I assume Luna comes back to life at the end of the season. But I would think she’d have to grow up or take Sophia’s form, yes? Otherwise… creepy!
After watching the “movie” this past week, it felt like déjà vu hearing Bacht/Bahato repeating the human/war stuff again. Really, the movie was him and Touma going back and forth several times about war. So hearing it again here was too funny. And of course Bacht/Bahato serves his plot-driven purpose and gets tossed back aside. Another waste of a potentially interesting character.
The Ryuk/Light dynamic continues with Desast and Ren and it’s honestly very fun. I like the dynamic. Desast hovering around Ren is at least something different. And though I’m starting to regret hoping for angstyKento sticking around for a long time, I’m going to be more hopeful for angstyRen’s potential story instead. (Setting myself up for disappointment, I know.)
The love-hate-love relationship with Ren and his dear Kento-kun also got some movement this week. So the hope for a big emotional moment with them is still alive.
The most interesting part of the episode for me was probably Storious’ “veerry iinteresstiing” reaction to the events. I think this episode made it clear he’s definitely final boss. Master Logos is being set up for an earlier demise than Storious. Which would be the right decision of course.
Overall though, the episode felt so haphazardly put together. It had the aura of a consequential, climactic episode. But at the same time it didn’t. In that case, typical Saber.