Shock and awe. An old military term, that aptly applies to the last three weeks. Like a Blitzkrieg, it has been a rolled through the audience with hit after hit of revelation and hints. This week caps off attack, as the conclusion to the appearance of Eureka and the fight with Truth comes to an end.
These last three episodes have been enlightening to us as a viewer. The correlations between timelines and people have become much clearer. But something more was done. When you also add in Elena’s episode, something bigger appears. This becomes a revelation of the truth of who Ao, and possibly Elena, really are. Elena’s association to Eureka has been a hanging question. And in a simple comment of “I’m having a girl”, do things start to fall together and apart at the same time. If we consider that the time line is linear without divergence, then Ao may not be Eureka’s first child. And if not, where is his sister? What if Elena is that sister? In a way, it makes sense in an anime sort of world. One child, when abandoned, grows up in foster care, hating their parents. The other, while also being left, grows up in a loving environment with a good friend. The attitudes by Ao and Elena fit into that meme.
And as if the shock of meeting his mother isn’t enough, a newfound messenger Naru continues to open his eyes. Her bonding with the Scub Coral provides a voice for the intelligent being that it is. And in this episode, that voice gives Ao an origin story he doesn’t understand. He’s relation to the very things that he works to dismantle. All he can think of is this makes him a monster, unknowing that he (probably) is half human.
Ao is searching. With everything that is going on, his place in this world is uncertain. The mother he thought he knew and the mother he just met, while being the same, is not what he expected. His best friend has chosen a path that he thinks counteracts his own. And the enemies that his has been fighting may not be his enemies at all. His world is slowly collapsing.
A time is coming in this show when the future and present will collide in an epic conclusion. Those in the future working to save the Scub Coral. Those in the present trying to destroy it. And those caught in middle just trying to hold it all together. As much as been reveled to us, there is still so much to be unsure of. And with a new opening teasing us with an image of what could be Renton, Bones seems to be saving the best stuff for last.
Deep down, I think I know what’s going on in this show (i.e. I can follow the story), but I sure know I’ll sound stupid trying to describe or explain it. I’m hooked, but the fish also knows what’s waiting for it in the surface yes?