Jokrono’s new favourite girl has arrived
This chapter is incredibly long, and has some of the best scenes in the entire episode. The Web of Red is obviously a terrifying prospect, but I’d also like to shout out literally everything Beatrice does in this big finale. Protecting Jessica and Kanon with her floating beating Golden heart, denying magic itself in order to thwart Eva-Beatrice, and finally the reveal at the end that it was all a cunning ruse! THIS CHAPTER is why Beatrice is best girl, and of course contains the moment that revealed her true nature for me.
(Episode… 5 spoilers?) The moment when Beatrice struggles internally with keeping up her ‘act’ of for Battler at 2:29:00 was particularly telling for me, if we can accept that Beatrice is capable of ‘acting’ kindly, as the Sun, then we can also accept that Beatrice can ‘act’ coldly, as the
moon wind. Even though I wasn’t so up to date as to say Beatrice had the same identity as the culprit, I felt that the game was challenging me not to doubt the previous scenes in Ep3, where we saw a certain side of Beatrice that is true and faithful to her own intentions.