|I watched the first 12 episodes earlier this year while high. So far, this show is like exactly the same plot as the VN. Didn't start writing log posts for it until now.|
Archer is like the embodiment of Shirou taking his dad's old path (before he destroyed the holy grail)... the path of fighting to sacrificing a few to save the most people possible.
Archer ends up hating the human world after he becomes a heroic spirit...
"In the end, he continued to be betrayed by his ideal, even after death."
... omg this animation quality is phenomenal...
Archer: "Tohsaka Rin can believe in her own path right to the end."
Tohsaka asks him if he can...
Archer: "That question is meaningless. My "end" came and went long ago."
Rin plans to take on Caster herself. Her rule-breaker makes it too dangerous for Archer to fight her. She tells Archer to take care of Kuzuki..
Archer says that no mage is a match for Caster.. but Rin is confident she can take her down. She wants to save Saber and have Shirou rejoin the war.
meanwhile Shirou is already at Caster's hideout trying to save Saber.. not even fully healed from his wounds yet...
Rin: "If you didn't see his corpse, he's probably clinging to life somewhere."
Rin thinks Caster doesn't have a human shield now, and Kuzuki will be no match for Archer... so she'll be very easy to beat. Caster has more command spells left to get Saber to fight, and probably knows Shirou is there too...
Rin starts tossing tons of high powered gems at her... one of it gets passed her defenses to act as a distraction... wtf... Archer suddenly comes and knocks Rin down. He decides to ally with Caster?
"She's a woman who would tear apart her own younger brother to escape."
"Familiars that use dragon teeth as vessels are the hallmark of the King of Colchis's magecraft. His daughter, Princess Medea, was hailed as a witch without peer."
Archer asks Caster if she has enough spare mana to support another servant...
"The situation has changed. If Saber is under your control, isn't it only natural that I go over to the winning side?"
I sort of remember this from the VN I think? This was all part of Archer's plan to get back at his former self who cursed him with these ideals...
Rin loses Archer and is now helpless against the 3/4 of them.. Shirou then jumps in to save her. Shirou is confident he can take down Kuzuki with his projection magic... even though he's not used to opening those circuits yet.
Archer then requests that Caster let the 2 non-masters stay alive, convincing her that they are no longer a threat. Archer then agrees that if they threaten Caster again, they will be shown no mercy.
Archer: "If you hate me, it is misplaced, Rin. This woman is the superior Master, that's all."
Rin starts yelling at Shirou for doing something so dangerous.. Shirou: "Well your hurting more than I am, aren't you"... Rin can't do anything but cry... later she asks him why he saved her... he shows her the pendant, and recognizes it as the same one that saved his life back then... he basically confesses to her.. and she goes full tsundere..