Hangyaku no Lelouch 16 - Toraware no Nanarī - 囚われのナナリー
At the beginning of the episode, we see Kallen inside the Guren, testing its new arm.
Diethard makes a report to Zero, saying that there are 564 locations in the Black Knights, and their
numbers are growing rapidly. However, they are still looking for Tohdoh and the Four Holy Swords.
Lelouch was at the airport, taking CC to her flight. She is dressed in a stewardess's uniform and
wearing a blue wig to disguise herself.
In a flashback, young Lelouch, who was carrying Nunnally, was walking with Suzaku through a battlefield filled with corpses. Nunnally says it smells, and Lelouch says it's a garbage dump, once again lying to keep her ignorant. Then he asks Suzaku for confirmation, but he is too emotionally struck to say anything. Nunnally proceeds to touch his face, and Suzaku finally snaps out of his trance.
In school, Lelouch invites Suzaku to dinner tonight because Nunnally misses him. Rivalz is jealous over Milly's new blind date, and he gets upset at Lelouch for not telling him. I swear he is one of the most useless characters in the series, he adds nothing to the plot but gets in the way constantly.
Somebody comes into Nunnally's room, she thinks it's Sayoko, but as it turns out, it is Mao, in bandages. By the time Lelouch got there, the room was empty and there was a picture of Nunnaly being gagged and tied up. Then he gets a call from Nunnally, saying that she is trapped somewhere and she can't move. Then he speaks to Mao, who confirms that he has Nunnally captive, and he is determined to be within 500 meters. He explains the reason he is alive is because the police fired at him, but not killed him. In retrospect, Lelouch should've made his Geass commands more specific. Mao gives Lelouch a time limit of 5 hours to find his sister, after which time the "game" is over.
In the council room, Arthur bites Suzaku again for no reason at all. It seems that Arthur likes to sink his teeth into his fingers. Lelouch comes into the room with his blue tooth headset on, and Suzaku noticed that he's acting strange. On the staircase, Lelouch happened to dropped the picture of Nunnally being bound by the wheelchair, and Suzaku happens to have seen it. Being a good friend, he offers to help Lelouch.
Meanwhile, Ohgi goes back to his apartment to find Villetta cooking soup. He asks if she remembers anything, and she says no.
Suzaku asks if this kidnapping has to do with gambling, and Lelouch says it has nothing to do with it. Calling the police is not an option, so they have to do it themselves. Lelouch mentions that Mao is within 500 meters and is near a place with water, and Suzaku says it is underground. They go to a super secret elevator which takes them to a super secret place where Lelouch used to sneak out to go gambling.
They see a machine gun on the security camera, and Suzaku recklessly charges, dodging all the bullets Matrix style, and kicks the gun away. Who does he think he is, Neo?
Putting that aside, they finally see Nunnally, and there's a swinging pendulum bomb above her.
If they move her the bomb will explode. They have to cut the line without disturbing the motion. After that Lelouch finds Mao in some house, and he wants to play...surprise, surprise, chess! It would be Lelouch's favorite game, but Mao is a cheater, so he has the advantage.
In another side scene, Cornelia and Euphemia were sitting down in the field, talking about girly sister stuff that we don't care about. Then Cornelia mentions the garden looks like Marianne's garden, one of the most useless facts in the entire show. Cornelia then mentions that she wants to avenge Clovis, as well as the long presumed dead Lelouch and Nunnally.
As they play chess, Mao is dwelving into the deepest and darkest abyss of Lelouch's mind. It has
several parts, one that is a critic, one that is an observer, and one that is observing both the observer and critic. However, Mao is still able to tune into his true thoughts and obviously, is beating him. Realizing that he might lose his sister forever, he admits to defeat and begs for Nunnally's life. Mao then laughs like a maniac. Does he spare her life? Nope. He puts the last chess piece onto the scale, and supposedly blows up the bomb.
Unfortunately that is not the case. Suzaku jumps in and kicks Mao's ass. Being the good soldier that he is, he places Mao under arrest. Mao wonders how the bomb didn't explode. Suzaku actually jumped and cut the line without changing the motion of the bomb. Still wondering what happened, Lelouch explains the whole plan with his mind. He actually used Geass on himself to make himself forget his own plan, and Mao focused too much on the thoughts of Lelouch.
Still not admitting defeating, Mao reveals that Suzaku killed his own father. He stabbed Genbu out of anger, and the Japanese covered up for him. As Mao continues to talk, Suzaku has a mental breakdown, releasing his grip on Mao.
Lelouch uses Geass on Mao, who blocks his eyes. He runs away and sees CC outside. Pointing a gun at him, she says wait for me in C's World.