Ok. I've just watched Gundam00 episode 21. I'm now going to talk about SPOILERS!!!!!1 You have been warned.
I figured that something big happened in this episode, since the whole internet seemed to give a collective gasp as soon as the raws were out. It was really difficult not to spoil myself, and I think maybe I worked out what it was anyway, but the episode was still a shock.
I watched the end of this episode with my heart in my mouth.
Lockon got hurt, like real bad, and there was blood everywhere, and I'm really scared that he's dead. Really scared. I have to watch the next episode right now. Why isn't it this time next week yet? (Next week my coursemates are going to be all 'OMG we've got presentations to give this week!', but I'm going to be all 'OMG is Lockon dead?!')
I don't quite know how to feel at the moment. I mean;
1. I'm kind of really happy, because my new-found Lockon/Tieria OTP is inching it's way towards being canon. First in the episode we get to find out that Lockon knows a lot about everyone, Tieria included (I wish he'd told us, I want to know!) And then of course we get the whole fight scene where Virtue had stopped working, and at this point I was really really scared that Tieria would get killed. But then Lockon basically sacrifices himself to save Tieria. So I'm kind of happy that Lockon cares enough about Tieria to do such a thing, and also kind of happy to see how deeply affected Tieria seems to be by the whole incident.
2. And I'm also kind of glad that Tieria's ok. Because as much as I like Lockon, I do like Tieria more.
3. But mostly I'm all 'BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW' and 'WRYYYYYYYYYY' and very very worried. Because everyone has always said, from almost the first episode onwards, that Lockon is bound to be the first one to die; he's just too nice, and he's got a twin brother who could (possibly) step into his shoes when he's gone. He's prime target material.
I mean, last week, even I said: 'But really, the miesters can't get too close or one of them will have to die.'
So I'm really scared that Lockon's going to die. And I know that would make Tieria grow even more as a character, because he gets to experience grief first-hand. But it will make me incredibly sad. You can't split my OTP up when I've just discovered it, AND when Tieria's just discovered it!
And it's also sad that it has to be Patrick who deals the final blow. I LIKE YOU PATRICK. DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU AFTER ALL THIS.
(Although I did love the part where Patrick refers to himself as Patrick Colasour-sama. Oh Patrick, you're so conceited, you fool.)
I'm going to go and worry now, and search for fanart. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if I come up with some Lockon fanart myself over the next few days.