“I Guess I Really Did Jump Off The Ship” – Episodes 20-21 of Eureka Seven

NOTE: This article is also available at Ideas Without End HERE

The plot arc which leads up to this two-episode story in Eureka Seven is all about the breakdown of communication between Holland, Renton and Talho surrounding Eureka’s strange affliction, and the action comes to a climax at this point. It is ultimately, however, one which offers no catharsis, no expected release of tension and leaves no character coming out of it looking mature or justified. The story plays out in a tense spiral of misunderstanding which leads to the most permanent separation yet; Renton leaves the Gekko completely, taking his chances alone after spending so long trying to fit in.



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