Turns out not a single character or their story is significant in any way other than ‘Ritsu’ so all of those backstories and things we’ve sat through, just purge them from your mind and watch the world fall apart.
For all that this show did a last ditch attempt to help the audience identify with any of its cast by expositioning us to death with backstory, it ultimately turns out not one of these support characters has any purpose other than to show us that everyone looks for happiness in their own way. Realistically, they are interchangeable and pointless to the overall narrative. And what is that narrative? Not much. Creator made or met AI (that part is unclear), didn’t answer her when she asked him about happiness, and then after being trapped in the AI’s world shot her in the head because somehow that ended the situation. Okay a bit more happened than that, but really that is what it boils down to.
Caligula episode 12, is just unsatisfying. There’s no buy in with the cast so their fate doesn’t matter and ultimately isn’t important, even though we do get a nice montage of them all picking themselves up in the real world and facing their demons. The villains are ultimately pointless and their actions amount to as little as the main cast. And Ritsu essentially deus ex machina’s the situation out of existence just because he’s decided its time to do so.
I’ll get to a series review soon, but what did you think of Caligula?
- Episode 11: I Did It
- Episode 10: That Grenade Should Have Been Dropped About Ten Minutes Earlier
- Episode 9: Mystery Door, Locked Door
- Episodes 7 + 8: Absolutely Nothing Of Note Happening Here
- Episodes 5 + 6: Six Episodes For An Origin Story
- Caligula First Impressions
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