It's all well and good for Okabe to suddenly gain a sense of urgency and a desire to right wrongs and 'fix' things; however as Daru correctly points out, it is Okabe who has been ignoring them and stalling progress on the very machine that he'll now rely on to 'save' everyone. Even then, the consequences of his choices are unknown so he can't really assure anyone that he will in fact succeed.
While there are some things that can be known about the future, and some choices that once made that will set things in motion, but without experiencing it, there is no way for the characters to know the outcomes of changes they make. Okabe experiences the disappointment of this first hand when he realises his choice to stay in this world line didn't guarantee a happily ever after.
Okabe may have made his choice but he can't speak for all of the other lab members and this week it is their choices that will dictate the path the future will take. I guess the question we're left with is whether there was ever a 'right' choice or whether all there ever is are … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 17: Choices and Consequences
Have we ever seen Daru angry before? Have we ever watched Mayuri so absolutely devastated? It's taken a while to get here, but this feels like the kind of episode I was hoping for all along. This alternative time line has relied a lot on the knowledge of the audience to fill in the blanks. … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 16: The World Or Mayuri?
Suzuha is playing with fire, or at the very least time lines, when she decides to be more aggressive in her approach to seeing her parents together. However, what does this mean for the future? It's probably inevitable given Suzuha's young age and tragic life that eventually she was going to act on an entirely … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 15: I Just Wanted To…
It seems Okabe's friends might be getting a little tired of waiting for the passive protagonist to act and now they are taking matters into their own hands. What does this mean as we go forward? There's no doubt that Steins;Gate 0 has been characterised primarily by an Okabe Rintaro who is determined not to … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 14: What Happens If Okabe Isn’t The Protagonist?
After spending an entire episode setting up a bootstrap paradox, this episode chooses to ignore the song in question entirely and focus in stead on where Kagari was during that missing time. I kind of wonder if they intend to get back to it or not at this point. Steins;Gate 0 continues to be a … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 13: Ignore the Paradox
When time travel is involved you expect that there will be paradoxes involved, or at the very least events that will leave you asking more than a few questions, and yet this one just seems like it exists to fill time while they investigate it. Steins;Gate has never shied away from the fact that the … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 12: I Wonder How They’ll Deal With This Paradox?
You would think Okabe would have learned by now that things are never done. There's always some angle or thread he's missed that will come back to bite him. Still, he feels things have come to an end bringing us to a resting point in the story. Things moved pretty quick this episode from finding … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 11: As If Things Are Finished
So, turns out Maho is having Kurisu's computer analysed. Why is that a problem? Oh, it will just start WW3. So why would she do that? Because Okabe doesn't tell anyone anything. Okabe's been keeping a lot of secrets for the sake of 'protecting' those around him. Or is it more that he's taken on … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 10: And This Is Why Characters Should Speak