In this last episode, Amiya confronts Misha about murdering her brother, while the battle continues between Reunion and Rhodes Island
The story thus far
Natural disasters with unidentified origins have periodically struck various locations on Terra. Therefore, most people moved to live in mobile cities created over time to avoid these natural calamities.
Oripathic individuals face persecution in regimes of segregation and hard labor since their bodies gradually crystallize and become a new source of infection at the moment of death.
People who have experienced government oppression start to resist. In an effort to rid the world of the sickness, Rhodes Island, a pharmaceutical corporation seeking treatment for Oripathy, picks up guns and starts a quest to save all lives from the disease.
Amiya is devastated and tries to rationalize her murder by telling the doctor that she would do anything to protect her, even kill someone.
The Doctor shows how he really cares about her, reassuring Amiya, and thanking her because he wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for her.
It’s not over yet
The battle is still not over, since W has a hostage and she demands to see Amiya, so Texas and the others agree to her terms.
When Amiya arrives W tosses her a walkie-talkie with Misha on the line and then vanishes. Now Amiya has to confront Misha about the murder.
Misha reveals to everyone that Skullshatterer was her brother and that she thought Rhodes Island ways were different from Reunion, but it turns out they murder people too.
Skullshatterer is not dead?!
The battle continues smoothly, and Rhodes Island and Lungmen forces seem to have a clear advantage, the primary objective is still retrieving Misha.
The collaboration between the two military forces seems to work out even though Lingmen’s methods are far harsher than Rhodes Island’s.
Suddenly a figure identical to Skullshatterer shows up renewing Reunion’s victory chances. Only after we realize that Misha is under the costume when Amiya confronts her.
It’s finally over
Amiya and Misha are in a standoff, Misha is about to kill Amiya when suddenly Ch’en shows up and ends Misha’s life, protecting Amiya from certain death.
The battle is over, and what follows is a very nice monologue by Ch’en about war and Rhodes Island.
This last episode was very bittersweet but I enjoyed it anyway since the whole series was a good adaptation of the mobile game, as I said in the first episode review, this is a nice entry point to the Arknights franchise even if you are not a mobile game fan.
I expect a second season since this one was only 8 episodes, but for now, my final vote for the show is a 6.5/10, let’s see if the second season will maintain this quality.