Stein’s Gate Episode 17 – Feisty Feyris
I’m going to have to eat my words in regards to Feyris never showing up again since, you know what? She popped up! Man, was I surprised to see her. Unfortunately, this is probably going to be the last time that Feyris gets any serious screen time since this episode wrapped her problems relatively quickly and without too much drama.
Fast track to getting caught up: Mayuri notices that her watch stops working once again and Okabe calls out to Kurisu for help on this matter. She speculates that getting rid of the D-Mails that have been sent in the past is the key to reverting everything back to normal and retrieving that IBN computer.
Okabe goes back into the past and bumps into Feyris after she wins a competition, a Rai-Net competition (Don’t ask). She grabs him and tells him to run as she’s being chases by some thugs. He then proceeds to question her about her DMail, much to her confusion. Feyris begins to deny sending such a message until memories from other time lines seep into her head. Right when she’s about to reveal everything to Okabe, they get kidnapped by the aforementioned hoodlums.
Grim situation? Not really, Feyris’s (or Rumiho’s) father pulls up in his limousine and threatens to run over the would-be kidnappers, fending them off. Back at Feyris’s house, she thanks Okabe profusely and calls him a prince. Okabe gets flustered after hearing this, but nothing can prepare him for what Feyris is about to tell him. It turns out she saved her father’s life through the D-Mail and negating its effects would mean killing him. It’s a tough decision but Feyris decides to go through with it and helps Okabe in his mission to get the IBN.
On the subject of Feyris’s D-Mail, she had a doomed happiness from the start. It was a given that all the previous D-Mails were going to cause some sort of trouble, in one way or another, and that Okabe would have needed to set things right. It’s something along the lines of setting yourself up for trouble and then trying to deal with the mess afterwards. That being said, I do think that Feyris was a bit hasty in deciding to give up her father for Okabe. I know that the show wouldn’t have half the impact it does now if they didn’t tug on the viewers’ heartstrings, but still, it was a bit jarring.
The writers of Stein’s Gate sure have a fascination with tragedy and it’s been proven so far through the situations of three heroines, Feyris, Mayuri, and Suzuha. What’s next? We might even get a depressing segment on Ruka and how her gender affects her role in the shrine.
So, yes, Suzuha’s apparently passed from this time line already. I remember spotting the satellite disappearing and showing up in the early segments of the show but never really paid attention to them until now.
Since Feyris was able to retain her memories from the alternate timelines, it’s possible that the “Reading Steiner” ability isn’t exclusive to Okabe alone. Everyone who has sent a D-Mail in the past probably has the potential to recall events from the other time lines. That leaves us with Feyris, Moeka, and Ruka as characters who have a problem that needs solving. It’s also highly possible that Moeka has discovered this on her own. After all, she is part of SERN.
Oh, and has anyone noticed that the Divergence Meter went back to 0.4? I certainly did and I have a theory that rendering the Divergence Meter to a value of 0 is all that it’ll take in getting things right. Then again, the IBN is all that matters so…scrap that.
I would write more, and I probably will at a later date, but I’ve run out of ideas for now.
Posted on July 28, 2011, in Anime, Stein's Gate and tagged Anime, Daru, Divergence, Episode, FB, Feyris, Houoin Kyouma, Makise Kurisu, Mayuri, Mayushi, Moeka, Okabe Rintarou, Review, Ruka Urushibara, Stein’s Gate, Suzuha Amane. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.