This week’s episode is basically a flashback of Kiritsugu’s childhood, basically meant to show why he’s so messed up. Makes sense…his father’s research sounded noble, but was actually a means to an end and zombified the entire village. Hence, Kiritsugu hates mages and assassinates them. He shot his own father…so yeah, he can act soulless. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting…I was expecting the typical village witch hunt type of scenario where Kiritsugu’s father is doing something good, but the villagers kill him thinking he’s a demon. But that wouldn’t have explained the mage killing of Kiritsugu, so that makes sense.
I guess the show’s taking a slight break from the action with the flashbacks. It looks like next week’s episode is a continuation of this story as Kiritsugu becomes a full-fledged magus. I guess they can’t be killing off another Servant every episode…the show would be over in a flash.