And early romance strikes again! They’re already getting married…crazy kids. At least I don’t mind this pairing (looking at you, Haru). I like how they don’t care about that other guy dying. I suppose it was his fault for trusting Kuradeel…that’s just foolish.
Taking a short look at Heathcliff. I wonder if these powers are meant to manifest in particular people based on stats or something. You know, that traditional style where Kirito’s skill is the embodiment of offense (dual blades) and Heathcliff’s skill is the embodiment of defense (it’s a shield…). That would mean that Asuna would likely get a speed-related skill and maybe Klein, Lizbeth, and Silica get their own stuff too. Then they join together as the chosen ones and beat the final boss! Something like that.
So now Asuna and Kirito are gonna run away together. Wonder what comes next. I mean, of course they’re not going to be able to live peacefully forever (they’re frontliners after all), but they could go immediately into them or they could explore a different character’s story (like Klein). As usual, the title for next week isn’t all that helpful.
What would be have been interesting is if the orange cursor for Asuna (for attacking Kuradeel) and the red cursor for Kirito (for killing him) were have a role in the next bits of the show, but I assume they’re getting away partly to wait for those effects to wear off, so I doubt anything will happen.