Steins;Gate 0 Episode 22: Back to basics


I'm pretty happy with the way this episode turned out. I was a little disappointed at how the AI angle ultimately took a back seat to the time travel in this series. I think that the time travel part is important, but there was a lot more that could have been explored with Amadeus as an "almost" person. Her conversation with Rintarou in this episode is great, but it felt a little incomplete.

This is a quality scene. I have no further comment.

This plan is pretty interesting, but I'm not sure I fully understand it. The leap from the Russians destroying the computer to needing to stop them from interacting with Amadeus didn't quite line up for me. I guess it's just the idea that the Russians could only have learned about time travel from Amadeus, but it doesn't feel like a solid idea.

RINE is here to save the day! I'm not sure I get why D-RINE is more secure than D-Mail, though. Wasn't the issue spawned by the fact that they needed to hack SERN to power the microwave? I can see how a RINE message might be harder to decrypt, but SERN should still notice, right?

This is an interesting conversation. I would argue that the world we live in similarly has rules that limit it, but I can see what Amadeus says about purpose and cutting waste. It would be fun to explore, but alas it's not that kind of show.

I strangely like the cruel irony in the fact that Rintarou must once again sacrifice Kurisu in order to save Mayuri. It's a great call back to the original series with a twist.

This smile is painful to see. Stop making Kurisu suffer!



  • Schrodingers Cat

    Sept. 22, 2018, 2:39 a.m.

    nah, iirc it wasn't to do with hacking into the LHC, cos if that was true, the first D-mail sent wouldn't have made SERN notice about the Phone Microwave.

    yeah, I agree that it doesn't sound like a solid idea. Surely Nakabachi defecting to Russia with the complete time travel theory would be the cause of the Russians learning about time travel? or is the fact that they couldn't do so without amadeus's help suggest that they're incompetent?

    tragedy tag didn't betray us!

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    marthaurion

    Sept. 22, 2018, 7:41 a.m.

    incompetent russians? that sounds hard to believe D:

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