In a hurry
Last Encore is currently “over” with the concluding episodes slated for Summer of this year, which leaves the question whether or not I want to talk about how I feel about it this week aside from the Episode 10 coverage. While separating the reviews for Last Encore will save me a lot of time down the line and make a potential single review a lot less of a wall of text to read, the fact that so much of the story rides with how it ends and how it will encapsulate what the hell this entire ordeal was meant for would be pretty crucial to my thoughts on it. Then again, nothing says I can’t just say what I feel now and pull a complete 180 if the ending rubs me the wrong way. Whatever comes of it, expect two posts for this week before we usher in the new season.
This week’s theme is a rather touching one which curiously plays in a rather unsettling sequence of events that involve the party returning to Rolent, the protagonists’ hometown and addressing a mysterious fog that has enveloped the region. As the song’s name would imply, the crew undergo the effects of the hazardous fog and experience a rather pleasant sequence of dreams intent on keeping them there forever. Despite its darker subtext, the theme is thankfully played on genuinely nicer occasions.