At the conclusion this episode tries to bring everything full circle, as it shows most of the people throughout this series. Let me start off by saying I wasn’t all that overly impressed with this ending but it was satisfactory.
Now that Livius and Nike are married this adds a different dynamic to the other people within the kingdom. The grandmother sings her old language song passed down for people leaving the country as the ship sails back home– this was a fitting conclusion for Nike growing up and accepting her destiny as Queen of the Sun kingdom. The emotions Nike had were very genuine here as this was her place she grew up and was now leaving it for good. Great development!
Though why did the writers have to run the opening song again while running a slideshow of what the side-cast of this show were up to? Entirely unnecessary and very odd to put this in here right after we had a huge scene with Nike. Transitioning into its second half was very weird and out of place– even Livius’ discovery of Bard’s court of women while he was away. It was funny but the direction with the amount of comedy here after so many episodes of drama was strange.
Good thing it only was a few minutes and the story jumps right back into having a classical soundtrack and well-developed light-hearted scenes between Nike and Livius.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10