Ando Lloyd ~A.I. Knows Love~ Episode 6
We are making some slow progress in finally uncovering some answers, but there is still much that is unknown. I will admit shock in learning about just how dark of a character Nanase really is. Is what the Last Queen said really true? I am really curious to know if Lloyd is the older brother that overshadowed the Last Queen or if that is another android.
Lloyd still is suffering from the loss of his repair unit Suppli. Without her, he has no way to repair himself in any significant way. Besides that…he really does miss the loopy bot. While he and Asahi mourn for Suppli, Hoshi proposes to join forces with Ashimo who has found his real partner decaying at police HQ. Ashimo doesn’t want Hoshi involved for fear that Hoshi will definitely die in spite of his intelligence and skills. However, Ashimo does take him on as his partner and even gifts his dead partner’s gun to Hoshi so that the younger man can protect himself.
Lloyd is recharging while Asahi makes breakfast. He senses Ashimo’s proximity and leaps to his feat to look out the window. The detective won’t go away easily. What to do? Lloyd believes it’s best to just eliminate the detective and get it over with already, but Asahi makes him promise not to since Ashimo is Saki’s father. At this time, Asahi gets an alarming call from her mother who says she just got a doctor’s report and it looks like she doesn’t have long to live. Thus Mrs. Ando wants her daughter’s wedding moved up. There is no way that can happen. What about wedding photos then? Asahi agrees to this and begs a favor of Lloyd.
Lloyd wears Reiji’s tuxedo while Asahi puts on her wedding dress. Mrs. Ando is over the moon to see the two in their wedding finery. However, the more and more Lloyd is called Reiji, the angrier and angrier he gets. He’s not Reiji and he doesn’t like people calling him that. It turns out that this is all a scheme on Mrs. Ando’s part as she is getting married soon herself and was worried that her daughter’s wedding would be pushed off indefinitely. Lloyd stalks off followed by Asahi who keeps calling him Reiji. Lloyd explodes at her and says he will go off by himself to uncover the meaning behind his feelings leaving Asahi all alone. Wait…isn’t he supposed to be protecting her?
Asahi goes back to her apartment and is surprised to find Lloyd missing. Where the heck did he go? She then turns on all of the stuff that is considered a waste of electricity while he charges and says she’s happy to be alone and to be able to use things like she wants. However…that is not the truth. She’s worried about Lloyd and where he is. She decides to call up Nanase who is giving Reiji’s graduate students help with their papers. After she dismisses them, she answers her phone.
Asahi asks Nanase to come over, but Nanase refuses since she doesn’t wish to see Lloyd. Asahi explains that he isn’t there and then tells Nanase what happened. The younger woman starts laughing. The android is jealous of her dead brother? How interesting. This floors Asahi…Lloyd, jealous? Surely not. Nanase hangs up the phone and recalls the student’s words about Reiji’s genius and Nanase not being of the same mold. She then flashes back to how her mother and father seemed so disappointed in her in comparison to her older brother. So with the urging of people to be more like the impressive genius Reiji, Nanase hacks a train system and thus the accident that killed her parents and many others occurred. Nanase watches the TV and cries over their deaths only to turn around and start laughing about them.
The Last Queen shows up and asserts that she herself is also overshadowed by her brother. That being said, the Last Queen then throws Nanase’s parents deaths at her as well as Reiji’s. How is it that Nanase killed Reiji? Androids from the future were sent to kill him…how could Nanase contact them and order her own brother’s death when she doesn’t even know how to open the circuit between the present and future? Really confused about this part right now.
Asahi is sleeping peacefully when another android tries to kill her. But thanks to Lloyd’s censors, the bodyguard shows up in the nick of time and takes the battle to an abandoned warehouse—the same one where Suppli was with him last. The other unit begs Lloyd for mercy. He doesn’t want to kill anybody, but has no other choice as murder is the only thing human police allow an android to do. The bot then shows a wedding picture of himself and another android I suppose begging to be saved since he’s a newlywed robot. Right. Lloyd does believe this and lets the other android go telling him that he’s forbidden from going near Asahi from now on. After the other android leaves, Lloyd sits down and tries to call in another unit, but is not able to. Instead, he cuddles up with Suppli’s teddy and recharges.
The next morning Asahi is unhappy to find that Lloyd still has not returned. She goes into work where Hoshi is surprised to see her, but immediately starts in on Lloyd again. It doesn’t matter if Lloyd was sent to protect Asahi as he is surely only using the woman for some reason. Recalling all that has happened so far with the AI, Asahi vehemently disagrees. She believes Lloyd is a good person under it all. Hoshi is amazed that Asahi is looking at Lloyd as a human when he’s just a killing machine. Asahi insists that is not the case and rushes out of the building while Hoshi pulls out a report that talks about ARX 13 going berserk and slaughtering innocent people. How did he get a report on an android from the future exactly?
Ashimo takes his daughter out for some omurice. Sakiko tries to have a normal conversation and tell her father how much she cares about him and how she wishes they can create more memories together, but Ashimo is not complying with her desires. He eats quickly and makes no promises. He then tells her that he doesn’t want her to be sad or cry for him. He isn’t trying to die and is only doing what he can to protect his ex-wife and his daughter. He doesn’t wish to be buried or have a grave or anything like that either. Poor Saki-chan. This is not what she wants at all and no matter how angry she gets or how she cries, her father won’t act like a true father in front of her. He then gives her money to buy a float since she loved those things. She mutters that she isn’t a child anymore, but still orders one. I really do hope that Ashimo lives through this drama and can finally have a good relationship with his daughter as he’s not all that bad.
Three…are they the last three?…androids request help from 2113 and more units, but this is ultimately denied to them since Matsushima Reiji closed off the circuit, there is no way they can send reinforcements to the past. But what about Lloyd and Suppli and the third mystery unit? How did they make it to the past? A different circuit was opened to send them. That can only mean that it was Reiji who did that. The person from the future says that is impossible as Reiji’s brain is under careful and constant monitoring.
At this time, Lloyd once again requests a repair unit. Reiji’s brain in the future reacts and tries to send one, but the circuit is destroyed before help can be sent. While this is happening, Asahi gets a feeling about both Reiji and Lloyd and rushes out of the house searching desperately for the android. Meanwhile, the three bad guys close in on her location trying to kill her quickly in Lloyd’s absence from her side.
Lloyd goes to rush out to help when Ashimo shows up. To keep his promise to Asahi, Lloyd phases his gun out and allows himself to be shot. This surprises Ashimo. Why is Lloyd doing this? Lloyd replies that while he is an expendable unit that no one cares about, the same cannot be said of Ashimo who has a family who loves him and who will hurt and miss him should he pass away. Lloyd then quickly injects the Asura system and phases out to go rescue Asahi from the triple threats.
Just as Asahi is cornered and is shot at, Lloyd comes in and saves the day. The trio assert there is no way for Lloyd to beat them. Lloyd yells that Asahi is prohibited from dying and that he will see an end to these evil units (after the one android confessed to lying about actually having a family). Lloyd easily kicks the trio’s rears and asks for atomic disposal. There is no response since Reiji’s information has been destroyed. Lloyd says that does not matter as he no longer requires permission or orders from his client…he will do everything now by his own will. This astounds the other units…his own will?
We then get a brief break where Last Queen explains that machines men have infused with souls (so to speak) will eventually develop their own wills and once that happens the ultimate question is given…will the machine who is much superior and smarter wish to destroy the people here and now…or not?
Back at the fight, Lloyd grinds out that none of the three androids deserve to live and need to be destroyed. He quickly dispatches the leader. I’m not sure if the other two do die as well or if they phase out before Lloyd can kill them. Once they are gone, Lloyd collapses, as both his OSs have reached critical errors. End episode.