He’s back in the lab!
What happened upon the rooftop has changed everything. Okabe’s belief in honoring Kurisu’s sacrifice has been shattered. Even within this world line he could not protect those closest to him. Finally realizing the error in his ways, Okabe knows what must be done. He must get back into the lab, and find that one sliver of a possibility where everyone can be happy. Now, with the aid of his lab members, he is able recreate the phone microwave. Before jumping back in time he makes a vow. No matter how many times it takes he will save them all. Unfortunately, his first leap back ends in failure. The time machine was destroyed again. Well, he can always try again, or can he? During his 2nd attempt to go back something broke.
Episode 19 was quite the refreshing experience. It honestly feels great having the old Okabe back. He truly was the life blood of the lab. Moreover, we’ve only got 4 more episodes to go. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out. I’d expect things to be slightly rushed, though. Nevertheless, we all know how this turns out in the end. Steins Gate must be reached. Additionally, please note that Steins;Gate 0 will be on break next week. Episode 20 will air on September 5th. Anyhow, it’s time for a long awaited return. Enjoy the repeat!
No matter how many times it takes, right? Be sure to join us next week to witness the twist.