Hi everyone! It's my first time making an episode review so please bear with me for now. :P
The episode starts with Ophiuchus showing her true form, and mentioning that the entire Astral Spirytus is her body and everone's been battling inside her body the entire time. It also seems that the Fairy Tail guild battling with the Eclipse Celestial Spirits is also part of their entire plan, implying from when Ophiuchus said that "Everything is going exactly as we planned it."
Next scene shows Gray, Juvia, Levy, Gajeel, Lily, Elfman, Mirajane, Cana, and Erza showing up on an unnamed place after their battle with the Spirits and closing their gates. Not really sure if it's still inside Astral Spirytus or what, but I think it's better for them to be on that place rather than being stuck on the Spirit's world. I think the anime should've at least shown how each wizard ended up in that place after the battle. If this is the case, Wendy should be on that place, too, since she has already defeated Aquarius, but she's currently stuck with Natsu instead.
Then back again to Loke, Ophiuchus, Natsu, Wendy, Happy, and Carla, with Loke continuing with Liberum, still blurting out the total freedom they want, they don't care if they can only have 12 days of freedom...bla bla bla.
Afterwards, Princess Hisui and Arcadios, looking at the portable Vision Lacrima, finds something suspicious about the Liberum being performed at Astral Spirytus if it can be performed at the Spirit World without human interference.
Anyways, the battle between Natsu on Loke begins (FINALLY!! YAHOOO!!! :D). During the battle, Wendy, Happy, and Carla attempts to get the celestial globe, but they can't, probably because Loke isn't defeated yet.
Next scene, we're back again to the extremely lame and weird battle between Virgo and Lucy. This time, Virgo intends to "punish" Lucy using gym rings and vaulting horse, in which I cannot exactly imagine how the hell would Virgo punish her using those. This is seriously getting out of hand. But at least, before the scene ends, Lucy and Virgo fought with each other using their whips, so I think that's good enough.
Next one is the battle between Yukino and Libra, where there's still no progress until now. Jeez.
Back again to Natsu and Loke, the battle continued again for a few more minutes, with Natsu defeating Loke (obviously) by eating the latter's flames and using it against Loke.
The episode ends with Ophiuchus saying some chants, and Princess Hisui seems to know what's the purpose of whatever Ophiuchus is saying.
Overall, the episode's good since I finally get to see a real battle, which is Natsu vs. Loke. Too bad there isn't much happening with the other 2 battles. And I have to admit, the entire arc only started to become interesting on this episode.
What do you guys think of this episode?
Next episode: Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer, airing on January 10!