Squad Jam continues in episode 5 of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, and only two teams remain. M also read a letter, which led to him taking a surprising course of action.
The episode begins with M begging for his life, after he attempted to shoot LLEN. Turns out that Pitohui was threatening to kill M if he didn’t survive Squad Jam.
After hearing that, LLEN decides that she will take on the final battle by herself.
LLEN dashes off, and cuts off communication with M. Soon enough, LLEN ends up encountering the enemy. I won’t go into too much detail about the battle, simply because it is best watched for itself.
She is able to eliminate the foe, but there is still the rest of the team to deal with. LLEN ends up taking fire from a sniper.
LLEN comes under fire once more, though she is able to use a grenade as a distraction to make a run for it. She soon realises that she just can’t keep running, and that she has been surviving so far by getting up close to her foes.
LLEN also happens to hear a voice giving her encouragement.
That whole sequence with P-chan is hilarious. After that, LLEN takes the fight to the enemy.
LLEN puts up a valiant effort against her opponents, but they have the advantage of numbers. However, turns out that M has decided to support LLEN for the final battle, and he snipes at the enemy team.
Eva proves to be a formidable foe for LLEN, and neither combatant intends to back down. Both end up running out of ammo, but Eva still has at least one ally who throws her a magazine.
Eva reloads, and then unloads against LLEN. However, LLEN blocks the bullets with P-chan, which causes the gun to be destroyed.
Though LLEN may be without P-chan, she still has the knife that M gave her earlier on. The final battle of the Squad Jam draws to a close, in pretty spectacular fashion. I won’t spoil who won here – this episode is well worth watching.
Also, there is a post-credits scene.
I really enjoyed this episode – this was the kind of thing I was expecting to see from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. This episode certainly delivered – LLEN taking on the final team was a thrilling watch.
There were also some neat moments besides the action – P-chan talking to LLEN was a scene I found particularly amusing.
I also like the contrast between LLEN and Eva’s real life selves – it’s the opposite of how they are in Gun Gale Online. Also, Karen is over her height complex now – courtesy of Gun Gale Online.
With Squad Jam concluded, I look forward to seeing what more Gun Gale Online has in store for LLEN – and Pitohui as well.