Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 09
This episode proves once and for all that Mikoto won’t succeed if she keeps this up. It is something we knew from the very beginning, so why is she still alone? I always thought that Mikoto’s most effective when she’s together with her sister.
So her battle against those espers continued. She was constantly driven into a corner, forced to take damage as she tried to make herself scarce. It’s kind of hard to find an opponent when dodging incoming attacks is all you manage to do. We all know she’ll survive this mess, so I’m kind of looking forward to the scene where she finally swallows her pride and asks her friends and/or sister for help. She must’ve realized that she doesn’t stand a chance against those three alone, let alone the other esper that showed up to stop Shinobu from reprogramming all the Mikoto clones.
That’s right; Shinobu took responsibility for what she had done, as she, too, was partially responsible for the level-six project. She came up with the idea to reprogram all of the clones, giving them (fake) emotions by doing so. She thinks that it makes the clones want to give up fighting and run away from battle instead.
So yeah, Mikoto will undoubtedly survive this mess, but it’s different in Shinobu’s case. She fulfilled her role as their scientist. There’s very little to no reason for them to keep her alive, so it’s probably going to turn out into a situation where Mikoto and her friends will have to save her. I doubt Shinobu will be able to escape on her own.