Thoughts on RWBY, Chapter 6: “Known By Its Song”
Okay, so this episode was yet another feels fest! I just want to hug Weiss and Yang forever, you guys have no idea how much I absolutely freaking love them! That being said, I’m a little disappointed by the pacing and the exposition, as we really didn’t learn anything particularly new. Just the same old rehashing of events that we’ve been seeing since Volume 4. BUT at least ¾ of RWBY are now back together!
So let’s start with the Qrow stuff. I really enjoyed him this episode. Whoever this guy he’s looking for is (I’m assuming possibly an old student at Beacon or just a friend he met along the road?), he’s obviously bad news right now. I’m sure we’ll be learning more about him as Qrow continues to try to put an army together, but right now, we’re left with many unanswered questions about him and this Heather chick who also seems to have gone missing. Also, that “Daddy…. does he know where Mommy is?” was so sad and I almost teared up at that, my heart! </3
Also, it was nice to see a different side of Qrow in this episode, much more vulnerable, much more Human. He showed true fear, resignation, remorse, and after everything Raven told Weiss and Yang about their pasts, I’m beginning to think that Ozpin is the reason Qrow can be Human, can feel and express these emotions. And while, yeah, what Ozpin did to Qrow and Raven was probably really messed up (I’d like to get a little more information about why and how that happened, but I’m thinking we’ll be figuring that out soon), at the end of the day, Ozpin is the reason Qrow is no longer with the Bandits, the reason Qrow is fighting for good, and is not a crazy murderer. I’m really, honestly so freaking proud of Qrow for breaking away from that, even though Qrow’s life has been hell, and of course he probably still feels like he’s fighting alone sometimes.
But now that we’re on that, let’s also talk about Raven. So Raven explicitly told Weiss and Yang that she and Qrow only attended Beacon to become murderers, to kill Huntsmen to be more exact. They literally only attended Beacon to further their own agenda of looting and stealing. But apparently Raven doesn’t like that Ozpin saw something in them other than their own criminal agendas, or at least that’s what I got out of all of that, because she did not do a very good job convincing Yang that there were no reasons to trust him. So, yeah, Ozpin has Magic abilities, but we already know that! Ruby and all of JNR already know that! They know that and they don’t care! So why should Weiss and Yang just suddenly start believing that turning the Branwen twins into shapeshifters was such a bad thing? I mean, I’d like to know more about why and how that happened, but like I said above, we’ll probably be learning more about that in time, and it obviously doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal if Qrow is still following Ozpin even after all of that.
Weiss is the only one who actually seemed to try to see Raven’s side of things, and even then, Weiss isn’t even really completely sure what’s true and what’s not. I think Weiss is going to be focusing more on just helping Yang to get better and sort through her own emotions than worrying about Ozpin right now, at least I think she should focus more on Yang’s emotions right now since Weiss is the only one who has actively experienced the shitstorm that is Yang’s mother, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how that goes. Weiss has been through enough in her life to understand that not everything is cut and dry, black and white, and that sometimes, not all bad things are bad, and not all good things are good. I just really hope we get some more Freezerburn interactions alone, because I just love those two so much and I think if there’s anyone who can understand or at least help Yang with what she’s going through, it’s Weiss. PLEASE DON’T LET THIS BE THE END OF FREEZERBURN, RT!
And last but not least, that reunion! It was so beautiful, so cute, and it was so nice to actually see all three of them being emotional about it. The way Weiss just stood there wiping tears from her eyes, wishing she could be a part of that hug, and the way Ruby and Yang just held their arms open for her, and she just ran into them and they all hugged and cried together, holy crap that was just so sweet and I love them so much and they really are just a family of their own and I can’t wait to see them all catching up together <3