While it was hinted in the previous episodes of what Shiroe’s aim was, I never expected his control of the entire guild building could be that decisive. Never mind the guild, the fact that he has absolute monopoly on who gets to access the bank is pretty much GG to anyone who chooses to oppose him.
Now that Log Horizon, despite the measly number of its members, is able to secure the most important position in all of Akihabara, what’s interesting to see now is how Shiroe would make it work. A part of me believes that he won’t abuse his new-found power but therein lies its greatest deception. Power cannot be truly controlled and when you think you control it, it controls you instead. Will Shiroe uphold his principles and continue being the benevolent tyrant that he is or will he becomes someone despised by the people?
I think it makes sense why Tohya was all gung-ho with the game. For someone robbed of the ability to walk and lives his life in the confines of a hospital, the freedom granted by ones imagination is too good to ignore. Though, I have a feeling this becomes a burden to Minori. Save from the fact that she had to go through shit within the game, the fact that she’s responsible for Tohya IRL must also mean something. An obligation? A regret? A sin? A cross that she has to bear.
It would be interesting what story this siblings hold but for now, as Akatsuki mentions it, they both need to rest.