Animenewsnetwork - Now this is more like it. This episode consisted almost entirely of original material, and it also happened to be the most engaging one in a while. In the Fate/stay night visual novel, we never got a glance at Caster's original master or the beginning of Shinji's assault on Einzbern Manor. They're practically given their own episode here though, and this emphasis on new material work out pretty well! One of the best things about this adaptation is that it isn't so chained to Shirou's POV, so there's more room for interactions between other characters. It's pure fanservice, but a good kind of fanservice – just extra time with characters who won't be around for much longer.