What an intense Berserk (2016) Episode 3! The series is finally starting to move towards it’s very dark theme. Towards the end of this episode, we’re given some hints as to what we might expect to come.
Berserk (2016) Episode 3 Recap
The episode starts off with Berserk visiting an abandoned mansion believed to be the hiding place of one of the “Apostles” he is looking to kill. The events that take place shock Farnese, who does not believe in evil spirits and is a strong religious devout. Nonetheless, an epic battle between the apostle and Guts ensues. With the help of Puck, who manages to distract the apostle, Guts was able to finish him off.
Guts makes it clear what his objective is. He plans on killing all the apostles who took his friends away from him. Again, I highly recommend viewers to watch the original Berserk series so that all this makes sense.
Towards the end of the battle, Serpico comes in and takes Farnese away from Guts. Farnese demands Serpico to kill Guts, but Serpico states that he cannot kill him because he has superhuman strength. As Farnese walks away, she seems to be really shocked and distraught as to what has happened, and sets her vengeance on killing Guts. Towards the end of the episode, we’re taken to the kingdom that the Band of Hawks worked for, until they were falsely accused of treason and ordered to be killed. Their king, who ordered the killing of the Band of Hawks, passes away due to old age. At the same time, the kingdom is at war with another country who possess giant monsters in their army. The people of the kingdom are fearful for their future, and hope for a miracle to occur.
A lot of hints were given towards the end of the episode as to what we might expect to come in the anime. First of all, the people of the kingdom believe they saw a white, angel looking Hawk in the skies. This is hinted to be Griffith, the arch enemy of Guts. As the king has passed away, his daughter, who fell in love with Griffith previously is believed to take over the kingdom. What I believe will happen, is that Griffith will help with the kingdom’s war, which will make him out to be a hero. Eventually, I suspect Griffith will marry the new Queen and become the new King. Essentially, Griffith will be seen as the good guy in the eyes of the people, while Guts who plans on killing him, will be seen as the bad guy. Let me know what you thought of this episode in the comments below!