I'll say it again, forget all the other characters in the show, Ayase and Tsugumi are the best reasons to watch Guilty Crown. The other characters? Nah.
Guilty Crown 07
Shu finally makes his return to school, a week or so after being arrested by the GHQ back in episode 4. Of course, by this time, everyone recognizes him as the "guy who got arrested", and he is harassed by a few of the other students. He is rescued from this by the student council president Kuhouin Arisa, who slaps and chastises a couple students who were causing him some trouble, then follows him to his class and sets up another conversation which gives him the chance to stammer out the excuse that he was picked up and disappeared for a week because he found a GHQ cell phone. The "misunderstanding" now resolved, they proceed to bombard him with questions.
|And they bought it?|
|I don't care how hot your anime mom is. That's just awkward.|
|The best way to avoid being the center of attention.|
|Yelling from the dance floor. Again, a good way to keep a low profile.|
|I'm with Segai here. That's probably the best way of dealing with the crazy American.|
|Missiles look like fireworks.|
|Can you still call it foreshadowing when they bludgeon you with it?|
Guilty Crown 08:
Under Gai's orders, Shu convinces the members of his AV club to go on a trip to Oshima because one of the members, Tamadate Souta, has a void that Gai wants to use to infiltrate a GHQ base on the island.
|Instant ramen, food of choice for rebels everywhere!|
|Proactive (albeit probably doomed) love interest is still more interesting than Inori.|
|Real subtle group, aren't they?|
|Using a shrine as cover? Wouldn't it be easier to use something else?|
|While Tsugumi is amused.|
|Obviously the bad guy|
As for the characters, I'm really disliking Shu's whining and near-constant panicking over everything, as well as his extreme possessiveness of Inori. Dan, as a parody of an American, is downright painful to watch, but I can't say that he isn't amusing. And Segai, despite being one of the closest things there is to a real bad guy in Guilty Crown, is surprisingly hard to dislike.