So, this mess finally ended, in a messier way than I thought possible. You know, I bet Toei went "Let's put together Tsukuyomi's Rider suit", and not even have her pull bullshit stunt action cause "we know we can't justify that". But seriously, the simply did that because they're trying to see if they can make people buy her Ridewatch as a last minute cash grab attempt. Makes you think, so, was she really necessary? That (literal) backstab came from a mile away (which by the way, that sword power she has probably is never gonna explained, nor how becoming a Rider somehow made her showcase Time-Stop power on the largest scale possible, which she previously has never done.) Someone mind explaining, without doing mental gymnastics, how being a Rider amplifies one's Time-Stop powers? Actually, don't. I don't want to get into this nonsense of how being a Rider is not some kind of "special classification" of it's own that being a Rider means something more than just being a hero. As if "Kamen Rider" is a higher class of heroes that allows you to do asspulls moves. I'm also willing to bet Bandai will probably want to sell that Oma Zi-O belt at some point. Is it just me, or was it just out of place for them to use the whole "Sougo uses his powers to reset time, so that Huere and Ora can be our friends in High School too!"? That's just a whole stretch from when he dreamt up Kikai. And, we never get the face reveal for older Sougo, because of course, film language clichés dictates evil guy must remain hidden in the shadows where lighting is purposely done so we never see his face, but we everything else around him is damned bright. This series managed to like mess everything up much worse for an anniversary show than Decade did with it's own series. The only reason I kept coming back to it was because I wanted to see the older actors return to their roles again, and the only reason I kept sticking with it was because I thought they were gonna finally pull something that could have justified all of this. But like, nope. Swartz is really bad at his job. This guy's entire plan was reliant on him lucking out so many times for things to go his way, he didn't even have back-up plans for them. Are we really supposed to believe this, at best, henchmen style character is supposed to be the main villain? God, my head hurts. At best, this entire series is only good for being eye-candy for anyone's favorite actor returning, but it's also a disrespectful slap in the face of previous shows ending (Blade is a big example). Geiz's death was like... well, you spent an entire series telling the guy he'll become Oma Zi-O and become bad, and then in your dying moment, you spout some speech about being friends with him, then tells him to become the very thing you swore to prevent. Overall, the entire series was inconsequential. It tried to pull a Ryuki with that hard reset, but at least with Ryuki, you could be invested in the characters because they were interesting and you'd want nothing but the best for them after awhile. With Zi-O it's all just so unearned, and comes off as more of an poor imitation, and a self-congratulating pat on the back. This is just one of those series I knew I should have dropped, like I did with Fourze, Wizard, and Ghost. But looking back, I'm now convinced this is probably the worse Kamen Rider show I've ever seen, from design, to plot, to disrespecting legacies, to casting choices. About the only thing I could respect is the sound design department from time to time, and the editing department when they finally edited the episodes to emulate some of the styles previous Rider shows had. Oh, and some of the Another Riders had cool designs, I'll give it that, but that's really about it. It just feels like whoever was behind this project had a bunch of Rider action figures to play with and went "oh and now all the Riders come flying out of time portals - wait, this is totally a scene we need to film!" Sougo's uncle fixing the Ridewatches "because there is no watch he can't fix" is completely the dumbest reasoning I've ever seen. Are we to believe, this gadget that houses Rider powers from across space and time and the multiverse in general, can be fixed with normal watch parts? And by a normal human who probably can't comprehend how such a device functions or was even made to begin with? That whole moment between him and Sougo is just forced as hell, and so is the last meal scene. Zi-O's done it. It actually broke time and all logic with it just to arrive at it's own conclusion: basically, this series only existed to Tsukasa and Kaito can watch the worlds end and take a probably messed up picture of it. Otherwise, we had no reason to be watching this entire show. Here's to hoping Zero-One actually has something to offer, because I can't go another year with a bad Rider show. This entire franchise was there for me in times of great need, and it's the first hero show I ever saw as a child. When I first had to drop Fourze, I felt like I was betraying Rider as a whole, but now it's more like the staff behind all these badly made shows have already done that to me first. In any case, leave your thoughts down below about what you thought of the ending and the entire show in general. Personally, I feel like it didn't even need to be made.