I just finished the second OVA, and I have some doubts. Are the OVAs a spin-off of the series? If not, when in the story line are they set? Are they before R2 or after?.
There is a scene in the second OVA where we see Lelouch and Susaku in a train. Lelouch seems to be pretty hurt, and Suzaku looks at him with indifference. At the end of the second OVA they get out of the train and Lelouch calls himself as "Julius ...something." This actually blew my mind. I thought that the first scene was a connection with the end of the first season (when Suzaku and Lelouch fire each other), but apparently not.
What is the connection with this scenes? Or are the OVAs an spin-off?