Well, things are really starting to heat up on this crazy fleet. It was pretty obvious that Red was not very happy with the fact that Gargantia has become a target and the anti-cult sentiments are not his alone. This series is set to end with a bang and this set up has me ridiculously pumped. Let’s get to it.
Pinion didn’t really get a chance to see what was going down on the poor parts of the fleet. The guy was treated like a king as the head engineer, but Pinion is not a bad guy. Flange called a meeting because it is clear that things are pretty crazy on this fleet. The people mindlessly follow an extreme version of the rules set by the Galactic Alliance with cult elements mixed in. Lukkage has a rebellion planned and Flange is joining the cause. The thing that will make or break this war is Red. Well, after a human sacrifice during a rainstorm, Red was no longer able to hold back his newfound opinions. Melty was sent as a messenger to warn Gargantia. They must change their course while the war is happening. Well, things don’t always go as planned because it appears that Gargantia will enter the fray.
Red’s naturalization is pretty much complete now. Luckily, Chamber agrees that the current orders are not a part of their war, so they can be a part of the rebellion. Red and Chamber started things off by attacking Striker and Kugel. The battle is very interesting, but it is clear that Striker is more capable than Chamber. It is probably because they would give stronger mechs to the commanding officers. Let’s just be glad that Kugel wasn’t the Commander-in-Chief. Luckily, Pinion and friends are supplying cover fire with the Evolver weapons, Flange has started his offensive, and Lukkage is having her way with the yonboros. At this stage of the battle, things seem to be going fairly well on most fronts. However, we really only got the surprise attack in this episode, so I expect the tides to turn very soon.
Current Opinion of the Show:
This series is getting me really pumped. There has been a lot of action due to the fact that a rebellion has started, but I may be too attached to people at this point. Urobuchi always has me scared and I held my breath every time Pinion provided Red with cover fire. I was sure that Striker would target the turret because it is so vulnerable. Pinion is basically set up to die in this series and it is getting to me. Having said that, I see death flags around a few characters and it scares me knowing that so many characters could easily be dead next week. I mean, the leader of this holy war is actually a machine. We found out that Kugel has been dead for quite some time and that it is Striker who is behind everything. This is interesting because you start to wonder what motive an artificial intelligence has for doing this. Is the will of the Galactic Alliance programmed into the thing? Is the AI so advanced that it is thinking and has become evil like it does in every movie ever made? Did Kugel survive long enough to program this into Striker? When did Striker arrive on Earth and what happened to Kugel? We need some answers.
The key that was passed on to Ridget unlocks something called “Heaven’s Ladder”. I assume that it is a weapon because people freaked out when it was mentioned and they plan to use it to help Flange fight this war. Let’s look at the name for a second. Since it is not something like “Heaven’s Sword”, I assume that it isn’t a turret or anything like that. The fact that “Ladder” is in the title may mean that it is a very advanced yonboro that is unlocked with that key. A flying yonboro could enter the heavens. That is my analysis regarding the name. If that is the case, I wonder what type of mech it will be. If that is not the case, then I look like an idiot. Nothing new there. I am ridiculously excited to see what happens during the season finale because there is so much going on. The tide of the battle will obviously shift into Striker’s favor until Gargantia shows up. I almost hate how predictable that is.