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Episode 49: Atop the Angel's Halo

 

Review by Chris Guanche

February 14, 2003

 

Summary

 

Using her new Gottrlatan, Katejina destroys a Clop class cruiser with her powerful mega beam cannon. Uso fights off several Zoloats by using his wings of light to block their shots. The Shrike Team comes in from behind and destroys the Zoloats. Marbet pulls up next to Uso with her V-Dash Gundam and tells him to stop. He tells her she can't be outside, and she tells him he's been working too hard. She also says that the old guys on the Reineforce Junior created new armor to apply to the V2 Gundam. Uso releases the Buster parts while Connie attaches the Assault parts and Tomache, Odelo and Juca guard the area. Uso touches Marbet and can feel her baby. Katejina tries to destroy another ship, but three Javelins use their beam shields to defend it. She stops when she notices several mobile suits not moving. She moves in closer and fires her mega beam cannon because she knows Uso is there. Tomache and Odelo quickly dodge, and Uso returns to battle with the V2 Assault-Buster Gundam. Marbet fires her overhang cannons at Katejina, but Uso knocks her aside and tells her to leave. Marbet hears a voice telling her it is afraid of war, and Odelo tells her he thinks Oliver made their baby speak. Marbet returns to the White Ark, and Uso sends out a V image with his mega beam shield to lure Katejina away. She attacks him and destroys his Buster components, and he flies towards Angel Halo. He dodges attacks from several Zoloats and slices them apart with his wings of light. Katejina finds a squad of Einerad-equipped Rig Shokews and makes the pilots come with her. Haro detects an opening in Angel Halo's rings, and Uso knows that though it is a trap he has to get inside. The Rig Shokews attack Uso, but he deflects with his Assault parts. A stray shot hits Angel Halo and damages it, sends hordes of psychickers to their deaths in space. Juca arrives with her Victory Gundam Hexa and attacks Katejina. Katejina manages maneuver behind Juca and kills her. The explosive blast from Juca's Hexa damages Angel Halo and sucks more psychickers out into space. Shahkti has trouble concentrating, and Kagatie wants Angel Halo to land on Earth as quickly as possible.

 

The White Ark approaches Angel Halo, and Uso enters through one of the damaged areas. Inside, Katejina makes several female pilots put on bikinis to attack Uso with bazookas. She says that the sight of beautiful scantily-clad women will mesmerize Uso and distract him. As Uso approaches Angel Halo's core, he is attacked by the bikini-clad bazooka girls. He doesn't understand what's going on, so he smashes them and knocks them aside. A Gun-EZ floats in front of him, and a bazooka girl attacks him from behind. Uso swats her with his beam saber and vaporizes her. He approaches the Gun-EZ, and Katejina attacks him. He knocks her against a wall and says she is a despicable person. She tells him he should kill her, and she barely escapes before he sticks his beam saber through the Gun-EZ's cockpit. Uso finds the central core and leaves the V2 Assault Gundam behind. Odelo and Tomache enter Angel Halo to find Uso. Soldiers spot Uso and set off the intruder alert, and Kagatie leaves the control room to investigate. Uso runs into Kagatie in the hall and holds him hostage with a wire gun. He says he's come for Shahkti, and Kagatie tells him that oversensitive people like him need to disappear. A guard grabs Uso from behind, and Haro bounces into a guard as Odelo and Tomache arrive from the rear to rescue Uso. Uso holds a gun to Kagatie and says that the world is on the verge of destruction because of one old man's decision. Kagatie tells Uso that his pride is why humans fall into error, but Uso ignores him and goes to the control room to get Shahkti. She is unconscious, and he puts her into a normal suit and takes her away. Kagatie knows Uso hasn't won because even without Shahkti, Angel Halo is still emitting waves of energy. Uso, Odelo and Tomache exit Angel Halo and find it is in the middle of atmospheric re-entry. He tells them to get to the White Ark while he looks for Angel Halo's control system. He destroys several Rig Shokews, and Shahkti wakes up and screams from the sounds of agony coming from the psychickers. Later, Shahkti wakes up on the Reineforce Junior and says she can't be there. Even though she isn't in Angel Halo, all the psychickers are tied into her heart and her will.

 

Commentary

 

The final battle continues on, and as expected more people die. Juca is the one to get it this time, from none other than Katejina. Katejina's new mobile suit Gottrlatan is quite powerful and seems to be as effective as the Zanneck and Gengaozo. One thing I don't understand at all is the bikini bazooka girls. Even though Katejina's theory was right, why would there be bikinis or bazookas inside Angel Halo? Seems to me like a sleazy way to throw in some fanservice. Uso confronts Kagatie, and he should have killed Kagatie when he had the chance. Tassilo didn't do it either when he had the chance, and he probably regretted it. Though Uso has rescued Shahkti, it looks like he'll have to take her back into Angel Halo to shut it down. That probably won't be easy.

 

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