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Episode 5: Godzorla's Counterattack

 

Review by Chris Guanche

June 3, 2001

 

Summary

 

Uso plays around with the Victory Gundam's controls and messes with Suzy and Odelo. Marbet tells him to stop fooling around and separate the parts of the Victory Gundam. He then separates the suit and has the Top and Bottom Fighters placed on trucks, while the Core Fighter is taken inside a hangar. All the mechanics are shocked that the Gundam pilot is a little kid. Elsewhere, Shahkti walks through the forest with baby Karlmann and Flanders while she sings. Hiding near a tree, Cronicle wonders how she knows his sister's song, and why she keeps appearing wherever he goes. At the Largane base, Garry harasses a doctor and takes painkillers. Fuala is informed that Garry is taking out the newly completed Godzorla suit. He wants to get revenge for Sabat, and Fuala allows him to go so that it will make their fight with the Victory Gundam easier. She also tells Dupre to follow Garry with the Recarl mobile armor. Uso searches for Shahkti but instead finds Katejina. She wonders how a kid like him could kill someone, and he says he didn't want to do it. She supposes that is normal and asks him not to become a bad person. Cronicle disguises himself as a mechanic and infiltrates the League Militaire camp. Alarms blaze when the Godzorla is detected, and he fires a signal flare when he spots the Godzorla. Garry figures that Cronicle is alive, and he begins attacking the camp. Uso runs into the mess hall while looking for Shahkti, and Marbet asks him to fight because she is still injured. Katejina objects to him going out because he is only a kid, and she believes the killing should be limited to adults. She says the war has nothing to do with a kid like him, and he shouldn't abandon his search for Shahkti. An old lady calls her selfish and says she shouldn't have opened her mouth. Uso tells Katejina he has to fight because he doesn't want her or Marbet or anyone else to die. He runs off, and Marbet says he has a precious heart that everyone wants to protect. Uso runs to the hangar and takes off in the Core Fighter.

 

Garry continues his assault against the camp, and Uso attacks Garry with the vulcan cannons. They are ineffective because Garry uses the Godzorla's beam rotor as a shield. Uso flies around until the Top Fighter is launched. Uso docks with it and begins attacking Garry again. Garry wonders where this fighter came from and where the Core Fighter disappeared to. Nearby, Fuala and Wattary Gilla watch the battle from the Recarl and decide that Garry's reward will be a warrior's death. Now that test data has been obtained for the Recarl and Godzorla, she returns to the Largane base. Uso docks with the Bottom Fighter and attacks Garry in midair with the beam saber. Garry vows he will wash the Victory Gundam with Uso's blood. Garry damages the Victory Gundam's foot and slices off the right arm and part of the left, but Uso slices the Godzorla in half. Totally mad, Garry shoots at the Victory Gundam with his pistol. Uso threatens to fire his vulcan cannons, but he doesn't. Garry is tied down to a gurney and taken away. Katejina hates the League Militaire for making Uso fight, and Shahkti wants to go back to Kassarelia. Oi Nyung holds a meeting and says they must evacuate, which makes Warren, Odelo and Suzy wonder what they will do. As evacuation plans are made, Cronicle continues to spy and sees that Oi Nyung is the leader. He spots Suzy trying to pee on the floor and takes her to her room, where Shahkti recognizes his eyes. A squad of Zolos led by Wattary takes off from the Largane base and begins dropping bombs on the League Militaire camp. Oi Nyung wants Uso to distract the enemy, and both Shahkti and Katejina tell Uso not to fight. He says he doesn't want to die, especially without knowing what happened to his parents. He leaves, and Cronicle saves Shahkti and Suzy from falling debris and tells them to leave. As the transport trucks attempt to escape, the Zolos relentlessly destroy them. Uso takes off in the Core Fighter and attacks a Zolo out of rage.

 

Commentary

 

One thing this series has proven so far is that there is never a lack of good battles. I find that the sort of battles fought in this series are very much like those in Gundam X. Actually, it should be the other way around since this series was first. With this episode we start to see some conflict, as Katejina makes clear that she does not approve of Uso fighting and she hates the League Militaire. Uso simply wants to survive, and I don't think he cares what the League Militaire is fighting for. As for Cronicle, it's odd that he would risk his life to save Shahkti for no reason at all. Whatever he's up to, he can certainly find out a lot of info about the League Militaire. Maybe it will make up for his failure to defeat Uso. Also, what's with people going crazy and attacking Gundams with hand-to-hand weapons? Dozle Zabi went insane in the original series and attacked the Gundam in such a manner, and now Garry has done the same. I guess losing to white mobile suits has that effect on people.

 

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