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Episode 41: Awakening

 

Review by Chris Guanche

July 15, 2002

 

Summary

 

Fa asks Kamille about Reccoa, and he says he is fine. As they ride in the elevator they get a phone call from Qum that Rosamia is going to be dissected by Dr. Hasan. Kamille and Fa visit the infirmary and find that Rosamia is refusing to be examined by Hasan. She doesn't want to be dissected, and Hasan insists it's just a normal check up. Kamille tells her that if she wants to stay on the Argama with him she will have to undergo the check up. She agrees, and Fa tells Kamille they have to leave. As Rosamia takes off her shirt to be examined, Fa yanks Kamille out of the infirmary. On the Dogosse Giar, Bask tells Reccoa that she fought well despite the fact that she couldn't destroy either the Zeta Gundam or the Argama. He wants her to prove her loyalties to the Titans by gassing a colony in Side 2. Reccoa objects and says there has to be another way to test her, and Bask punches her. She insists that she is a Titan, and he tells her to keep in mind that the Titans want peace as soon as possible. On the Argama, Astonaige finishes preparing the Zeta Gundam for Kamille. Char asks about Rosamia's tests and is surprised she agreed to be examined. Kamille leaves the mobile suit hangar to visit Rosamia in the infirmary. He is surprised to see her running around topless. Hasan takes him aside and says that though she seems normal he thinks she might be a Cyber Newtype. On the Dogosse Giar, Reccoa launches in the Messala, followed by several Hizacks carrying a G3 nerve gas container. As they approach Side 2 she tells them to be careful. One of the Hizack pilots loses control of the container lets it fly around aimlessly. Reccoa thinks that if the Argama spots her she won't have to fight. Torres informs Bright of a message from Side 2, and Bright orders the mobile suits to launch. Rosamia sits with Shinta and Qum and says she is a mobile suit pilot. They say they want to come with her and that if she fights Kamille will be proud. Hasan calls Char and tells him that Rosamia definitely is a Cyber Newtype and that he can't find her. Char leaves the Hyaku-Shiki to look for her, and Kamille wonders what he is doing. At Side 2's Colony 21 the Hizacks connect the G3 container. Kamille launches with the Zeta Gundam's hyper mega launcher and meets up with Emma's Mk II.

 

Shinta and Qum run around in the hangar to distract Hasan. Rosamia heads towards a Nemo, and Char shoots at her. She gets inside the Nemo and leaves the Argama. Char gets into the Hyaku-Shiki and follows. He threatens to shoot her if she doesn't stop, but she ignores him. He shoots at her and is surprised that she dodged his attack. Reccoa hesitates briefly and then orders the Hizack pilots to release the G3 gas into the colony. As the gas spreads, Kamille and Fa feel the deaths of the colony's eight million inhabitants. Kamille spots two Hizacks guarding the container and destroys it. However, he is too late to save the colony because everyone has been killed. As he fights off several Hizacks, Reccoa attacks him. He asks her how she could be so cruel, and she says he is just a kid who doesn't understand. He says that is just an excuse that adults use to justify their actions. She pulls out her beam saber and says that as slowly as he fights he will never beat Scirocco. Kamille uses the hyper mega launcher's beam saber to fight Reccoa. Rosamia shows up in the Nemo and destroys a Hizack. Kamille thinks it is dangerous for Rosamia, so he takes her into the colony. Char arrives on the scene and tells Reccoa he doesn't want to her her explanations. She says that is typical of him always looking down on her, and he asks if that is her excuse. He says he will rectify the problem he caused and starts shooting at her. Inside the colony, Kamille tells Rosamia not to raise her visor because the place is flooded with nerve gas. Rosamia sees a dead kid and thinks it is Shinta. Two Hizacks attack, and Kamille viciously destroys them both with the hyper mega launcher. Rosamia then points her rifle at him and says that the Zeta Gundam will make the sky fall. She shoots at him, and he escapes back into space. She joins the Hizacks, and Emma tells him that Rosamia is a Titan. Char can't hit the Messala, and he wonders why he is hesitating so much. Reccoa escapes, and Kamille cries alone inside his cockpit.

 

Commentary

 

Those Titans seem to think that destroying colonies will somehow gain support for them. Their cruel actions are precisely why the Federation withdrew their support for them, as evidenced by what happened in Dakar. This battle was merely Bask's way to test Reccoa's loyalty. She reluctantly goes along with this and allows eight million innocent civilians to die. All this because she is obsessed with Scirocco. Hasan discovers Rosamia's secret, and she starts babbling that 'sky is falling' stuff she was saying at the beginning of the series. She is as unstable as Four was, and she'll probably meet a bad end like Four did too.

 

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