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Episode 10: Sayonara, Fa

 

Review by Chris Guanche

September 3, 2002

 

Summary

 

Fa looks out into space and wonders if it's right to leave Kamille alone on Shangri-La. She goes to the mobile suit hangar and is told by Astonaige that they can't repair the Methuss. She goes over to the Neo Core Fighter and sees Judau and Roux arguing about going to the bathroom in a normal suit. Judau asks Roux if she is going to get the new mobile suit, and she tells him she is. Fa tells Roux she is supposed to be launching, and they begin to argue. Roux tells her that she would be better off leaving the ship and going back to Shangri-La to be with Kamille. Roux launches in the Neo Core Fighter to find La Vie en Rose. On the bridge, Torres notices some weird signals from within the ship. In the communications room, Beecha and Mondo are sending a message to the Endra about the new mobile suit and the Argama's location. Iino interrupts them and tells them not to betray the ship. They tie him up with ropes and continue to send out the message. On the Endra, Mashymre meets a strange woman named Chara Soon. Haman has sent Chara to supervise Mashymre because of his many failures in attacking the Argama. Chara tells him this is his last chance to redeem himself. Gottn interrupts and tells Mashymre that they have received a message from the Argama. Mashymre is angry that Chara is recording everything for a report, and he launches in the Hamma-Hamma, followed by a squad of Gaza-Cs. Fa yells at Leina and Elle to do laundry. Leina says that Beecha and Mondo are lazy, and Elle runs off to see what they are up to. She bumps into them and asks what they are doing, but they run away. Gottn hides in a fake asteroid and maneuvers towards the Argama. Beecha and Mondo put on normal suits to go outside and sabotage the dummy asteroids that Bright ordered to be deployed.

 

As Judau gets ready for battle, Elle tries to speak to him, but Fa tells her to put on a normal suit. Judau launches in the Zeta Gundam, but Astonaige notes the beam rifle hasn't been fixed yet. Fa tells him to get the Methuss ready, and he tells her that using the Methuss would be committing suicide. She tells him to do it anyway because she can't let Judau die. In space, Beecha and Mondo shoot the dummy asteroids surrounding the Argama. Judau tries to shoot at Mashymre, but he discovers the beam rifle doesn't work. He escapes and hides from a Gaza behind an asteroid. As he hides, the Gaza accidentally crashes into a real asteroid and blows up. Judau then grabs another Gaza and rams it into an asteroid. Fa launches in the Methuss and flies over to Judau's position to help him fix the beam rifle. Mashymre spots them and attacks them. They hide behind an asteroid while Fa fixes the beam rifle. Elsewhere, Gottn sneaks into the Argama, and Elle spots him and begins to follow him through the ship. Mashymre deploys his claw hands to grapple Judau, but he manages to break free. Fa gives him the beam rifle, and Mashymre moves in and slices into the Methuss. Judau returns to the Argama to protect the ship from the Gazas. Roux shows up with the Neo Core Fighter and Core Base of the ZZ Gundam Gundam and blows up a Gaza. With the Methuss disabled, Fa drifts towards Shangri-La, and Mashymre vows to show Chara how good he is. Elle, Shinta and Qum use Haro and a blanket to capture Gottn. Judau tells Roux that Fa is his savior and he wants to help her, but Roux says she is better off going back to Kamille. Gottn tells Bright that there are traitors on the ship, but Iino doesn't say anything. As Fa approaches Shangri-La, she thinks about Kamille.

 

Commentary

 

This episode was a bit better than what we've seen before, but not by much. Another new character shows up here, the eccentric and busty Chara Soon. If anything dates this show as being from the 1980s, it's Chara's weird half red and blonde hairstyle. Beecha and Mondo's traitorous actions are already causing trouble for the Argama and will probably cause more problems as time goes on. Half of the ZZ Gundam Gundam shows up here, and we're sure to see more soon. Fa leaves the ship to be with Kamille, and I'm glad she's gone. However, I wish Mashymre would have at least killed her. It's amazing how the girl is such a bad pilot and manages to survive the Gryps War and this one was well.

 

Overall Rating

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3 out of 5 stars
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