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Episode 15: The Phantom Colony, Part 2

 

Review by Chris Guanche

September 6, 2002

 

Summary

 

Judau can't believe what he is thinking and believes that Sarasa is Rasara. She asks him to spread the creed of Light for her, and he slaps her to snap her out of what she's saying. She slaps him and says someone so rude couldn't be the Savior. Bright says they are crazy and picks a fight. In the confusion, everyone escapes and runs away from the temple. Emary is injured as she falls down the stairs, and Bright protects her and is captured along with Roux and Chara. Judau, Elle and Iino escape and stop to plan their next move. Ninjas attack them, and Rasara's men appear from out of nowhere and attack the ninjas with stone pellets. Judau, Elle and and Iino jump onto the wagon with Rasara and Mondo. Everyone is confused, and Rasara explains that Sarasa is her older sister. She says that after Sarasa was appointed leader she became conceited. Rasara doesn't think that anyone will want to listen to the creed of the Light, which dictates living in peace and harmony with the Moonlight. Rasara takes everyone down to an abandoned linear subway station, and Mondo quickly fixes the car so they can use it. As Bright and the others are taken to a dungeon, Judau and the others emerge from a secret passage and attack the ninjas so everyone can escape. Gottn and Beecha meet with Sarasa and Role and are told that the crew of the Argama have rejected the Light. Sarasa tells Gottn she will give him a colony if he helps her, and he orders Beecha to disassemble the ZZ Gundam and take it over to the Endra. In space, Glemy's Mindra searches for the Endra and discovers Moon Moon. Bright, Emary, Roux and Chara head back to the ship while Rasara and Mondo go to activate Cattle. She believes that it is a symbol of their helplessness, and starting it will change things. Judau goes to get ZZ Gundam and spots Beecha next to it.

 

Mondo and Rasara climb up to Cattle's cockpit and activate it. Mondo is surprised that it still has power, but it won't move. Elle and Iino throw rocks at the ninjas and run away to distract them. Judau climbs up the scaffold next to ZZ Gundam and fights with Beecha. After capturing Elle and Iino, the ninjas begin throwing spears at Judau and climbing the scaffold. Gottn orders more to attack, and so many climb the scaffold that it collapses. However, Judau manages to get inside ZZ Gundam and fly away. The ninjas panic because the giant god has moved, and Gottn orders a squad of Gaza-Cs to attack the ZZ Gundam. Judau destroys a Gaza and attacks another in his search for Leina. He shoots one with his double beam rifle, and it crashes into the Endra and causes a large explosion. Another Gaza grab him, and he wrestles with it. Sarasa tells Gottn to stop the battle, and he says they have to fight for peace. Mondo hits Cattle's control panel, and the massive old mobile suit begins to move. As another Gaza is about to shoot Judau from behind, Mondo shoots it. The ninjas panic when they see Kettle and run away again. On the Mindra, Glemy launches in the prototype Bawoo and flies over to the damaged Endra to pick up Leina. Judau leaves the Gazas to Mondo and flies up to the Endra. He sees Glemy with her and slams the Bawoo against a wall. Glemy says he is only willing to trade Leina for Roux, and he escapes. Mondo destroys the remaining Gazas, and Sarasa sees that she was wrong. Beecha grabs Mondo, and they escape with Gottn. Role explains that making Sarasa the leader was his idea because he wanted to go outside. Judau convinces him he is better off on Moon Moon since the Federation and Neo Zeon don't know they exist. As the Argama leaves, Judau decides that after rescuing Leina he will go back there.

 

Commentary

 

Dear lord, one episode of this trash was bad enough, but two makes it even worse. The storyline of this episode reminds me of a really bad episode from the original Star Trek called "The Way to Eden." There, a bunch of space hippies wanted to use the Enterprise to find Eden. Both are equally bad. Judau again acts recklessly in his futile attempt to rescue Leina, and this seems to be becoming a trend with him. As bad as these two episodes are, the only bright spot is that it doesn't get any worse than this. Unfortunately, it will still take some time before it actually gets better.

 

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