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Episode 5: Judau's Decision

 

Review by Chris Guanche

April 10, 2001

 

Summary

 

Aboard the Endra, a junk collector named Gemon Bajack offers to destroy the Zeta Gundam for Mashymre so that he can attack the Argama. He shows Mashymre his custom built Geze mobile suit and promises that with his skills he can destroy the Zeta Gundam easily. Mashymre remembers that Haman told him to get the aid of colony citizens, so he agrees. Gottn asks if they should trust Gemon, and Mashymre tells him it's Haman's way. Gemon asks Mashymre to give him some mobile suits for backup, and he agrees. Elsewhere, Judau tells Fa that he refuses Bright's officer to join the crew of the Argama. Fa says he can study on the ship, but Judau says he can do that at school, so he goes to school with Beecha, Iino and Mondo. In his quarters, Mashymre prays to Haman and asks for her guidance. Gottn eavesdrops and says they are ready to launch. As he prepares to launch in a Gaza-C, Gottn doesn't like that he has to listen to Gemon. Elle watches them from an air duct and escapes from a Neo Zeon soldier. She drives through the streets of the city and tells Fa and Leina about the mobile suits. Fa then takes Elle's car to warn the Argama. Nearby, Yazan follows them from the shadows. Shinta and Qum follow Judau to school and start playing with line drawers on a field. Gemon and the two Gaza-Cs launch from the Endra and fly over the city. As they fly over the school, Gemon spots the letters Z G and believes it to be a challenge from the Zeta Gundam. He lands near the school and threatens to destroy it if the Zeta Gundam doesn't come out. Gottn is embarrassed and wonders why they aren't following the mission to attack the Argama. Bright listens to Gemon's announcements, and Fa returns to the ship. Judau thinks quickly and goes up to the roof. He and everyone else make noises and insult the Geze, saying that a Hizack is better.

 

Gemon insists that the Geze is better than a Hizack because he designed the Geze by himself. Yazan tries to steal the Geze and falls inside a sewer. While Gemon is distracted, Beecha and Iino wrap ropes around the Geze's feet and tie them to a tree and to Elle's car. As Gemon tries to move, Elle drives off and trips him. He is quite angry when he gets up, so he smashes the stairwell on the roof. Judau wonders what he will do, and Leina, Shinta and Qum cry out for the Zeta Gundam. Fa launches from the Argama in the Zeta Gundam and flies to the school. She tells Gemon they should fight somewhere else, and he follows her to an empty field. Fa pulls out the beam rifle, and Gemon panics and says if she uses that she could destroy the colony. As she puts the rifle down, Gemon attacks her and knocks her down. Judau and the others drive out to the empty fields, and he has an idea. He spots several gas tanks nearby and tells Beecha to destroy them. Fa tries to fight Gemon with a beam saber, but he attacks her with his electrified fighting stick and shocks her. Judau points his butt at Gemon and taunts him to lure him away. Beecha destroys the support for the gas tank, and it rolls down the hill toward Gemon. Gemon runs away, but he catches the gas tank and throws it in the water. Meanwhile, Judau runs over to the Zeta Gundam and is surprised that Fa is the pilot. Gemon attacks again, and Fa fights with him while Judau hangs on to the head. Judau falls into the cockpit and takes over. Gemon suddenly has double vision because his rotating cockpit has made him dizzy. Fa gets down from the Zeta Gundam, and Judau punches Gemon. He then slices off the Geze's arms, and Gemon begs for forgiveness, saying that Mashymre forced him to fight. Mashymre wants to attack the Argama, but Gottn tells him to wait until the prototype Hamma-Hamma is completed. Judau and the others return to the Argama.

 

Commentary

 

I'm getting pretty tired of the same filler episodes over and over again. How many times can they use this generic plot formula? By the time Zeta Gundam reached its fifth episode, a lot had already happened, but nothing's going on here. I'm really sick of seeing the same story over and over. This time it was even worse, since the enemy in question is the moronic Gemon. I swear, he has to be one of the dumbest characters ever in Gundam. Also, Fa shows that she still really sucks as a pilot. She was the worst pilot on the Argama in the last series, and that makes it even worse since she's the only surviving pilot in this one. Even Gemon was able to give her a beating. This series had better get its main story started, because it's not impressing me so far.

 

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