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Episode 25: Ideon's Counterattack

 

Review by Brian Shea

April 24, 2007

 

Summary

 

Cosmo and Kitten ride through the forest on a hovercraft. Cosmo wants Kitten to come aboard the Solo Ship with him when they depart Kyaral. Cosmo returns to Stagra and the Solo Ship. Aboard the bridge Bes shows Karala a starmap and asks her to show them where the Buff Clan homeworld is. Karala is hesitant to reveal it and Bes says she can think it over. Kitten interrupts the children playing hide and seek. Suddenly the alarm goes off. Bes announces a counterattack against the Buff Clan where the Solo Ship and Kyaral military will team up to take out all of the Buff Clan forces surrounding the planet. The Solo Ship ascends through the atmosphere, accompanied by Kyaral crafts. In space, the Dero Zan brings a pair of Zigg Macks to the Gabro Zan. Gije is hesitant to fight at this time but Daram says they have enough forces, including an Anti Giant God mecha. Daram wonders if the Buff Clan military and Ome foundation have joined hands. All three Ideon units take off and combine into the Ideon. Daram and Gije head into their Heavy Mobile Mecha as the Solo Ship and Kyaral forces approach the Buff Clan ships. The Buff Clan sends out its mecha and fighter crafts. Both sides destroy many of each other's crafts. Gije feels that they need to cut off the enemy's communication to succeed in this battle. The Solo Ship continues to have success against the Buff Clan's ships. The Solo Ship's engine overheats and there is an explosion inside the engine room. The Ideon damages Gije's Ganga Lubu and the Gabro Zan. Struck by the Solo Ship's cannons, Daram's Ganga Lubu is blown up and he is forced to eject in the escape capsule and head down to Kyaral.

 

The Dero Zan is blown up by the Ideon. Gije decides to launch a nuclear attack on the Ideon and heads out in a small shuttle. Cosmo realizes he is bleeding. Gije flies around the Ideon in his spacesuit, attaching nuclear bombs to it. Cosmo spots him and shoots at him. Gije and Cosmo trade fire. Moera heads outside to assist Cosmo. Cosmo tells Moera where the nuclear bombs are. Moera and Kasha quickly find the bombs and toss them off the Ideon. Cosmo collapses due to his bleeding just after Gije escapes. Gije returns to the Ganga Lubu. Moera brings Cosmo back into the Ideon and takes over piloting for him. Gije attacks the Ideon. Despite being heavily injured, Cosmo takes the controls again. The Ganga Lubu grabs onto the Ideon, but it detaches and attacks, damaging the Ganga Lubu. Gije escapes just before the Ganga Lubu blows up. Cosmo passes out. On Kyaral Lotta and Lin wonder where Kitten went. Deck and Lin head out to find her. At that moment Daram's escape capsule lands in the forest, where Kitten is leading some of the children. One of the children, Tom, finds Daram's capsule and shoots at it, hitting one of his soldiers. Daram fires back and ends up hitting Kitten, killing her. Daram realizes he shot a child and flees in the capsule. Cosmo is tended to by Rapoh aboard the Solo Ship. Karala asks if she can help with the blood transfusion. The children cry over Kitten's death. Kasha wants to attack the Buff Clan homeworld. Sheryl suggests again that they return to Earth to use the Gloria computer. Karala turns on the starmap and shows Bes where the Buff Clan homeworld is. Rapoh comes in and says she's the correct blood type and they can do a transfusion with her and Cosmo. Hatari and Kasha wonder why Karala changed her mind and revealed her planet's location. Sheryl thinks she's fallen in love with Bes but he thinks she wouldn't sell out her planet for love. Buff Clan, the Earth and Solo line up in a straight line. Sheryl wonders if it is a coincidence. The blood transfusion with Karala and Cosmo is performed.

 

Commentary

 

This episode features another fairly good space battle. For once the Solo Ship is on the offensive as it attacks the remaining Buff Clan forces around Kyaral. The storyline with Kitten comes to a sad end as she is killed by Daram. Cosmo, heavily injured has yet to find out that she has died. Her death is modified in the Be Invoked movie with much more horrific results. Other segments from the beginning and end of this episode can also be seen in the compilation movie, although the battle portion is removed entirely (as is the entire storyline on Kyaral). With the location of the Buff Clan homeworld now revealed, one wonders if the show will be heading in a new direction.

 

Overall Rating

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4 out of 5 stars
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