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Episode 16: Broken Heart

 

Review by Brian Shea

June 12, 2005

 

Summary

 

One of the hologuards hiding Little Saye starts malfunctioning. With Stella hurt, more of the rebels start leaving, heading towards Koam to join with rebels there. Stella asks Amu why she's being so nice to him, leading him around on his bed on wheels. Daba tells Stella he shouldn't move around. Kyao works on repairing the L.Gaim and yells at one of the mechanics for being so reckless. Amu brings Stella to the L.Gaim and he thanks everyone. Stella says they are going to launch another attack on the military and drops some gold coins, which the rebels go crazy fighting over, as usual. Daba suggests to Stella again that he stop this habit. He and Leccee worry about them launching another attack so soon. Gavlet flies around on a Graia, looking for the rebels. He sees Kyao and Leccee flying around, testing out the D.Sserd. Kyao's Spirit is hit and he has trouble controlling it. Leccee tells him to hide beneath the base's hologuards and let her help him out. Nei contacts Gavlet, telling him to stop the battle; they should let the rebels' confidence rise at this time. Kyao flies through the hologuard but has trouble landing the Spirit. Leccee attacks Gavlet, convincing him to retreat as Nei ordered. Gavlet tells Nei he thought this was the right time to attack the rebels. She laughs at him and slaps him in the face, telling him he'll end up like Chai if he rushes into battle. She gives him permission to head out again one last time to prove himself. Daba and the others discuss what their strategy should be, but Amu gets mad at Daba always following Leccee's suggestions. Kyao gets mad too and walks off. Daba punches him in the face and they fight. Daba tells Kyao he wants him to be able to fight as well as her; she could die at any time and so could he. Kyao runs off. Gavlet flies off, saying he'll never forget that he was slapped by Nei. Daba gets in the L.Gaim and is happy to see everyone willing to fight alongside him after his rant earlier. The rebels head out.

 

A large force of heavy metals and boosters departs from Little Saye. Stella realizes Daba's words are better at rallying the troops than his own. Daba talks to Kyao aboard the Works and thanks him. Gavlet heads through the nearby woods on his Graia, wondering if most of the rebels have indeed left the planet. Gavlet's forces start firing at the rebels from the ground. The rebels land their forces and start looking for the enemy. Nei contacts Gavlet and tells him to keep the rebels as far away from their base as possible. She says she won't be sending him any reinforcements. Gavlet knocks away Daba's L.Gaim. Amu tells Kyao that the L.Gaim is being attacked and he should go help him. Nei watches from above in her Auge and heads off with her own forces. Leccee arrives in the D.Sserd to help Daba. Nei's forces head towards Little Saye, and Gavlet realizes Nei used him as a decoy. Leccee tells Daba she'll take care of things here and he should head back to Little Saye. Daba grabs his beam cannon from the Works and grabs onto a passing Spirit. Stella feels he should do something and leaves the Works on the Desks. Nei's Auge reaches Little Saye and starts firing into the docking bay, destroying a lot of heavy metals and killing many mechanics. The L.Gaim arrives and fires at her, so Nei realizes Gavlet wasn't able to defeat Daba. She attacks the L.Gaim from above, but Daba is able to dodge it. Amu tells Daba that Stella has disappeared from the Works. Stella approaches Little Saye on the Desks, realizing how difficult it is to operate a flosser. The Auge blows off the L.Gaim's left arm, and both heavy metals are knocked down. Leccee and Gavlet arrive, however, and Nei grabs onto the D.Sserd. Gavlet attacks the damaged L.Gaim, but Stella arrives in the Desks and blasts the Graia, disabling it. The Desks crashes to the ground and explodes, killing Stella. Gavlet is unable to control his Graia and leaves, followed by Nei. The battle over, everyone mourns Stella's death.

 

Commentary

 

Things get worse and worse for the rebels on Mizun with so many leaving and they launch one final attack on the Poseidal military. Unfortunately, things don't go too well. Little Saye is annihilated by Nei and Stella is killed while helping to defend Daba from Gavlet's attack. Infighting seems to be getting worse with our heroes, although Daba is able to calm everyone down. With things going so bad on Mizun, I doubt our heroes will be sticking around much longer.

 

Overall Rating

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3 out of 5 stars
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