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Episode 27: Mistake Love

 

Review by Brian Shea

June 27, 2005

 

Summary

 

The Turner is pursued by a couple of ships through a storm. Leccee gets mad at one of the crewmen on the Turner, Allon, who says she should act sweeter than she does. Leccee runs off and flies away on the D.Sserd. The Slender Skala heads through the storm, looking for the Turner. Gavlet heads to the deck to get on the Bal-Bud. Leccee, fighting with the ships pursuing the Turner, notices Gavlet's Bal-Bud approaching. Allon feels bad about causing Leccee to head out. Gavlet tells the accompanying crafts to pursue the Turner while he attacks the D.Sserd. The two of them have a hard time in the storm and crash to the ground. Daba runs past Amu, seeking to go get Leccee. On the deck, Daba gets into the L.Gaim while Kyao works on the L.Gaim Mk-II. Allon heads out on a Spirit and follows him. Leccee finds Gavlet on the ground and knocks his gun away with her beam saber. Leccee asks why he is pursuing them, and Gavlet says he needs to be in the military to live and doesn't like the way they live their life. He attacks her, but Leccee kicks him in his injured leg and he falls over. Daba walks around looking for Leccee while Allon looks from the air. Hashamoja wonders why Elaine isn't sending out more forces and heads out with his former bandit colleagues. Leccee tries contacting the Turner from the ground but has trouble due to the storm. Gavlet asks Leccee why she didn't shoot him,and she answers that won't shoot an unconscious man. Gavlet says she might regret it later, but Leccee is upset that Gavlet is concerned more with his pride than life or death. Gavlet says that's the difference between men and women. He realizes that Leccee bandaged his wounds. She spots Allon's Spirit and he lands nearby; she's mad when she sees it's him. Allon shoots at Gavlet but Leccee says to stop, that he's just doing his job. She hasn't decided whether to let him free or not. Allon tosses Leccee a spare energy pack and flies off. Gavlet tells Leccee she's like Nei and still has a military spirit in her. Leccee argues with him, saying that's not so. Leccee tosses him the energy pack and says she doesn't want to see him again. Leccee flies back to the Turner and Daba arrives soon after. Amu and Kyao laugh when they see Leccee cooking.

 

Kyao tells Leccee that he heard she saved Gavlet from Allon. Amu thinks there must be something between them. Daba says it's alright, that one shouldn't shoot an injured person. Daba says that Leccee was aware how close Gavlet was to being their ally. The food burns and Leccee ends up throwing it in Kyao's face. While Mesh continues to work on the L.Gaim Mk-II, Allon heads out again on the Spirit and encounters Hashamoja and the others. Gavlet contacts him from the ground. Kyao and the others realize that Allon left and when Amu asks Leccee to help, out she refuses. Kyao and Daba are amazed with the L.Gaim Mk-II, but then realize Mesh had to disassemble some of the original L.Gaim to finish it. Daba says he'll head out on the Mk-II even though there hasn't been a test yet. Daba gets in, but the monitor doesn't seem to be working very well. He heads out, finding it hard to maintain his balance. Allon calls for help from the Turner but is hit and crashes to the ground. Hashamoja helps Gavlet fix the Bal-Bud. Allon encounters a couple of Graias, but Daba arrives just in time on the Mk-II, which he's still having trouble with. Gavlet arrives to the battle and is shocked to see what became of the Stack. Daba calls back to the Turner for help, but Leccee refuses to go out. Amu slaps her and says she would go out if she had her ability. She gets down on her knees and begs Leccee to help. Daba continues his fight with Gavlet and Leccee soon arrives on the D.Sserd. Hashamoja attacks Daba with his Graia but the powerful Mk-II easily slices it in two. He turns back to help Leccee in her fight with Gavlet. Daba fires at him and Gavlet says not to get involved, that they were talking. Gavlet wants a one on one fight with Leccee after what happened earlier. Leccee asks Daba not to interfere and he agrees. The two of them get out of their heavy metals and fight with their beam sabers. Gavlet tells Leccee that he doesn't kill women and says the favor is now repaid. He gets into the Bal-Bud and leaves. Leccee thanks Daba for not getting involved when he comes down. Leccee hugs Daba, making Amu upset.

 

Commentary

 

This episode focuses heavily on Leccee, who is starting to get upset with her role on the Turner, particularly after Allon foolishly speaks up. That and her encounters with Gavlet makes her rethink the way she is behaving. It was quite odd to see her start cooking, which Amu and Kyao find hilarious. Probably the strangest sight of all though was Amu, who argues with her so much, begging her to help. As painful as it is for her, Amu finally admits that Leccee is a much better soldier than she. Another thing I was surprised with in this episode was Gavlet piloting the Bal-Bud, which is a lower class heavy metal than the Bat-Shu and Ashura Temple he already possesses. We also get to see the L.Gaim Mk-II in action for the first time, and while it looks really powerful, Daba is still having some difficulty controlling it.

 

Overall Rating

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3 out of 5 stars
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