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Episode 35: Peril Mission

 

Review by Brian Shea

August 8, 2005

 

Summary

 

The Dipps approaches Gastogal and is asked to stop. On the Dipps is Nei and the men who were going to give Semuj some ships previously. Nei tells the contact from Gastogal that she is here to see Poseidal and inform her of a rebel transaction she stopped. The contact says as one of the Elite 13 she should know she just can't come and talk to Poseidal and cuts her off. The ship is attacked by forces from Gastogal, led by Olibee. Rockley doesn't think she came on Giwaza's orders and should be investigated. He wonders why she has come. Olibee contacts Nei, who thinks they should check the ship. Olibee and Rockley think there was no need to come here to do that. Nei explains this ship has proof that Full is helping the rebels, causing Rockley to get interested in what she has to say. Olibee decides to listen to Rockley and let her come. The ship heads into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, the rebels fight the military on Mizun. Gavlet gets mad at Lily, who has come down to Mizun on Giwaza's orders. Wassan asks her to cooperate with their plan, which is to block the rebels' acquisition of weapons and capture them afterward. Lily says she has a different way of doing things and hates men. She slaps Gavlet, who throws a nail file at her and hits Wassan by mistake. The Dipps lands in Sveto and Nei gets out. She thinks the giant statue of Poseidal (repaired since Daba blew it up) looks like Olibee. At the rebel base, Kyao complains when some of the rebels screw up since their supplies are getting low. Daba discusses strategy with Semuj. Amu comes in and volunteers to go on patrol in place of Daba. She heads out in the L.Gaim with Lilith and ends up getting attacked by Lily's G.Roon. Lily blows up a D.Sserd and shoots at the ejecting pilot. She electrocutes the L.Gaim. Lilith heads back to the base and informs everyone that Amu's been captured by a woman she's never seen before. Lily ties up Amu and attacks her after Amu bites her. Gavlet and Wassan watch from outside. Gavlet wonders what kind of woman Lily is, with so little self control. Daba wants to head out to save Amu, but Semuj tries to stop him, saying his life isn't just his anymore. Semuj says Amu is only a soldier and the rebellion's leader can't risk his life to save just one soldier.

 

Amu cries in her cell, telling the guard she has a stomachache. She kicks the guard in the head when he comes in and escapes with his gun. She ends up running into Lily in the hall. Gavlet sneaks up on Amu from behind and grabs her. Lily starts beating Amu again and Gavlet tries to stop her, saying Amu is their precious hostage and can't be harmed. Lily leaves and Gavlet declares that he's going to be the one to get Daba. Semuj sneaks into the dock at night and Lilith catches him. Semuj says he's going to go himself to save Amu. Daba comes in and knocks Semuj out, saying he'll be the one to save Amu. Daba and Lilith get into the L.Gaim Mk-II and head out. Meanwhile at Sveto Nei goes to see Olibee and Rockley. Nei says they should disassemble the captured rebel ship in order to find out who manufactured it. She suspects Amandara or Full. Olibee thinks that's nonsense since Full is a friend of Poseidal's. She says the testimony of a rebel is worthless, but Nei demands to know why Poseidal replaced Giwaza with Olibee. Rockley attacks her, saying Poseidal won't care what happens to her. Olibee says Nei is just a bit player. Olibee reminds Nei of Poseidal and she wonders what is going on. Rockley tells Nei to stay here for the time being. Olibee wonders what Giwaza's reaction will be. On Mizun Lily, Wassan and Gavlet wait for Daba to come, with Amu tied up. Amu says there's no way he'll come but Lily thinks he will. The L.Gaim Mk-II arrives just minutes before they were about to execute her. Amu yells to Daba not to come. Daba arrives and demands they give Amu back, but Lily says she's changed her mind. Gavlet gets mad at her again. Daba says he'll do whatever she says and gets out of the L.Gaim Mk-II on the Viewy. Daba tricks them and fires at the soldiers, managing to rescue Amu. He gets back into the L.Gaim Mk-II and fights Lily. Gavlet heads over in his Ashura Temple and tries battling Daba, but Lily argues with him on who will get to fight him. Wassan says they should be working together. The Mk-II is damaged by the G.Roon and is knocked away. Gavlet flies in to finish him off, but Kyao arrives in the L.Gaim to help out. Kyao gives the Mk-II it's buster launcher. Wassan tells Gavlet to get away and avoid the blast. Daba fires at Lily, damaging her G.Roon, then retreats with Kyao. Gavlet gets mad at Lily for damaging his G.Roon. Daba contacts Semuj, who says they were able to contact a supplier. Amu thanks Daba for rescuing her and tells Kyao to shut up when he asks for thanks as well.

 

Commentary

 

This episode has its good and bad points; while the politics continue, the main story of Amu getting taken captive pales in comparison to what we've gotten the last few episodes. Lily shows up on Mizun to help Wassan and Gavlet and appears to be even more ruthless than Nei was. Gavlet's right about her not thinking things out enough although I thought it was funny that he got upset over her damaging his G.Roon when he damages so many Heavy Metals himself. Speaking of Nei, she shows up on Gastogal and pleads with Olibee to search the rebel ship in order to prove Full was helping the rebels. I assume the guys on the rebel ship must be claiming to be from Theart Star, which is why Nei and Giwaza have become so suspicious of Full lately.

 

Overall Rating

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3 out of 5 stars
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