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Episode 43: Lady and Girl

 

Review by Brian Shea

October 2, 2005

 

Summary

 

Daba tries to make his way towards Theart Star to look for Amu and Semuj, but with so many beam attacks finds it quite hard. Full's assistant tells her Amu has regained consciousness. Full goes to see her, saying she's been asleep for two days. Semuj was treated for his injuries and is now doing alright. Full's assistant attacks her for talking rudely and the two fight. Amu collapses from being worn out. Semuj, meanwhile, is treated for his injuries in the infirmary. Full serves Amu dinner and wonders why she's so dedicated to Daba. She says men always forget women, abandoning them over time. Amu says it won't be that way with her and Daba. On the Turner, Kyao and Lilith argue since Kyao thinks Amu is dead. Two of the women mechanics come to the bridge, willing to sacrifice their lives in order to save her from Full. Daba gives them fake teeth they can bite on that will explode in case they reach the point of no return. Meanwhile, Elaine waits impatiently on the Slender Skala, mad since it's been days since Olibee ordered they gather. She thinks it's pointless for the military to stay here and argues with Hashamoja. Hashamoja contacts the Slash, saying he has a message for Olibee alone. Olibee decides to say yes even though Rockley and Gavlet are suspicious. On Theart Star, Full swims in a pool. Amu says she can't believe she's 80 years old since she looks so young. Full explains that it's due to Poseidal's power, but notes that despite her eternal youth her heart has grown old, burdened by memories of the past. Semuj comes in and says she shouldn't get Amu involved. Full gets a call and leaves. Semuj tells Amu they should leave Theart Star as soon as possible. The two mechanics from the Turner are let aboard the Slash and tell Olibee they're from Theart Star and are angry with Full. They say she's allied with Giwaza and that she's contacted Kamon Myroad. Hearing this, Olibee gives orders to finish investigating this matter and execute Full if it's revealed to be true. Rockley thinks they should be more cautious since Full is a very important person to Poseidal. On the Turner, Daba and Kyao ponder what's going on. Daba thinks that if Giwaza rebels against Poseidal it'll be a perfect opportunity for them to launch their Star Dust plan. Kyao wonders if the mechanics have succeeded in their plan. Full heads up and sees Amandara, who has arrived on Theart Star. Amandara doesn't like the fact that she is teaming up with Giwaza, saying ruling is Poseidal's burden. Full says there's a man she wants to protect and adds that she no longer wants to live forever, so Amandara slaps her. He says she was the one who wanted to be young forever, and he calls her the culmination of the bio-relation project. Full counters she didn't want to be a test subject. Upset with her, Amandara leaves.

 

Semuj and Amu spot Amandara in the hall on Theart Star, and he explains he had some deals to make here. Amu is surprised to see him, saying she never knew he was affiliated with Full. On the Turner, Kyao complains about Semuj and Amu not being around. In the L.Gaim Mk-II, Daba blasts a number of asteroids in preparation for their Star Dust plan. They are happy to see them moving so easily and are confident they'll be able to attack Gastogal with them. The Turner receives word from Theart Star that Amu and Semuj are alive and were saved by Full. Amandara tells Amu she has a lot of vitality and he wants her to join him on his ship. He says that it's mostly thanks to the supplies from him that the rebels have had success, not due to Daba. Full arrives and is mad at him for trying to get Amu to stay with him. Amandara's butler, Eiman, tells Amu he has a present for her. Meanwhile, the Slash and Slender Skala approach Theart Star. Gavlet and Elaine argue on the Slender Skala and he says he was cooperating with Olibee for the sake of everyone on the ship. Even Pamela gets mad at him. On Theart Star, Full scrambles their Beazs when the military approaches. Amu yells at Amandara, saying she believed him and followed everything he's said. She only wants to control Daba so he'll love her as much as she loves him, but Amandara seeks to control him even further. He tries to force her onto his ship, but Full arrives and says she doesn't want him to victimize any more women. She pulls a gun on him, and Amandara is surprised she's pulled a gun on the man she used to love. She blasts a warning shot and Amandara decides to let Amu go. Amandara thinks Full is losing her mind as the years go by. He gets back on his ship and head out. Amu and Semuj get on the L.Gaim. Gavlet, meanwhile, launches inn his A.Taul and tells Hashamoja to head to Theart Star. Gavlet attacks the L.Gaim as it heads out but a Beaz attacks him, allowing them to get away. Gavlet easily flings the Beaz into an asteroid with the A.Taul and then catches up with the L.Gaim. Daba arrives on the L.Gaim Mk-II to rescue them. Fearful of the L.Gaim Mk-II's buster launcher, Gavlet flees and avoids his shot. With more forces heading out of Theart Star, Gavlet decides to retreat. Full wonders if Amandara is heading to Gastogal and if she can trust Daba like Amu said. Amu gets back on the Turner and tries to kiss Daba, but Lilith gets in the way.

 

Commentary

 

As good as the last episode was, this one was even better. Amandara returns to the scene and seems more important than ever. He clearly has ties with Full and appears to be yet another person with eternal life. It sounded like Amandara was her former lover and things didn't end well, which is why she has so much disdain for men now. Amandara clearly has his own ulterior motives and is far more than just a merchant, seeking to control Daba himself and trying to get Amu to come with him. It looks like the Slender Skala remained in space after all and didn't go down to Sveto where Nei is. Despite what he was telling Olibee, Gavlet tells his crew he's doing everything for them. It's easy to see through his double talk, even Pamela who's acted like a groupie of his at times is mad at him. I wonder what happened to those two mechanics from the Turner, considering they never showed what happened to them.

 

Overall Rating

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5 out of 5 stars
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