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Episode 48: First Attack

 

Review by Brian Shea

December 20, 2005

 

Summary

 

The rebels progress with their Star Dust plan by slowly launching asteroids towards Gastogal. Guardian post A.Nanda detects the asteroids moving strangely but isn't able to do anything about it. Rebels continue to attach thrusters to asteroids. Ajin thinks they should launch their entire attack at once, but Daba thinks they should be cautious. Daba and Kyao go to see Lilith, who has awoken but is still recovering. The two of them talk to Leccee and Semuj, who notes Giwaza's forces have increased in intensity. Daba wonders if Giwaza and Olibee have teamed up. Amu returns to Palarta Star and the rebels begin their full scale Star Dust plan by launching a large number of asteroids at Gastogal. Giwaza watches from the Sarge Opus and is contacted by Lily about launching, but he denies her permission. They will hide behind the rebels' asteroids which should assist in their take over of Sveto. Giwaza goes to check on Olibee in her cell and sees her singing a song of Koam. Giwaza finds that Olibee is acting like a robot and wonders if she is Poseidal's ultimate weapon. Anton wants to beat some sense in to her and Giwaza agrees. Olibee instead catches them off guard and is able to escape with gun in hand. She is trapped between two doors, but when Anton heads in he finds she has blasted her way through the ceiling and is crawling through the ducts in the ship. She reaches the dock, where Anton and a number of soldiers await. She heads into a Bat-Shu, but Anton flies up on the Bat-Shu's seat and knocks her out. Leccee tells Daba she senses some jammers among the asteroids. She looks closer and sees military forces. Amu and Leccee head out as well with a number of boys from Palarta Star following them.

 

On the Slender Skala Gavlet works out, thinking of Olibee. Hashamoja tells Gavlet what's going on, and Gavlet wonders if Daba is trying to save Olibee himself from the Sarge Opus. He gets aboard the A.Taul and heads out. Lily's forces destroy one of the rebel ships. Reinforcements led by Daba soon arrive and attack the enemy. Lily attacks the L.Gaim Mk-II, but is held down by an Arorne piloted by a rebel. Lily quickly breaks free and blows up the Arorne. Gavlet arrives on the battlefield, looking for the Sarge Opus. Leccee tells Daba that the Sarge Opus is acting strangely, and Daba notices that Lily is avoiding it. Suddenly a vast amount of beams fire out from the ship, destroying many of the rebels' heavy metals. Daba and Gavlet arrive on the Sarge Opus and argue with each other over who gets to save Olibee. Gavlet attacks with the A.Taul but then hears Olibee singing. Daba realizes that Olibee isn't 100 percent a puppet since she remembers the anthem of Koam. Daba heads through the halls of the Sarge Opus on the Viewy. He makes his way to the bridge, only to find it abandoned. A number of rebels arrive on the ship to help. Daba finally finds Olibee in a holoscope room with the background of outer space. Daba calls out to her, but she doesn't respond. He rushes towards her and realizes it's nothing but a hologram. A message from Giwaza appears showing that they still have Olibee captive and that they'll take advantage of the Star Dust plan. The Sarge Opus starts to self-destruct. Amu and Leccee watch in terror as the ship starts blowing up. The rebels aren't able to find Daba anywhere, but suddenly Gavlet arrives, carrying him. Gavlet shouts out to the rebels to come get their leader. Gavlet isn't sure why he's helping and heads out on the A.Taul. The rebels just narrowly make it out as the rest of the ship explodes. At Sveto, Poseidal is informed that the rebels have started launching asteroids at them. Multiple ones crash into the ocean around the city. Poseidal thinks of Kamon, the man with the same bio-rhythm as Olibee.

 

Commentary

 

The rebels finally begin their Star Dust plan and start the launching of asteroids at Gastogal. The devious Giwaza plans on using the rebels to hide his own entrance to the planet. Gotta admit, the guy is quite clever, being able to fool Daba into coming onto the Sarge Opus with a hologram of Olibee. Luckily for Daba, Gavlet of all people decides to save him. I'm quite surprised, as Gavlet could have left his nemesis there to die but decided to bring him out with him. Speaking of the Sarge Opus, I'm surprised that Giwaza started using it again considering all the wiretaps he found earlier. I'm also surprised to see the rebels putting so many young boys into action. Unfortunately, a large amount of them ended up dying in the battle.

 

Overall Rating

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3 out of 5 stars
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