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Movement 18: Bond of the Blue Blood/Memory of Lost City

 

Review by Peter Laliberte

January 1, 2007

 

Summary

 

Haruka takes Elvy to her old middle school and tells her how her and Ayato did everything together. Haruka says she loved him, but now she’s an older woman. Elvy says that since they’re there, they might as well get what she came for. Hiroko thinks about how everyone’s blood changes and no one seems to care. She remembers in middle school when Ayato collapsed one day when he was walking with Haruka. Ayato screams and Haruka, Hiroko and the RahXephon hear it. Ayato crashes into the shower and Maya looks down on him. He screams again and the RahXephon activates. It starts destroying its shrine and Miwa reports to Kuki. Kuki says he’ll tell Maya. Maya says there’s an electronic abnormality in Ayato’s brain and to stop the RahXephon. She injects Ayato with something and tells him he’s a good child. The RahXephon breaks out and flies towards Ayato. The Metronomes attack at knock it to the group. The RahXephon continues forward. Drugged, Ayato wonders who he is and Maya says he’s the Ayato he thinks he is. He wonders if it’s reality and Maya tells him the world was made for him. She says since he left, it was free to change. He wonders who he is and Reika says he’s an Ollin. Haruka and Elvy watch the troops in front of Ayato’s house and Elvy says Haruka still loves him. Hiroko is stopped by the troops but Mamoru appears and tells them she’s fine. Reika repeats that Ayato’s an Ollin and Maya identifies her as Ixtli. The RahXephon continues to look for Ayato and Quon starts singing. Mamoru asks Hiroko what she’s doing there and she asks about him. Kuki asks who she is and Mamoru says she’s not involved. Maya exits and tells Kuki Ixtli has appeared. She tells him to launch Allegretto and Falsetto and to send some one to the hospital because Quon started singing. Maya tells Mamoru to handle Hiroko and Haruka identifies Maya as her aunt. Ayato mindlessly watches images of the dolem pilots and Maya enters. The dolems surround the RahXephon and knock it downwards. As it falls, the RahXephon shoots out energy blasts and destroys Falsetto. Falsetto’s pilot writhes in agony and vanishes. Maya bids her farewell and Ayato asks what they are. Maya says they were the few Mulians, who can only exist if they’re bound to a dolem. She says Mulians are humans too and that Ayato is a Mulian as well. Maya says she loves him, and Ayato asks if she’ll dress as the Mulian’s leader.

 

Hiroko asks who Mamoru is and asks if he was deceiving her. He says it would be easier if he was and grabs her shoulders. He gives at her a crazed look and she knocks him away, drawing blue blood. She runs away and a soldier shoots at her. Ayato asks if Maya is really his mother and she says she would have bared him if she could. A giant egg appears in town and Maya sees it on TV. She starts chanting and Ayato leaves. Elvy activates the Vermillion via remote, but sees that Haruka is gone. The RahXephon approaches the house and Kuki wonders what Allegretto’s doing. Allegretto attacks the giant egg with its beam. Haruka sees Ayato run from his house and she chases after him. Maya exits and Haruka points her gun at her. Haruka identifies herself as Shougo’s niece and Maya recognizes her. Maya says she’s become strong and Haruka runs off. Ayato finds Hiroko who’s suffering from a gunshot wound. Hiroko shows him her blue blood and says it’s red. Ayato says he has to go and Hiroko begs him to take her with him. Quon stands on the egg and says she still has things to talk about, but Reika says the egg is her’s and that she’ll meet Reika’s other self. Quon and the egg both disappear. Ayato takes Hiroko to the RahXephon and he calls out to it. Ayato boards it and opens a quantum corridor. Haruka cries out to him not to go but he does. Elvy catches up and says they have to go. Haruka cries and Elvy slaps her, saying she can’t help him if she can’t keep himself together. Kuki asks Maya to let them attack TERRA, but she tells him to shut up or she’ll kill him. Mamoru watches on as the Vermillion flies away. Once outside, Ayato wonders where he should go.

 

Commentary

 

Not a lot is actually answered in this episode, but there are some major revelations. Haruka reveals that her and Ayato were sweethearts in middle school but were separated by Tokyo Jupiter. Elvy points out that she still loves him, and it’s quite obvious. Maya reveals that Mulians are also humans, but that they are bound to dolems. Ayato leaves Tokyo once again, but this time he takes Hiroko with him. Mamoru is also revealed to be devious and now has quite the grudge against Ayato. Now that Ayato has nowhere to go, we’ll see what he does.

 

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