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Episode 19: Resurrection

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

January 28, 2004

 

Summary

 

Officers in the Earth Military HQ tell Colbert that around five hundred spidercrabs are heading their way estimated. Colbert gives the order to go to red alert, and the base’s defensives and troops are deployed. The spidercrabs start their attack, while the Earth Military starts fighting back. Aki and Noal are still in the cell with D-Boy, as he’s still refusing to help out. Noal tries to convince D-Boy to fight, and he even tries to do some reverse psychology on him to try to make him get up himself. Noal tries again one more time, but Noal has finally had it and says he’s wasting his time. D-Boy says he is, and Noal runs off, finally fed up. Aki remains in the cell, wondering what she could do to convince D-Boy. Noal runs down the base’s halls, actually starting to cry about the situation, when an explosion knocks him down. He gets up and finds a room has been opened, and he walks in to take a look. He finds a second Sol Tekkaman armor, and watches two scientists talking to Colbert. Colbert tells them to find any pilot, and Noal runs up and says he is one. The scientists try to question him, but Noal already puts the suit on. The scientists brief him on how to work it. The scientists show him the exit to get outside and Noal heads out. High-ranking officers try to convince Colbert to abandon the base, but he tells them to wait to see how Sol Tekkaman #2 performs. He says if the pilot and #2 fails, then he’ll pull out. From the Space Knight HQ, Milly, Freeman, and Rebin watch the fighting, then notice the second Sol Tekkaman armor head out. Noal starts fighting off spidercrabs, and begins to get the hang of it. Aki is still in the cell with D-Boy, but he’s still refusing to leave.

 

Freeman calls Aki on her communications pad, and asks Aki what she and Noal are doing. Aki tells him that Noal ran off, and Freeman tells her that an unauthorized pilot took Sol Tekkaman #2. Aki thinks its Noal, and he comes in on com channel and says that it’s him. Aki tells him to get out of it, but he turns cuts the com channel off and keeps fighting. Aki tells D-Boy that Noal is out there alone, and D-Boy finally starts to show signs of stress. Noal keeps fighting off the spidercrabs, and Aki tries to get to him again, but realizes she can’t get to him. Aki holds D-Boy’s face and asks him why he won’t fight, and he shoves her hands away. He says that he’s afraid he’ll become the enemy. He starts remembering what Balzak said to him, but Aki tells him that he’s a Space Knight and not a freak. Balzak’s words keep repeating in his head along with Aki’s words, and D-Boy starts to flip. He shoves Aki down and walks to a wall, begging her to leave him alone. He starts pounding his head against the wall, and starts to leave blood marks. Aki grabs him and stops him from hurting himself, but he shakes her off and he leans face down on the cell’s bed. Freeman calls Aki on the com device and asks her if she made any progress, but she said she hasn’t yet. She tells Freeman to send Pegas over to the base, and D-Boy looks at her and demands to know what she’s doing. Milly asks Freeman what Aki is up too, and Freeman says she knows what she is doing. D-Boy asks her if she wants to see him become a monster, and when he changes into Tekkaman-Blade, run the risk of his true nature running amok. Aki says that isn’t his nature as he’s human, no more than she is or Noal is. On the battlefield, a red gauge starts flashing, and Noal realizes he’s running out of ammo. He fires two more shots, and his ammo is drained. He starts running about, unable to defend himself anymore. The officers at Colbert’s side tell him the attempt was worthless, and Colbert tells them to abandon the HQ. They run out of the command room, and the room just starts to explode as they leave. The lights in the cell finally fail, and Aki tells D-Boy that despite what Omega did to him, he’s not a Radam. She tells if a human was exposed to radiation he may or may not look human, but it wouldn’t be his or her nature to be inhuman. Aki tells him that he a human being no matter how he looked at it, and that he was a good person. Aki starts crying and D-Boy begins to realize what’s going on. The room begins to cave in, and D-Boy grabs ahold of her, and covers her as the roof caves in. Aki opens her eyes, and sees that they’re both all right. Aki asks D-Boy that if he were a monster, would he do such a thing as save her life. D-Boy and Aki look up through the ceiling, and see Noal pinned in the air by two air type spidercrabs. Aki tells him to get going and help him, and says that it doesn’t matter where he got his powers from, it only mattered on how he used them. D-Boy hugs Aki, and thanks her for finally bringing him back senses, and giving him back his humanity. D-Boy runs off, and calls Pegas. D-Boy jumps into Pegas’s chamber, and changes into Tekkaman-Blade. Milly and Rebin hug each other, as they see Blade come out, but don’t notice Freeman smiling. Blade puts Pegas into battle mode and they starts flying by spidercrabs destroying them one by one, as they start to go after him. Blade gets Noal out of his jam, and Noal is glad to see Blade back. Blade sees another group of spidercrabs coming at him. D-Boy tells himself that he’s a human being, and not a monster, and fires his Vol-Tekkers at the remaining spidercrabs, destroying them. D-Boy tells himself that Omega wont get Earth as long as he’s on it, and stands on Pegas, looking over the ruined Earth Military HQ. Aki walks out, and is thankful that D-Boy returned. Other soldiers come out hiding, realizing the fight is over.

 

Commentary

 

Well, it's about time D-Boy finally made sense of things, even if it took about two episodes to do it. Noal finally gets the second Sol Tekkaman suit, and proved to be very helpful even if only for a short time. Surprisingly we don’t see any sign of Evil, where did he go? One would think he’d join the attack, but instead he vanished, which probably isn’t a good sign. But D-Boy’s back and everyone seems happy, except probably for Colbert, even if D-Boy managed to save him and everyone again. I guess this puts an end to the Balzak arc, now a new one begins.

 

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