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Episode 24: Miyuki's Secret

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

February 1, 2004

 

Summary

 

D-Boy breaks down and falls to the floor crying, while Miyuki cries as well. Aki is too shocked to say anything, and Miyuki tells D-Boy that she’ll end up like their father once enough time passes. Suddenly the other Space Knights run in, and Noal asks what’s wrong. Honda asks that as well, then Freeman says that the Space Knights are like a family, and that if there is anything wrong, that it should be told. Miyuki says that she came back to tell them something and tries to get up, and D-Boy helps her. She says that unless something is done, the Earth will end up in the same situation her family was put in. She goes on and says that plants that have landed on Earth, while harmless, are not trees. They are Radam flowers, and that once they bloom, they’ll do the same thing the pods on the Radam ship did, taking people regardless of who they are, and turn them into Tekkaman for the Radam army. She says that the Radam are a wandering alien race that conquers worlds, and takes more hosts for their ever growing army. She tells Freeman that there are three new Tekkaman joining Evil, and she calls them Axe, Sword, and Lance. Rebin tries to count the number again, but Freeman asks him where the other Tekkaman are. Miyuki says that they are close, and D-Boy asks her to tell everyone where. Miyuki says that before he was ejected in the escape pod, his father had rigged and explosive from the Argos to sabotage the Radam ship. The Radam ship crashed on the moon, but because it’s a living bio ship it can slowly repair itself. She goes on to say that was where Omega has launched his attacks, as it hides on the dark side of the moon. Meanwhile on the moon, Omega watches as his new Tekkaman break out of the pods, and they ask him for orders. Omega tells them to go to Earth and destroy Rapier and Blade, and tells them not to come back till the task is complete. With that they leave, while Omega stays behind. Miyuki goes on by explaining that Omega is linked with the ship and can’t leave it, and that the ship can’t leave the moon until the repairs are completed. Miyuki says that the only best time to attack Omega is before the repairs are finished, and D-Boy asks for Noal and Aki to join him, and the start to run off. Freeman stops them, and asks them to reconsider and plan. He tells Milly to grab charts of the moon, but D-Boy stops her and tells everyone that it’s his responsibility and that he’ll go alone if he has to. Freeman tells him that it isn’t a good idea to go half cocked, and Miyuki tries to get up and begs for D-Boy to stay. She suddenly collapses and Freeman catches her, and she starts breathing heavily and sweating. D-Boy asks her what’s wrong as Freeman puts her back on the bed, and D-Boy runs up to her. She grabs D-Boy in pain and starts screaming, and the Space Knights see the energy lines that run along her hands. Freeman yells out to get a medic, while D-Boy holds onto Miyuki. The three new Tekkaman stream across space, heading towards the Orbital Ring and to Earth. Miyuki is back on the hospital bed, with the Space Knights watching her. The doctors check her vitals, and report to Freeman that her condition is only worsening. Freeman and Milly are back at work, while Honda gives them some coffee and says he now knows why he wanted D-Boy to stay. Honda goes on by saying that Freeman knew that Miyuki doesn’t have much time left, and says that he wanted D-Boy to stay with her. Freeman still doesn’t know why the Tekkaman pod rejected her, but he continues to work. D-Boy and Aki visit Miyuki, and D-Boy asks her if there is anything they can do for her. Miyuki asks if they could go to the ocean, saying that it reminds her of how she had fun with her family. D-Boy agrees and asks when they can take if she feels well, but Miyuki says she is well enough, but doesn’t want to go until it’s day time, as she doesn’t want to look at the moon. She falls asleep, but D-Boy and Aki notice tears from her eyes as she falls asleep. On the Orbital Ring, Evil greets the new Tekkaman, and laughs as he awaits his chance to join them in attacking Blade and Miyuki.

 

At the Allied Terrain Command base, Colbert is briefing his men on a new plan to wipe out Radam. He opens a door to a bay, which carries a large missile. Colbert calls it the Thunder-Hawk, and says it’s a 250-megaton nuke that he plans to use. At the very same beach that had the lighthouse that D-Boy and Shinya had fought before, Miyuki says things have changed but is happy to be back at the place she used to come to. She takes D-Boy with her, while Aki and Noal watch them. Freeman and Milly are running simulation tests on a likely assault on the Radam base, when Colbert comes on the communication console and tells Freeman he’ll want to listen. He tells Freeman he has the Thunder-Hawk, and Freeman looks at him in shock. D-Boy is watching Miyuki as she gets her feet into the water, when she asks him if he and Aki love one another. D-Boy hesitates, but he says that they’re just friends. Miyuki says she hopes that he marries the person of his dreams one day and has a family, as she says he’ll be alone once she is gone and she doesn’t want to think of that. She changes the subject and talks about a picnic, and tries to cheer D-Boy up. Noal asks Aki if she can hear anything, but she only says she heard Miyuki laughing. Freeman asks Colbert to reconsider using the missile, but Colbert says he’s going along with the plan. He says that once the missile hits the orbital ring, the shock wave will run through the Orbital Ring, killing all Radam inside. Freeman objects and says that it would likely cause a total collapse of the Orbital Ring, which would cause what was left of it to fall to Earth. Colbert says that sacrifices must be made, but Milly says he can’t do it and that all life is precious. Colbert says that he decision is final and that he needs the Space Knights to distract Radam. Alarms go off, and Spidercrabs start descending from the Orbital Ring to the Space Knight HQ. Aki and Noal get word, and they tell D-Boy and Miyuki, as they get aboard Blue Earth and head back to the base in a rush. Space Knight’s HQ defenses are activated, but can’t hold off the Radam Spider Crabs as they keep massing. Colbert tells Freeman to keep his end up, but Freeman tries to tell him that the Orbital Ring is just another stage point and is not the source, but Colbert cuts the channel. Colbert gives the order for the missile get ready, and watches as officers get to work. Blue Earth arrives outside the Space Knights HQ, and D-Boy heads out as Tekkaman-Blade to try to keep things under control. Blue Earth lands inside the base, and Aki, Noal, and Miyuki get out. Miyuki collapses and starts screaming again, and Aki and Noal run back to her. Aki asks what’s wrong, and she notices the energy lines running from her hands again, and this time runs along her face. She screams for D-Boy to come back, and Blade can telepathically hear Miyuki calling her. He lands on the ground, then is shocked to see Shinya is alive, but notices other people with him. Shinya says he‘s here to kill him, and Shinya Tek-Setters, as do the other people with him. Blade realizes those three with Shinya are the new Tekkaman, as Shinya becomes Evil, and is joined by Lance, Axe, and Sword. Colbert in the meantime calculates his chances, as he says if Blade wins, his job will be easier, but if Blade loses he’ll gain control of the Space Knights. Blade jumps up in the air, and lifts his double spear over his head as she leaps at Evil and the other Tekkaman.

 

Commentary

 

Things are going by quicker than expected, and also things are looking any better as time passes. Miyuki is having problems again, and D-Boy knows it all too well. Colbert is an idiot if he thinks he’s not going to have problems firing a nuke at the Orbital Ring. I don’t know what’s going through his head. Now D-Boy is outnumbered four to one. If he has so much trouble against Evil alone, he’s sure to get his butt kicked hard. But we’re left with another cliffhanger, so we’ll have to see what happens in the next episode, as I think we’re all sure something will happen to Miyuki and her outcome, whether we like it or not.

 

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