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Episode 25: Forget Me Not

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

 

February 1, 2004

 

Blade has spent the last little while trying to fend off Evil and his goons, but can’t fight all of them at once. Miyuki is back in the hospital, while Aki, Rebin, and Milly watch over her. Aki says her vitals aren’t good and Rebin asks what to do. Aki says there is nothing they can do, as it’s not out of their hands. Noal is back in the Sol Tekkaman armor, while he and Pegas pick of Spidercrabs to try to beef up the Space Knight HQ defenses. He tells Blade that his time is almost up, and Blade fires his Vol-Tekkers at Evil and the other Tekkaman. They easily dodge out of the way, but when the smoke clears, Blade and Noal vanish along with Pegas. Evil asks himself if Blade has been reduced to mere hiding, but says that he’s only delaying the inevitable. Noal takes D-Boy back to the hospital room where Aki, Rebin, and Milly are, and Rebin asks Noal if Evil called off the attack. Noal shakes his head, while D-Boy sits next to Miyuki. Aki says that with the way the attack is going, they’re not sure if the life support systems in the room can keep her stable. The room shakes violently, and Noal realizes it’s probably Evil and his goons. Lance, and Axe lay waste to the base with Spidercrabs, while Evil and Sword stand on a hover platform watching, and Evil jokes about how it reminds him of hide and go seek as a kid. Freeman and Honda are in the main control room, watching from a camera as the base is attacked. The monitor suddenly changes and an Allied Terrain Defense officer comes on, and asks Freeman for help in stopping Colbert. He says that Colbert started the countdown sequence for the nuke moment ago, and asks him to stop Colbert. Suddenly he gets shot in the back and Colbert is standing there. Freeman asks him to stop the countdown, but Colbert says it can’t be stopped. He tells Freeman to keep Radam busy for another twenty-five minutes, then cuts the channel while saluting Freeman. Colbert watches the countdown, and thinks to himself that he’s willing to pay the deaths of a few million for victory. Evil and his Tekkaman Honda goes into the hospital room and tells everyone else what Colbert is doing, and Freeman joins in and says that D-Boy could stop it. Aki says that Evil and his Tekkaman will just be waiting for D-Boy, but Freeman asks her if they know about their emergency exits and extra vents that D-Boy could use. Noal volunteers to be a distraction, and Freeman asks Rebin and Honda if they could give Pegas extra boosters, and Honda says that they can. Freeman asks D-Boy what he wants to do, and Miyuki tells him to go. D-Boy refuses at first, Miyuki begs him to go, telling him she doesn’t want to feel the one responsible for keeping him here when he could’ve done something. D-Boy agrees that he’ll go, but asks Miyuki to make a promise. Miyuki promises that she’ll be at the base when he gets back, so they can walk along the beach one more time.

 

Blue Earth takes off from the catapult, but Evil and the other Tekkaman notice this. They fly by the catapult supports and wreck them, but not before Noal manages to take off. D-Boy leaves with Pegas from an emergency exit, and manages to escape without being noticed. Evil in the mean time is chasing after Noal, and throws his spear at him. The spear cuts a support wing off of Blue Earth, and causes it to spin out of control. Blue Earth is unable to pull up, and crash-lands nearby a beach, while Evil takes a look. He finds it hard to believe his brother could’ve been in there, and thinks that his brother is still inside the base. Aki is watching over Miyuki, and she wonders about her brother. Aki tells her not to worry, but Miyuki tells her that’s not what she’s worried about. Aki asks her what’s wrong, and Miyuki tells her to look after her brother when she’s gone. Aki looks away for a moment feeling bad about it, then Freeman calls a red alert and tells non essential personal to leave the base. Colbert continues the count down, then notices Pegas outside the military dome next to the rocket launch site. Blade jumps out of Pegas and crashes through the glass, and demands Colbert to stop the launch. Colbert asks him if he’s insane, and Blade asks him the same thing. Blade tells him that the Orbital Ring is just an outpost, and that Radam is coming from the far side of the moon. Colbert doesn’t believe him and thinks he’s a traitor, then Blade tries to destroy the control panel. Colbert says that if he does, the bomb will explode where it is, and kill all of them. Blade hesitates, as the count down timer reaches zero, and the nuke launches. Blade calls Colbert a murderer, but Colbert says he saved mankind. Blade gets back on Pegas and tries to chase down the nuke, but can’t keep up with it. Blade fires the Super Vol-Tekkers at it, and the nuke starts to fall back down ready to explode. Colbert realizes too late what happened, as the nuke falls on top of Allied Terrain Head Quarters. The nuke completely destroys the base and Colbert with it, while Blade heads back to the Space Knight HQ. Back at the base, Evil fires his Psi Vol-Tekkers at the base, causes a large section to collapse. Milly gives the report, and Freeman says that their only exit was cut off, but forgets about that the intercom is turned on while he says they can’t escape. Miyuki starts to get out of the bed, but Aki asks her what she’s doing while trying to keep her in the bed. Miyuki punches Aki in the stomach and knocks her out, and Miyuki apologizes. She leaves the hospital room and tries to find an exit, but gets another pain spike while she walks around. She finds a shattered window and notices Evil and the other Tekkaman still attacking. She says she has to do something, and jumps out the window and starts falling. Miyuki begs for more time, then she Tek-Setters. Evil and his goons continue to trash the base, then he notices a light come from one of the buildings. He sees Miyuki in her Tekkaman form, and asks her if his brother sent her out since he believes he’s a coward. Miyuki says it’s her fight, and starts to duke it out by calling up a lighting eagle and trying to ram him. Blade is still trying to get back to the base, but hasn’t covered ground as fast. Miyuki makes another run at Evil and his Tekkaman , but misses. Evil asks her if she’s not feeling well, but Miyuki calls him a monster and charges him blindly. Evil calls her a traitor and he charges as well, and he slashes her across her chest with his weapon. Miyuki collapses to the ground, but tries to pick her weapon up again. Evil knocks her weapon down, and she looks up to see Evil and the other Tekkaman looking down at her. Blade finally gets back into the area, but can’t see Evil or anyone else. Miyuki is thrown against a wall and her arms get jabbed in the wrists by blades, and Evil hangs her against the wall in a crucifying style. He says he just needs Blade and asks Miyuki where he is, but she says she’ll never tell. Evil gets angry and slashes her, then Lance and Axe start slashing at her as well. Miyuki nearly collapses, but is kept up on the wall by the blades. Blade finally gets to one of the buildings, and sees Miyuki being tortured by Evil and the other Tekkaman. Miyuki telepathically tells him to remember her, then Evil impales her through the stomach. Blade cries out, then Evil notices him. Miyuki’s body starts glowing, and he asks the other Tekkaman what’s happening to her. Blade watches hopelessly, as Miyuki telepathically talks to him. She says she’s sorry that he’ll be alone all over again, and asks for forgiveness. Suddenly the energy Miyuki is giving off explodes, and a great portion of the Space Knights base is destroyed. A short time passes, and Milly asks Freeman if Noal is all right. Freeman says he has to be as the Blue Earth was designed to take a beating. Blue Earth is down nearby the beach, but Noal seems to be unconscious in the cockpit. Milly tries hailing him, but she gets no answer. Blade now has gone missing, and so has Evil, as well as the other Tekkaman, as the Space Knights HQ is pretty much in ruins.

 

This by far has to be the most emotional episode of the series for several reasons. There is a saying…in some series hundreds can die and you wont care. Here, one person can die and it means a difference. This is true in Miyuki’s case. Her death has effected almost everyone in some way. Evil has truly sunk low, he is not the same and he doesn’t seem to care. First by nearly beating her, crucifying her, torturing her, then killing her. I can’t think of any sad deaths that can compare to this. Colbert finally bit the dust, and about time too, as he was getting too strange for me. But now Miyuki’s gone, Blade is missing, we have no idea what happened to Noal or the other Space Knights. We also don’t know what happened to Evil and his gang of Tekkaman. Wait, this is only episode 25, this can’t end here! I doubt there dead, but I also doubt Blade’s dead either. But a very sad and emotional episode here, easily one of the best and saddest episodes.

 

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