I’ve been busy with various things since Saturday morning and only just managed to watch episode 8. Off topic, but everyone should watch Freedom. Jiyuu wo tsukame!
I like this episode. It keeps everything I hate to a minimum. Namely: Saji’s ignorance and Setsuna’s angst.
A certain terrorist organization does not like Celestial Being’s unilateral actions and decides to bomb innocent civilians as a threat, which is totally ironic.
Celestial Being’s intelligence network desperately tries to locate the terrorists responsible for the bombings, but it’s too late as the terrorists have already cleared out their hideouts. The various national intelligence agencies (NRO, BND, DGSE) lend Celestial Being a hand by “accidentally” leaking the biometric data of the terrorists involved.
The responsible party turns out to be an European terror network called “La Edenra” (transliteration may be incorrect), a radical environmental preservation group. (This is totally wtf since Celestial Being isn’t exactly destroying the environment.) The AEU is making use of Celestial Being to remove a long-time threat to its own security.
Thanks to the leaked intelligence, the Gundams successfully wipe out the major operating bases of the organization. Surprisingly, La Edenra has bases all over the world, including Marshall Islands and South America, even though it is supposedly an European group. Liu Mei-sama suspects that the organization has financial backings from certain nations and instructs her sex slave Hong Long to investigate.
And on the sidelines, Setsuna meets with Marina in Scotland and they have hawt passionate discussions over their differing views of war and peace. Also, we learn that Azadistan was the country that fought a war with Kurdistan six years ago. And that Marina is a very lonely woman desperate for human interaction and probably a closet paedophile to boot.
Beach! Fanservice! Scotland! Ijou desu!
Heh. I wonder if they will ever come to Singapore? I want to see mechanical Merlions that shoot missiles.