Perhaps someday history will look back to the 21st century and cite Gundam 00 as a cinematic masterpiece of our time, a work of pure literary genius not fully appreciated in an era of barbarism and ignorance. Maybe the SQL server that hosts my blog will someday be unearthed by digital archaeology robots and I will forever be remembered as the Great Evil who sprouted weekly blasphemy, polluting the minds of an entire generation, and obstructing the legacy of the greatest creative work ever produced by humanity.
Then again, pretty much all other works of fiction must spontaneously disintegrate and memories of them erased from our collective DNAs in order for that improbable dystopia to materialize.
Summary & Thoughts
Setsuna and Marina return from the area of land mass formerly known as Azadistan without any fanfare. Oh Sunrise, you silly cocktease. Perhaps Ali was in a jolly good mood.
Saji is sad. He is in a terribly unstable psychological state. For the first time in his life, his actions have caused direct harm to the people around him, as opposed to the years of political oppression imposed upon tributary states by the imperialist Union indirectly facilitated by the general climate of political apathy prevalent among its citizens of which Saji was one. Boohoo.
Sumeragi is sad. She has a flashback-induced panic attack which results in her temporary incapacitation. Surprisingly (to me), she used to work for the AEU. Considering her Japanese heritage and her intimate physical relationship with Billy, I’ve always thought of her as a Union person. Not that it matters.
Soma is sad. Her self-orchestrated depression is so illogical that it just might be the most believable emotion exhibited by any character in the show thus far! She’s a real woman! Her interaction with Louise in this episode has further convinced me that she’s turning insane from all the oestrogen. The fact that she developed so rapidly physically might mean that her hormone-producing glands are working overtime to compensate for twenty years of loli-ness and she is not psychologically prepared for the onslaught of womanhood. Boohoo.
Marina is sad. Her country, and no doubt her royal treasury, just went up in flames. Also, Setsuna is leaving her to die in the desert with a bunch of cannon-fodder types who are delusional and believe that they constitute a credible resistance to the combined might of the Federation when their fortified stronghold could not even withstand the attack of one squadron of A-LOLS’ generic mobile suits. Boohoo.
And after the emoing, there’s some mecha fighting because A-LOLS are back for more. Sometimes I wish they would just use a tactical nuclear missile and be done with it. Also, Andrei is in love, Allelujah is lovesick, and Saji is just sick.
Physics is the source of true knowledge and enlightenment. Everything else is just a derivative of the Great Unifier. All hail the holy Proton Collider and its powerful tangential acceleration.