Picture courtesy of Hubby-sama btw. 🙂
So this is a re-cap episode, but don’t let that stop you from watching, since compared to re-caps I‘ve seen in the past this was just as entertaining as an all new episode would have been. Other shows out there should take some notes, because I wasn’t bored for one moment, despite the re-used footage.
This was probably largely in part down to the fact that we got a few answers in regards to Ranka and Sheryl, although of course those answers raise more questions.
Starting off on Gallia 4 we learn that Grace is one of many consciousnesses although she’s the one who gets to run the body. And through her narration of events we get to learn a little bit about what has been going on with Sheryl.
Grace refers to Sheryl as Operation Carnival, Fairy 9, saying though that she is a failure and was to be discarded. Since of course she was supposed to have died on Gallia 4. Grace while in Sheryl’s hospital room discretely switches Sheryl’s blood sample with another one. She tells us that Operation Carnival needed to be altered once Q1 was discovered.
I wonder if Grace knows Roger Clemens…
Q1 it turns out is actually Ranka and it seems that while Grace and whoever she’s in league with were aware of Ranka they had no desire to pursue her before Sheryl’s farewell concert on Frontier. But since that turned out to be a failure in their eyes and Ranka’s quick rise to stardom and voice seem to be producing the responses they want out of the Varja they now are actively pursuing her. To the extent, that they have assigned Brera as her bodyguard and Grace will be overseeing the project they want her to be a part of.
Which once again, means you kind of have to feel sorry for Sheryl. She’s put in all this hard work and effort only to be thrown away like trash and the worst part is, she doesn’t even know it yet!
Ranka is constantly being thrust in her face, on t.v, on the cover of magazines. She can’t even escape her whilst convalescing in her hospital bed. Sheryl’s happiness at seeing that Alto-hime has come to visit her is short-lived as Ranka pops out from behind him. Alto came, with, Ranka.
They won’t give you your panties back if you pull faces like that!
OMG No panties! Ranka is really upping the stakes in the war for Alto-hime, you may have to flash him your boobies Sheryl
Which is why the little impromptu duet was nice to see. Having seen such a worried and down Sheryl the last few episodes, it was nice to see her get some of her spunk back ^-^ On the flip side, it was also nice to see Ranka step-up and actually act on her feelings for Alto-hime and fight for him!
You know if he can’t pick one soon, Alto-hime might just have his man card confiscated..
Back to Grace’s narration, according to the Borg Queen, it was Grace and the collective which led the Varja to the Frontier fleet. After 18 months of careful consideration and planning the Frontier was picked due to a few vulnerabilities. It was close! It did not allow cyborgs and implants, and the fact it is a bio ship means it would be easily affected by environmental fluctuations.
During the re-caps of the battles interspersed with Sheryl’s concert we got some nice shots of Ozma and Skull One in action. They are such pretty machines!! But the fact he got to shine in the battle scenes this week and the little scene with Cathy and the discussion they have in the car. Make me worry for his future survival a little bit, especially considering the history of Macross.
It seems that Ozma and Cathy are starting to have their suspicions since confirming through camera footage, Alto’s statement that Brera’s ship was at Gallia 4 prior to its destruction.
Ozma notes that Alto’s promotion to Warrant Officer isn’t’ sufficient reason for him to have been called before Bilrer and boy is he one creepy looking Zentradi!
Cathy wonders if they are trying to shut him up, but Ozma says something bigger is behind it. Cathy is adament that her father the President has nothing to do with it and Ozma says that he doesn’t suspect her father. But they both think the most suspicious thing is.. Leon.
Hmm Ozma was focused on in the battle scenes and now he’s suspecting Leon… Is this the set up for killing off Skull Leader?
On a happier note, my pretty sniper pilot is alive and well fed apparently!
Isn’t Klein cute?
So, things I’m left wondering…
What is up with Sheryl’s blood that meant Grace had to switch samples. Is she ridden with those weird bacterial looking phages like Ranka? Or is there some other reason Grace is messing with it?