Hah! I decided to watch raw this time. If people are gonna talk shit about about me spoiling, fine then, muahahaha!
In the aftermath of the battle last week, the Meisters and co. grieve for Lockon, eliciting the usual flashback scenes. Over at the UN side, they’ve suffered a number of losses themselves and Sergei plans to retreat, but the UN sends over some reinforcements to continue the battle.
Pimpin’ gold mobile armor, yo!
Once the reinforcement arrives, in the form of a huge pimpin’ gold colored mobile armor (henceforth named “Gold” for the time being), also solar reactor powered and piloted by the now somewhat batshit insane Alejandro Corner, the UN force attacks. Ptolemaios suffers an initial blow from Gold’s particle beam, and the Meisters hurriedly scramble out to defend, with Exia taking front point, heading straight for Gold.
Kyrios and Nadleeh take defensive positions around Ptolemaios, but they both suffer attacks from Gold and the numbers of the GN-X’es. Nadleeh loses an arm and its legs to concentrated fire, even using the Trans-Am system, but Tieria manages to take down Patrick before he’s taken down himself. Kyrios, under Hallelujah (the batshit insane one), fares better, taking down a number of GN-X’es, but it still loses and arm and a leg thanks to Gold’s particle beam.
Ptolemaios suffers major casualties on the other hand, taking repeated blasts from Gold, losing it’s medical room in the process (poor doctor whose name I still don’t know). Sumeragi and Ian take u defensive positions in Dynames’ Assualt Container, and Feldt is tricked in to joining them by Christina.
One stray GN-X manages to get close enough to Ptolemaios, and shoots the cockpit, before Sumeragi manages to take it down. Lichty and Christina are both killed in action, but not before a sappy scene revealing that Lichty is half-machine and Christina declares her love for him.
Bridge bunny #3 and #4 T.T
Back to Exia, Setsuna and Lasse’s tag team fails to punch a hole through Gold’s forcefield, so he decides to rush in directly using the Assault Container, but Gold uses built-in robotic arms to tear the thing apart, with Exia and Lasse (in the GN Arms) escaping in the nick of time. Angered, Exia rushes directly towards Gold.. with the objective of silencing it.
You can almost see the emo facial contortions….
Overall, another somewhat-epic episode of Gundam 00, with quite a number of (insubstantial) deaths. Patrick gets pwned finally, and I’m somewhat happy to be rid of him. The poor bridge bunnies deaths was already set in concrete once I saw Sumeragi leaving her command post, and thanks to Christina’s quick thinking, Feldt was saved as well.
Alejandro’s Gold mobile armor is just… hax, seriously. It came out of nowhere too. It’s probably another Celestial Being experimental mobile armor he stole, since Sumeragi notes that it’s solar reactor operated, and it sure has quite a heck of one, seven, in fact.
Tieria’s fate is still left hanging, and for a moment there, I actually thought he was gonna die. But seriously, he kinda sucks at using Nadleeh, probably too used to Virtue’s huge ass armor. Isn’t the suit supposed to be a high mobility type? Hallelujah is still pretty much safe, since he can still fight, albeit w/o an arm and a leg.
All in all, the major battle next week is going to be Exia vs Gold. Will the final death toll grow even more?