Ozma’s a big fan of Firebomber it seems.
The gist of the episode mainly revolves around Ozma, as he searches for the reason why Ranka’s being involved in all the Vajra mess. He reminisces about the past, when her first met Ranka and how he desperately tried to help her recover, even trying to bake pineapple cake (oh shit, Death Flag #1) for her, which actually succeeds mostly because he sucked at it.
Oh man, Ozma’s so young!
Oh shit, DEATH FLAG #1!
With help from Cathy (oh shit, Death Flag #2), he stalks out a Vajra research facility in Island 3, but he’s stopped by Brera before he can find out anything. Their fight is interrupted when a Vajra group comes to attack, and both of them sortie to deal with them.
Initially confident, the S.M.S uses nukes right off the top, but SURPRISE! The Vajra’s are unscathed and even their conventional weaponry fails to put a dent to them. Quarter almost gets hit by a Vajra anti-battleship beam, but Ozma shields it (oh shit, Death Flag #3[?]), with Brera bailing him out when the Vajra goes for him.
Who the fuck do you think we are!!”
Brera reveals that the Vajra are TEH ZERG and they can evolve to be resistant to most attacks, which is why they needed Ranka’s song. This brings despair to the S.M.S team, but Ozma uses his Inspire Gar skill to lead them in to victory by going mano-a-mano against the Vajra using knives (oh shit, Death Flag #4)
They clean up just in time to attend Ranka’s (finally) first live at Tenkumon, and Ozma looks back at how much she’s grown (oh shit, Death Flag #5)… eventually growing quiet, which unsettles Cathy who’s beside him… and she notices the stream of blood from him. R.I.P Ozma….
…. not! (I’d actually put in a Rick Astley video here, but it seems all of them are “embedding disabled by request” :X). Well, looks like Ozma’s fitting nicely into the “I won’t die even if killed” slogan of GAR-ness. Haha. Hell, he even has another helping of pineapple cake while recuperating in the hospital…
DAMN YOU KAWAMORI! DAMN YOUUUUUUUUUU!! ALL THE FUCKING DEATH FLAGS WERE IN IT ALREADY…. ARGH!!!! Hell, the whole thing was exactly like an reenactment of SDF Macross.
…or not. Notice the pineapple cake.
So, yeah.. Ozma lives! I guess this breaks the “pineapple” curse of Macross or smth. He even rubbed the damn pineapples all over our face too. God. I’m…….. so speechless, orz. Even the damn episode title was so misleading.
Right, back to the episode, there were other interesting titbits revealed too. First, Michel’s already suspecting something wrong with the weird tablet he picked up back on Galia 4, and we’re treated to a cute little scene of him asking Klan out, to introduce him to her medical student friend, which Klan being tsundere and all, totally misunderstands it.
I hope we get a Klan Klan OVA.
Luca also reveals that the fold quartz are from the bodies of the Vajras, and by monopolizing the stones, it is possible to actually control the whole universe, since the stones have the capability of passing through fold faults.
Sadly enough, “Lion” didn’t appear this week, instead “Seikan Hikou” is this week’s OP, accompanied by an uber-cute OP sequence as well, with the infamous dance prominently featured in case anyone missed it. Shin’s so gonna love this episode.
Anyways, next week will be interesting, since Sheryl’s confronting Grace at the end of this episode, and probably more details about Sheryl’s real nature and how she is part of the whole plan will be revealed. I sure hope she’ll live through this series… T_T.