Well, my poor Flauros got offed in the end. Maybe if it had a pilot who wasn't injured... blast it all. As for the Deinsleif missing, I'm surprised, honestly. It was firing from closer range and from a Gundam, too. It should have been able to hit, although from what I saw it was a stray shell that hit at exactly the wrong moment and skewed the direction of the shot, or something along those lines. It was probably Idiok. The man has more luck than Patrick Colasour. Even hitherto accurate weapons miss in order to preserve his Writing Staff-beloved carcass. His chances of survival seem... disturbingly higher than before. They must have something horrible in mind for him, I hope...
Well, the Kimaris is cool looking, and it even resembles Iron Mask! Not bad, I love it. Problem is, it has nothing, NOTHING on the sleek beauty that was the Vidar Gundam. Shame. At least it's doing good against the grunts, although I'm hoping Bael defeats it. McGillis' revolution is still a better potential government than Rustal's continued machinations.
Now, Julietta has done as well as I expected, proving she's definitely a capable pilot to stand up to the Barbatos Rex. Unless Mika starts to draw on more power, and thus threaten his body, he can't take her out quickly. She's not small fry.
Yes, this episode had many bleak moments. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad had the Revolutionaries done more than engage head first. Why not rearrange their battle lines? Tekkadan's ships were roving every which way to avoid fire and got pretty darn close. Surely the same could be said for at least a few of the Revolutionary ships? Bad tactics will not win battles, McGillis, and neither do mindless numbers. But Rustal's got both on his side, plus deadly anti-ship monstrosities.
Yes, this felt like a real Gundam Show, that terrifying feeling when you realize cast members could start dropping any minute. So far so good, though. Only one annoying named character down, despite the withering Dein fire.
They don't know the power of a balanced vision.