Sadly it seems that Zessica will get her own episode next week, but thankfully Andy seems to have become the defacto class president. While I lament that Andy is not focusing his efforts at least he is trying to spread love around to all his peers with this emergency seat changing measure. His speech may soon be forgotten but his passion will not because he is one the few guys with the audacity to further the cause of love. Where other boys would brood and stare from afar Andy will do all he can to bring about a rising tide that will float all boats. The cause of Love and Shipping has never been so well served and we have Andy to thank. Andy might seem a bit dim but where his brain maybe small his heart is large for he correctly guessed the plight of Yunoha who was not a doll that no one noticed but a horribly shy young girl who was in desperate need of a friend.
Even if you disregard Andy’s moments of brilliance and call it all dumb luck such is hi dumb luck that surely he must be a descendant of a House Colasour, for there are none more dedicated to the cause of TRUE LOVE and BEST END. In this regard many happy couples will have to thank Andy for helping them come out of their shells and socialize. Sazanka must do her due diligence and thank Andy for giving her the ideal vantage point to practice her Fujoshi Arts. While Yunoha might not get Amata at least now her existence is known and she can now have friends, while Andy was certainly confused he did take proper action and draw attention to the oft ignored Yunoha. I just hope that now after creating a rising tide that Andy will do all he can to romance Mix and show her that he does notice her and wants to get to know her better.
While Andy has affected a coup of sorts Mix is still largely in charge of policing the class and hopefully in time she will not be so belligerent to love. Mix might not be on the side of love right now but she is the perfect foil to Andy who seems prone to bouts of strong emotions. Certainly of the girls Mix seems to be the only one with sufficient deductive powers to rein in Andy. Andy should be kicking himself a bit for everyone but him and Mix are happy, and while there is something to be said for selflessness there is also something to be said for helping yourself as well. Mix might be hostile to sitting so close to Andy but again it falls upon Andy to make Mix enjoy his company, and I have the utmost confidence that he will.
While we didn’t see much of the Abductor homeworld we did get an interesting possibility as to why they have been taking women from Earth. I have long suspected that this was due to gender imbalance but it seems I was off and that they have a birth rate of zero. Jin is the last person that was born so I can understand why they have not launched a full invasion and why they want to take people alive. If this were simply a case of Alteans having children with Earth women the problem would have been solved, but it’s likely deeper than that since they seem to need a female element user for their grand plan for salvation. Alicia in stasis would imply this as well as Jin and Izumo going through great pains to gather intelligence and a sample population to find Eve. Clearly they do not trust Mikage and they do not fully trust Kagura. Kagura in turn thinks that this is all about getting a smelly wench and seems to think that Jin is a potential threat to his ship. I would not be surprised though if the current state of Altea is because they had struck a terrible bargain with Mikage and are paying for it now. Even if they are on the precipice of extinction Izumo isn’t that eager to enter into another deal.
Radius “The Laser Show” Gniss vs. Zessica and later Amata+Yunoha was a pretty good fight. Certainly Jin is a sneaky git who prefers to snipe at his foes and Zessica did herself no favors by getting over confident. It was Zessica’s poorest outing yet and I really hope that she can improve to the point that she can create her own special Aquarion variant. Quite frankly she deserved to be pulled for her lack of performance and losing it. Still I am glad that Yunoha came to the rescue and enabled Amata to punch Jin’s face in. Subliminal Punch is an apt description but I’d rather they pay royalties and use Tiger Uppercut or Shoryuken. Nevertheless I enjoyed every minute of Jin getting pummeled even if in the end he was using a remote method of control. At least now we can see how some Abductor technology works, and it seems now that they are still conducting field tests and are making technological strides to try and match Neo-Deeva.
Shrade seems likely to return though I wonder if he can beat the crap out of Jin. Kagura was a hot head who was confused by the scent of his smelly wench, while Jin seems to be more methodical. Mikono while less apt to cry about her own uselessness did go hypocritical as she is starting to dream of Kagura and his pick up line while RAEGING when Zessica is flirting with Amata. Things could go either way and I would not be surprised if in the end Mikono makes a fatal mistake and chooses Kagura. Quite how one line can change everything seems to make Mikono rather fickle, and her jealous reactions are simply further proof that she is more than capable of being petty and short sighted. Thankfully though it seems that Zessica will get her chance to shine, and certainly she seems to have a way with words given the rather colorful semi-poem she made in the PV.