Zessica’s romantic woes continue but at least she was able to beat Amata to the altar of confession. Things are looking bad for Altea as well as the Ianthe is rapidly breaking down (thanks to Mikage most likely) and explosions are becoming common and are large enough to be seen from orbit. The end game seems to be rapidly approaching as Fudo has installed battle drills after giving everyone an upgrade. It’s also a great time to see what some of the other characters have for element powers. Malloy made his way to Andy shit list in short order with a mere support power, and Sazanka has just claimed the crown for Fujoshi of the year. Not only is she blatantly shipping Shrade and Cayenne for all to hear she even put Malloy down and knocked him down a peg. I just hope that if it comes to it that Sazanka will kill Mikage in a manner most humiliating and strikes him with a Category 5 Hurricane of the Rotten Girl.
The fight itself was most entertaining as Malloy and Sazanka used it as a coming out party while Cayenne was paying tribute to Norris Packard by posing on top of skyscrapers and being relentless and nigh unstoppable. Amata did not win top honors this time as Zessica’s unrequited love was able to save the day and go back in time. While one can never be too sure about any of Kawamori’s continuities but it is safe to say that Amata, Zessica, and Mikono were in for a rude shock when they met the real Apollo and Sylvie. It was literally a gut punch for Amata as it pretty much confirmed what he tried his best to deny. Kagura is such a sure fit that it is almost undeniable now. Still while Kagura has inherited Apollo’s animal habits, Mikono doesn’t seem to have inherited the immense strength that Sylvia had. It was fun going down memory lane and all the more better since I was a bit on edge when Zessica was confessing her love while piloting Aquarion given the possibility of Mikage showing his ugly self.
I commend Zessica for her courage though, bad enough she really needed to confess and can’t seem to get much support, but to have the first one fall flat and have to do it again… Never let it be said that Zessica lacks for courage. Yunoha is doing well on her path to recovery, but Mikono’s troubles are only beginning and are likely to get worse once Amata and Kagura really go at it. Andy is fully behind Amata even if he has decided to defer to Amata for making the choice. Gotta love how Andy put it so succinctly that Amata was kicking himself for nothing and that Amata needed to address the Shush problem. I just don’t think Andy wanted Amata to start paying tribute to Shush to get in its good graces.
Mix and Andy are getting along famously but it seems that Mix is not quite Andy’s equal when to comes to promoting love. Granted Mix seems very interesting Zessica but while most of Mix’s advice to come out and say it are true, Mix completely misread the situation. Still I sympathize with Mix, Zessica has at best an outside shot at the moment, and Mix netting Andy and Zessica would be a great. However Zessica deserves a chance to make her feelings clear even if they might be in vain. I just worry though that now that Zessica has started blaming herself for Aquarion going berserk that she is becoming too vulnerable. Not that Mix wouldn’t be able to help Zessica out, but with Mikage on the loose and given how insidious his influence can be I hope that Zessica steels her heart until Amata gives her the answer she longs for or an answer that is half way decent. If nothing else Zessica is all in and the ball is squarely in Amata’s court. Hope it works out for Zessica as she is much more interesting when she is happy and irritating Mikono.
Next week is a beach episode and Kawamori being Kawamori is letting us all know about it. I hope Zessica finds a way to cope with her romantic woes, and maybe Suomi will over awe Donar who needs to have a good end considering how badly he got robbed by Mikage. I hope that the beach episode will not be a complete waste and that there will be some progress made. Izumo seriously needs to set in motion is plan to save Altea because Mikage should not be allowed to proceed briskly while Jin still needs avenging.