I had hoped that Mix and Andy would patch things up quickly and it was a most rude surprise to see it all blow up in the worst way possible. It was the perfect storm Jin is dead, Kagura is still Mikage’s slave, Izumo is low on jumps, and Zessica mistimes her act of bravery. So yeah Mix’s life hangs in the balance as she makes her way to Altair, Andy may have been down in the dumps but it looks like he will be amped up to mount a rescue effort or die trying. Worse comes to worse I hope Mix doesn’t end up in Mikage’s clutches and that she too will enter a deep sleep like Alicia until she is awakened by love’s first kiss.
Still, this blows. I didn’t expect a gut punch after the banana episode. Kawamori played his hand well I did not see this one coming hell I am genuinely afraid for Mix and Andy. Hopefully their spat will be more of a help than a detriment since Mikage has yet to take and active hand. I just hope that Izumo is not going to have a case of the stupid and let Mikage take control. If Mix is so lucky maybe she survives and is awake after her unwanted journey, she’ll be in a personal hell but Andy is dead set on bringing her back. I hope that Andy won’t have to die in order to save Mix the guy has borne most of the bad luck for the rest of the class aside from Jin. I wouldn’t put it beyond Kawamori to end fun and games time with a tragic end for Andy and Mix in a show of seriousness. I was lulled into thinking that Mix was going to patch things up and then this happened.
Zesscia did herself no favors this episode as she not only started moping, she made a costly dumb move. Worse still she is likely going to keep blaming herself for what happened. I had hope for Zessica now I fear that with all that has happened she might not only slide into depression but may even fall under the sway of Mikage now that her turmoil can no longer be hidden. Amata is likely going to get the worse of it next week if Andy punching him into a short flight is any indication. I hope Yunoha is going to have some kind words for Zessica and Andy since they need it the most right now. I understand why Zessica has a death wish but good grief did it come at the worst time. It was not her fault but her actions just made a tense situation worse.
I don’t blame Izumo for taking Mix. He tried to negotiate in good faith only Donar made things worse by speaking and Zessica took action before Crea could take control of the situation. I think if cooler heads would have prevailed that Izumo would have been fully able to explain himself and why he needed a Rare Igura. Instead Zessica jumps in, Mix gets involved, the shooting starts and Izumo is forced to choose between making desperate grasps to save Altair or lose the fight and Altair as well. The next few episodes will determine if Izumo will be redeemed but like everything else it never is easy. I like how they took the time to detail just how little freedom of action Izumo now has with Ianthe on the verge of breakdown and with the dimension gate nearly dead as well. I don’t think anyone in his position would have been anything other than desperate. He will do a terrible thing by taking Mix to Altair but resigning himself and his people to a violent extinction is not much of a choice especially since Mikage would be laughing as they slaughter each other as Altair burns all around them.
With any luck Andy is finally going to stop being a butt monkey and will manage a glorious rescue, at least he will not be down on himself. If anything his new found rage could be his undoing, but I shudder at the thought. A happy ending is still possible, but just as likely is a melancholy one…