Aquarion EVOL – 18: Zessica’s Heartache and Andy’s Anguish

So much for a quick recovery...

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…

It has something to do with a lover's spat.

Good to see that Andy is finally getting the appreciation he richly deserves.

Well some one forgot to forgive Andy for a fumbled confession.

Oh no, indeed.

Poor Andy.

We could use more of those right now.

No, but you really should follow your own advice every now and then.

But nothing of the father..

But Andy is a man...

A sad and unfortunate state to be in.

You have more than that, son't sell yourself short just because you are romancing a stone.

I guess the endgame starts now.

Things just got bad.

Desperation time starts now.

More like is behind this...

One last roll of the dice for Izumo.

I wonder why it took Izumo so long to make another trip.

I really hope she wakes up.

If only Alicia was the True Eve.

Yeah and for the better.

Oh Dad will find out soon enough.

Izumo also has some mistakes of youth.

Oh come on you can't hold it against Andy forever...

I feel so bad for Andy.

Fair enough but you still have to forgive Andy.

Me too...

Channel your inner AEU no Ace.

The King of Gniss.

If only...

Yeah but Izumo is about to go into the way back machine.

Good to see that extinction has not completely robbed you of decency.

SHIT

I wish Izumo would do the same to Mikage.

Yeah, that won't work here.

I guess Fudo wasn't for upgrading the firewall.

Loli vs. Old Man... FIGHT!

Well dialog finally happened.

Don't forget to mention that your planet is dying, and that you have a birth rate of zero.

Probably would have been better to beg.

Well so much for diplomacy.

Should have withdrawn and brought Izumo to the table...

It never is that simple is it?

Zessica I admire your courage, only this is about as badly timed as you could make it.

Mix is right, but bad feeling have I starts now.

Zessica certainly has that...

So that's were the moon went.

Come on is he your kid or not?

Alicia is disappoint.

Damn YOU MIKAGE!

...

Crap...

Yeah your bad decision is going to cost you...

and more...

If only that worked...

Yeah and hopefully next time Mix will be alive.

FUCK.

You didn't win any points today Zessica...

Time to be a hero, because no one else is going to save Mix.

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14 Comments

  1. Whatsht
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Since Ianthe is failing, I think they are going to send 1 of the Aquarions over to replace it, because Aquarion has proven that it is better than the Tree of Life.
    I really hope that Kawamori doesn’t repeat Macross Frontier Episode 20 again.

    I would argue with Izumo, really? Demanding them to give you women without stating why?
    “We require the most powerful Rare Igura among you”
    What defines “the most powerful Rare Igura”?

    • Whatsht
      Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:48 am | Permalink

      Also, the next episode, “The First Reunion”
      Lets have a list of possible things happening.
      -Amata meets his mom
      -Andy saves Mix
      -Kagura meets Mikono, again.

      Anymore possibilities?

      • DRA-KLAC-GONAUT
        Posted May 2, 2012 at 4:14 am | Permalink

        unless someone raise a “flag of doom” or someone pull a heel turn or something WHAM yea what next?

      • Crusader
        Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

        Amata meets his Dad? Fudo meets Mikage face to face?

        They have enough hardware to save both planets, but no doubt Mikage is going to do all he can to make it difficult.

  2. SQA
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    Zessica ended up paying off her archetype. Hotheads make hotheaded decisions. But I SOOOO wasn’t expecting the Mix angle. Even though they actually foreshadowed it both in the beginning of the series and in this episode. She doesn’t like men, so of course she’s the one being taken to the planet of all Men. Zessica also probably avoided Sazanka from volunteering. It’d have been Fujoshi paradise. I think she’d go if asked. (Though she might have problems due to a lack of blood by the time she got there.)

    Still, I think Andy is in line for either a monumentous GAR moment or to die horribly. I don’t think there’s any middle ground. Though it could be both.

    • Crusader
      Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

      I hope Andy is going to have a great moment and not a tragic one, he’s due for a moment of awesome. Had there been serious negotiations I am sure Sazanka would have jumped at the chance.

  3. Clinton
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    If Mix lives though the Trip to Vega with out falling into a coma then She is the ture Eve. As I don’t think she is however so sadly she is ether going to die or end up like Alicia.

    • Clinton
      Posted May 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

      I mean Altier.

    • SQA
      Posted May 3, 2012 at 5:18 am | Permalink

      By sheer force of anger, Mix can probably make it.

      Then promptly kill everyone on the planet. It’ll be a race between Mix and Mikage for body count.

    • Crusader
      Posted May 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      I just hope Mix makes it out okay, as for the True Eve it’s pretty much down to Mikono and possibly Zessica.

  4. Magnus
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Well. Kawamori sure likes to make his green-haired teenage girls to make mistakes out of love. Although Zessicas mistake is several magnitudes smaller than Rankas.

    Eh, I don’t know. There are eight episodes left, so we are in the ending stretch, yet if feels to soon for resolutions… there will obviously be some episodes where things are padded with more revelations and gathering of information.

    All in all, the series kinda is not feeling as tightly told as it could be… I don’t exactly mind the more rambling tone and Kawamori going on weird tangents through Fudo, but we have to get some knowledge on the reincarnations, Mykage, what exactly Ianthe is, etc.,etc.,etc.

    • Crusader
      Posted May 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

      Smaller though in Zessica’s case she is going to regret it more instead of be oblivious. As for a tight pace, I think Kawamori is going to do plenty of meandering. Better they take time to minimize the loose ends than rush the end.

  5. Posted May 7, 2012 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    Looks like “The First Reunion” has been aired and here’s what I think…

    I’ma afraid for my favorite Aquarion EVOL ship. Huge detaht flag thrown in episode 19.

  6. SQA
    Posted May 8, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Paging Crusader. Kawamori is off his meds and is attempting to find a level higher than “Bat-shit insane”. We need your guiding hands! (That and this blog always has the best EVOL discussion)

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