Well I for one did not see any of the explanations coming. I thought Touma was happily rotting away, but it seems that Apollo was really a flying dog and Touma is back because he made a grand assumption. Part of me wanted to laugh, sadly Touma is now Mikage and that fucker made out like a boss yet again. I had dearly hoped that Zessica could avoid Mikage’s curse but sadly Zessica is now the unwilling avatar of the enemy of love. Such a fate is immeasurably cruel, a moment of treachery would have been preferable to being Mikage and getting kissed by him. I don’t blame Mikono for this, I don’t even blame Amata. This was truly a cruel fate and and a sad happenstance that Mikage needed an unrequited love to fulfill his terrible ambition. Izumo seems to have avoided being the mid-boss and gave Kagura a good beat down when Kagura tired to keep the smelly wench. Sadly now that Mikage has stolen Zessica’s body and kiss Mikage can now activate Solar Aquarion to be the FINAL BOSS and seal his legacy as the biggest douche bag of the season and possibly the year.
So yes, Apollo from the last series was not actually the reincarnation of the Apollo of legend, but was the winged dog Pollon. Pollon got his wish and totally pulled a fast one on Touma whose thirst for revenge created Mikage. Zessica despite the first ED is not a reincarnation of Silvia or even Celiane, and gets a royal screw job when it comes to destiny. I am not sure if I should applaud Kawamori for pulling one from left field or be totally aghast at his willingness to retcon a series that few people actually watched more than once. I accept this explanation as it does add it humorous twist to the old series and at least ensures that Touma/Mikage was gloriously fooled. Given that Altair and Vega were separated by the events of the last Aquarion I suspect that a reunification is in order as Kawamori is crazy enough to have two planets fall in love. Izumo is poised to redeem himself even if it costs him his life. I still feel bad for the guy if Altair hadn’t been screwed over by Mikage he might have been able to live happily with Alicia and lead Altair into a new golden age with the Ianthe. Instead he gets to be in charge and oversee the desperate fight for survival and the unhappy task of finding the True Eve.
Amata is going to have one helluva fight on his hands soon enough. I just hope that Amata isn’t going to start a three faction fight as if this were some lame series in the spirit of Gundam SEED. Right now more than ever Neo-Deeva and Altair need to work together and stop Mikage or neither planet will have a future. Kagura might have been redeemable but in the end I fear that he is too far gone as a puppet of Mikage and is too stupid to ever oppose his master. Mikono might fuck everything up as she seems fond of Kagura and will no doubt plead for him as Kagura and Mikage lay waste to what’s left of Altair. Hopefully Amata will screw up Mikage’s path to victory.
Shrade was lost to the warp and hope that Jin welcomes him to the gates of heaven. May his sacrifice not have been in vain and may Crea move on after his passing. Mix will be back in action and hopefully next week Andy will be the hero of love that we all know he can be despite the lack of sorties. It has been tough watching Andy deal with his love for Mix after hearing the truth. If the Gods were so kind as to grant the wishes of a love lorn flying dog then perhaps they too will take pity on Andy if things don’t work out in this life.
Zessica has gotten the most raw deal out of everyone. She seemingly cannot contend with destiny and is now forced to watch as Mikage uses her to pilot Solar Aquarion. With no happy ending in sight for her it seems that death in battle would have been preferable to being kissed by Mikage and do nothing but watch as Mikage destroys Altair and hurt her friends. Kawamori is a flaky erratic man who is either. Filling of insanely awful, but as cruel fates go he made one for Zessica that I will long remember. I hope for the best for Zessica but I doubt things will get much better for her.
Seeing Solar Aquarion as the final boss is going to be tough it will be most ironic and tragic that an old friend is now in the service of Mikage. I will not enjoy seeing Solar Aqurion lay waste to Altean grunts. I hope that Izumo can hold the line long enough for Neo-Deeva to arrive. Mix seems to be primed for a glorious display of skill, I just hope that Mix and Andy will do something amazing if they get to Union.
Next week should be really good there is the promise of a grand battle of mecha. Andy and Mix might finally reunite and maybe just maybe Mikage will be defeated and forever destroyed. Still poor Zessica really has it bad.