Izumo will not be taking revenge on Mikage but his son might finally have enough anger to really take it to Kagura. The more I think about it Kagura is more like a component of Mikage’s schemes than a child that Alicia carried to term. Without Kagura Mikage probably would not have gotten far and given Kagura’s importance to Mikage, the writing on the wall seems to be that Kagura will not be around by epilogue time. At best I think Kagura is going to reunite with Amata and cease to exist, at worst his physical being is destroyed and then he reunites. Given Kawamori’s penchant for references to past works maybe Kagura is the new Sirius. For all of Kagura’s prattle about being the strong one I have to say I am not impressed, Kagura has limited thought capacity and for all his alleged “strength” he is still a most reliable lackey for Mikage. It is apt that Kagura reference fate, because he is unable to transcend it just as he is unable to transcend and overcome Mikage. I just think that if Kagura were really strong and his love was indeed true that he would have sooner killed himself than remain a thrall and slave to the one who would do the most harm to his smelly wench.
This episode may have been about Mikage setting up his grand scheme but it was just as much about love that transcends. I find it hilarious that Touma has been trolled this hard, but it seems pretty clear that Kawamori does not approve of obsessive love. I used to think that Minmay had it the worst, but Touma is the new winner for character most screwed by Kawamori. I understand getting dumped sucks, hell most have been there more than we care to tell, but Touma took it to a whole new level. Given how Touma’s obsession with Apollonius was rewarded with a massive troll that crossed space and time Mikage might be on the receiving end of a most hilarious TOTALLY SCREWED fate. Zessica is going to be collateral damage, it is unfortunate but with that hair color change I fear that we will not be seeing her again under ideal or even kind conditions. I guess the Ianthe has not been destroyed and given how Mikage was able to use it I wonder at what point he hacked the Ianthe.
I am not sure if Mikage is correct in that Amata and Kagura are Pollon but it seems entirely possible and if it is confirmed then it would be great to see Kagura’s face to learn that he is not the reincarnation of Apollonius. I don’t put much faith in Kagura caring at this point, he was pretty adamant that the world should burn and that he really did not care. Kagura got his wish and Mikage is setup to go down swinging. Casualties could be high though I hope that the men left on Altair will muster up some show of resolve to challenge Mikage. They followed Izumo during the worst of times and I would hope that they will be more than willing to fight one more battle to reclaim a just fate. If not then I hope that Yunoha will exact a most devastating revenge on Mikage for Jin-kun’s murder. I can live with the substitution of Yunoha since her claim for vengeance is by far the strongest outside of Donar.
Andy and Mix finally reunite and I for one felt that it was altogether lovingly executed. Andy’s love transcends time, space, and now gender. I have no problem with it, Andy couldn’t care less, and Sazanka is going to have a field day. While I am disappointed that we did not get an unstoppable Union for Andy and Mix to strike the first blow against Mikage, I accept that Yunoha has first rights to that honor. Still it was a mild troll though hopefully we will see it some point given how much screen time Andy and Mix have gotten. I have no idea if Mix will ever be a girl again but it is good to know that Andy will love Mix no matter what. Come to think of it Andy and Mix might be the first male couple that I will have genuinely rooted for. Andy did Patrick proud and while Andy had enough of a reason to move on, I give him all the credit in the world. If nothing else never let it be said that Andy was only in love for the Big Bang. I hope if worse comes to worse that in 12,000 years Mix and Andy will meet and fall in love all over again.
Whatever Amata is feeling right now I hope that he keeps in mind that Mikage must be destroyed and that Yunoha must have revenge. Everything is secondary now, even Mikono and Zessica. Regardless of any affection he might have, a world ruled my Mikage is a world with no future. Better that Mikono die once than die repeatedly in Mikage’s clutches. Barring Fudo stepping in directly, it may fall upon Amata to give all he has to save the future of Altair and Vega. Speaking of Fudo it doesn’t seem like he regrets letting Pollon and Celiane meet for the last 12,000 year cycles. I would like to know if Fudo fell out of love or if it is something else that drives him to remain and witness the cycles. At least this time Touma has decided things just didn’t work out even if it comes 24,000 years too late. I hope that when Mikage gets screwed that Fudo will have a few choice parting words to that enemy of love. Despite the LOL POLLON moment it seems that in the end just about all the previous Aquarions were tossed into a blender much like how Macross continuity was. I can live with this provided that if there is going to be another Aquarion that things will get better and more gorgeous with each iteration.
Next week is the end game and so far it has been a great ride even if it doesn’t always make complete sense, and Kawamori jabs us incessantly with trolls. I hope that Mikage will get a most deserved fate for his crimes and may Yunoha be the instrument of his destruction.