Tomino may not be directing this show, but it certainly is starting to look like one of his gundams with all these random character deaths. Christina, Lichty, PATRICK!, and the doctor guy with sunglasses who I thought was a woman all bite the dust. While admittedly for minor characters none of them have quite the effect of Lockon, they were still done pretty nicely. I really liked the final moments between Christina and Lichty, and Christina’s emotional goodbye to Felt. Lichty’s cyborg implants are very random, but oddly enough with his few lines of dialogue this episode they’re justified. Thinking back on his character he’s always been both aloof and carefree, which fits his belief that he’s both “alive and dead.” Touche Sunrise, on actually getting me to care about a bit character in their last few seconds.
Patrick blasts off for a final time. I really thought he was meant for better things as a character, a lover not a fighter kind of guy who would both sympathize and hate Celestial Being’s ideals, but turns out he was cannon fodder from the beginning.
Watch out! Here come Alejandro in his big ol’ space-faring pimpmobile with seven fucking GN drives. Compensating much? I think he must be in some kind of contest with Goldfinger to see who can come up with the tackiest weapon. First the golden gun and now this. He really is over the edge now. I hope Setsuna kicks his ass next episode so we don’t have to deal with him as a major villain next season.
One really has to feel sorry for Felt now. Everyone she loves is dying around her. She was a sympathetic character to begin with (so moe), but now her life just sucks. Hopefully this is all paving the way for her to become a badass gundam pilot next season.
Finally, I hope they don’t leave that Haro there. Haro’s have feelings, too, you know.