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Summary:

In a news conference, a Federation government spokesperson confirms that Gundams attacked the prison and that, in order to put an end to this terrorist organization, the government is dispatching A-LAWS. Watching this news conference are Ribbons and Regene, and the latter wonders if it was Ribbons or Veda that foresaw the revival of Celestial Being and planned the expansion of authority of A-LAWS. When Ribbons doesn’t give a direct answer, Revive Revival appears and notes that it’ll be their turn soon, but Ribbons feels that it’s unnecessary for them to bring out something called the Gadessa because he’s already asked a certain person to do it. Meanwhile, the Celestial Being group is en route to the Katharon base at Rub’ al Khali, and along the way, Lyle explains that the Federation is scattering GN Particles in the Middle East to paralyze the economic activities of all the nonmember countries there. As a side effect of the GN Particles, Katharon’s base there hasn’t been discovered. Upon arriving, Setsuna and Sumeragi meet with Klaus and Shirin and hand over Marina and Saji so that they can be under the care of Katharon.

During the meeting, some kids come running into meeting room, and they remind Setsuna of all the violence during his youth. He thinks that the children are being raised as members of Katharon, but Shirin explains that they’re just protecting the children who have no relatives. Unfortunately, they’re limited in funds, so they can’t accept all the children. After the kids recognize Marina and drag her off to play, Klaus starts to talk about overthrowing the Federation government, but Sumeragi makes it clear that Celestial Being doesn’t act by political ideology – their enemy isn’t the Federation government but rather A-LAWS. Despite this, Klaus and Shirin still want to work together with and help Celestial Being. While this is going on, out in the Persian Gulf on the A-LAWS ship, Arthur Goodman is lecturing Lindt over the loss of the Trilobite and has Kathy work together with him. Afterward, Kathy tries to tell Mr. Bushido to follow her instructions, but he refuses and reveals that he has a license to act independently as a one man army.

On the deck of the ship, Soma is on the video phone with Sergei about his mobilization with a regular army force dedicated to searching for the Gundams. Sergei then asks about his son and reveals that Andrei resents him for not being a parent. Soma uses this moment to decide that she’ll accept Sergei’s offer to adopt her, and she feels that she’s a lucky person. Back at the Katharon base, Setsuna watches Marina play with the children and is reminded of his own mother and how he killed her. Saji sees this and points out that those children are victims of the world that Celestial Being changed. Setsuna doesn’t deny it, and when Saji questions why he fights, Setsuna notes that there’s a reason and doesn’t care if Saji hates him. Setsuna then gets approached by Marina with a request to take her to Azadistan. When Setsuna discusses this with Sumeragi and the others, Sumeragi suggests not using a Gundam so that they don’t hurt Azadistan by association if discovered, so Setsuna takes the shuttle instead.

Elsewhere on the base, Saji decides that Celestial Being and Katharon are the ones who cause fighting, and he doesn’t want to stick around. He’s caught sneaking out by a guard, but the guard recognizes him as a member of Celestial Being and trusts him enough to lend him a car. At around this same time, Setsuna, Marina, and the Gundams depart from the Katharon base, and the shuttle heads towards Azadistan. Although none of them are spotted, unfortunately for Saji, his car gets caught by the Federation ship that Sergei is on. Saji soon finds himself being interrogated and is roughed up since he’s suspected to be a member of Katharon, but Sergei himself then takes over the questioning. Sergei knows just by looking at Saji that he’s not a soldier and not a member of Katharon. He guesses instead that Saji is working with Celestial Being based on the fact that Saji was at the Proud colony where a Gundam appeared and is here now in a region where a battle with Gundams recently took place. Saji denies being in either Katharon or Celestial Being, so Sergei promises to remove the suspicion from Saji if he talks. Unbeknownst to either of them, another member of the crew is eavesdropping.

News of the location of the Katharon base soon reaches A-LAWS headquarters, and Arthur Goodman sends very specific instructions for Kathy’s force to carry out. Kathy is shocked that she’s being ordered to use the Automaton in their Kill Mode, but Lindt reminds her that orders from the top are absolute and that there’s no need to show mercy against an antigovernment force. Soma isn’t happy about this operation either, and it causes her to finally understand why Sergei opposed her reassignment to A-LAWS. Andrei thinks that she misunderstands and claims that Sergei would abandon even his blood relatives for the sake of a mission. He still holds a grudge against Sergei for letting his mother die. Meanwhile, Sergei finds out that one of his men reported everything to A-LAWS, so he lets Saji go because he knows that he can’t use his authority to protect Saji from them. As Saji is driving away, he sees a group of A-LAWS mobile suits flying towards the Katharon base. However, it is not he who alerts the Ptolemaios to the attack but rather Wang Liu Mei. Regardless, Sumeragi decides to go rescue Katharon.

Katharon learns about the attack right before it happens, and knowing that they’re outmatched, Klaus orders them to strengthen their defenses and wait for Celestial Being to save them. After Katharon’s old mobile suits are destroyed by the GN-Xs and Aheads, the A-LAWS forces release into the base a group of Automaton that start slaughtering everyone. Fortunately, the Gundams – minus 00 Gundam – soon arrive, and Lyle immediately heads towards the base. In addition, Mr. Bushido chooses this moment to withdraw because this doesn’t interest him. Soma is sent after the Cherudim Gundam, giving her a close-up look at the massacre occurring in the base, and she can only watch in shock as Lyle gets to work destroying the Automaton. In the skies above, Soma’s allies are getting shredded by the Seravee and the Arios, and their commander orders a retreat since they’ve already accomplished their initial objective. Soma is the last to go, and as Lyle shoots at her mobile suit, he is filled with hatred towards A-LAWS.

In the aftermath, the Ptolemaios arrives, and everyone is shocked at all the carnage. As she flies back to the A-LAWS ship, Soma tells herself that she’s a super-soldier who exists to fight. She realizes that she tried to obtain an ordinary happiness, and she wonders if what she saw was a sort of punishment for that. By now, Saji has also returned to the Katharon base and is shocked to see what happened. Thinking of all the victims, he falls to his knees because he realizes that this is his fault. Meanwhile, Setsuna and Marina’s shuttle arrives at Azadistan and find it up in flames. Setsuna quickly notices that there’s a Gundam in the distance, and its red color makes him realize who it belongs to: Ali Al-Saachez.

Preview

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I find it ironic that of the two people Celestial Being entrusted to Katharon, neither of them ended up staying there. It’s like the entire trip was for naught, and it ended up causing so much death and destruction. A lot of the blame falls to Saji for being a dumbass by leaving and getting caught, so I didn’t feel any sympathy for him when he assumed his orz position at the end. What this does probably mean is that Saji will feel the need to atone for his sins or to prevent this from happening again, and that might lead him to join Celestial Being for good. And if that happens, then he and Louise will truly be on opposite sides of the conflict, and I can’t wait to see it when they realize that. As for Marina, the destruction of the Katharon base probably means that she’ll inherit custody of all the children, as is shown in the ED.

Despite the massacre though, it’s at least good to see that there are people – Kathy and Soma – in A-LAWS who are against their extreme measures. Soma in particular is showing signs that she might be more open to being convinced by Allelujah sometime in the future. She’s not quite at the point of finding A-LAWS completely detestable, but she might get there if Sergei dies by their hands or something – which I could see happening because he’s being too nice of a guy for this environment. I also get the feeling Graham/Mr. Bushido doesn’t approve of A-LAWS’ way of doing things given that his name implies he has a strong sense of honor and since he stressed his independence this episode. Then again, if Setsuna had been there in the desert, I’m sure Mr. Bushido would have gone all out without a care for what was in his way.

As a final thought, I like how having an epilogue allows an episode to have not one but two strong finishes. I really enjoyed the slow intro into the ED, and the cliffhanger (if it could be called that) with Ali Al-Saachez was great in the “he’s back!” sort of way. He wasn’t actually in this episode as much as last week’s preview suggested he might be, but I expect to see a lot more of him in the future, maybe as soon as next week.

November 2, 2008 at 5:06 am
146 comments »
  • November 2, 2008 at 9:39 pmOUTSIDER

    Ha-ha… GN-007,that serious huh?Lol.

  • November 2, 2008 at 9:45 pmkayne001

    Saji can pilot.
    Also I should add that it seems like Setsuna is gearing him for something.
    Giving him Haro.
    Sending him to Kataron.
    Speaking with him numerous times.

  • November 2, 2008 at 9:54 pmNera

    Why did some ppl keep saying that they can’t wait to see Patrick coming back?Is he still alive?I didn’t know that.

  • November 2, 2008 at 9:55 pmwhatever

    haha, seems like I kinda feel that saji will join CB and will fight aLaws and the one that he is going to fight from aLaws will be his exgirlfriend, Louise!:D

  • November 2, 2008 at 10:10 pmkelvin he

    Yup haha, suzaku can pilot at very high rating and efficiency, at least he can fight unlike saji who does not have any specialty

  • November 2, 2008 at 10:15 pmDexter

    Marie and Saji realize the work A-Laws do. Stupid Saji, oh well damage is done. Ali is back with the stolen Drei Suit of Michale Trinity.

  • November 2, 2008 at 10:27 pmRDF2050

    Hey my frinds i found this pictures in the internet see it

    http://i33.tinypic.com/17prw2.jpg

    http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/spec_operations/1225616121288.jpg

    http://i38.tinypic.com/5y9qpv.jpg

    is so funny to must see it lol poor saji

  • November 2, 2008 at 10:39 pmLulz_4_Lyfe

    its no wonder why CB feel sorry for saji. its because hes being (so) pathetic. lol.

  • November 2, 2008 at 10:39 pmReboot

    I have a feeling that saji is going to pull a code geass, ORANGE KUN STYLE, and become one of the most loved and badassed characters in this anime, trust me it will happen, we all think sajis a fag and an asshole now but just you wait youll love him by the end of this trust me. Also saji cant really play the whole righteous act and keep accusing setsuna and the others for what they have done (which was kill innocent people and change the world) because HEY YAGO HO BITCH you just killed a base full of the good guys!

    gratz saji you douchebag

    gratz.

  • November 2, 2008 at 11:15 pmsdds

    the destruction is so beautiful, support the bad guys

  • November 2, 2008 at 11:23 pmavexmode

    Saji the new Suzaku

  • November 2, 2008 at 11:42 pmrock

    suzaku pown you all! he is the best damn pilot that I’ve ever seen! not like that stupid bitch called kallen.
    so if Saji is the new Suzaku, he will be bad ass as well!

  • November 2, 2008 at 11:55 pmks

    Hey Saji, welcome to the real fucking world! Life is not fair, even more in war time lol

  • November 3, 2008 at 12:12 amBK201

    you guys know why this episode was epic? its because ali’s back, finally an antagonist who’s name isn’t lol (MR bushido)

  • November 3, 2008 at 12:26 amReboot

    setsunas girlfriend needs to cut her hair lol

  • November 3, 2008 at 12:41 amAvenger

    Blah, this season has shown more promise than season one =x Epic episode

  • November 3, 2008 at 12:54 amGogetazgtSSJ

    Too many comments to remember who asked this, so here goes. Ali’s new gundam is the Gadessa – at least that’s what Revive Revival refered to it as.

    That’s not Louise that Lockon was fighting. One, the suit belongs to Soma. Two, the battalion that Louise belongs to was ordered to remain behind.

    Looking at the larger picture, it is very logical that Saji will join CB – if not reluctantly. One, he shares a loss due to war like the other members. Two, like the others he now also has a sin he most atone for. Three, I think the purpose to Saji’s character is to portray human nature’s descent from innocence into something much darker, followed by the realization of a greater purpose.

    Wow, Louise is really hell bent on getting revenge on CB. On second thought, maybe her character is the one that portrays innocence descending into darkness. Hmm… Ok, I’m speculating way too much here.

    The preview showed a member of Kataron pulling a gun on Tieria and Allelujah (I think). I think, needless to say, they’re a little pissed.

    Umm… any rumors as to when we can expect to see Patrick “Cockroach” Colasour this season?

  • November 3, 2008 at 1:25 amg-money

    What’s wrong with you, Sunrise? All the good guys die and the bad guys have the resilience of cockroaches. Graham, Ali, just fucking stay dead. But I’ll admit “Mr. Bushido” was pretty cool in this episode. Ali… just as crazy as always, delighting in pain, torture and death.

  • November 3, 2008 at 2:19 amVsin

    @ Gogeta

    I think that Patrick will show up next eppy…something about that preview clicked.

    Saji…is horribly unlucky. I mean, what are the chances that you leave at the same time as 2 Gundams, the Gundams get away, and you get caught by a Federation battleship that so HAPPENS to pass by. Then he has a relatively normal conversation with Sergei, only to have some random guy eavesdrop on them and spill the beans everywhere.

    Saji is going to be the 0-Riser pilot/controller…that’s a 90% chance. The other 10% is that he will continue to be “that guy who got pwnt by fate”

  • November 3, 2008 at 4:14 amCain

    @g-money
    Kataron are not necessarily the ‘good guys’, they are hell bent on toppling the new government, hence just a bunch of ‘terrorists’; A-Laws is the only problem of this new government, similar to say Saddam Hussein special police, who had the power to make anyone who posed a treat to SH, to just vanish in thing air, commit all sort of massacre etc

    And your take on the bad guys is simply well, not black as it should be on the spectrum; they are just your normal grunts, not really their fault, having to carry out orders. That’s the soldier life, obey your orders or end up in court and ultimately, jail or if unlucky enough, on the execution row.

    And Mr. Bushido, well, like someone said before, if Setsuna was here, he would have gone bonkers like a feral dog …

    @everyone else who thinks saji is suzaku 1.5

    NO, SAJI AIN’T SUZAKU
    he is just a CONFUSED chump making the wrong decision, he tried to ran, but luck wasn’t on this side once more … And it was obvious, he only wanted to go back to a normal life without being associated with CB or Kataron. Anyone in his position would have done the same …

  • November 3, 2008 at 6:26 amFrito

    wang lu mei showed up, still waiting for hong long.

  • November 3, 2008 at 11:09 amflamerounin

    just a thought. people who will probably defect to/join celestial being near the end.
    1. soma pieres-she’s way different now from the super soldier thing in season 1
    2. sergei smimov
    3. kathy mannequin
    4. saji crossroad-maybe in the middle, i’m not sure. but with the way things are going, it seems sure that he will become a part of celestial being. whether he pilots an ms or not, we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • November 3, 2008 at 11:24 amKabayongtao

    @Kelvin He

    I believe that UnknownVoice is pointing out that Saji Crossroad must not be judged as naive because he caused the numerous deaths of Kataron members.

    I think that most of the people here is pissed off at Saji Crossroad because he unintentionally caused the destruction of the Kataron Base which I find unfair. He’s a civilian, I don’t think he’s highly responsible for the safety of a large military organization. I would rather say that it is the guy who gave him the car keys should blamed. LOL

    But I do think that Saji is being naive when it comes to how he sees the world. Being selfish and all of that. Well there are lots of time for character development. I hope he’s on the right track.

  • November 3, 2008 at 12:28 pmJafri_Zain

    FUCK!!!! BITCH!!! ALI AL SACHEZ THAT SON OF THE BITCH!!!!

    FUCK YOU!!! I’m GONNA FRY YOUR ASS BITCH!!! FUCK YOU!!! FUCK YOU!!!

    - the shootouts!!

    and you know what i’m not really hate SAJI CROSSROAD.

  • November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pmkompression

    I really think Saji is going to take Licht’s place. Isn’t there an unoccupied station that’s still going vacant; the one that Licht held before he died? Christina’s old station is now occupied by Ian’s daughter. And Lockon’s position is already filled. So basically there’s only 1 station left.

  • November 4, 2008 at 2:45 amX

    what the hell was the point of that epic battle with Lockon (Neil Dylandy) and Ali Sarshes in the last season? I mean WTH! At least I can believe that Graham survived but lead to such injuries during his fight with Setsuna. BUT Whatsup with this guy? How the hell did he escape unscathed? His frikin suite blew up! Neil died even though he was farther away from the explosion, while this guy who is in the center of the explosion ie.the gundam throne, actually lived without even a scratch!

    Man the hell is wrong with Sunrise for suddenly reviving characters like that? I accepted that Neil died avenging his family even though he wasn’t able to put an end to terrorism, but the fact that this guy is frikin back just blows it all out of proportion. Ah im pissed, they might as well bring back the guy who was piloting that gold gundam and the throne siblings, and hey might as well bring back Lockon, have them all die again.

  • November 4, 2008 at 3:02 amredX

    @X
    well technically the shot hit the legs of the throne so it didn’t blow up the entire suit.. i guess
    Neil died from the explosion of the GN arms…

  • November 4, 2008 at 7:35 amGrimjaww

    @redX

    We can’t say that Neil is dead for sure. The evidence around it is not conclusive, there was no body found, and we didn’t see him in the explosion, we only saw the GN arms explosion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSraFV8AOvM&feature=related

    In that video you do not see the body in the explosion, and also the gun that Neil connected to the GN arms IS STILL INTACT. That shit was right on top of the explosion, there’s no way for it to be still in perfect condition like that.

    I know my theory is wack and late considering how long ago he died, and no I don’t have a reason for why he has not appeared in the last 4 years. I’m just saying there’s a big ass loop hole surrounding the 100% certainty that he is dead.

  • November 4, 2008 at 10:02 amKim

    @Grimjaww

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPLUtlf6rQo PS2 Game Ending

    Neil is quite dead due to the space vacuum. The new novel also says that he broke several of his ribs and had organ damage when Dynames was hit. He probably wouldn’t have survived even if the GN Arms hadn’t exploded.

  • November 4, 2008 at 10:18 amchris

    i love it…i wonder what happened to patrick.

  • November 4, 2008 at 10:31 amROCKING_TSUNDERE

    Can’t wait to see the new Louise!~Woohoo!

  • November 4, 2008 at 12:59 pmKI3K

    @Grimmjaw: Mizushima said in an interview way back that Lockon/Neil is indeed dead. Mizushima, incidentally, is the Director for Gundam 00…meaning that if he, the one who’s calling the shots as far as what happens in the series, says a character is dead, then that character is dead.

  • November 4, 2008 at 1:09 pm53y7

    SETSUNA IS A STALKER!!!!

  • November 4, 2008 at 1:27 pmKI3K

    Tieria? Telling a JOKE? WHAT THE FUCK’S happened to him these last 4 years?

    Well, at any rate, this ep was pretty good. Goes to show that Lyle is every bit as passionate and dedicated as Neil was, but clearly less cool-headed.
    Also, as to be expected, he’s not as skilled a sniper, but he’s still pretty damn good with the Cherudim’s beam pistols.

    Oh, and that evil, evil bastard Ali Al-Saachez is back, causing mayhem and mass murder as usual. Also, it seems they’re laying the groundwork for Soma’s eventual departure from A-LAWS. Should be rather interesting.

  • November 5, 2008 at 2:45 amROCKING_TSUNDERE

    Can’t wait to see Louise in action!~Oooh!><

  • November 5, 2008 at 4:22 amGrimjaww

    @ KIM and KI3K

    Thanks for the clarification on that guys.

  • November 5, 2008 at 7:05 amJafri

    GOD!!! I’M GONNA RIP HIM UP (SACHEZ)!!!!!!!

    YOU’VE BETTER WATCH YOUR BACK, BITCH!!!!

    FUCK YOU!!!!!!!

    GOD I HATE THAT SACHEZ…… *SARCASM*

  • November 5, 2008 at 4:50 pmGrimReaper

    i hope there will be revenge next week

  • November 5, 2008 at 5:39 pmDryCleaner

    KILL ALI!!! KILL HIM!!! KILL HIM FOR NEIL!!!!! T_T

  • November 6, 2008 at 12:54 amDexter

    LOL at the picture captions of saji hilarious. Ali babah all hail ali sarchez. I want that guy to die but, he makes one a hell of a good character to kill off maybe the second to the final enemy then Ribbons.

  • November 6, 2008 at 2:49 amheartofadeadpoet

    ZOMG SAJI IS BUFFZAKU? NO WaiZ O_O FROM CG? BUFFZAKU WILL DEFEAT THE A-LAWS. LIVE ON BUFFZAKU. LIVE ON

  • November 7, 2008 at 8:21 amraikujin

    graham rocks but he looks ridiculous.. I miss Flag Fighter Graham…!! >.<

    AND LOL what-a-pain-in-the-ass ALI..

  • November 9, 2008 at 1:26 amnoneofyourbusiness

    Am i the only one who actually believes that enjoyed the fact that they got destroyed. I mean they are finally taking some damaged and not just randomly acting like terrorist. Well i hope this leads into Saji becoming a bigger part of the show because up until now the way he is being written is just a waste.

  • November 17, 2008 at 5:33 pmfiretop5

    has any one seen the gadessa gundam

  • November 17, 2008 at 5:35 pmfiretop15

    is it just me or does the innovator look like girls

  • December 2, 2008 at 10:13 amLurker

    ^ IT’S A TRAP!

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