Things are really coming to a head as the Joker decides to confess his motivation to his “twin” brother, and also that Kira kid I guess. Yzak and Dearka finish up their reunion to mutual dissatisfaction, and Natarle’s proving her mettle, despite Azrael’s back seat captaining. Flay’s about to be relevant again! But only for a minute. Also, I’m going to claim that I called the Mu/Rau clone thing, because close enough.
Here at the Mendel Colony, we specialize in genetic experimentation and melodrama! Gaze in wonder at the masked gentleman’s nebulous relationships! Be baffled by the specially engineered (but never explained) powers of bullshit the SEED! Gaze on as two angsty teenagers grow into slightly less shitty people!
Finally, Natarle gets a ship of her own! Unfortunately, she uses the silly little phone on it to tell Maru that the Dominion’s about to blast her to bits. Whoops. Thankfully, a wild Kira appears to fight back! Unthankfully, the Archangel fails an acrobatics check and gets caught in some tethering lines. Also, we get the best Cagali this show will produce.
Bored of being only a diplomat’s daughter, Lacus Clyne recruits the best barista around, and sets out on a quest to find someone with a cool scar. The team gathered, all that’s left is a fun day out on the town. In a stolen spaceship. Also, a way cooler outfit.
This week, all the characters boldly state their objectives, but they do so IN SPAACCCEE. Not everyone gets to ride the cool rollercoaster though, some of them have to fly commercial.
When we last left out heroes, everything seemed to be going fine for Orb in their war effort. Their new Mobile Suits were awesome, their Hero Units had way more XP than the enemies, and they even got help from an unlikely ally. Probably best for everyone involved if they just abandon their nation right?
Athurn and Kira finally talk after their big awkward fight. But there are a bunch of druggies trying to stop them from having a nice chat! What’s a pair of teenage boys to do? Call a time out apparently.
The Earth Forces very subtly declare war on the Orb Union, Cagali’s dad gets ready to defend the beaches, Mu and Marue make out, and we say goodbye to our favorite character.
Kira returns, people are shocked, and Athrun starts to make up his mind! Also, we get a glimpse into the PLANTs’ seed underbelly(ies?) and their secret underlord: Lacus "Shank You With My Silly Collar” Clyne. Yet another mobile suit gets stolen! Now that’s what I call Justice.
Secret Agent Mu-man returns with dire information for the Archangel, just late enough to be useless! The crew, meanwhile, is preparing to take its collective last breath. But what’s this? A bird? A plane? A multi-billion dollar government secret project? That’s right, it’s Kira! All your (white) base are belong to him, as he declares himself a sovereign nation because nukes.
Sometimes, all you need is the right motivation to do something amazing. In Kira’s case, that’s preventing all of his friends from dying painful deaths! Join us in watching a boy become a man, but also a man with some still pretty… well, idealistic ideals. However, he has a giant nuke robot (spoilers!) to help him achieve those goals. Also, the crew of the Archangel parts ways, and Yzak gets a promotion (to his new album, obvo).
Now that the Archangel has finally landed and everyone’s had some time to decompress, everything’s going to go swimmingly, right? Well, Murrue’s getting court-martialed, Kira’s being mopey, and Yzak is smoldering, so it’s pretty much business as usual. Now, if only we could see about getting Dearka some more guards.
The crew of the Archangel, severely understaffed, finally makes ground in Alaska. However, they now have to deal with the fallout of being chased halfway across the solar system while being shot at the entire time. Also, Dearka gets hot and heavy with some of the girls! Spicy!
In the aftermath of last episode’s epic battle, everyone’s dealing with the shock and loss. Also Kuzzey’s there. But not everything’s going poorly! New romances are blooming, Mu gets to practice being the impulsive one, and death appears to be only a minor inconvenience!
I don’t have much to say about this one. Both the episode of the show and our episode about it are super dense this time around, and it gets really real! Also, there are some gorgeous fights, regardless of which version you’re watching. Get it!
Finally, after what feels like far too long, we’re at the good part! One of the best fight scenes of the series so far, Athrun and Kira acting like they calmly know the future, and the first of many deaths, the series takes a major turn here.
This one’s still a bit slow, but there’s a fair bit of drama, and a good build up to some Athrangst. Flay gets dropped like she’s hot, and Los Janitores release their first album! Also, Kira gets to reflect on the past, and how to suck less in the future.
Previously, on Gundam SEED, we had a clip episode. Thankfully, the HD version skips that and goes right into a second clip episode! Erik Simmons, Applications Sorcery, regales us with the journey of the Archangel thus far.
After some amazing fighter cross-classing, Kira sees the Archangel to Orb, leading to a “surprising” plot twist! Everyone’s pretty tired, even the ZAFT crew, but that’s mostly because Yzak has been dishing sick burns all day. They head off to scheme about how to get some sweet civilian jumpsuits while the Archangel crew negotiate… for their LIVES! And also asylum, I guess.
Teased endlessly by the opening, we finally get some screen time with Athrun and Cagalli interacting! Will the two angst-struck teens be able to survive an entire day alone together? Kira and the Archangel’s crew are determined to find Cagalli, despite Natarl’s strategic objections, and Yzak is getting ready for a command of his own… They grow up so fast.