Thoughts: Ian awakens from his beauty sleep.
Overall Rating: 10
This was the best episode of the second season on so many levels. The new OP song wasn’t the greatest, but the scenes in it were very nice. I would have rather the song been by the Brilliant Green, since Stereopony just doesn’t do it for me. However, the action and willpower Setsuna displays during this episode is pretty awesome.
The Ptolemaios lands on Earth to undergo repairs. It appears that they barely made it down to earth due to the heavy fire after taking down the Memento Mori. There was also a new mobile armor being tested by an Innovator in the assault. We see that Ian awakens and his injuries weren’t fatal. Setsuna still hasn’t returned since the last battle. Enemies appear and we see Allelujah and Tieria head out. Tieria unveals his Seraphim gundam mode during the battle. He also is able to kill one of the Innovators.
We see that Setsuna runs into Nena to find out the Ptolemaios went down to Earth. He ignores her and doesn’t stay to receive their coordinates. He runs into Ali on his search and follows him to Krugis. Both Ali and Setsuna land and Ribbons shows himself. Setsuna learns that it was in fact Ribbons who saved him that one day in 0 Gundam when he was running desperately to survive from terrorist attacks. That really surprised me, and the way Ribbons explained it made it even worse. Ribbons asks Setsuna to return 00 Gundam, since he believes that he is the rightful pilot. Setsuna ends up getting shot by Ali in the process of trying to shoot Ribbons.
Setsuna and Ali eventually return to their gundams and fight. Ali looks to have the advantage, but he doesn’t know about 00 Gundam’s Trans-Am. Setsuna destroys the Arche gundam and Ali uses his escape pod. If only Marina didn’t sing at that time, we’d be rid of Ali at this point. Setsuna was also able to battle well despite the gunshot wound. However, he’ll need quick medical attention next episode. The episode had a lot going on in it, which is why I rated it so highly.