September 23rd, 2012
The opening flashback was so ridiculous. I particularly liked when they were just staring at the BETA ‘coming towards them’, but not actually moving. Well, I liked more that one of their cameras was pilot cams was conveniently focused right on her breasts instead of her face. How useful for everybody. We then returned to the present for about five minutes of Yuuya and Yui flirting. The BETA that had the base surrounded at the end of last week didn’t actually bother to get there until the end of the first half… and the two would’ve just died like twits if nobody had reminded them that they were… you know… on a battlefield being swarmed by giant hungry genitalia.
But wait, the real twist of this episode was that… and you’ll never see this one coming, but the Soviets have their own plan. Good lord. The only people who haven’t been told this three or four times already are the BETA. I know I’ve said it before, but stretching things out and being so redundant simply does not mesh with trying to claim that they’re in a tense, life-threatening battle. Come on. This base has actively been being ‘swarmed’ for like… the last hour of the show with the BETA packs appearing and disappearing as is convenient for characters to flirt. I also like how the afterburners apparently cut off all radio contact, except when they don’t. I’m sure I just missed some of the technobabble about how it creates too much interference to communicate anything but names. It made for some more hilarious redundancy yet again. –Engines fail– "My engines are busted!" "He’s slowing down. Are his engines busted?" Why just show it when you can show it, say it, and then say it again? All in a row! And then the radio started working again just long enough for him to yell her name before going dead once more. Silly, silly show.
And like has now become tradition for the last month, it ended with the BETA 30 feet away, about to supposedly eat someone. Let’s get back to the Scarlets already. I’m tired of Yuuya’s dick waving and Yui’s nonsense in general. At least they’re 35% liable to rip something to shreds on the battlefield instead of squirming and blushing.