Potentially Ranka’s true form
Queen of the Hive
This episode gives plenty of evidence that Ranka has more than just Zentrali blood flowing in her. Already in the prior episodes, that baby Vajra was somehow instinctively drawn to her as if an infant to their mother. Now in this episode, her stomach glows just as mother Vajra’s abdominal is ruptured, and the timing of her need to lay something in the forest could not have been totally unaligned to the mother Vajra’s own timing to lay its eggs either.
Maybe Alto is just a butt guy instead of a breast man after all.
Alto will disclaim having anything to do with this.
Then there is also the picture of a young Ranka inside a laboratory that has a specimen of a Vajra on board of a research ship that was first assumed to be obliterated but in reality turned into a Vajra’s nest. Too many mysteries. Was Ranka part of an experiment on the Vajra conducted secretly by some human? Did the Vajra attacked and captured Macross Global looking for something or someone? It seems like not even Grace knows for certain the answers to these questions.
If Ranka is indeed genetically connected to Vajra, then she is likely to go down the path of Sara Nome from Macross Zero: Everyone will want a piece of her as a scientific specimen, and she will eventually join with the Vajra. Rather or not she will end up as Sara Nome will probably depend largely on her deepening relationship with Alto-kun.
Maybe Alto should not quit his day job as an actor after all. His piloting skill sucked. At least he was extremely lucky. He was saved twice, once by his friend—Michael shot Brera’s rifle off as he took first aim—and the other by his enemy—Grace called Brera off just as he took second aim. Well, we already know he’s no Kira Yamato, but as least in the past he did some nice posing to make up for it. But in this case, Brera beat him even in that category.
Strike three! Alto-kun, you suck!
That’s not a human arm.
It’s pretty obvious that the body of Grace was just some disposable form used by a yet unknown entity that wants war. The real Grace has probably been long disposed of. So, we now know less of who the antagonist of the show is than before, but we did learn that it wants to prolong the conflict between the microns and the macrons. Who would want that? Perhaps it’s the Protoculture seeking revenge. Whoever it is, it achieved only half of its goal: While the 33rd Zentrali force is completely wiped out with the entire planet, the Galactic Fairy escapes.
Return of the Galactic Fairy
Sheryl’s my Queen.
It’s nice to see how quickly Sheryl bounced back from her recent downfall. So characteristic of her: Plucky or reckless, she does put her own destiny into her own hands instead of waiting for heaven to deliver her luck. If she needs to fly, then she simply goes to become a pilot. Sure, she couldn’t really do it without help, but it is her spirit that leads others to follow her and lend her their help.
Next episode, the Vajra attacks Macross Frontier fleet. I’m excited to see what role Ranka will play, being all by herself deep in the belly of the Vajra mothership.
Pretty epic shit