Well, that takes care of Ignacio’s back story. Seriously, does anyone in this show have a happy past? Granted, this does make it more interesting as to why he seems to be going out of his way to help Kal. Once that’s over, we get a resolution to last week’s ending, and then more plot happens. The happy moments may never return to this show, as our characters are yet again sent out like sheep to the slaughter as another enemy attack is coming. This time, though, we see divisions caused, especially with the military staff, and a large portion of the student base actually flees. Only two pairs of pilots actually fly out. One pair is probably protected by plot armor, but the other duo… I don’t expect them to make it back alive.
Where the show will go from here is anybody’s guess. It seems a little soon to have another heavy tragedy on our hands, so maybe my prediction about character deaths won’t come true. The battle seems believable enough, as they are pretty much in enemy territory. The bigger problem, though, will probably be the internal struggles that will result from the military’s decision to again use students in battle, despite the previous battle’s losses. That’s… about it, really. I’m short on commentary for this episode.
A Christian Perspective:
While it’s not used in a sexual sense, there is some partial female nudity near the beginning of the episode. A woman has a blanket(?) draped around her shoulders, so a portion of her breasts is exposed. Other than that, there is no nudity or sexual content to this episode, but there is some cussing, including one use of the Lord’s name in vain, and of course there is violence. There is also a scene where a character seems to hear a deceased character speaking to him, kind of like how Luke Skywalker heard Obi-Wan tell him to “use the force” in the first Star Wars movie. A little supernatural there, if that kind of stuff makes you nervous.
Language: 1 “h**l”, 1 “j**z”, 2 “d**n”
Alcohol/Drug Use: None
Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: A woman is showed with only a blanket draped around her, exposing part of her front, including a portion of her breasts
Violence: A character is punched, kneed in the stomach, and back-handed, and punched, kneed, and punched some more; a man is thrown to the ground; another man is detained by two guards; heavy aerial fire, a plane getting shot down; air combat, planes shot down
Other: A character seems to receive inspiration from a deceased character in an Obi-wan “use the force, Luke” kind of way