So much plot, I don’t know what to do! I guess I should take it a little at a time.
But seriously seriously, what did Silvia do to Apollo that makes Mikono keep coming back to this note whenever her memories stir? Sure, he sacrificed himself to Genesis Aquarion to save the world, but considering that, they parted on good terms and promised to get back together in twelve thousand years. Does “Silvia” still regret letting Apollo go?
(This is what I do to avoid paying attention to the love story.)
Book of Genesis
This is kind of connected to Mikono’s section of the plot.
By the way, remember back when it was the Book of Twin Stars? Well, the reasons for that were a combination of 2ch spoilers, “maybe Andy’s legitimately wrong,” and the possibility that the two stars (the word in Japanese can also mean “planet”) were Vega and Altair.
On the other hand, even if Andy meant Twin Stars, ZEN should know the thing’s real name, and the real name is definitely “Genesis” for reasons that should be obvious.
And it turns out the gap between light and darkness isn’t a koan about duality and things being greater than the sum of their parts, it’s an actual place and ZEN’s personal scrying base. I have a feeling he’s been using it all series long off-screen.
Speaking of the contents of the Book of Genesis, isn’t that Scorpius in the background? I’ll leave the untangling of that to people who actually know the movies and have thought about how they diverge from the original series.
Zessica Wong Dies in Magma
I’m not sure she’s dead. On the one hand, Kagura did something, which presumably means she’s carried out her “promise,” but from a narrative standpoint, the script hasn’t dropped that load yet – you know, confirmation of what that promise is, how she is to fulfil it without knowing what it is, and how it further’s Mikage’s plans. To put it another way, Zessica’s arc still has loose ends even if her “real” existence is over. I can’t think she’s going to truly vanish until the promise gets resolved one way or another.
p.s. I figured out when Zessica’s character did its big sucky turnaround. Have you?
The episode’s main payload, I daresay.
I guess this is the point? Kagura divided from Amata because he blamed himself for losing his mom? I’m kind of confused though, because I’m pretty sure Amata still blames himself for losing his mom. It’s not like he separated those regrets from himself; hell, it’s most of his character other than Mikono.
(tlnote: もう一人の俺, literally “another me,” also signifies things like alternate selves and even “you’re just like me” situations. Since Kagura shares Amata’s memories, even now knowing his name out of nowhere, and combined with a ton of other not-too-subtle clues, this interpretation seems pretty obvious. Besides, “you’re me!” has a punch to it that adding words only waters down.)
Shrade is immortal. Not that I’m complaining, he does the absolute best Unions. Zessica used to have a really solid Spada before that thing happened to her, and I would dearly have loved to see Cayenne rock the new Gepard more, but what can you do?
Anyway, Wings of Rebirth. Pretty much all three words in that title can mean a variety of different things. Wings could refer to Amata or Aquarion; rebirth could mean, honestly, pretty much anything at this point; and the “of” particle, I guess, signifies some sort of connection between them?