Back to reviews again. This one is truly worth a mention. I'd probably say it's the favourite of all the eps I've watched so far. You can truly feel a slant in angle as the story matures and gets darker. Let's get down to the things to note, bad and good. I'll start with the small ones first:
But Woolf had to die - cos someone great must go, to make way for someone greater. And it seems to be a habit with the Age series, where the death of a loved one of the protaganist galvanises him into action. It happened with Flit and Yuri. Now it's happening with Asemu and Woolf. Woolf gets KO'ed saving Asemu's sorry ass. And Asemu goes berserk. Which makes for really good pyrotechnics and fight sequences as we see him dismember Desil's suit. Which brings us to another point -
Desil is Zeheart's brother! I dont know if I missed this out earlier in the series, but it was revealed here as a surviving soldier mocks Zeheart about "watching your own brother die". What's more poignant is that Zeheart utters "I've said I'll get there." We see a hardening of the anti-heroe's resolve; another tinge of darkness to the series. Which I like. And speaking of darkness...
Overall, I would say this is a good episode. I like dark characters and a tragic plot where a hero emerges, so this is definitely picking up for me. Plus it's an epic battle scene, probably the biggest one yet for the series, and it left me hanging for the next one with Asemu totally gone berserk, and Flit taking out in the Age-1, with a perculiar-looking backpack booster extension. Hmmm... Not since the 00 series has an Age ep ended with such a cliff-hanger in my opinion. Stay tuned!