Oh, so Zogilia actually manages to steal the Valiancers. Wasn’t totally expecting that. Hina’s father dies as expected, but that was quite an anticlimactic way to go. Also, Hina’s big secret is revealed. I almost thought the same thing as her when I first heard it. Maybe she’s actually the Hina that Aoba met somehow. But I find that highly unlikely after thinking about it. I also wondered whether she may be distantly related to Aoba as well, but it seems unlikely given the focus on their romance.
Next week, Aoba and Dio have to address what happened in the battle this week. Apparently they shared memories somehow. If that’s the case, then Dio will find out about Aoba’s alone time with Hina when they were stranded on that island. He’ll also confirm that Aoba’s from the past. Will they continue to use these old models to fight? I guess they don’t have much choice. I’m still not totally convinced about Hina’s eventual defection. We’ll see how it turns out.