That’s a rather anti-climactic way for the princess to die…which likely means she’s not really dead. Still, the Aldnoah drive shut down following the incident in the showers, so it’s a tough one to call. It’s possible the drive is linked with her heartbeat or something and she just needs to have her heart restarted. I don’t know if it could be linked to her consciousness because that would mean that the ship would have to land whenever she fell asleep. On Marito’s end, I guess we finally found out what exactly caused his PTSD…they really made it sound like he did something a lot worse than kill a dying man to ease his suffering. I was expecting him to run away and leave Humeray with his leg pinned in the tank or something.
I guess we have to wait until next week to find out what happens with Asseylum. In the meantime, I’m more curious about what will happen with Slaine. The enemy has revealed himself and his intentions to Slaine, but is still keeping him alive. Is it really just because he owes his life to Slaine’s father? Or will Slaine be brainwashed somehow into becoming another enemy for Inaho to fight? The other alternative, I guess, is that Slaine becomes the hostage that the Terrans have to save.