This episode was actually pretty interesting…it introduced a lot of ideas for me, at least. First off, let’s consider the public. It’s no secret that people tend to shift blame to the easiest target. While it’s simple to blame the Kuus and Gelsadra, the fact that they were willing to turn on Gelsadra, their creator, indicates that they live to serve the public will (yes, I get the whole “atmosphere” thing, but I think that description is lame). It’s always fun to watch people who are unwilling to acknowledge that the blessing that they thought they wanted was really a curse. It’s so easy to throw around words like “unity”, after all.
Another thing I want to postulate is about Tsubasa. I’m assuming the implication from this week’s episode is that the reason that Tsubasa has so much initial trouble transforming into a Gatchaman is the stuff that her great-grandfather was telling her. I guess she was locked by the will of others, so her power wouldn’t respond without her own will. Final speculation: given that the series isn’t close to over and we’re already wiping out Kuus, I’m assuming that Rizumu will make another appearance as a final enemy.