Akihiro was really stepping it up this week…if I remember correctly, his mobile suit doesn’t even have the Alaya-Vijnana system like Mikazuki’s and yet he still decided to take on two mobile suits by himself. I was even surprised Mikazuki asked at all…that’s such an unreasonable request. The battles this week were really fun to watch, especially the ships battling each other. You could really see the desperation on the Tekkadan side as they struggled to make up for their lack of experience in space combat.
It looks like next week’s episode introduces Naze’s group to the cast. Given the forceful takeover of their ship at the end of this week’s episode, I’m assuming he will become a begrudging ally for the time being…perhaps eventually turning into a permanent friendship. I wonder how far they are from Earth at this point…I guess the trip is supposed to take months normally.