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This series is just full of reveals, isn’t it? Part of me is okay with this, because the story has been fairly interesting so far. But another part of me questions whether this timing makes sense. It’s almost like all of this stuff is being crammed in for the last planet before Astra, and it’s just trying to be as wild as possible. Maybe I’m over-thinking it.
I wonder if it was just too subtle for me to notice, but I think the series could have done a better job of setting up the idea that the world of this series had lost its sense for history. I know Charce’s kingdom was supposed to be more traditional or something, but this feels like the sort of thing that would have larger societal impact. It could just be a consequence of spending the entirety of the series far from home.
Given the current options, I’m more inclined to believe Polina’s version of history. I wonder if it’s overly obvious because of the kids’ obvious disregard for history, but it seems like the best resolution. While I think the idea of parallel timelines is interesting, I get the feeling it’s a bit much.
The time dilation is the part that I’m having the most trouble reconciling. You can explain away most of the inconsistencies in the kids’ recounting of history by saying that adults doctored history. The timer on Polina’s hibernation pod doesn’t quite add up in that situation, though. She was supposed to be in stasis for 12 years. Did she actually travel to the future?
Seeing Kanata replay the first episode’s events to come to his conclusion about the traitor was cool. He seems to have a lot of surprisingly bright moments in this series. I guess he makes a good captain after all.
As I stated in an earlier episode, Ulgar seemed like the obvious candidate for the traitor. But that’s not really the reason I didn’t believe this scene. Kanata approaches Charce and Zack with the conclusion that Ulgar was the traitor all along, but he never explains why. Charce ends up just accepting it, but I would have a hard time taking “I know who the killer is” at face value.
I think the piece of this episode that surprised me the most was the fact that Charce was in control of the sphere. It’s admittedly an oversight on my part, though. I mean, how else could the sphere follow everyone to other planets? I just liked the idea that the traitor was working independently from whoever was trying to kill everyone. I guess it makes more sense for it to be linked.