|Battleship beamspam... with almost none of them pointed at the attacking unit|
|Apple rules the future and the colony is a gigantic iPod.|
Meanwhile, Yuirin calms Flit down after he starts blindly charging at the Gafran, then somehow uses her apparently psychic powers to allow Flit to see and predict the unit's movement and shoot it down. He then receives a report from the Diva that the other UE unit has entered Nora, and goes after it. He arrives too late, however, and it destroys the colony's command center, where Bruzar had stayed behind to unlock the core from the rest of the colony. It then escapes from the colony, with the Gundam in pursuit, but is much more mobile than the Gafran, and Flit is unable to shoot it down.
|Would have been nice to know it existed last episode|
|And of course, when a mass of metal undergoes torsional collapse, it violently explodes.|
|Yuirin flag triggered.|
And so, there are still issues here, mostly centering around the insanity of internal consistency and anime physics.
I didn't mention it at the time (or here), but the only other named pilot, but Largan Drace was supposed to have been wounded back in episode 1, yet here, at most a few hours later, he's perfectly fine and wanting to go back into battle.
Second, the colony's boosters. I'd have been a little less harsh last episode if they had said they existed. However, the amount of thrust needed to push that thing free in under eight minutes is so insane that it's clear they're just invoking "travels at the speed of plot".
Third, anime physics. It's something almost never considered, but there is this thing called "momentum", p=MV. The debris landing on the core would not cause it to quickly screech to a halt, especially not with the four gigantic engines pushing from the back. It'd either push through anyway, or end up looking like the Titanic, with massive damage across the superstructure.
Fifth, going back to the plot, does anyone remember the original captain of the Diva? The one that the EFF put in charge of the ship and Grodek stunned and tied up last episode? EFF HQ is contacted from their new ship, with someone else in charge, and just shrug their shoulders at their ship being taken over? Sure he says several times that they approved, but there's no on-screen evidence that he's not just BSing everyone.
Whatever, it's a little better than the last episode.