Following the conclusion of the battle in the colony, Woolf is showing off his new G-Exes to the rest of the main cast, when Madorna calls him and asks him to come to his factory colony. Eager to meet the person who built the mobile suit, Flit, Emily and Dique hitch a ride in a shuttle, and despite a rough ride thanks to their ex-racer pilot, arrive safely and receive a warm welcome from Madorna and his wife, Laraparly.
|And the independent factory has EFF military units in production...why?|
|Don't come unarmed to a sword fight?|
|Still forgetting that the Titus is a beam porcupine. Shoulder sabers = dead Zedas right now.|
After the battle, Madorna is able to explain that Yark Dole, the same man who provided weapons to the Fardain colony factions, had brought him the Zedas, and offered a huge amount of money to upgrade it. While he was researching the unit, however, he found footage of it fighting the EFF (though the footage shown is from the Nora colony, which means he saw it fighting the Gundam), and immediately called Woolf. They then return to the Diva and report their findings to Grodeck.
|Don't you just instinctively want to trust him?|
|At least one person is at least a little concerned about it...|
|It's the AGE System. You've only seen it working three times now.|
First, who the hell authorized the departure of every single combat pilot (Largan doesn't count because his Genoace got trashed last episode) from the Diva, after they had verified that the UE had a strong combat presence in the area?
Second, why does Madorna have a full production line churning out Genoaces? That's like... I don't know, some third-party group churning out F-22s in reality. It's just something that doesn't happen.
Third, as I mentioned above, Flit seems to keep forgetting that his Titus actually has weapons. Just like what happened in the previous episode, if he had led with the beam sabers instead of just punching, he'd have won immediately. Even if the Zedas ended up dodging it, at least it'd make sense.
Fourth, and most critically, mutiny is a death penalty offense in the military, and everyone went along with it after only a couple seconds of thinking? The only sort of defense available in a mutiny case is that they were rejecting an illegal order, which they certainly are not doing.
Fifth, even if mutiny weren't an issue, both Flit and Grodek have incredibly close emotional ties to the UE. In any rational universe, Grodek's declaration that he'd go after the UE even if he were alone would be grounds to relieve him of command on the spot. You don't put people with suicidal vendettas in charge of military operation unless you're either desperate or suicidal yourself.