Monday, March 30, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 25 (Finale)

I was so excited yesterday that I forgot to post this!!!

Spoilers, per usual.

- Ribbons vs. Setsuna.
- Lasse returns to the bridge.
- SoMarie is in a healing pod.
- Looks like Allelujah and Hallelujah keep switching. He defeats Hilling.
- Lyle manages to defeat Revive.
- Tieria contacts Ribbons through Veda and like "YOU ARE WRONG!"
- Ribbons manages to steal Setsuna's solar furnace, though. He decides to switch mobile suits, and finds the 0 Gundam... the one that looks like the RX-78-2. "This is destiny!" Of course it is, Amuro.
- And Setsuna hops back into Exia, his one true love.
- Marina writes Setsuna a letter. Of course. She is princess once more. Looks like she adopted the children.
- The credits start. Marina gives a speech, and you can see some Innovators in the audience.
- Saji and Louise are together, aww.
- Looks like Klaus and Shirin have become senators.
- Andrei's still in the military.
- Patrick x Kati wedding!! WOOT.
- Graham's hanging out with Billy.
- Lyle visits his family and Anew's graves. *sniff*
- SoMarie and Allelijah go backpacking.
- Tieria watches over everyone in Veda.
-"Daybreak's Bell" plays as we see Celestial Being again.
- That's the end. ONLY NOT. Movie in 2010, starring... Jupiter!

I did really like the ending. It was very hopeful. I loved the wedding scene, and I liked that Marina wrote Setsuna a letter. It helps tie the two seasons together. It was nice to have a Gundam series without the "Kill 'em Tomino" ending. I have nothing against Tomino, of course, but I do love the happier endings. :D

I still prefer not to have movie, though, because the ending was so good...


Until the movie(s), this is Kristen signing off.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 24

Spoilers, as always

- Second to the last episode!
- Apparently Tieria isn't an Innovator, but an Innovade.
- Meanwhile, showdown with Billy and Sumeragi.
- Elsewhere, Lyle fights Ali, Allelujah says "Marie" a lot, and Lasse coughs up blood.
- Setsuna tells Saji to go take Louise to a safe place.
- Tieria gets shot by Ribbons, multiple times. Nooooooooo...
- Saji gets Louise to wake up, and then she chokes him. Then she sees the ring on his necklace and flips. They wrestle a bit, and her glove comes off, and he sees that she's wearing her ring. Setsuna talks to them through their minds~~. Then she faints.
- Setsuna then hears Sumeragi, and we switch over to them. And the rest of the crew. I'm reminded of the end of Mobile Suit Gundam, when Amuro is calling out to everyone.
- And now time for Trans-Am Burst! And GN particles and voices in their heads for everyone!
- Sumeragi manages to talk to Billy and they hug. I'm not a huge fan of that pairing, but hey, at least he didn't kill her.
- SoMarie talks to Andrei (through their minds) and tells him that while she cannot forgive him, she will not kill him because Sergei wouldn't have wanted her to.
- Awww, Saji and Louise.
- Regene has taken over Veda and won't like Ribbons link.
- And Tieria has apparently melded into Veda too.
- Ali and Lyle jump out of their Gundams, and Lyle shoots Ali dead. Woot!
- Setsuna finds Tieria's body, but Tieria's like, "I'm in the computer!"
- Now Setsuna must fight Ribbons in the finale!

This was good episode. Now let's hope that everyone manages to survive the finale. I'm a little sad about Tieria basically dying, but he's in the computer, which is better than nothing.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 23


- Ribbons like "Fooled you!" In other words, his mind is connected to Veda and can jump into the body of his clones.
- Mmmm, watcha say. Regene's been shot. By Ali.
- Kati and Sumeragi finally talk, well for a sec, anyway.
- DAMN. That is one giant beam.
- The Ptomely is going to retake Veda. Uh oh, Billy! And the debut of his new mobile suits.
- Kati and Kataron show up to help. And.... Patrick pulls a Mwu. OMG. *sniffs* Well, hopefully he can pull a Mwu and come back and I don't care what all you haters say. And... he told Kati he loved her.
- The Ptomely lands on the mothership (Why am I reminded of A Boa Qu?)
- Lasse decides to pilot the 0 Gundam.
- Oh shit, Automatons! Louise joins in too.
- And Lyle suddenly cares about killing Ali to avenge Neil.
- And... Sumeragi's got one helluva gun, there. And runs into Billy. He points a gun at her.
- Different version of "trust you."
- Saji tries to get through to Louise.
- Epilogue: Tieria and Ribbons showdown!
- I liked this episode better than the last few (despite the supposed Patrick death...) because it reminded me more of classic Gundam.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 22


- Some Graham flashback - apparently he asked Billy's uncle for training.
- He tells Setsuna to finish him off, but he doesn't. Saji thanks Setsuna for Louise. Regene watches on.
- Veda's on the dark side of the moon.
- Linda stops on by and brings them the RX-78-2 0 Gundam.
- Every states their reasons for fighting and epic music plays. And then Lasse's like, I'm back guys!
- Marina and the children are in spaaace. And Kati!
- Graham is like Bushido.
- Fullmetal Alchemist
- Feldt gives Setsuna a flower that Linda grew in the lab. She says that she's afraid that she will anger Marina, but Setsuna says that he doesn't have any kind of relationship with her. He goes off, and Feldt tells him not to die. Not quite a shippy scene, but if taken that way, that's kind of random.
- Everyone launches and battle times. Celestial Being gets reinforcements from Kataron. Kati and Patrick too. Setsuna takes out Goodman!
- Epilogue: Ribbons is like, "Hahaha, Regene, I'm better than you!" And then mmmmm, watcha say! Regene shoots Ribbons in the head!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 21


- Saji asks Setsuna if he had to kill Anew. Setsuna says yes, and also mentions that something is confusing Louise. Saji says that Setsuna is somehow different. Yeah, his eyes are glowing! Of course, Setsuna's becoming an Innovator. I had a feeling this might happen...
- The crew decides to go to Lagrange 5.
- Wang is still alive for the time being.
- Soma and Allelujah get in a fight because he wants her to pilot the ship.
- Lyle apologizes to Setsuna, but then draw a gun on him. He wants to crush the Innovators.
- Setsuna and Saji go to where the message was sent from.
- Shirin finds Klaus, but he's injured. DO NOT DIE, KLAUS. He says they should go to space, and that everyone loves Marina's song. So they go and pick up Marina and the kids.
- Wang yells at Hong Long for being stupid. Clears some stuff up, though.
- Nena comes and shoots at Wang, but Hong Long takes the bullet. Mmmm, watcha say. Ooo, Regene is with her.
- Setsuna finds Wang and gets Veda's coordinates from her. She doesn't want to go back with him, though.
- Waiting for Setsuna is... Graham! Without a mask! Finally!
- Nena kills Wang (this time I'm sure).
- Ribbons talks through Nena's Haro.
- But then Louise comes and kills her! In the end... Louise reminded me of Four or Stellar...
- Epilogue: Setsuna and Graham fight and use Trans-Am... so they have naked sparkle time.
- Preview: Marina and the children go to spaaaace!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 20


- Sumeragi and the meisters question Revive about Veda.
- Feldt calls Sumeragi from the bridge to tell them that Anew has shot Lasse (poor Lasse) and has taken Millenia hostage, and said she's an Innovator. So they let Revive go, and Sumeragi holds Lyle back.
- Soma finds Anew and Millenia and orders her not to take a step forward. Nice. Lyle and Setsuna make it over there, and Lyle agrees to go with Anew. Setsuna takes Soma's gun and shoots Lyle in the shoulder. Lyle snags Millenia it turns out that it was part of their plan.
- Now Gundam battle time! Lyle has some flashbacks to his relationship with Anew. Would have been nice to you, know, actually have those scenes in the series!
- Anew says that she really loves Lyle.
- Ribbons tells Louise that he will have to get her new medicine.
- Oh, new Fullmetal Alchemist trailer! Looks good!
- Everyone is angsty.
- Setsuna tells Lyle that he'll kill Anew so that he doesn't have to. Thanks, Setsuna. I'm sure Lyle feels all better now!
- Sumeragi is bad at piloting the ship.
- Of course, Lyle and Anew meet on the battlefield. He tells her that he's going to "make her his woman again." Er, nice choice of words there, Lyle.
- Ribbons, of course, pings her and controls her. So Setsuna kills her.
- And Lyle and Anew have a naked Newtype sequence.
- Yeesh, that was depressing. Yuna Ito added to it. "I love you, I trust you." Even though I don't think their relationship was handled well, it's still sad.
- Epilogue: Screaming by Lyle as he beats up Setsuna.
- Preview: Damn, Wang and Hong Long are still alive.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 19


- Last week's cliffhanger's resolution was kind of crappy. Klaus had a machine gun, guys. Our heroes are safe, for the moment, anyway.
- And look, a secret passageway. I'm reminded of Gundam SEED Destiny... episode 8, I think.
- Marina will not take the gun.
- Allelujah will not stop calling Soma "Marie."
- GN Particle party! Which means that Hallelujah comes for a visit!
- The peeps on the ship can hear Setsuna's voice.
- Saji and Louise have a Newtype like meeting.
- Andrei interrupts them, and then Soma finds him.
- Shirin and Marina find the end of the tunnel, and Shirin tells Marina she's a hindrance because she won't carry a gun. Um, what about the children, Shirin? You want them to carry guns too?
- Sumeragi and meisters question their captive, Revive.
- Lyle notices that he looks like Anew.
- Meanwhile, Anew pulls a gun on Lasse on the bridge. Seems that Ribbons made her do it.
- And Nena kills Wang and Hong Long by destroying their ship.
- I wonder how the Anew thing is handled. We shall see.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 18

Spoilers, as always.

This episode sparked my interest in this series again, which is strange because I hate time skips. I still have a problem with this time skip, but it helped in other respects.

Four months later...
- Look, it's 00bama.
- Hmm, seems that Kati has gone missing. I'm kind of glad, because I didn't want Murrue vs. Natarle Part Two (or three, since Murrue vs. Talia could have been Murrue vs. Natarle Part Two, I guess).
- Marina plays mom with the children in a cottage in the forest.
- Klaus and Shirin are looking spiffy. And a couple. I CALLED IT. LIKE IN THE FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON TWO.
- Marina's song is on the radio. Oh oh oh, on the radio! [/Donna Summer]
- Meanwhile, SoMarie is back to being Soma, and Allelujah is sad. He blames himself for letting her fight again. He chills with Saji in the emo lounge.
- Setsuna is not going to die like poor Lasse is.
- Ribbons warns Wang that she is not an Innovator.
- Louise congrats Andrei on his promotion. Revive and Hilling make fun of him, though. I think that the only reason I don't hate him is because he has Sai Argyle's (Gundam SEED) voice. And I always felt sorry for Sai. Louise finds out that Andrei killed his father and is upset. Then Andrei hugs her. Kind of awkward there, buddy. She wonders if she will have a fight Saji.
- Lyle and Anew cuddle in bed (they are wearing clothes...) Okay, now I said that I wanted more romance in this show, but this was not the way to do it. I wanted to see the development of a romance. The time skip killed it for me. :(
- Apparently Lyle went to boarding school so that he didn't have to compete with Neil.
- He asks Anew about her family, but she doesn't want to answer. They kiss, and her eyes go all Veda. Soma gets a flash, and so does Setsuna. I think she's beaming this to her family, Lyle, so don't get too kinky.
- Setsuna helps Saji with some of his Louise problems.
- Lyle tells Anew that he loves her over the comm, so everyone of the bridge hears it and is surprise. Sumeragi's like, "what, when?!" In those stinkin' four months that they didn't show us. Grr. I haven't nothing against the pairing, but I would have liked to had seen more development.
- The thing with having everyone say the name of someone (or thing) the care for was awkward and cheesy. Because Tieria loves Veda, and Setsuna loves his Gundam.
- Epilogue: They killed Kenny! Mmm... watcha say. I hope that they didn't kill Marina (I think I'm one of the few people that don't hate her) or Klaus (Shirin needs him). Eek.
- Preview: Looks like Saji and Louise met up, not in mobile suits.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 17

Spoilers like whoa.

- We find out what Sergei did that got Holly killed.
- Apparently Ribbons's secret hide out is in the Antarctic, and he created Regene. Saji gets to pilot the 0O Raiser again.
- The orbital tower is starting to fall apart!
- Everyone works together to destroy the pieces before they hit the people on Earth.
- SoMarie (I saw someone use this on LJ, and I'm going to use it as well. Too many Marie's in my fandoms) gets to pilot the GN Archer, which looks kind of like a GM.
- Sergei shows up too, and SoMarie says hi.
- But after the debris is destroyed, Andrei kills Hercules and then, his father. In front of SoMarie. He might have wanted revenge for his mother, but I think that she'll want revenge for her almost adopted father.
- Based off of the preview, it looks like there will be a short time jump of four months.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 16


- Hercules takes over the Africa Tower.
- Sergei's back in that sweater and flashback to a time when he was hot, and we get to see his wife.
- LOL, the little robots!
- Louise and Andrei talk about Hercules, and then he has a flashback of his own.
- Sergei's been sent to tell Hercules to surrender.
- Hercules let's the civilians go, but the Federation edits the video to lie to the public.
- Meanwhile, Setsuna starts his fight with Graham Bushido.
- Then the Ptomely shows up and Bushido's like, "Bye!"
- Then, Gundam hug.
- A lot of people said that we got trolled with this episode, but honestly, I prefer more plot development instead of fighting.
- Epilogue: Like the Death Star, they built a new Momento Mori!
- Preview: is that Johann I see at the end? [/Monster reference]

Monday, January 19, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 15


- Setsuna arrives at the Kataron base, and Marina knows that means that she gets to play nurse.
- Sergei talks to Hercules about the coup.
- Andrei talks to Louise about Saji. Or at least tries to. LOL at Patrick.
- Billy talks to Kati and tells her that he wants "to personally witness the destruction of Celestial Being." And by that, he means witness Sumeragi's death.
- Setsuna has a dream about stopping himself from killing his parents. Neil also makes a guest start appearance.
- Tieria plays mommy and puts a blanket on the sleeping Millenia.
- The A-LAWS fight with the Ptomely before it can make repairs.
- Marie is all ready to go out in the GN Archer, when Kati receives a message from HQ and withdraws. The coup has started.
- Setsuna fights Mr. Bushido.
- The new ending sequence features busted up mobile suits. Eeeeh. At least theres a few "continued" versions of scenes from the old sequence , like Louise and Saji's hands, and Tieria turning from the mirror. Anew is apparently the girl behind the curtain with Lyle. Allelujah and Marie's clothes are in the water, and Lyle and Anew's jackets lay in the flowers. The song has more a beat to it than I was expecting, but I love Yuna Ito.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gundam 00 Season 2: Episode 14

Spoilers, as always.

- There was a new opening this week! While I liked Stereo Pony's Bleach ending, their music is more fitting for that series rather than Gundam, I'm afraid. The song's not as good as "Hitohira no Hanabira" either. Naked girls in the beginning of the sequence. Gundam SEED Destiny like, but everyone was naked. Sumeragi's missing and that worries me. There was no "bridge crew" shot either.
- Nena tells Setsuna that the Ptomely's descended to Earth.
- Meanwhile, Ian wakes up from the healing pod and finds that not only have they descended on to Earth, but in a really pretty forest by the mountains. But then he realizes that he noticed this through a giant hole in the side of the ship. ROFL!
- Sumeragi apologizes to Allelujah for having Marie help on the bridge. Allelujah wants to keep that girl in the kitchen!
-Lyle does secret spy things behind a rock. Anew finds him though. She asks him to call her by her first name, and he asks her to call him "Lyle" rather than "Lockon." Saji watches them from afar. The panning out in this episode is loltastic.
- Klaus and friends are having a meeting, when they hear children singing. Marina apparently wrote a song based off what that children told her. Well, she's no Lacus Clyne, that's for sure.
- Setsuna meets up with Ali, who introduces him to Ribbons. Ribbons tells him that he was the pilot of the 0 Gundam. And mmm, watcha say- Setsuna shoots at Ali, and Ali hits Setsuna.
- Tieria transforms and reveals Seraphim Gundam!
- Setsuna battles with Ali, and then he hears Marina and the children's song. The song serves at the ending. The credits list the name of the artist for it as "Marina Ismail and Children." It's kind of haunting, actually.
- The actual second ending's going to be by Yuna Ito, so I can't wait for that (she's awesome).
- In the epilogue, a new mobile armor and a new suit are revealed.
- Billy tears up a photo of Leesa (Sumeragi). Doesn't bode well for her. Eek.