I thought this was an okay episode. It felt more like set-up for future episodes than anything else.
One of the main reasons I was excited about this episode was because I hoped Corso would be back. Sure, he's not One but at least it would be Marc Bendavid back on my TV screen and then he isn't in the episode. Just... *sighs*
I have to say that I didn't see the switch with Five coming. It makes total sense in hindsight but until we saw our Five tied up half naked I didn't didn't even think about a switch. Thankfully the Raza crew were ready for that.
Guess we now know why "Five" shot the Android. It wasn't our Five. That's one future peek that has now come true.
Two and Three were definitely a bit off at the beginning-- a bit more bloodthirsty than usual.
I thought that they might be the doubles at first but wasn't sure until they started shooting everyone in cold blood. Our Raza crew isn't above killing but they have tried to find a better way lately.
Man, they really do yo-yo the characters in this show. It seems like every other episode this season has had a heartfelt goodbye or getting-to-know-you thread to a plotline. I thought Adrian was a decent addition. I hadn't formed any attachment to Solara... the little backstory exposition wasn't enough to give her much character yet. But I'm always more partial to the geekier characters, anyway.
It is getting kind of annoying. I had really warmed to Adrian and thought he made a good addition to the cast and then they just ship him off. After they spent several episodes building his character up we better see him again soon.
While the show didn't do much with Solara I did like her and any LGBT representation is appreciated so hopefully she will return as well.
And speaking of being back, I was pretty concerned that Six might be toast until the previews Spoilered his survival. Hopefully this means he'll be back with the crew for good.
My credits got cut off so I didn't see the preview but I figured they wouldn't kill Six. I don't know if they can afford to lose any more characters.
I have to say, I am not feeling any of the Ryo plots. Part of the problem is I'm not invested in the war. Half the time I can barely remember the name of Ryo's empire, and I sure as heck can't remember the name of who they're fighting or what the war is about. The show hasn't given us a reason to care and they've turned Ryo into a pretty unlikable character. Plus we know from Future Five that the House of Ishida falls so what little suspense that plot was generating is gone.
"You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders."
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job: it's a depression when you lose yours.
-- Harry S. Truman