Rustal probably hates this bumbling idiot almost as much as most watchers do personally I don't mind the guy given how many times he has fucked things up, but inside of a Gjallarhorn meeting room he's as loyal as can be, which is extremely important to someone looking to preserve the current world order. Orga, Mika and Merribit later meet with McGillis, who requests Tekkadan's aid in gaining more power to challenge his rival, Rustall Elion, as part of his ongoing plan to reform Gjallarhorn. Back on Mars, Hush asks Mikazuki to pass on his request of becoming a mobile suit pilot to Orga. Thankfully, the series does not show underage minors doing the deed but the idea of teenagers having children, especially for those audiences who reside in first world country may think this could push the envelope in comparison to the violence. With the help of members of a local news network, Orga and his team re-establish communication with the Isaribi while Mikazuki flies out to space to once again pilot the Gundam Barbatos and engage the Gjallarhorn forces in the conflict.
Meanwhile, Vidar offers cryptic responses to McGillis that suggest he is actually Gaelio Bauduin, his betrayed former comrade, before retreating to help Julieta and Iok. Both reminisce on and express their regret over the tragic ends of McGillis and Tekkadan, though resolve to keep moving forward. When Ein overhears on their radios that Kudelia has entered the city, Ein races there, causing a blackout due to his Ahab reactor. Mikazuki, who finds himself outmatched by Ein, pushes Barbatos to its limits to win. So if this review has given you any inclination to check out Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2, please so do.
I mean, Mika's not Japanese, he's not around Japanese, and there's no logical reason why he'd have a Japanese name or for the guys to know how to pronounce it properly, so I tend to let it slide. As Tekkadan dispatch the rest of the Plumas, Mikazuki stops the Hashmal from killing McGillis, Isurugi, Ride, and Julieta, risking his body to unleash the Gundam Barbatos Lupus' full potential by releasing its limiters. The Hotarubi is used as a shield for the Isaribi to allow Shino a chance fire the Super Galaxy Cannon at Rustal's ship - but unfortunately, Julieta manages to throw off his aim, causing his shot to narrowly miss the bridge of Rustal's ship. What is more evil and devilish than freaking mobile armors?! Kawanishi just does a great job of performing all those complexities to Mika. The English dub of episode 5 aired on Adult Swim on July 9.
Does this go back to our previous Editorial Tuesday on political correctness and how it could consequently express artistic expression? In the following years, Gjallarhorn repeals the Seven Stars council system after losing the Issue, Kujan and Fareed families - and ironically, Rustal's policies are a reflection of McGillis' ideals, restructuring the government as a democratic system under his leadership. McGillis reveals that the Hashmal destroyed the nearby fuel depot and Gjallarhorn's third ground base to resupply, as the Plumas that accompany the Mobile Armor are not equipped with Ahab Reactors, warning that the Hashmal spawns multiple Plumas to refuel and repair it. As they try to figure out how to support themselves financially, Crank returns to the base to issue a challenge to the Gundam Barbatos in order to retrieve Kudelia and the Graze captured during Gjallarhorn's previous assault on the base. As Gjallarhorn forces begin their assault on the base, McGillis battles the Arianrhod fleet by himself before Gaelio once again duels with him, pushing his Alaya-Vijnana Type Ein to its limit to match the Bael. McGillis then confesses that the reason he betrayed Gaelio and Carta was due to their friendship with him causing his drive for power to waver, while his ambitions of reforming Gjallarhorn were because he promised Almiria a safer world. However, the route is leaked to Coral, and the transport shuttle is ambushed by Gjallarhorn forces. Orga contacts Naze, who tells him not to worry about the Turbines and to continue his focus on Tekkadan.
Disillusioned by the political intrigue and bloodshed in Rustal's actions, Julieta asks what drives Mikazuki to fight even in a hopeless battle, to which Mikazuki states he has none beyond survival. To ease tensions, Naze is forced to swear on his life that he will keep Tekkadan in check. Just as Tekkadan are about to get their hands on Sandoval, Gjallarhorn's Arianrhod fleet arrives and interferes with the mission, revealing that Isurugi and Arianrhod are under two separate and competing chains of command. Meanwhile, Kudelia offers to remedy the illiteracy of Mikazuki and the younger crew members by teaching them to read and write. The two quickly shoot each other, but Gaelio's mask protects him while McGillis is fatally shot in the chest, with Gaelio pinning the dying McGillis to a wall and demanding acknowledgment as the victor. The character designs are done by and Chiba Michinori.
Before he can kill her, Mikazuki arrives to stop him. Aboard their transport to ship, Kudelia makes a proposal to Makanai that they take a strategic route to Edmonton from Anchorage to avoid Gjallarhorn. Later, Tekkadan celebrate their success in one of the vessel's commercial properties to relieve their stresses. Earth's influence on Mars erodes after Rustal reduces the size of Gjallarhorn's Mars branch, while the cities of Mars gain independence and form the Martian Union with Kudelia as their first chairperson. If society or other parts of the world continue to face certain problems, the staff at Sunrise can find some way to tell stories that reflect that.
Abandoning the Bael, McGillis infiltrates the ship and tries to get to the bridge, only to be cut off by Gaelio. Meanwhile, McGillis battles Gaelio, but his left hand gives in from his stab wound and Isurugi sacrifices himself to block Gaelio's drill knee attack. Whenever his men are in jeopardy for trivial reasons or used as a decoy by a client, he is not afraid to come to their defense. At the event, important details about the series were revealed including the full name, setting, characters, mechanical designs and staff. They have completed their job of escorting Kudelia on her journey, but now they face the problem of finding passage back to Mars without safety from Gjallarhorn's wrath.
Rustal instigates a maneuver using a hijacked revolutionary fleet Graze and firing a Dáinsleif toward his own fleet to justify a massive counterattack with the railguns, which leaves a majority of the revolutionaries' fleet destroyed or crippled. Having witnessed the atrocities of Gjallarhorn, Kudelia decides to fight for not only Mars, but the colonies as well. Kudelia and Teiwaz form the Admoss Company to mine, process, and ship the half-metal of Arbrau colonies. Such brutal actions sadden Kudelia, as she hoped to build a world free of bloodshed for them but is making minimal progress. In addition, Tekkadan is now the official military advisor for Arbrau. Takaki, Aston, and their comrades struggle as they engage in non-stop skirmishes, their wits and instincts dulling as they are forced to rely on Galan.