How would I love if Ledo actually attacked and destroyed the Gargantia and everyone living on it, it would make me so happy to see all those hippy and peace lover die by a superior organization and weapon. Alas it obviously won’t happen for multiple reason, Ledo is too soft of a person to fulfill his duties to that extent, furthermore I can completely understand how he would be reluctant to kill the person he loves, if I were him I would try to make a deal to have her out of there before the operation begins as a condition for the execution of the plan. After all Ledo might be with a commanding officer, but on Earth he is still very powerful, maybe even more powerful than his commander considering that he is still healthy.
Never the less, I think there is already a civil war preparing on the Krugel conglomerate, I wouldn’t be surprise if the announcement of the attack against the Gargantia intensifies the rebellious movement on the ship. The commander might have some very good idea of the ideal societal and political structure needed to attain the greatest degree of efficiency, but he is still a soldier, not a sociologist. There are many things to keep in mind when subverting a people, even when using fear against them. Human might be a brilliant race, but they are also quite dumb, even when faced by much stronger foes, if he feels he has no way to escape his fate, the human will fight to the death for what he wants. Everyone of the fleet might start killing each other in a french renaissance way soon enough, or at the very least that’s what would have happened in real life. The show has a tendency to dumb down human interest.
I really wish that from the start we would have been immersed in a system like the one we are now, rather than the ugly chaotic organization on the Gargantia. I would have found the show to be much more “sci-fi-ish” and interesting if we were not in a setting so common in our society and one which would seem a bit alien to what our current society is used to. I want an anime that will show me something new, not a story that has been done a thousand times with emotions you see in every show and character who are as boring and ordinary as they can get.
Now next episode will be a real showdown, at least hopefully. If nothing goes wrong with the story, there will be a bloody massacre incoming in the world of Suisei no Gargantia. I sure hope it will be bloody anyway, this show has the unfortunate hobby of disappointing me when it comes to serious crisis. I hope that for once things actually get troublesome and violence will occur, not just people whining and being dignified.
ZeroGhj signing off