This episode was a lot more fun than what we had previously. I honestly don’t give a fuck about Gargantia and even if every single peace loving backward people on the ship die I won’t shed a single tears. At first I thought that Ledo was simply mistaking squids for Hideauze but it turns out that he was actually right. They really were the same species that he had previously fought in space, just adapted to marine life instead. From there I thought that maybe the war in space was an exaggeration of mankind and that their war only happened because they asked for it, but now the more I look at it the more I realize that Ledo was the one in the right from the very beginning.
The only reason the people of Gargantia were never attacked is because they are so primitive and because they never developed. They have absolutely no power over the whale-squid and the day they decide that the humans are a threat, they will completely decimate humanity in an instant. Maybe those earthling can agree to live their entire life as weaklings who cannot decide for their own survivals and can only pray that the enemy never attack them, but I could never stand living in such a situation. At this point every day they simply have to hope nothing wrong will happen, they have no control over their own lives, this is something very unnatural for humanity. We long for control in every part of the world, we want to decide what is going to happen and where, we want for everything we wish to be accomplish-able. I cannot seem to understand how the people on Gargantia are such innocent hippy that they do not care for progress or control. I am 100% backing up Pinion here, he has the curiosity, he has the spirit of a real human. He might be afraid of the squids, especially now that he saw how vicious they can be when provoked, but he still wants to learn more about what is deep in the ocean and what lies beyond.
It kind of pisses me off that he is starting to be set up as a bad guy with the way he acts. If anything I think that Amy is the worst of the group since she is never looking for anything past her usual life, she just do her and she doesn’t seem to have the slightest care in the world for anything else that would be new or break the status quo.
Finally I just have to have a small note about that last scene at the end where the captain has a stroke right before saying no…that was just terrible. How bad do you need a “plot twist” for something this lame to happen. That stroke was such a over cliché and dramatic event that I just don’t even want anything to do with it. I would have much rather have him say that he would think about him and then during his sleep he gets a stroke over the stress of the decision, but for him to be affected right before he said the two letters of “no” is simply stupid. At the very least now the show seems to be moving towards a plot that I can actually get behind.
ZeroGhj signing off