Macross Delta Episode 23
Does anyone else feel like the whole reveal of Wright Immelmann being the one responsible for the Dimensional Bomb drop on Karlisle a red herring? Something feels off about it, and I don’t feel convinced by their evidence. It feels almost like a perfect picture put together to ultimately frame Wright as the one in his conscious mind who did it. And if it turns out this is indeed the truth- then I honestly don’t know what to say then. Underwhelming? I guess that would be the best way to describe it. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t expecting more from this. So really do hope (though we are in a very tight spot with only three episodes left- holy crap there’s only three episode left!) there is more to the story and a very different truth. With all hints we’ve been given, it’s just not adding up. An important detail to the story must be missing.
This episode was also incredibly predictable, and I think that is also why it felt so short and was quite lackluster. Everyone knew, the moment Mikumo on Winderemere territory, being separated from the group, along with Heinz request, (which I also suspected he wanted to hear from them directly), she was in trouble. I knew Roid would purposely try to secretly capture her by himself, and promote his own agenda and so on and so forth without the others’ knowledge. In fact we found out exactly where Roid’s true loyalties lie. Whatever path or whatever goal he had in the past to protect something, that’s gone. That is long gone, it’s been thrown out of the window, goodbye, he is done with it. All this guy cares about now, with his tunnel vision obsessions with the Star Singer and the True Heritage of Protoculture- heck, I even suspect he is now done with King Heinz as he has now officially pledged his wings to the Star Singer, Mikumo!
Now how Mikumo can and will proceed is up in the air. We don’t exactly if her instincts may push her to sing (we have seen this happen in previous Protoculture ruins), but real question now is whether or not she will try and resist. Mikumo lives to sing, but what will she do now? I think this can potentially offer an interesting situation where Mikumo may actually try to resist her instinct and consciously try to figure out whether or not this is the right time and place to perform. Regardless, I am certain she will sing, whether she likes it or not.
With Roid officially pledging his alliance to solely the Star Singer, there is potentially a chance for the Aerial Knights to temporarily force an alliance with the Delta Platoon/Walkure Unit. It really depends on how Roid is going to behave and react because with three episodes left, this is it. Shit will HAVE to go down within the next episode. And frankly, the fact of how few episodes we have left, just sunk in and I am seriously worried about how the hell they are going to wrap this up. I am genuinely concerned how much they are going to rush this. I feel uneasy about it because there are too many loose ends at this point. Maybe we will get a second season? I highly doubt it though. Just wow… I think I need to brace myself for a super anticlimactic ending.
..Yeah, I am not feeling too optimistic about this….
Lastly, I suspect based on the indications we got this episode that Freyja got her music player from Hayate’s dad (all the more the reason why I am super confused and unconvinced about this picture-perfect evidence set in front of us). We also had the pleasure of seeing a different and more humane side of Mikumo. Makina did a good job of encouraging her to eat with them, try new food and experience the chilling cold of snow. And I must say, Mikumo blushing is the cutest thing ever.