Burke Rukes wrote:Djibril is making yet another escape, escorted by some Orb soldiers. Okay, I have to point out another "wtf" thing here. The Orb military works for and answers to their own chain of command and the Orb government. Djibril is just a guest, they don't work for him or follow his orders.
Remember the soldiers who let the Extendeds in for the Gundamjack back at the start of the series. They might have been wearing ZAFT uniforms, but they were clearly working for Phantom Pain.
It's the same for these guys, they may be wearing Orb uniforms but their true loyalty is obviously to Logos.
Burke Rukes wrote:During this scene we see flashback clips of Rau Le Creuset getting shot, losing his mask, and young Rey with Rau and Durandal - I wonder what this means? Anyway, Rey says the Chairman is right, and that's good enough for him.
Rey's point is that being the original does not make you right. The flashback is a reminder that Rau is Rey's "original". Rau tried to destroy humanity; Durandal is trying to end war. It's no wonder Rey thinks Durandal is right.
Burke Rukes wrote:Daedalus base launches... dunh-dunh-DUNH, a few more of those big, bad Destroy Gundams. And they're quickly taken out by Rey and Shinn. Seriously, the big scary superweapon that Stella originally piloted has become small fry at this point - it's rather sad. Or bad writing.
It's like ninjas, the less there are, the more powerful they become.
For the original Destroy, it was said Stella was best suited to pilot it. Even Sting, also an Extended, couldn't match her, and the others are piloted by unaugmented Naturals. Plus Shinn has found their weakness.
But that should have been more on screen and there should have been less Destroys.
Burke Rukes wrote:I wonder what, exactly, he's thanking him for? For ultimately being an unwitting puppet in Durandal's long-term schemes, perhaps?
Burke Rukes wrote: I sort of felt happy for Murrue except... NEO IS A WAR CRIMINAL! *sigh* I'm not letting this one go, folks.
Ultimately, Seed and Destiny are about forgiveness.
Athrun, Dearka, and Yzak were war criminals in Seed. Thanks to their actions Heliopolis was destroyed and many civilians died. When the three visited Nicol's grave earky in Destiny, they recalled being tried for the destruction of Heliopolis, with Durandal as their defense attorney.
Burke Rukes wrote:
Kira wishes that everyone's dreams could be the same, but Athrun - thinking of Shinn - says they already are, it's just most people don't realize it yet. I think this is very profound - particularly in how all 3 of them - Athrun, Kira and Shinn - all want the same thing, an end to the fighting and wars and senseless death, to be able to protect their loved ones. This was a nice little scene.