I am not a very religious person but after seeing this episode, I can’t help but notice certain similarities from the bible (Roman Catholic).
1) The Admirality Code: God
If the Admirality Code’s orders are absolute then why did it grant the ships mental models? By enabling the ships to gain consciousness, it allows them to think on their own and disobey its superior directives. Why would it do that? How does granting consciousness or allowing the ships to defect go in-line with its objectives?
2) Iona: The tale of the serpent and the tree
Whatever happened to Iona that made her “disobey” the Admirality Code must be similar to how Adam and Eve gained consciousness. How does her awareness relate to her affiliation with Gunzou? Her defection from the fog?
3) Blocking Maritime Commerce: The Tower of Babel
For what reason did the Admirality Code decided to hinder humanity’s progress? If it was supposed to be all-out extermination of humans, then why have the fog limited their intervention to the sea and air? If it is clear that they can strike humanity on land, then why did they hold back?
After Maya’s enthusiastic “Carnival ~da yo” last episode, I was expecting another showcase of visual effects and war tactics only to be caught by this episode’s surprise.
I seriously did not see that coming.
But I guess that is a logical move from Gunzou. Faced with disadvantages, I guess the best course of action would be to talk things through with the enemy.
Takao flirting with Gunzou, Kirishima being such a comedic relief (despite having an absurdly hot body episodes ago), Haruna being a slave to Makie’s (and Maya’s) antics. I wonder what Kongou felt after seeing her comrades have such a good time? The faint that she had looked lke she genuinely cares for their well-being but her devotion to the Admirality Code makes her blind and forces to see them as enemies.
Will Kongou realize something as she face off with Gunzou? And after her, what next? Already low on resources, I doubt Gunzoou can afford to have another enemy encounter after Kongou and Maya’s combined fleet.
Well, there are no new enemies revealed so far but crossing borders and heading to US may introduce new foes as well as some truths behind the existence of the fog. And seeing that it’s already 8 episodes out of 12, would it be safe to assume a second season for the western adventure of I-401 and co.?