If there is anything Astral Ocean does better than It’s predecessor, is that it keeps the story moving. For the last month, the quick pace has brought us into the thick of the story without so much as a pause. And as we move from one revelation to the next, it’s now the Secret’s turn to begin revealing their story. What truth’s will Eureka seveN show us this week?
This episode begins to highlight a growing despair amongst Generation Bleu. Ao’s emotional state is slowly degrading. The confusion brought by seeing his mother, both in real form and ghost, makes him unsure of his self. Fleur and the rest of the pilots begin to question whether Secrets are really their enemy, putting doubt in their mind and in their attack. In true story form, this show is reach it’s darkest point before rising to a conclusion.
With Eureka’s return, the status of how Secret’s fit into the world has been put into question. What were lead to believe at the series beginning is changing as rapidly. The capture of the “head” of a secret by the Japanese government, and their ability to communicate at a basic level open’s a new Pandora’s Box. The truth that the secret speaks only works to confirm what the ghostly Eureka said. Secret’s may not be an enemy at all, but a protector of this time, a sort of earthly antibody.
Complicating this is the revival of deactivated Scub Coral. And the people reactivating it are Naru and Truth. For what reason has yet to be seen. Naru has bonded with the Scub, and is able to communicate with it. Truth is something entirely different. Being an amalgamation of both Secret and Scub makes his intentions all the more curious. What does he gain by reactivating the Scub, other than to bring more secrets to the mix?
As Generation Bleu moves to counter the reactivation of the Scub, they also achieve real time communication with the captured Secret using Gerog’s AI. The Secret places the blame on the reactivation of the Scub on the event from 10 years ago. The even that started Generation Bleu, infected Naru, and where Eureka was the first one to remove the crystal from the middle of the Scub Coral. There is an implication on the Secret’s tone that by not letting them destroy it, that their continued return is the result.
With much at stake in the story, it’s brutal that Bone’s has decided to take a three week break to avoid interfering with Olympics’ coverage. As this episode is paired with 16, there will be plenty of time to speculate and make conjecture. But it will be anyone’s best guess as to where the story goes.
I know I want to like this show so very much, but I am truly, truly lost.