Hats off to Sunrise for animating everybody’s ultimate “revenge against your ex” fantasy in this "Ganymede Elegy!" See, lesser minds would go for the easier and less-truthful route. They’d have Jet dump his old flame in a big tank of dead fish or call up Speed Racer to ruin her car insurance (what?) That’d be close to satisfaction, but it wouldn’t be enough for the kind of ugly vindictive desires jilted lovers have.
See, the elements just pile up, like so…
- Alisa, Jet’s ex’s, has a loser for a boyfriend, now.
- Jet’s spiteful desire to hurt him neatly coincides with a more noble purpose - - the bounty.
- At the confrontation, Jet gets Alisa to admit she had no good reason to break up with him.
- When its all done, Jet gets to be the bigger man and walk away while Alisa's life’s still a mess.
They have Irish folk music on the soundtrack for some reason in this one, but it would’ve been a lot more appropriate to have the blues playing in the back of this one. Some soulful ditty about how “my woman done me wrong, she left me with just my guitar” but with an added verse about how the blues man reverses everything that broke his heart in the first place.
I’d say this was definitely the best episode of the show I’ve watched so far. It’s a told-in-one that actually has some emotion underling the spaceship chases. I’m usually one to roll my eyes about sentiment, but this show needed some. Otherwise, it was at risk of becoming installation art.
Edward’s proving a fun addition to the show, too, so things are on the up and up. I could’ve easily seen her being the kind of “Wesley Crusher” kid side kick that tends to get on people’s nerves, but I’m liking this impish spaz.
You might be scandalized to know I couldn’t help but picture you-know-who as Spike while watching this.
Oh oh oh…! And I noticed that detail with the watch face having 15 hours on it because they’re on Ganymede and the planet has longer days! Subtle!