And.... we're back. And what bad timing! This episode would’ve been a perfect one to watch on Valentine’s Day. It’s all about love, tenderness and the small, simple things you can do to make your significant other know how much you care. Of course, this is a shonen or seinen anime (whichever - - it’s for guys,) so don’t go expecting any of these deep feelings to be expressed physically outside of some nigh-platonic hugs.
They say love is about never having to say you’re sorry. While I’d say he still owes an apology or two, still, Holland has perhaps comes more-or-less full circle from the deplorable bully he was about ten episodes ago. I’d say he’s become fully sympathetic, but that really depends on how old he and Talho are intended to be. Over/under, what do you lunatics figure? Early 30's? Or are they still in their 20's? It’s easier to let some things slide if they’re still fairly young and, following that, less savvy about how to handle being in over their heads like this. Harder if they're older.
While I’m asking questions, I’d also like a little clarification regarding this planet they’re on - - you know, the very crux of this whole rebellion. So are Corallians just supposed to be the name for humans who’ve grown up on this planet instead of their native Earth? Or are they supposed to be the inhuman indigenous lifeforms like the sky fish, the monster protozoa, the KLOs and Eureka, etc.?
This seems to be another major plot point that’s been left up to subtle hints and the viewer’s inference for this entire series. The big difference being, of course, that this would at least seem like a major motivator for the characters’ behavior - - one you think they’d really need to put out there make us get a much-needed grasp on why the Gekkos are flying around like they are. I’m not necessarily complaining yet, but… depending on how the answer spins out, this is likely going to be a long overdue answer.