Noblesse oblige: One must act in a fashion that conforms to one’s position, and with the reputation that one has earned.
It’s go time for Ao. He has been going non stop since the Scub Coral burst on Okinawa less a than a week prior. And now, he heads into combat to not only fight the Secret, but save fellow Generation Bleu members as well. Bones throws another fast paced episode our way, and in typical Eureka fashion, we get hit with symbolism and metaphor from every angle. Let’s start with some easy things and work our way from there.
Rebecka is a cold-hearted bitch. And that makes things all the more interesting. She quietly puts Generation Bleu above all else. We’ve seen a few previous examples, leading to another one yet again in this episode again. The first example is early on when she replaced Elena in doing karaoke with the official on Okinawa. Subtle, but a sacrifice of the pride. The second instance is when the smugglers were brought in front of Generation Bleu’s chief. As Gazelle begins negotiating, and somewhat blackmailing, you see her reach for her gun. The last example come from this episode. She puts rescuing the IFO’s ahead of getting the Goldilocks pilots back to a hospital. Now, I realize since the Triton is the only Bleu vessel in the area, that keeping proprietary technology safe is a priority, but what if one of the girls dies? I think we are going to see a conflict between Rebecka, and the rest of the crew at some point as Christophe Blanc makes his true intentions known.
Chloe is mature for being an 11-year-old. She acts as someone who has experienced quite a lot already. But she also acts with an air of Noblesse oblige. As she describes how the attack went against the Secret to Ao, we feel and hear the responsibility in her voice. She acts as some that has earned her role, and has a reputation to uphold. There is a lot of weight on these kids shoulders. But they are still kids. How well will they hold up if the pressure really begins to mount up?
Let’s get into a little conjecture for the week. To rehash what we know, Generation Blue combats entities called Secrets. Secrets appear whenever a Scub Coral burst appears. But the secrets from almost from nowhere, as if to just appear. Each secret is a different form or function. They are deadly, but only when something enter’s their visibility zone or attacks them. As far as we know, Secrets run something akin to an instinct, without any sentient action.
And now we have an entity called Truth. Truth takes on four different forms in this episode. Truth is seen creating an instability, disrupting or killing those that are corrupt or seedy. But then we also see Truth momentarily combat the Secret. But what is really fascinating are the eyes; the yellow color, the split pupil. Truth’s fascination and excitement with Ao as he fights and defeats the Secret is almost creepy.
But who and what is Truth? How is Truth related to the Secrets, and conversely, Ao. Truth obviously contains an enormous amount of strength, but what is its goals? Is Truth trying to reveal or expose the Secret? And the attack on Generation Bleu, when in the past Truth had been more subtle, seems odd. Once again, I’m left with a lot of questions with little answers.
The only thing I can safely say each week is that each episode moves way too quickly. I’m left hanging each time, wondering what is going to happen next.
Lovely stuff this week. I hear people talking about the Secrets being like Evangelion’s angels. Well I’ve called that out since episode 01. They’re like Dai-Guard‘s Heterodynes too. But this episode more than anything, the Secret reminded me of the Anti-Spiral automated weapons that were triggered on Earth in the second half of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.