“When life gives you defeat, you burn down one of the empire’s base.”
The Gaels just done that when Rathy came up with a genius plan to surprise them.
From the last episode, Octavia uncovers a nasty secret with the empire storing corpses of dissidents rotting in wooden crates. After she got knocked out for being disobedient, she got tied, gagged and placed in an empty crate, which Lydia apparently finds shortly after. When Lydia confronts her, I can’t help to think that she is absolutely insane. Sure Octavia have beaten her every time in a duel since she has talent. Still, Lydia can’t get over the fact that she is weaker. This makes things a lot worse since she wants to slash her into pieces, yet she still likes her. After the confrontation, Lydia is simply an insane woman you shouldn’t be around with or she might go ax crazy.
Asides from the clash between the two women, it’s quite hilarious to see that everyone on the base was completely oblivious until the last minute. They basically have all their supplies along with the food ransacked by the Gaels. Also, the unsuspecting guards were easily defeated without any warning until they got noticed a few moments later. While the Gaels make their escape with the loot, Arthur and Arawn sets the place on fire while they fight through the enemy forces. In the end, the operation was a huge success and I liked the reaction on Lydia’s face when the base was in a blaze. She was really furious at first, but delighted that Octavia was still on the same land.
After recovering from their brutal defeat, it was simply nice to see them finally get up on their feet and fighting back. Even though this was a modest victory for the Gaels, it was a blow for the Empire as their main base is now severely damaged. In addition, Octavia finds her fate being changed forever as Arawn saves her from being punished by the empire. Even though her welcome was rough at first, it’s pretty obvious that she will change her allegiance after the splat over her rival. In no doubt, Morgan will be very excited about the change.