After Princess Serenity asked the Yacht club to fake her attendance while the crew obtained secret data crucial for their task, they are now set to seek out the ghost ship.
Finally, there are more moments after they gathered enough findings about the ghost ship. Now, it’s only the matter of finding the ship, which might become tricky. It requires them to navigate the roughest and dangerous part of space. Before that happens, Misa kicks Marika and Gruier out because they passed the allowable time to work. I have to admit that really sucks more for Marika since she is Captain after all. Even so, they probably didn’t want a liability of having them work more than allowed.
Another interesting aspect of this episode is Gruier getting left out of the action. There were some moments where she feels down about it, especially after their attack on the two Serenity Royal Family ships. She pretty much went up in arms and wanting to communicate with them. There is a good reason why her request got denied. Marika didn’t want to use the trump card yet. Not only that, it would reveal her actual location.
This episode brought many interesting facts behind Gruier herself. From Coorie cracking the probes the royal family had left over, it revealed something interesting. Somehow, the Princess’s biometrics and name allowed her to obtain the data despite the data existing well before Gruier’s actual birth. This essentially reveals something about the loyal family maintaining their independence. Still, most of it remains a mystery.
On the other hand, Marika came out as a strong leader this time around. She simply took the right actions towards the two ships and able to inflict some damage. From what she has demonstrated, she is not in the story for the sole purpose of being cute, but showed some courage without letting her guard down. As for Chiaki, I kind of liked her substituting in the insurance fraud. I got the feeling that she wanted to have a mission like Marika’s instead of covering for her.