The Best Episodes of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018

In UC 0087, seven years after the end of the One Year War and following the events of Operation Stardust, the Earth Federation establishes the elite counter-insurgency division called the Titans to hunt down remaining pockets of Zeon resistance. The Titans become overzealous in their mission, resorting to brutal methods to achieive their goals, becoming nothing more than ruthless tyrants with an ambition to rule the Earth Sphere. Two anti-Titans resistance groups, the AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group) and their Earth-bound counterparts Karaba, form to unite various existing forces in the struggle against the facist-like Titans. Their members consist of renegade soldiers of the Earth Federal forces, former soldiers of the Principality of Zeon and militia from space colonies.

Inside the Capsule

#1 - Inside the Capsule

Season 1 - Episode 3

Aboard the Ahgama, Captain Henken Beckner interviews Camille and AEUG founder Blex Forra. They are delighted to learn that he is the son of the designers of Gundam Mark-II. The Titans are also aware of the possible consequences of Camille's defection and take immediate action to rectify the situation. Layla Myra Layla, a veteran mercenary pilot from the Granada Moon Base, is sent to intercept and destroy the Ahgama. The battle ends in a draw when a truce is called between the two forces. Emma Sheen comes aboard the Ahgama to hand-deliver Basque's message to the AEUG crew. She is horrified when she hears the terms of her Titan masters: return Camille and the stolen Mark-IIs or his parents will be executed!

star 9.00
18 votes
Writers: Hajime Yatate
Riders in the Skies

#2 - Riders in the Skies

Season 1 - Episode 50

Emma and Camille, huddled aboard a wrecked ship, have a last heart-to-heart. She urges him to take her life and use it to fight. Meanwhile, Char is ducking it out with Hamaan and Scirocco inside the barrel of the colony laser. The terrible twosome quickly dismantle Char's Type 100, and the action then shifts to the inner rooms of the super weapon. The trio are joined by Camille and Fa for more pistol-waving, pontificating, philosophizing action; then they all hop back into their mobile suits and hightail it out of the colony laser. Bright, who's been patiently waiting for his pilots to clear the barrel, then activates the colony laser and disintegrates the Titans fleet. Final duel time! Hamaan and Char end up slugging it out inside another wrecked ship. Char almost wins, despite the fact his mobile suit has about one limb left, but he forgot about the Quebeley's funnels. Hamaan offers him a chance to live and serve her (declined), then Char nails the ship's Secret Self-Destruct Widget with the Type 100's vulcans and blows it up around them. Hamaan escapes. Meanwhile, Camille discovers how frustrating it is to fight an indestructible mobile suit. Giving up on defeating Scirocco through conventional means, he summons all the friendly newtype ghosts at his disposal (Emma, Four, Rozamia) to hold the cold-blooded manipulator in place (Sara's ghost almost intervenes to help her man, but Katsu's ghost talks her out of it). Transforming the Zeta into wave rider mode, Camille plows into Scirocco's mobile suit and crushes him into pulp (very memorable!). The dying Scirocco fries Camille's teeny brain in revenge. The end. Fa collects her childhood pal, now with the IQ of a pork cutlet. The Titans are history, the Axis withdraw to pursue world domination, the AEUG are all but wiped out, the colony laser has supposedly blown a gasket. And the torso of the Type 100 drifts by, its cockpit hatch open, empty...?

star 8.56
9 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou
Amuro Flies Again

#3 - Amuro Flies Again

Season 1 - Episode 14

Still under surveillance, Amuro goes to the airport to see the Kobayashis off. He and Katsu hijack the airliner and divert it to rendezvous with the giant transport plane Audomura. Rosamia Vadam, an enhanced Newtype produced by Augusta Laboratory, attacks Audomura in the new variable Mobile Suit Gaplant (ORX-005). Camille is appalled at the power of the Gaplant -- it takes the combined power of the Mark-II and the Type-100 to defeat it. Braun, angered by Rosamia's failure, attacks Audomura in the Asshimar. Camille and Quattro again combine forces to repel the attack. Even so, Braun is about to smash the bridge of the Audomura when Amuro and Katsu arrive. The passengers have been let off en route, so they are free to ram the Asshimar with the hijacked airliner. Katsu flies to safety using a "Homo Avis" (jet-propelled strap-on wings) while Camille rescues Amuro from the falling plane. He then comes face to face with his former enemy in the One Year War, Char Aznable.

star 8.44
14 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Forever Four

#4 - Forever Four

Season 1 - Episode 36

In Africa, Amuro, Char and Kamille rest in a Karaba camp. Char doesn't want to attack Kilimanjaro yet, and Amuro thinks he is underestimating the Karaba's abilities. Later, Char and Kamille walk alone and Kamille asks why they don't attack. Char says he believes Kamille is ready to fight, and Kamille asks why he didn't kill Four. Char says Four has an ability to influence others and that Kamille would become useless if she was dead. He says he thinks Kamille believes he can rescue Four. Kamille asks Char to help him rescue Four so she can become normal again. Char says she is conditioned to fight with drugs and hypnotism, and Kamille doesn't want to hear any of it. He drives off in a jeep with a glider and heads for Kilimanjaro. He takes off in the glider and flies towards Kilimanjaro. While Four is taking a bath she senses Kamille and gets out of the tub. Kamille penetrates the base and senses Four's presence. Four sneaks up on Kamille and jokes that she will shoot him because he is an intruder. In another part of the base, Jerid leaves the infirmary on crutches. He sees Kamille and Four run by and decides to follow them. Four takes Kamille to her room and offers him a drink. He asks her if she remembers anything of her past, and she begins to reach for the gun in her refrigerator. She gets him a drink and they kiss. She suddenly pushes away from him when she feels intense pain in her head. She asks Kamille to get her medicine, but the bottle he finds doesn't have enough. He takes her to the infirmary and asks Namicar for medicine. Namicar recognizes him as a Gundam pilot, and he attacks the guard in the room. He holds Namicar at gunpoint and tells her to restore Four's memories. She says that is impossible, and Jerid comes in with his gun. Four tackles him and escapes with Kamille. They run out to the mountain top and are chased by Jerid. When several Karaba suits fly by, Kamille takes advantage of the distraction and throws Jerid over the side of the mountain. Four asks if Jerid would have killed them, and Kamille says he certainly would have. Amuro and Char lead the Karaba forces in another attack on Kilimanjaro. Char is using the Zeta Gundam in Waverider mode as flying armor and searches for Kamille. Nearby, Kamille and Four run down the mountain to escape from the battle. She suddenly feels immense pain in her head and sees Kamille as an enemy. He tries to talk sense into her, but she knocks him aside and calls the Psyco Gundam. He tells her not to get inside that evil machine, but she ignores him. Inside Kilimanjaro, Jamitov gets inside a shuttle to head back to space. Jerid climbs up the cliff and uses a secret entrance to get back inside the base. He takes out the prototype Byalant mobile suit despite objections from the mechanics. Kamille chases the Psyco Gundam, and Char spots him. He tells Kamille to pilot the Zeta Gundam, and Kamille says he doesn't want to shoot at Four. Char tells him not to be so childish during war. He tells Kamille he should find a way to help her, and Kamille says there is no way to do that. Char takes off while Kamille gets inside the Zeta Gundam. He is immediately attacked by Jerid and engages him. Four receives orders to protect Jamitov's shuttle and begins to attack Karaba. Char tries to shoot down Jamitov's shuttle, but Four attacks him and forces him to regroup with Amuro. Kamille continues to fight with Jerid and abandons the fight to find Four. He finds the Psyco Gundam, and Four suddenly becomes her normal self again. Jerid attacks Kamille with his beam saber, and Four jumps in front and blocks the attack. The beam saber goes through the Psyco Gundam's head, which is the location of the cockpit. The head explodes, and Kamille finds Four's body nearby. He begins to cry uncontrollably as Amuro and Char watch. Amuro says that people make the same mistakes over and over, and Char agrees. As Kilimanjaro explodes, Char grabs Kamille and Four's body in the Hyaku Shiki's hand and tows the Zeta Gundam away. On the Audhumla, Kamille cradles Four's body in his arms and tells Char he will never call him Quattro again. Wow, this was quite an episode. It's filled with tragedy and great drama for Kamille. Though he is reunited with Four, their reunion is fated not to last. Their few brief moments of happiness are interrupted by the mind warp the Titans have performed on Four. Throughout this whole episode we get to see Kamille much more emotional than he usually is. He loves Four, and at times it clouds his judgment. Jerid is also back after six episodes, and I'm sure he wants revenge for Mouar's death. However, he ends up killing someone Kamille cares for, which only perpetuates the deep hatred they already have for each other. What Amuro and Char say at the end of the episode is quite true. Their rivalry was the cause of Lalah's death in the original series, and the same is true here with Kamille, Four and Jerid. The question now is how will Kamille act after this? Will he become emotionally dead like Amuro did, or will he do something different?

star 8.40
10 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou
The Day of Dakar

#5 - The Day of Dakar

Season 1 - Episode 37

Jared is aboard the Garuda super plane pursuing the Audomura, which is en route to Dakar to interrupt an Assembly meeting and use its global broadcast facilities to voice AEUGO and Kalaba grievances. Irma charms her way past the young Titan pilot Eiji to rendezvous with Quattro, airlifted by Amuro's Dijeh and flying sled. While Irma holds the Assembly at gunpoint, Quattro takes the podium and reveals his true identity, saying he speaks not as Char Aznable of the Zion Empire but as the son of Deacon Zion. Zion didn't set out to satisfy personal ambitions, like the Zabi dynasty that murdered him and stole his name, but to step into the sky for the true advancement of mankind. "Not to abandon Earth, as Earth is our mother, we must now go out on our own!" The broadcast is seen by Eiji, who spots Irma, and by Sayla Maas, the alias of Char's younger sister Artesia. Eiji and his cohort launch their Asshimars just as Jared takes off in the Byarlant with a squadron of Custom Hizacks (RMS-106CS). During the dogfight over the city, one of the Asshimars is hit and only Eiji's timely assistance keeps it from crashing in downtown Dakar. Eiji can't hold it and both are about to crash when Camille rescues them in Z-Gundam. Jared attacks viciously, tearing up a downtown city block to get at Z-Gundam. As he closes in for the kill, he is attacked in turn by Eiji' Asshimar -- his way of repaying Camille's earlier rescue. Irma hears the battle raging outside the Assembly and takes a cameraman to the roof. There they broadcast evidence of Titan ruthlessness as Jared attacks Eiji's Asshimar. The Kalaba and AEUG forces make a safe retreat as the EUG Assembly and the world at large officially condemn the Titan's actions. Amuro and Quattro are now truly on the same side.

star 8.18
11 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki
Shuttle Launch

#6 - Shuttle Launch

Season 1 - Episode 13

Amuro Rei is under house arrest at a great mansion in Cheyenne, Wyoming, when he is visited by former White Base crewmember Frau Bau -- now married to Hyato Kobayashi -- who is on her way to Japan with her adopted children Katsu, Retsu and Kicka. Katsu is contemptuous of Amuro's pacifist refusal to take part in EUG space operations. Quattro and Hyato prepare to transport the AEUG forces back to the Ahgama from Kennedy Space Center. Kai leaves a note for Hyato stating his certainty that Quattro is really Char Aznable. When Hyato confronts Quattro with the note, he denies it. Camille challenges the denial, but Quattro calmly replies "I am Quattro NOW." Appori commands one of the shuttles. Just before launch, Braun Burtark attacks the Space Center in the Titan variable Mobile Armor Asshimar (NRX-004), destroying one shuttle. The AEUG forces counterattack, but Roberto's Rick Dias takes a fatal hit defending Appori's shuttle from Braun's last-ditch assault. The Asshimar breaks off the attack and retreats as Appori's shuttle lifts off.

star 8.18
11 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Onogi, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Half-Moon Love

#7 - Half-Moon Love

Season 1 - Episode 31

The Ahgama returns to Von Braun City for repairs and supplies. Shinta and Qum sneak off while Fa talks to Appori and tell Torres they're going outside. Sara leads Hambrabi (RX-139) squad to the edge of Von Braun and infiltrates the city alone carrying a time bomb. Fa goes to Camille's cabin, frantic because she can't find the children. Camille goes with her to look for them as Sara searches for Gate 5, her target. She feels a flash of Newtype power and recognizes Camille, taking cover in a dress shop. Later, as Sara recalls their last encounter, Camille feels the same New Type tremor, which reminds him of Four Murasame. He and Fa split up to widen the search as Sara knocks out a guard and plants the bomb. Camille has visions of Four that lead him right to the fleeing Sara, whom he quickly captures. Sara feeds him a line about wanting to defect. Camille agrees to discuss it over ice cream. Fa confronts Camille at the ice cream stand, demanding they return to the Ahgama immediately. Camille tells her he can't go back just yet and to relay this to Bright, then returns to Sara. They enjoy the ice cream and a walk in the park until Sara breaks down and tells him about the bomb. Camille calls Fa on a nearby PA system and, while Fa goes to warn Bright and the Ahgama, he and Sara go to disarm the bomb. The Ahgama is moments from launching when Camille gets to the bomb, then loses it down the ventilation shaft. Sara tries to run, but Camille decks her and carries her into the now-deserted park -- everyone else has evacuated. Appori picks them up in the Rick Dias and joins the Ahgama, as the bomb destroys the spaceport and Sara's Hambrabi squad attacks. Fa is still worrying about the children as she launches in the Methuss, along with Appori in the Rick Dias and Camille in Z-Gundam. Sara's restraints fail when the Ahgama takes a hit and she escapes with just her space suit and jetpack. Fa sees her escaping and blames her for the children's disappearance. As Sara is picked up by one of her Hambrabi, she psychically taunts Camille -- the ice cream was delicious. Camille curses his stupidity and tries vainly to shoot them down. Back on the Ahgama, Fa finds the children playing in the shower, but is too relieved to be angry.

star 8.17
6 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Through the Haze of Darkness

#8 - Through the Haze of Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 16

The Audomura is en route to Hickory by way of the Kalaba launch site where Camille, Quattro and Katsu will make their way back to the Ahgama. Amuro has been given the Rick Dias. Irma talks to him, trying to rekindle his fighting spirit and maybe spark a little romance. Quattro also takes him aside, to allay their mutual guilt over the death of Lela Sun, who sacrificed herself to keep them from killing each other during the One Year War. Irma takes off in her biplane to direct the Mobile Suits to the launch site. As they reach the site, Braun leads a squad of Hizacks against the Audomura. Amuro has a change of heart and attacks Braun's Asshimar. Camille gives Katsu a gun with instructions to get Quattro on the shuttle and keep him there, then takes off to assist Amuro in the Mark-II. Camille and Amuro keep the Titan forces at bay while the shuttle lifts off. The battle ends when they team up to catch the Asshimar in their crossfire.

star 8.15
13 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Jerid's Desperate Attack

#9 - Jerid's Desperate Attack

Season 1 - Episode 30

Quattro and Won Lee wait at Von Braun City to discuss using the former Zion stronghold as a central base for AEUG with Melanie Hugh Carbine. Yazan leads a Mobile Suit strike force against the Ahgama and Z-Gundam. Moira counsels Jared to curb his obsession with vengeance -- against Yazan as well as Camille. Bright reprimands Camille and Fa for letting the children get into the Mobile Suit launch bay. Jared and Moira wait in ambush in the remains of a derelict colony while Yazan and the rest of the Titan force herds the Ahgama their way. A Titan fleet is detected by the Ahgama's radar just as it launches its own Mobile Suit force and both the Ahgama and the Radish retreat toward the abandoned colony. Camille and Fa turn back to defend the ships while Emma and Appori lead the AEUG counterforce against Yazan. Jared and Moira spring their trap, focusing on the Ahgama. Z-Gundam squares off against Jared's Gabthley while Fa's Mark-II keeps Moira's Gabthley at bay. Camille retreats into the colony to draw Jared away from the Ahgama. Fa sees Haro floating near a breach in the Ahgama's hull and goes after it to make sure the children are okay. Camille goes to help her and almost gets her killed by Jared and Moira. As Fa is wounded by their crossfire, Camille's Newtype power explodes in a burst of rage, destroying half the Titan Mobile Suits. A mental warning from Emma saves Camille from Jared's Mega Cannon. Camille counters with the Mega Bazooka, but Moira shields Jared with her Gabthley, taking the full force of the blast herself. Jared attacks the Ahgama in a mindless rage, only to have his Gabthley shot to pieces by Emma. Yazan accepts that the plan has failed and retreats. Jared sees an apparition of Moira as his drifts into deep space in his wrecked Gabthley. Bright thanks Emma for saving the Ahgama, but she credits Camille. Fa is recognized for her devotion to the children.

star 8.14
7 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou
Coming from the Heavens

#10 - Coming from the Heavens

Season 1 - Episode 45

Haman declares that Axis will defeat the Titans at Zedan's Gate. Having seen Axis' superior forces, Jamitov writes the Titan base off and orders the EUG forces to evacuate. Scirocco sends Reccoa in the Pallas Athene (PMX-100) to rescue Sara. Aboard the Ahgama, Katsu watches Sara on the monitor and broods over the circumstances that have made them enemies. Camille's attempt to set him at ease only upsets him further. Reccoa observes from an asteroid as the Ahgama sets up for a barrage of Zedan's Gate. As the Ahgama Mobile Suits launch their attack, she makes hers. Camille senses her presence and tries to stop her, but he's too far away. Even so, he tries to warn her off via their Newtype affinity. Reccoa's attack allows Sara to escape and get to her Mobile Suit. Katsu senses her escape and goes after her while Fa battles Reccoa. They end up grounded near the Titan base, where they talk briefly about Reccoa's defection. Katsu catches up to Sara, but is attacked by Jared. Appori tries to help Katsu, but gets between them and is killed. Appori's death triggers Camille's berserker rage. The overwhelming AEUGO and Axis forces soon destroy Zedan's Gate, but Jared manages to escape with Reccoa and Sara.

star 8.11
9 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou
Hong Kong City

#11 - Hong Kong City

Season 1 - Episode 17

The Audomura heads for New Guinea to capture another shuttle so Camille can return to the Ahgama. Kai has contacts with the Luio Company in Hong Kong that will get them the weapons they need for this mission. Braun's personal aide Ben Wooda assumes command of the Titan Garuda super plane and continues the pursuit. Murasame Psychic Institute sends the experimental Psycho Gundam (MRX-009) and crew to replace the Asshimar. Wooda is not pleased to learn that both new crewmembers are women -- the "synthetic" Newtype Four Murasame and her mentor Namikar Cornell. Amuro and Irma check out the Luio Company, where Amuro spots Mirai Noah (nee Yashima), who piloted White Base during the One Year War. She is now married to Bright Noah and is trying to get on a shuttle flight to a space colony with their two children, Hathaway and Charmaine. Amuro tries to speed things up and is set upon by company goons, attracting the attention of Stephanie Luio. Irma, Mirai and the kids get away while the guards pile into Amuro, getting to the street just in time to witness the arrival of Psycho Gundam. The new Psycho Gundam is huge -- twice as tall as the Mark-II in which Camille flies out to do battle -- and powered entirely by Four's Newtype psychic energy. Camille, Amuro and Mirai all feel its powerful aura. The monster Psycho Gundam batters the Mark-II across Hong Kong until Camille uses his own Newtype power to break Four's concentration. Stephanie seems quite taken with Amuro as she agrees to give them the weapons they need for their raid on New Guinea.

star 8.09
13 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou
Mirai Captured

#12 - Mirai Captured

Season 1 - Episode 18

Four sneaks off the Garuda to track down the (to her) unknown pilot of the Mark-II who touched her mind so deeply. Amuro escorts Mirai and the children aboard a cruise ship that will take them to relative safety until the Kalaba can find a way to reunite them with Bright on the Ahgama. Four comes ashore near the marina and notices Camille waiting for Amuro. After hearing Amuro's name called, she hitches a ride with Camille to get a line on the Mark-II pilot. Mirai and the children are kidnapped while Camille and Four are driving around Hong Kong. The Titans will release them for the surrender of the Audomura, but Amuro trades himself instead. Camille goes to the rescue in the Mark-II, surprising the submerged Marine Hizack (MS-06M) ambushers by coming in underwater himself.

star 8.09
12 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Tomino
The Black Gundam

#13 - The Black Gundam

Season 1 - Episode 1

AEUG member Quattro Bajeena infiltrates the colony where civilian Kamille Bidan lives, searching for the Federation's new Gundam Mark-II. Kamille starts a fight with Jerid Messa of the Titans while on his way to take a look at Bright Noa's current ship.

star 8.07
15 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Onogi, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Katz's Sortie

#14 - Katz's Sortie

Season 1 - Episode 15

Amuro Rei is under house arrest at a great mansion in Cheyenne. Amuro has lost much of his fighting spirit during his seclusion. This angers Katsu, who has looked up to Amuro as a hero. Beltorchika Irma, emissary from the association of former White Base crewmembers who support AEUG called "Kalaba" arrives in a replica biplane. She tells Quattro that the Kalaba can get three of the earthbound AEUG Mobile Suits back into space to rendezvous with the Ahgama. She is anything but shy and openly displays an amorous interest in Amuro. Rosamia attacks Audomura in the Gaplant again in an effort to regain Braun's favor. Katsu goes out in the Mark-II in order to shame Amuro into fighting. Rosamia almost kills the boy before Camille, in the Rick Dias, and Quattro, in the Type-100, fly to his rescue. Irma is something more than sympathetic as Amuro berates himself for his own inability to do battle. Katsu redeems himself for creating the current crisis by defeating the Gaplant with a surge of Newtype power. Hyato is angered by his son's actions but grudgingly forgives him as Audomura changes course for the Kalaba base at Hickory.

star 8.02
13 votes
Directors: Osamu Sekita
Writers: Miho Maruo, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Escape from Side One

#15 - Escape from Side One

Season 1 - Episode 7

The AEUG leadership approves Camille's enlistment as a regular soldier. Camille isn't sure he wants it, but accepts in order to continue piloting the Mark-II 03. He's concerned about his ability to control his latent Newtype powers. The Ahgama docks at Bunch 30 in Side 1 so that Camille and Emma can witness first-hand Basque's atrocity: three million inhabitants were killed with G-3 nerve gas to suppress anti-EUG activity there. Bunch 30 is now a cosmic ghost town. The Bosnia arrives and Layla leads her commando team into Bunch 30 to size up the opposition. Overhearing the AEUG explanation of the Bunch 30 Incident, she confronts the group with the Titan version -- AEUG rabble-rousers fomented a rebellion. Hostilities escalate and move outside, where Layla's Galbaldy-Beta is soon locked in mortal combat with Camille's Mark-II. The battle triggers Camille's Newtype powers and he kills Layla with a shot right through the cockpit. As she dies, Layla perceives the truth and projects her regret that there is no resolution to the conflict between Earth and its space colonies. Jared is devastated by Layla's death and calls off the attack. He swears vengeance against the pilot of the Mark-II, fulfilling Camille's vision of an endless cycle of violence and enmity between the two. Camille is confirmed as an AEUG soldier/pilot and, having witnessed the devastation of Bunch 30, has no regrets over Layla's death.

star 8.00
10 votes
Writers: Miho Maruo, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Emma's Decision

#16 - Emma's Decision

Season 1 - Episode 4

Camille is captured by the Titans and Quattro calls a cease-fire, regrouping his forces to fight another day. Franklin Bidan has the freedom of the ship aboard Alexandria, albeit under armed escort. On his way to confinement, Camille accuses him of contriving his mother's death -- he knows all about his father's mistress Margarita. Camille is then accosted by Jared, who mocks him for his unmanly attachment to his mother. Emma Sheen intervenes, but the damage is done -- Camille silently swears bloody vengeance. Basque's hostage operation convinces Emma that she's been fighting for the wrong side. She frees Franklin and Camille from the brig and engineers an escape from the Alexandria with all three Mark-II prototypes. Layla tries to stop them in her Galbaldy-Beta, but is forced to retreat by Quattro's Rick Dias.

star 8.00
12 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Onogi, Yoshiyuki Tomino
A Descent Into the Maelstrom

#17 - A Descent Into the Maelstrom

Season 1 - Episode 47

AEUGO launches Operation Maelstrom, an all-out attempt to capture the colony laser back from the Axis. Camille faces off against Hamaan, becomes embroiled in a newtype mind-meld, and has his butt saved by Fa and Katsu. The operation succeeds, as the AEUGO forces wipe out the hapless Axis

star 8.00
8 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou
Casualties of War

#18 - Casualties of War

Season 1 - Episode 49

While the Agama makes its way back to the rest of the AEUGO fleet, the Titans and Axis have both shown up to try and wrest back control of the colony laser. A vicious three-way battle begins, with AEUGO, Hamaan's Axis and Scirocco's Titans throwing all their forces into the fray. Thus begins the Great Character Purge. Emma and Katsu dock to form the Super Gundam and fend off Yazan's Hambrabi trio; Katsu insists on sticking around to fight in his puny cockpit capsule, and Yazan chases him into an asteroid. A furious Emma blows away Yazan's wingmen, but the enemy ace sneaks up behind her and blasts the Gundam's back. Like an idiot, Henken maneuvers the Radish into the fight to try and cover Emma - cover a mobile suit with a battleship! - and Yazan doesn't even break a sweat as he shoots the Radish to pieces. One very funny moment: Scirocco and Reccoa charge into battle, facing about a hundred Axis mobile suits. Suddenly there's a blaze of light, as Char - sitting on the sidelines - toasts the Axis forces with his mega bazooka launcher, leaving Scirocco all dressed up with nobody to fight. Meanwhile, the Agama contingent finally arrives. Camille is intercepted by Jerid, but shrugs him off with little effort; Jerid's crippled mobile suit spins off and plows into the wreck of the Radish, blowing whatever's left of the ship and its crew into space dust. Emma, her Gundam repaired, sets out to duel Reccoa. The two former friends strike, and Emma scores a dead hit. Emma recklessly gets out to inspect the wreck of Reccoa's mobile suit and see if she's still alive; Yazan, lurking nearby, opens fire, hits the wrecked mobile suit, and it explodes. Emma takes a hunk of burning shrapnel in the gut. Camille hulks out, chops up Yazan's mobile suit (though the fiend himself escapes), and collects Emma's dying body.

star 8.00
10 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou
Departure

#19 - Departure

Season 1 - Episode 2

The Argama's Mega Particle Cannon blows a hole in the side of Green Noa 1, allowing Quattro's confederates to pilot a pair of Rick Dias Mobile Suits into the colony in an attempt to capture a Gundam Mark-II. A squad of general-purpose GM-II Mobile Suits intercepts them. Jared has shut down his Mark-II 01 and witnesses a battle between the Rick Dias and GM-IIs as he dismounts. Meanwhile, Kamille has made his way to the R&D station, where he boards Mark-II 03. He is spotted by Emma Sheen, 03's Titan pilot, who tries to stop him. Bright Noa also sees Kamille and recognizes him as the son of the "Black Gundam" project chief engineer Franklin Vidan. He is reminded of the pilot of the original Gundam, Amuro Ray, and does nothing to stop the boy. Kamille surprises everyone by attacking and disabling the remaining Mark-II. Quattro, back in his own "Red Comet" Rick Dias, offers to cease fire in return for safe passage with the damaged Mark-II 02 -- the AEUG forces are outclassed and further hostilities will only destroy more of the civilian community. Bright Noa agrees and Kamille, fed up with Titan rule, follows the AEUG Mobile Suits in the Mark-II 03. Kamille is disturbed when he sees that Fa's house has been leveled by the conflict, but is relieved when he catches sight of her fleeing from the wreckage. Back at the R&D station, Bright Noa is brutally beaten for his failure to protect the Mark-II prototypes by Titan commander Bask Om's staff while Emma Sheen looks on, disturbed by the violence of her fellow Titans. As kamille follows the AEUG Mobile Suits toward the Argama, he begins to feel his Newtype power awaken within him.

star 7.92
13 votes
Directors: Osamu Sekita
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Tomino
The Heated Escape

#20 - The Heated Escape

Season 1 - Episode 20

Camille sulks over the loss of Four, refusing to get out of bed. Amuro understands his feelings, having still not come to terms with his own feelings about Char. The Garuda continues to pursue the Audomura. Hyato gets word from Hong Kong that the Ahgama will soon be in range for another shuttle rendezvous as Four leads a squad of Hizacks against the Audomura. Amuro goes out to meet them in the Rick Dias, followed by Camille in the Mark-II. Four, determined to make up for past defeats, orders the Hizack squad to stay back while she flies in close to destroy the Audomura. Hyato responds by launching the new Nemo (MSA-003). Camille holds back until Four captures Amuro's Rick Dias, his attack coinciding with another flashback. The battle rages across the North Pacific, until Camille and Four confront each other mentally as well as physically. Through their psychic bond, Four learns of the death of Camille's mother and he feels her longing for the freedom of space. Wooda orders all noncombatants off the Garuda as he prepares to ram the Audomura, but Four rams the Garuda with Psyco Gundam first. She tears a rocket booster loose before being shot down by Wooda. Amuro convinces Camille to use the rocket booster to return to the Ahgama, and then rams the Garuda with his flying sled, which crashes through the fuel cells and blows the super plane to atoms as Amuro flies to safety. Camille thinks of Four as he returns to the Ahgama, where Fa is now with Quattro.

star 7.92
12 votes
Directors: Osamu Sekita
Writers: Akinori Endou
Father and Son

#21 - Father and Son

Season 1 - Episode 5

The captured Mark-II 02 and 03 are partly dismantled for repairs. Franklin offers a few suggestions, and then grabs a laser torch and forces one of the workers to get him into Quattro's Rick Dias. He escapes from the Ahgama, hoping both to redeem himself in the eyes of the EUG and earn a great reward for himself and his mistress with the capture of a piece of AEUG's best military hardware. Quattro gives chase in the Mark-II 01, followed closely by Camille in the one-armed Mark-II 03 -- its left arm is still being repaired. The Mark-IIs and Rick Dias are attacked by the Alexandria, which is unaware of Franklin's escape. Quattro's Mark-II 01 is disabled as Camille arrives on the scene. Camille gets the drop on his father's Rick Dias, but is unwilling to shoot him. Franklin doesn't share his son's reservations and empties his magazines in a vain attempt to hit Camille's wildly dodging Mark-II. A shot from the Alexandria settles the matter, blowing a hole through the Rick Dias, which explodes just as Franklin is bailing out. Camille has lost both his parents to Titan ruthless, watching them die just a few feet away, unable to save them. Back on the Ahgama, Quattro tries to console Camille by telling him about Char Aznable, who acted entirely on his own and kept his feelings to himself until he'd avenged the deaths of his parents. Camille is unconvinced, but Emma Sheen and Reccoa Londo notice the change in Quattro's character.

star 7.90
9 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Onogi, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Storm Over Kilimanjaro

#22 - Storm Over Kilimanjaro

Season 1 - Episode 35

The Radish leaves the Ahgama with La Vie en Rose. Petty quarrels ensue aboard Ahgama: Shinta and Qum break Haro, Camille is too busy writing reports for Bright to be bothered fixing it at first and snubs Quattro on his way to repair it later, Fa is upset with Camille for his childish actions toward Quattro since Reccoa's loss. Quattro and Bright meet to discuss an assault on the new Titan base atop Kilimanjaro. The Kalaba will attack it with Dijeh (MSK-008) and Dodai Sub Flight Units (flying sleds) while the Ahgama supplies orbital and aerial reconnaissance and high-altitude air support. As the Ahgama departs, Won Lee stays behind at La Vie en Rose. During the mission briefing, Camille interrupts Quattro with an angry outburst about Reccoa. Fa shuts him up, prompting him to walk out. Alone in the corridor, he has a vision of Four that mellows him enough to apologize to Fa later. Near Earth, Yazan attacks the Ahgama with the Barzam (RMS-154) developed at Kilimanjaro. Yazan cripples Quattro's Type-100, sending it plunging into the atmosphere, but Camille uses Z-Gundam in Wave Rider mode as a re-entry shield.

star 7.86
8 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki
Haman's Victory

#23 - Haman's Victory

Season 1 - Episode 43

During a lull in the fighting, Camille is summoned from the rec room to the bridge for an important assignment. He is to carry an offer of alliance to Axis. Katsu objects openly and is thrown into the brig along with Shinta and Qum, who joined in his disruption. Camille flies Z-Gundam under a flag of truce to the Gwadan, where Haman greets him royally. AEUGO is asking for her assistance in destroying the Colony Laser that threatens them both. Haman flies to the Ahgama in her new Qubeley (AMX-004) and agrees to the alliance on the condition that "Zion" (Side 3) is "restored" under Axis and that "Char Aznable" acknowledges Minerva (and, by implication, Haman) as its rightful ruler. Quattro reluctantly agrees. At Grips 2, Basque is preparing to fire the Colony Laser at Granada. Fa joins Katsu and the children in the brig to watch over them, which insults Katsu no end. The Ahgama's Mobile Suits spearhead the assault and, sensing that the tide is turning against them, Fa and Katsu join them. The Gwadan fires a broadside that disables the Colony Laser's core pulse engine, preventing it from rotatating for a clear shot at Granada. Haman has kept her end of the bargain and saved the day. The Ahgama links up with the Gwadan for Quattro's promised audience with Minerva and Haman. "Char Aznable" pledges allegiance to Zion, but "Quattro Baijina" recalls his repeated disclaimer: "I am QUATTRO now!"

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Osamu Sekita
Writers: Akinori Endou
The Gate of Zedan

#24 - The Gate of Zedan

Season 1 - Episode 44

Haman requests a meeting with Jamitov on the asteroid fortress Zedan's Gate (formerly known as A'Bao'A'Qu). The Ahgama follows the Gwadan as a backup. Aboard the Jupiteris, Scirocco assigns Sara to an attack mission in the new Bolinoak Samaan (PMX-002) while he and Reccoa go to defend Zedan's Gate. The Ahgama detects Sara's approaching Mobile Suit and Camille intercepts it in Z-Gundam. He and Sara battle until he corners her in an abandoned outpost. Meanwhile, Haman meets with Jamitov aboard the battleship Hario. Jamitov offers an alliance with Zion, but Haman is skeptical. Her suspicion is justified by an assassination attempt, which she escapes in part because she expected it. Jared in the Byarlant leads an attack on the Gwadan and Haman summons the Ahgama for reinforcements. Camille joins the fight with Sara imprisoned at his side aboard Z-Gundam. Sara senses Katsu piloting the Methuss. The battle is violent, with heavy losses on both sides. Sara and Katsu meet again as she is interned aboard the Ahgama but, even though they are separated by great distance, Sara is still subject to the power of Scirocco's will.

star 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki
Scirocco Rises

#25 - Scirocco Rises

Season 1 - Episode 46

With the Axis-Titans alliance on the ropes (what with Hamaan having double-crossed the Titans, captured the colony laser, and smashed the asteroid Axis into the Gate of Zedan), the leaders of both sides (Jamitov, Hamaan and Scirocco) meet aboard Hamaan's flagship to see if they can't work things out. Meanwhile, Katsu sneaks aboard the ship with the hare-brained notion that he's going to whack Scirocco and win Sara's love. He meets up with Char (still hanging out aboard Hamaan's ship), who improves on Katsu's plan by breaking into the conference room and trying to kill *everyone* involved. As luck would have it, Scirocco has meanwhile pulled a gun on Hamaan; Char breaks in, draws a bead on Scirocco, Sara senses the threat and fires her mobile suit's beam guns through the ship and into the conference room. Total chaos ensues, and everyone flees; Scirocco finds himself alone in the room with Jamitov, and shoots him just for kicks. Then he flees the Axis flagship, telling the Titans fleet that Hamaan had Jamitov whacked. The Titans open fire on the ship and destroy it. Now that everybody's outside in their mobile suits, Hamaan and Scirocco face off in one of those newtype staring matches. Reccoa and Sara, watching from the sidelines, decide to take out Hamaan while she's distracted - but Katsu has the same idea in regards Scirocco, and comes zooming in to shoot him in the back. Sara takes the hit, saving her purple-haired Humbert Humbert.

star 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Yumiko Suzuki