WHITE FLAG OF BETRAYAL
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 12/06/1980
Tekuno and Moera hurriedly strike the white flags, and fly the correct colours; those of the Ideon - red, orange and yellow. However, Damido believes he is being mocked and presses home his attack. Kasha flies out alone to meet them in the Ideo-Buster. Cosmo follows in the Ideo-Delta to cover her, while Bes chases after both of them in the Ideo-Nova. After Cosmo saves Kasha from a death dive, they form Ideon. Damido's squadron attacks the robot with hooks, which then electrify and paralyse the robot. Cosmo orders the engines stopped, and the Ideon falls to the ground, disconnecting the wires from the Buff Clan fighters. As it drives them off, Gije is finally able to link back up with Damido and force him to abide by the ceasefire. Back at the Solo Ship, Karala agrees to help the colonists by providing information in order to end the fighting quickly. Cosmo still distrusts her though.
Cosmo Yuki: Cosmo is rather sexist, and also objects to Bes' feelings for Karala.
Ashura Novak: There's confirmation Ashura's mother was killed in New Lopia. Cosmo is already rubbing off on Deck, as the latter's response to this is to punch the poor girl in the head. Seriously. They manage to cheer her back up, at which point Sheryl makes her cry again, just because Sheryl's a bit of a bitch - check the dirty looks everyone gives her afterwards.
Sheryl Formosa: As mentioned Sheryl isn't good with kids, and is somewhat distant with her sister Lin as well.
Damido Pechi: Damido would rather have Gije out of the way in order to speed up his own promotion.
The Solo Ship: At least one of the blue flying frogs native to Solo have come onboard and live in the forest, where they spend most of their time hassling Sheryl. This is possibly why she's such a bitch.
Sadly, the main plot continues to tread water, with the Solo Ship just sitting there while everyone argues about Karala. That said, there's a some rather good ideas - the white flag meaning something different to the Buff Clan is a great moment, while it's easy to see why Damido's running out of patience with Gije.
There are also some interesting bits for most of the characters, with Sheryl continuing to cultivate her ice maiden persona (she's horrible to everyone in this episode), Cosmo swaying between being incredibly perceptive (cottoning on to Bes falling for Karala) and immature (mocking Kasha for having breasts), while Bes' mixed feelings on the situation with Karala are well played.
Best of all, by the end of it there's the threat that things might kick into action.