Episode 9 –
[details=spoiler]The sixth and final sketch is in the Libyan Desert. And that rotten Anna has already told Roberto. The girls find the sketch as well as a telescope. Hozuki can’t figure out anything from the sketches, but remembers that Anna once said that there were seven sketches. However, Anna claims that it was only a rumor. Does Roberto already have the seventh? Hozuki is about to ask Anna something else, but the alarms go off. They are under attack! Hozuki gazes sadly at Anna. I think she knows what Anna did.
Yup, it’s Roberto and the airship is out of fuel. They can’t even take off! Was Anna responsible for that as well? They meet and Roberto throws Hozuki’s pendant at her feet, saying that “an imitation is meaningless”. Hozuki picks up her pendant and Roberto demands the sketches. Roberto makes his argument, and Anna urges Hozuki to give him the sketches, telling her that their lives are worth more. But Roberto tells Anna to cut the act. Anna admits to being Roberto’s spy, and says that she’s tired of dealing with them as she walks over to Roberto’s side. Now, I know that is an act. If nothing else, Anna does care for the girls.
Anna continues to insult the girls and Hozuki says she knew it. She asks Anna if she dumped their fuel and she says that she did. But Kazuki doesn’t want to believe her. Anna tells Robert to take the sketches and let the girls go. But he tells her that they know too much. Then he actually puts the gun in Anna’s hand! Putting his arms around Anna, Roberto makes her aim at the girls. Keeping his finger on the trigger with hers, he tells Anna to “finish them off”. She resists and he encourages her. Anna pushes away from him and aims the gun at Roberto, telling the girls to run. Why do I get the feeling that the gun isn’t even loaded?
Anna really didn’t dump the fuel as she tells the girls that she left it in the engine room. Anna cries as she continues to point the gun at Roberto. He tells her that she’s a “wonderful woman”. But an explosion announces the arrival of the Black Ganymede. With this distraction, the girls run back to their ship, and Roberto takes the gun from Anna. There is an air fight between the air pirates and Roberto’s men, and the girls keep running. Cicinho is determined to protect them.
The girls don’t quite make it. The sisters watch as Hozuki pulls out another fish and fills the hourglass in her pendant with the substance from it. They question her and she tells them that it’s the “real” Galileo Tesoro. The girls huddle together while the world around them is being shot to pieces. Hozuki’s pendant begins to glow like it did back at the hospital. Missiles are aimed at the girls and suddenly time is slowed down to a crawl. The pendant is still glowing and Hozuki is now falling through the clouds as lightning flares around her. Hozuki falls into another world and lands on top of some kind of flying machine. I have a feeling that she’s about to meet her famous ancestor!
The flying machine crashes into a tree and the pilot ends up on top of Hozuki. She struggles with him and what is left of the flying machine falls to the ground. Hozuki sees the countryside, but has no idea where she is. The pilot is very distressed over the condition of his “plane”. He starts yelling at Hozuki and she begins to cry. He goes to comfort her, but sees her pendant. He asks her if she fell from the clouds, but Hozuki doesn’t know what happened to her. She tries to think and can only remember the danger that her sisters are in form the approaching missiles.
Hozuki begins to cry again and the man tries to comfort her. She tells him that she needs to go back and the man tells her that he’s already figured out that she can – in twenty three days! But they will need The Galileo and he will have to repair it. The Galileo? The man tells her that the plane was built by none other than Galileo Galilei! Hozuki is shocked to realize where she is and when, and that she’s talking to Galileo himself.
Back at his house, Galileo brings her some strange items – a sneaker, a cell phone, a syringe, and a bottle of water - and Hozuki gets a flash of what happened at the hospital. Galileo tells her that the phenomenon with the clouds has happened many times before. People fear it and hide when it happens, but Galileo was curious and observed the clouds instead. The strange items that he collected fell from these clouds. He has charted the clouds and shows Hozuki a graph. He points out the perfect time for her to get home. But they still need to be able to get into the air to get to those clouds.
It’s funny that he calls Hozuki an amateur. Galileo begins to sketch out a new plane and Hozuki takes over, making improvements to it. Hysterical that she draws her own airship from back home! Galileo is very excited with her design and praises Hozuki, even though she’s “so short”. LOL By candlelight, the sketch is completed. The next day, the materials are gathered and the building process begins. As things progress, Hozuki even paints the plane red and white. Once done, the plane does look a lot like her airship. A smaller version will be tested the following day.
However, the next day, it rains. The incident with the charm was pretty funny. The rain continues to fall and Hozuki wonders if she will be able to return home. Galileo encourages her and I wonder if he suspects who Hozuki really is. As the skies finally clear, Galileo and Hozuki enjoy some watermelon and have a seed fight. Well, it’s time. I hope Hozuki can return. She needs to save her sisters and her world.[/details]