Episode 11 –
[details=spoiler]The Dorssians hold a military tribunal for the former Prime Minister of JIOR, claiming that JIOR was supposedly neutral while they developed the Valvraves in secret. On Module 77, Shoko is sure everything will go back to being normal once they reach the moon. Haruto is just trying to live with what he’s done.
Haruto meets Saki in the destroyed city. Meanwhile, the ministers are chosen for the new government. Haruto and Saki walk through the empty city and end up in a bar. Shoko tries to call Haruto, but he’s too busy trying to get the fancy coffee machine to work to hear it and Saki covers up the ringing. She doesn’t answer her phone either. Saki hopes that Haruto really isn’t going to try to apologize to her.
Akira sends a message to congratulate Shoko, but ends up speaking with her. Everyone is surprised that Satomi has a sister. Shoko invites her come and celebrate with them and Akira has a panic attack. She gets hysterical and hangs up on Shoko. Shoko wants to go to her, but Satomi stops her by saying that Akira is his sister, and he goes to her instead.
Haruto takes Saki to a movie and in the empty theater, she tells him that she’s been alone her entire life. Although she was an idol, no one ever wanted her for herself. Haruto tries to disagree with her, but she won’t let him. However, when the same words are repeated in the movie, Saki laughs. It was a movie she had done a couple of years ago and she tells Haruto that she’s impressed that she still remembers the lines.
Haruto still tells her that she isn’t alone. It looks like he wants to say more, but an alarm goes off and they are suddenly on battle alert. The Dorssian fleet is between Module 77 and the moon! They will have to find a way to get through them if they want to reach the moon. At least L-elf finally makes an appearance. Module 77 flees and the Dorssians pursue. It’s a ploy, but I’m not sure what L-elf has in mind. The Dorssians plan to keep the Valvraves busy until they time out.
L-elf wanted the Dorssians to break formation and pursue them. Now, they are sitting ducks for Haruto’s weapon. L-elf hands command over to Satomi, leaving him with detailed orders. The Dorssians contact them, wanting to speak with the Prime Minister and L-elf makes Shoko go to her official residence to take the call. Shoko hopes to do what she can to protect peace and L-elf agrees that it’s her duty if to protect the safety of the citizens. He tells her that’s what Dorssia thought too and ended up with a massive military force. Shoko starts to disagree with him, but the call from the Dorssians is patched through.
Rear Admiral Delius Wartenberg addresses Shoko and steps aside to reveal her father. Wartenberg tells her that the military tribunal found him guilty and ordered his death. He orders his men to prepare the former Prime Minister for his execution as Shoko protests and threatens him. To add to her distress, L-elf tells Shoko that Wartenberg, in the heart of the enemy fleet, is within range of Haruto’s weapon. Shoko must decide between her father and the entire population of Module 77. They will never have this chance to defeat the Dorssians again. It’s a hard choice for Shoko, but while she considers it, time is running out.
Wartenberg offers Shoko a deal – the Valvraves in exchange for the lives of students and their families. He will also allow them to take asylum in another country. Somehow, I don’t think that deal includes her father. Heck, I don’t even believe that Wartenberg will even follow through on a deal like that! Wartenberg also tells Shoko that she will have to leave the rest of JIOR’s citizens behind and since they are total strangers to her, what difference could it make? Shoko declines his offer, refusing to only save themselves at the cost of others. L-elf reminds her that Haruto’s weapon is almost fully charged.
Wartenberg continues to try to talk Shoko into taking his deal, as L-elf secretly pulls out his gun. Shoko hesitates and L-elf cocks his gun. Is he going to assassinate the Prime Minster and take over if she takes Wartenberg’s deal??? Shoko’s father begins to laugh. Wartenberg says he’s not allowed to talk, but he ignores him. Shoko intends to save him, but Wartenberg orders his men to shut the man up and Shoko tells them not to hurt her father. I guess she didn’t hear that he was going to be executed earlier.
Module 77 continues to be attacked and even the Valvraves aren’t doing all that well. Satomi wonders how long it will be before Haruto can use his Harakiri Blade. Shoko’s father tells her not to worry about him and to do what she must; he’s ready for death. Even as the soldiers hit him to keep him quiet, he tells Shoko to keep looking forward. L-elf tells Shoko that Haruto’s weapon is just about ready. Still indecisive, tears begin to roll down Shoko’s cheeks.
The Harakiri Blade is ready and Haruto uses it. The majority of the Dorssian fleet is destroyed as Shoko screams and the students in the command center cheer. The way to the moon is clear now and Satomi orders them to proceed. Shoko is devastated over her first official act as Prime Minister. Her father is lost to her and she could do nothing to save him. She cries hysterically and L-elf puts his gun away. I’m glad he didn’t feel a need to use it.
Suddenly, an Ideal crashes into the base of Module 77 and drills through it. It destroys the pit, so the Valvraves won’t be able to get back in. The Ideal opens and Dorssian soldiers pour out. Satomi goes through the orders that L-elf left him, but there’s nothing in them about this invasion! Does this mean that for once, L-elf has failed in his predictions? I am shocked! More Ideals attack the Valvraves and Haruto asks Saki to take him back to the module since he used all his power for the weapon. He intends to fight the enemy hand to hand!
The bulkheads are sealed, but since Cain trained L-elf, he feels that L-elf is easy to predict. Saki delivers Haruto to the module and wishes him luck in rescuing Shoko. That doesn’t sit well with Haruto and he returns to Saki. He tells her that he’s been thinking of when the battle is over, and asks Saki to marry him! That seems to excite his Valvrave’s AI again and the word “marriage” appears on the screen. But somehow, from what Saki said earlier about not letting him apologize to her, I get the feeling that she is going to refuse him. Saki knows that he really loves Shoko and not her, so I don’t think she will settle for things in this way – she has too much pride for that. But, we shall see.[/details]