A pair of Ades fleets destroy a fleet from Notos, another Exile nation. We then learn that when the Turans returned 118 years ago, they took the land from a native tribe, which then fled to the Ades Federation. Meanwhile, Millia is angry at Fam for leaving her sister behind, and becomes more distressed when she sees the possessions from her ship being looted and sold off by the Sky Pirates. Fam then helps Millia a glass her sister owned that was sold off to someone, which helps repair the rift between the two.
So Teddy, the Princess’ butler comes to live with Giselle, who tells him that the Sky Pirates are a collection of people who have lost their homes due to the Ades Federation, so it appears like Ades has been going around wiping people out for quite a while.
Really, there were too many things going on in this episode to write about all of it without spending too much time on it. Overall, this was a good episode explaining a lot of the background information about the Ades Federation as well as the people who returned on Exiles. It was also a good episode in developing Fam and Millia’s relationship. We also learned about a “Grand Race” which was supposed to celebrate a world peace treaty 10 years prior, but which didn’t last. Also apparently some incident at the Grand Race took the life of the current Ades child-empress’s mother’s life.
So far I think this series is doing a decent job of capturing the feel of the original series. This one seems a bit more battle heavy, and there are still obviously some big unanswered questions like…what is Dio doing there? But so far I think it’s fulfilling my expectations.