Many an old friend made a welcome return appearance this week.
coffee-cup communications system. Captain Earth has turned out to be quite good fun after all, which I always felt it had the potential to do but it's never been able to quite so consistently and persistently as it has during the current stretch. It's never been a show that took itself too seriously, but there's a certain confidence in the irreverence now that makes it seem as if the writing has finally settled into its comfort zone.
investigator", who's come to take her into custody. Meanwhile Akari is having way too much fun as usual, flashing her forte to Pitz and cracking wise about Daichi and Teppei being the fated pair (which they probably should be, though Akari herself loses in that scenario).
hack into the Kiltgang control system, using an opening left when Moko takes over the Kivitos unmanned interceptors sent to fight them off. We're at the point where you can see things really start to unravel for the Planetary Gears - their group dynamics suck, they're habitually being beaten back by the Midsummers Knights, and at least two of them (including the most important one) are having serious doubts about their entire plan. The humanity inside them is obviously not extinguished, and the only questions for me are when they end up teaming with Globe, not if, and whether only some of them come around rather than the entire group. Once it happens, the final arc of Captain Earth can really begin in earnest.