When we last RAMBO she was engaging a new type of Neuroi. Would she be able to take it down at less than 50% power?
Short answer, no. RAMBO did her best but without weapons all she could do was temporarily block its attacks. The Doge along with the Antwerpen defense fortress provided assistance and although they slowed it down it had a surprise for them.
It launched Bomber Neuroi and obliterated the fortress. To make matters worse RAMBO’s Strike Unit shot down. The Neuroi stopped attacking the Doge because its primary target appeared to be Antwerpen itself. The Doge distracted it for as long as possible while RAMBO was desperate to get back out there but the unit was far from repaired.
Soon the Doge was close to critical but fortunately RAMBO was ready for Round Two looking all badass as usual. She fought her cute butt off as expected. She was close to destroying the core but again her unit gave out at the worst moment. All again seemed lost until…
It was in the episode title and this was only Episode 2 so the cavalry arriving was a given but this episode was a good reminder of predictability not being a bad thing. Our heroines back together they went to work being awesome and eventually beat the Neuroi. But wait. We were sure there was one more…Uh-oh. RAMBO’s unit gave out AGAIN.
There you are Shizuka.
Although the Strike Witches destroyed the Neuroi and the Doge returned safely the iceberg remnant crashed into the Antwerper port so the enemy attack was somewhat successful. The time had come for the Strike Witches to mount an offensive on the Neuroi. A Nest was located at the center of Berlin, hence the “Road to Berlin” S3 title. We ended the episode with Shizuka officially joining the 501st Joint Fighter Wing.
So episodes 1 and 2 reminded viewers that the World Witches franchise is much more than panty shots. Episode 3 looks to focus on fulfilling our need for them cute gay booties again so that’ll be lovely.