And so yeah I finally watched the episode and damn... That was frigging epic. It continues where it lefts off but the Unicorn and Kyshatriya fight was kinda short compared to the novel...but it was still sweet. There's a flashback scene about Banagher and it probably explains why Cardeas easily handed him the Gundam. We finally get to see the Federation characters like Captain Otto Midas and Londo Bell pilot, Riddhe Marcenas. There's also Alberto Vist, the one who betrayed Cardeas and plans to stop the box from opening since he's pro feddy. Full Frontal finally shows up and attacks the Nahel Argama ship with his smexy Sinanju and boy that mobile suit sure was a beast. The music when he was harassing the ship was frigging intense. Audrey's real identity finally gets revealed the Feddies used her as a hostage. But Char baby turns the table and Banagher sorties out. The animation and music during the fight was amazing. Banagher gets overwhelmed and the Sleeves captures him and the Gundam. They then take him to Palau, a Neo Zeon mining asteroid and discusses some stuff with Full Frontal and Marida. The Earth Federation then starts an operation to infiltrate Palau to retrieve the Gundam and rescue Banagher.
Overall, it was a great episode. Though there's not much action like episode one and there's a few memorable moments. Also, it has some heavy references, nods and allusions to past UC shows. You might not get them if you haven't watched 0079, Zeta and Double Zeta. Do check it out.