Ledo’s education in humanity continues, first in a couple of filler episodes where Ledo, then the girls, get to show off some flesh (or more than usual than in the girls’ case). While taking in more puzzling Earth culture and growing relationships with people on the ship, he keeps searching for a job to occupy himself and give back to the ship, but a soldier will never find himself out of work for long.
The low-key, meandering plot hits its lowest and highest notes thus far in these episodes, and Ledo finds his place on the ship thrown into genuine uncertainty. Knowing the motivations of all the characters makes it all the more gripping to watch as a viewer and harder to place the “good guy” or “bad guy” label on anyone at this point in the show – yet another touch of realism and complexity to add to the show.
A cooling of embers before the flames are re-stoked, this show dips a little bit in episodes 5 and 6, but recovers strong in episode 7.