It's been a long time since I've been so stumped by an anime.
I can't figure out anyone's motivations for doing anything. I can't even tell who the groups fighting each other are.
There's the capital army who I think the Bell and the guys in blue belong to, and Ameria who apparently are being energetically oppressed by the capital army (Is the capital army like the UN or something? But they behave more like a superpower) And then there are pirates, who are a front for Ameria or something, I'm not sure.
And the pirates from Ameria want the capital army to not have a monopoly on energy and to use it ethically (whatever that means) so they're attacking the space ball elevator which goes somewhere, I think some base.
And there's this upper echelon of the capital army that wants to study the robot that no one but brownie, pirate and Bell can ride, so they took the robot but didn't really secure it in any way for some reason.
And the capital army seems to have just a complete disregard for their prisoners, letting them just roam around anywhere they want, and steal whatever gundam they want so they can go back to their squad? I mean, it was no secret pink here wanted to escape. She's tried on multiple occasions.
And no one seems to really care at all that she escaped and now Bell is going to fight his own army in the next episode? Why?
I'm so confused.
That's what happens, yes. Just watch it as show about robots, not people, and don't try to think much.
Is this the first anime you watched?
Watch Overman King Gainer and you'll understand.
>And no one seems to really care at all that she escaped and now Bell is going to fight his own army in the next episode? Why?
They discovered that Aida's group is being sponsored by a foreing country - Ameria. They let her escape so they would've have an excuse to impose energetical sanctions on Ameria. It was fucking stated.
I'm going to assume that the colonel leting Aida roam freely was part of his plan.
I'm going to assume too that Bell feels concerned by the monopoly of the energy and want to hear ameria version of the story that's why he followed Aida without tying to stop her.
BUT nothing (at least nothing i can think about other than convenience for the writer) can explain why Kunkala followed the three of them and didn't tryed to resist nor asked Bell why he is betraying their faction.
Just like you OP, i'm a little confused.
They don't want that, they just said if things come to the worst they will do that.
I think they are more interested by the G-self and how it work, since they couldn't use it nor get information about it they decided to let Aida go and maybe they are tracking them now.
That's great and all, but they lost a very valuable specimen, two prisoners and two soldiers, one of which seems to be important enough, seeing that he's that old lady's son, that taking him hostage would fuck up their so called plans.
>Space Pope literally couldn't have made it MORE obvious they let her escape
I mean, really? "you're a prisoner but oh hey we're gonna let you go and get in your giant robot because of reasons."
I reiterate, watch Gainer, it's your homework until the next episode of Reconguista. You will know exactly why this show makes no sense and you will be able to enjoy it a hundred times more.
>nor asked Bell why he is betraying their faction
That hasn't happened yet though, has it? Next episode he fights the capital army, but we don't know why.
He aided with the escape of two prisoners and conspired to steal a valuable gundam.
That's treason in my book. She'd probably ask before he gave Aida the controls, but she just casually ignored the whole situation.
Why keep two prisoners that will give them no information about Ameria. Keeping Aida would also mean they would keep getting attacked by pirates. Sending the group back would create less fighting and give them an excuse to fuck with Ameria's eco. Bell won't stop Aida from going back because he loves her, Noredo comes along because she likes Bell. Bell could also take the G-Self back to his allies after they're done screwing with Ameria.