Summary: The Nadesico is in bad shape and they are running out of ideas for how to escape Mars. Akito learns that the Admiral on their ship was the one who led the United Forces attack on Mars and it was his decision to drop a Jovian Chulip on the Utopia colony where Akito was living. He doesn’t react well.
The good: There was good serious discussion about being a leader in battle, making decisions, and what redemption may or may not mean. This applied to the Admiral as well as Yurika.
The less good: I do think it’s cute that Yurika and Ruri were making an educational video but it was a little awkward to have that going on when their ship is in bad shape. They should have already started rationing energy.