"Which would you choose, life or death?"
"Life, because I'm not ready for that kind of commitment."
Yes, this is your faithful Stellvia announcer. I am sad to say that there is once again a fit of relationshipon stuff, although this time the plot actually moves forward in the background. Riots break out on earth! Shima-chan's mother is on TV! We learn why Shima-chan exists, but we still don't know why Kouta exists. Or why he likes Shima. In fact, he doesn't even know himself. I hope he finds out before the world is doomed. This footdragging is kinda pathetic, and there can't be many episodes left.