Recap: Voltes V: Legacy, Episode 48 – “Your papa is bad!”

Recap: Voltes V: Legacy, Episode 48 – Gamera

Voltes V Legacy Episode 48 Recap

The Voltes team battle Gamera as it has laid waste to the city once again. But the Voltes team realize Little Jon is not with them. He is actually back at camp and hurries over to the room where fakePapa Armstrong killed Dr. Smith. Tadao confirms what’s happened to Little Jon’s best friend and Little Jon runs off.

An annoyed Zardoz orders fakeNed to find the missing Voltes pilot and convince them to hop into their machine or just kill them and take over their spot. Without them, the Volt machines cannot combine and thus cannot explode to smithereens.

Voltes V Legacy Episode 48 Recap

Steve flies back to CBF, leaving Mark, Jamie and Big Bert to fight off the Beastfighter. Jamie flies straight for Gamera, but gets shot down. A worried Mark screams after Jamie and is even more determined now to defeat the Beastfighter. Big Bert tries to pull Mark back from being too reckless. Mark says they’ve already lost Dr. Smith, he cannot handle it if he lost Jamie too.

Together, Mark and Big Bert are able to shoot at Gamera’s chest cannon and it implodes.

Mark speeds through the city wanting to find Jamie, but she pops back up and says she’s fine. “Kinabahan ba kayo?” Mark says he was so worried about her, but Jamie says not to worry because she isn’t going to die that easily, not as long as there are Beastfighters around.

“I refuse to die!”

Voltes V Legacy Episode 48 Recap

Back at CBF, Steve goes to Little Jon’s room and turns Octo-1 back on. Octo-1 tells Steve about telling Little Jon what happened. Octo-1 shows Steve video of the fakePapa Armstrong murdering Dr. Smith. Steve realizes Little Jon is in serious danger.

Voltes V Legacy Episode 48 Recap

fakePapa Armstrong is outside of the camp, needing to find a way to escape. Little Jon manages to follow him and confronts him with the truth. fakePapa Armstrong says none of that is true and encourages Little Jon to hop into his Volt Machine. Little Jon refuses and instead wants to stay with his father.

fakePapa Armstrong shoves Little Jon to the ground and Little Jon finally accepts that this is not his Papa. Little Jon uses his invisibility effect, but fakePapa Armstrong easily catches him anyway.

Voltes V Legacy Episode 48 Recap

Steve arrives and fakePapa Armstrong pushes Little Jon toward him. Steve tells the fakePapa not to make patol to kids and they fight. Steve is able to whip his sword out and slice fakePapa Armstrong’s claw in half.

fakePapa Armstrong takes his detonator out of his pocket and threatens to press it. But the others arrive just in time. Mark uses his whip on fakePapa Armstrong’s wrist, Jamie tosses shurikens at him and Steve slices his face open. The android is deactivated.

Voltes V Legacy Episode 48 Recap

Little Jon remembers all the moments he spent with the man he thought was his father. He says he’s okay and apologizes to his kuyas for not believing them. All he wants to do now is see Dr. Smith.

Voltes V Legacy Episode 48 Recap

Episode Thoughts

Bye bye fakePapa! It was a solid way to wrap up this story. I’ll be a broken record and point out how it really does feel like the show has cut up full-hour episodes into daily chunks. And that has affected how the series flows and its pacing. But nothing can really be done about that. I guess international viewers who will get a chance to watch the show later, edited in longer episodes, will have a much better experience.

Anyway, the focus of this episode was definitely Little Jon finding out and acknowledging the truth. And it was good. Maybe having him be in a little more danger and being able to slip away would’ve made things more exciting. And a little more confrontation between him and fakePapa. As well as with Steve too. Some nice teleserye drama could’ve added some fun. But it’s alright.

A quick, neat wrap-up to the fakePapa. But still feeling a bit disconnected to the rest of the story arc, including Dr. Smith’s death.

Elsewhere, I think this was most visually exciting battle yet. Some excellent CGI that we haven’t seen yet in the other battles. And that little moment with Mark going reckless with worry for Jamie was an added bonus and helped to raise the stakes for the battle as well.

I think what the show needs is a big win from Zardoz. Like, having him score some kind of win against the Voltes team and then the team and CBF acting all defeatist for an episode or two can add a lot of excitement for the next battle. Rising up from a big defeat can always be a thrilling moment. So I’d like to see that soon. I think it’s a good opportunity now after Dr. Smith’s death.

Overall, another solid episode. Which is all we can ask for at this point. Anything more is a bonus and welcome. But definitely a little bit better than how the show had been moving a few weeks ago.

Voltes V: Legacy Episode 48 is available on GMA Network’s official YouTube channel:
However, it is restricted to the Philippines only. Hopefully it will be made available worldwide soon!

I’ve seen people talk about how people worldwide should subscribe to GMA Pinoy TV in order to watch the series. I’d recommend that if you are interested in watching lots of Filipino programming. But if you only want to watch Voltes V: Legacy, I don’t think it’d be a good investment. Especially since you can’t watch the series on demand anyway. GMA Pinoy TV is a linear, premium TV channel on most cable and satellite systems.

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