Recap: Voltes V: Legacy, Episode 53 – Taken
Mark and Jamie follow the spaceships, but General Watson orders his troops to retreat for now. Mark and Jamie join the Armstrong Bros in following the Skull Ship. They Volt In, but the Bros hesitate to shoot their bazooka when they see x-ray video of the Papa Armstrong-looking person getting dragged away.
Zuhl is able to speed the Skull Ship away as the Armstrong Bros cry.
Back at CBF, Dr. Hook and Commander General Robinson deploy search teams to look for the Skull Ship and the potential Dr. Armstrong. But Steve suggests it might be another impostor. Big Bert wants to believe this Papa is real.
Jamie and Mark tell Steve that Big Bert needs to get his feelings straight so as not to be distracted when they have to complete their mission.
Meanwhile, Zuhl has HrothNed brought to a cave where he uses an apparatus he invented to look through HrothNed’s mind. Zuhl sees memories from Hrothgar’s time on Boazan and then as Ned Armstrong’s time on Erthu. Knowing HrothNed is the brains behind Voltes V, Zuhl orders the apparatus energy raised full blast so he can collect the information he needs to develop a Beastfighter that can counter Voltes V’s power.
But the energy is too much and Ned loses consciousness.
Elsewhere, Zardoz speaks to his minions and recognizes everyone’s efforts. But their main priority now is to find General Zuhl.
Back at CBF, they’ve gotten a faint signal from Dr. Armstrong’s airship near the Celebes Sea. Big Bert wants to lead the search and rescue mission. But just then, Beastfighter Zoldier begins rampaging in NeoManila.
General Commander Robinson issues a red alert and the Voltes team gets ready to leave, but Big Bert wants to go to the Celebes Sea on his own to look for their Papa. Steve reminds Big Bert that it is “duty above all” and they must protect the people in danger now from the Beastfighter. Dr. Hook says “Enough” and tells Big Bert to “move it!”
The Voltes team hops into their Machines. But Big Bert decides to defy everyone and fly over to the Celebes Sea instead of NeoManila.
“Napaka-selfish mo naman!”
Big Bert says he is not selfish. He is willing to risk his life to save their Papa, just like how Mama Armstrong did the same to save them.
Big Bert flies away and the other four have to deal with the Beastfighter. Steve apologizes to Dr. Hook that he was not able to stop his brother. Dr. Hook asks Major Kelly to request as much backup from EDF as possible to support Big Bert.
Draco is confident in Zoldier after he sees only Voltes IV arriving in the city.
So Dr. Hook is a softie now after one episode. lol Okay.
Watching the split-up episode on GMA’s YouTube, it’s funny how Part 2 is basically the typical Toei recap episode lol I thought it was only for Sentai and Kamen Rider. But I guess it’s standard practice lol
Anyway, I notice a formula now with Voltes V: Legacy. Basically, each story involves someone being stubborn, causing trouble and then having everything work itself out in the end. Lather, rinse and repeat. It would work for self-contained episodes. Not so much for a teleserye format.
Is this how people felt when watching Zaido back then? (I never watched regularly as it aired lol)
This was mostly a bridge episode. So, just okay.
Voltes V: Legacy Episode 52 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.