Macross Frontier 25: The End
Let me get this straight: Sheryl doesn’t have a hold on Alto at all. Ranka challenges her for the dude and not only doesn’t she slap her down but she accepts the challenge (and implicitly recognizes they’re both equals in their pursuit, even though it’s abundantly clear that Sheryl has already given her body up to Alto). But that’s not all. What is Alto up to? He’s in the sky flying about with no concern for tomorrow. Alto, my friends, is in love with the sky. The two girls are nothing to him. Sure, he’s grateful for them but why? Because they helped open up the sky for him. Dude literally tell us this.
So in a nutshell: we’re back to square one romantically speaking. Except, that is, for one fundamental thing, which is that the Vajra larvae seem to have vacated Sheryl’s brain. I do hope that once she recovers completely she snaps out of it and forgets about this kabuki schnooki dude. And then I further hope, and almost think it likely, that once Ranka has Alto all to herself she’ll wake up and realize he’s not worth it. Alto will be left alone with the sky, but that’s just what he wants!! HAPPY ENDING.
Alto is Alto, and he’s Alto till the end. As I’ve written several times before, he also happens to be an all-around attractive fellow and so it makes sense that Ranka and Sheryl would be interested in him even if he has a sky fetish. Getting saved by someone is also bound to make you like them (i.e. firemen are sexy). Thus, this all makes sense. However, from the standpoint of entertainment, where a TV series generally tries to reward its viewers by providing some kind of resolution to the major issues at hand, this is terribly flawed.
And Klan…poor Klan…
Anyway, it was a fun series.