Hope is restored! Or at least the despair is temporarily put on hold as there’s a chance the end of Marko and Alana is not as it seems. Still, there are dangers lurking around every corner and it’s not like they’re having their happily ever after just yet. But I still live in hope.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
We start off with “I’m just a friend, really” Ms. Ginny. She is such bad news, with her flirting and her open arms, welcoming a displaced Marko who has nowhere else to turn after the blow-up with Alana. He’s so conflicted, but Ginny seems to know just what she wants, and invites him in to move their relationship forward. He is almost caught up in her lure, too, but before Ginny can move them past the point of no return, he catches sight of Hazel’s toy, Ponk Konk, and it seems to bring him back to the reality of the situation. He has to get home and take it to his little girl. Marko has to make things right.
Meanwhile, Yuma’s off selling out Alana and Marko. She tells Dengo that they had a baby, and she knows where they live. Hazel can be the key to him getting people to listen. His wishes to go on the air and talk about the oppression of his people will just turn the audience off. What he needs to do is point the conversation toward sex, namely the fact that Marko and Alana had a child together. Sworn enemies, now lovers — it will make people sit up and pay attention. Her plan sounds solid, but as we’ve seen with Dengo prior, he is not one to show mercy. He shoots her, and then decides to go check it out anyway. No harm, right?
Back home, Alana’s still fuming about the fight, and Izabel tries to talk some sense into her. Izabel tells her the story of how she regrets breaking up with her ex-girlfriend, as she let go of the one good thing in her life and realized it too late, as Izabel died two days later. Alana should hold onto the good things she has, because life’s too short to waste them. That doesn’t break through her mental block, but later, Hazel crying out for her lost toy certainly does. Alana finally breaks down, saying how she hates her job, how she misses her family and her husband. She wants to go back in time to when things were simpler. Why can’t they just be happy again?
Well, they can’t be happy because Dengo is out to get them. He appears within their ship and grabs Hazel quickly, provoking a showdown with the family. Dengo tries to tell his side of the story to Klara, saying how Wreath has suffered at the hands of the royals as much as his people have. Did he really think that would help? He’s holding her granddaughter hostage. While he’s making his halfhearted attempts to get Klara to understand, Alana makes the ship blast-off, sending Hazel up in the air and back into her mother’s arms. Meanwhile, Klara is attacking Dengo, even going so far as to bite his finger off. He gets the upper hand and takes Klara hostage, putting the gun to her head. He wants them to set the ship to the coordinates he gives them, but Klara says not to listen. And now we know the true story of how Alana and Marko split up, but there’s still hope (maybe). Please don’t let it be the end of their love story.
We end the issue with Marko watching the ship disappearing into the sky, with a look of despair on his face. He is not alone for long, as Yuma turns up, not quite as dead as we thought, though she is bleeding from the gunshot wound. Before she can tell what she knows, about what happened to Alana and the rest, Prince Robot IV emerges from the trees and has his gun on Marko. Will this be the end of Marko? Or will he escape to find his family once again? Things are not looking good, for any of them. Until next issue, we live with the questions.
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars