I guess some girls just like white-haired jerks.
Episode 12 Act 2
Haruka has returned to the shrine that Ayato previously was trapped in. It seems she's looking for the missing Quon. Ayato is sitting at the edge of the water, when he suddenly starts hearing Quon's singing from...somewhere. This singing seems much happier than Quon has ever been. Ayato then sees Quon at the end of the pier. This whole thing is interspersed with images of the egg, which suddenly starts glowing. And now Quon decided to open her mouth. "I found it. She showed me, Ollin." And now we get the revelation that Quon is also Ollin, i.e. the thing that I was just spoiled about a few posts back. At the base, we can see that TERRA is responding to a dolem, probably related to Quon's "instrument". Souichi(?) then asks for it to be put on the monitor, and we then see...an egg. I'm guessing this is Quon's Xephon egg. Alpha Squadron is put on standby, and Ayato is being called in to ready the RahXephon. Back at the pier, Ayato tells Quon he has to go, and that she should return to her hospital room as well. She doesn't seem to care, and keeps singing, until Ayato turns away, after which Quon turns around, and the camera pans to show us Mishima fucking Reika. Haruka then scolds Ayato for wandering off, and complains about Quon, who she didn't see—only Ayato saw Quon there.
The planes of the Alpha Squadron are firing up their engines, in preparation for launch. Ayato walks into the base, ready to be deployed into the RahXephon. He enters the weird cone-thing, and is now in the RahXephon. "It's just one photograph..." so you can see he's still rather shaken about his mother. He looks very glum while the mission is being to explained to him, but then puts on the "steely-faced determination" face and says "Yes!" when asked if he's ready. A bunch of exposition is overlaid on top of each other, none of which seems to be particularly important except for the fact that the island the dolem probably came from is under Bahbem Foundation control and that the dolem is fighting against the wind. We then get a young girl talking to Lord Bahbem about how the dolem noticed the egg, and may have noticed the island. Also, I know I've heard that voice before *does some google searching* A-ha, so it is
the same voice actor as Father
We get American Stereotype Girl screaming "Yahoo!" over the radio, and then Elvy has the planes enter Formation Delta, which apparently means "everyone fire missiles at the dolem". Also, the dolem looks like a flying mushroom. The missiles, as always, do nothing. Why do they even try? Shapplin then says something about how mushroom dolem isn't firing or countering and this means they can take it down, oblivious to the fact that if an enemy isn't firing back at you, that means it's so much more cosmically powerful that it can swat you down in seconds. They fire plane-shaped missiles that each contain a bunch of little missiles. Those
missiles, as predicted, also
do nothing. The dolem then opens up to reveal what looks like nothing so much as, I am not making this up, a giant pair of testicles◊
. American Stereotype Girl yells out "Goddamnit! You damn mushroom!", thus showing that she had the same impression of the Dolem's shape as I did, and fires missiles at the testicles.
We then see Ayato finally having caught up to the site of the battle, and then, he starts hearing Quon's singing again. A glowing egg flashes on screen. Quon is inside the RahXephon and singing, floating right above the water in the cockpit. Goddamnit, has she turned into Mishima Reika 2.0? As Ayato goes over to see what's up with her, the front of Ayato's windshield screen thing turns into a black and white target, as the testicles change shape bizarrely in order to eat the RahXephon. This is kind of disturbing. Back in the cockpit, Quon starts rising up into the air, as a red symbol that I think is her birthmark on a white circle appears above her. Apparently Quon wants to hold her egg. The same symbol appears over the sky, but with a black circle, near the dig site in the beginning of the episode. Bahbem says something about things an instrumentalist yet to awaken cannot do, and Quon holds her hands into the air. After she does, a bunch of black feathers start coming out in both the RahXephon cockpit and the dig site, with a pair of black wings coming out in the latter as well. The dolem finishes consuming the RahXephon and then grows spikes which start glowing. We then see black wings and a huge number of Quons surrounding her egg, but then she suddenly falls away, in a sequence that is totally not a mindfuck
The testicles reattach to the main dolem and start closing up as Ayato returns to the cockpit, but as the main dolem is almost
done closing, a hand grips something in the testicle part, cuts around it, and the RahXephon escapes! He then cuts through the main dolem, which now has a bright blue wound on it and is screaming. The mushroom closes, despite having a huge chunk cut out of it and the testicle interior missing, and then cloaks itself into invisibility. Ayato holds Quon in his hands as the episode ends.
Nope, this episode doesn't make much sense either.