As it comes to a close...these are some of the things I liked about the interesting series that is Argentosoma.
One...Harriet's maturity that happens in the middle towards the end of the series. We were subjected to her '7 year old mentality, in a body of a 13 year old' for a long time and the others treating her like a little child didn't help much either. With Commander Innes treating her like a 5 year old, Lt. Sue Harris being a big kid herself, treating her like a playmate, Lts. Dan & Guinevere not paying much attention...to me it was Lt. Ryu Soma who really brought out the fire in her, unintentionally. Even though he was a arrogant SOB at times with Harriet, their little arguments gradually broke her out of her shell, plus her interactions with Frank.
Two...Ryu Soma himself. If this story wasn't about him, it would be boring. Even though his quest for revenge is as subtle as the series, just watching HIM and wondering if he'll get a clue & just let things be ...makes the story interesting. Oh and watching his little bouts of 'insanity' kind of makes you wonder if he'll snap at any moment. :-)
Three...the subtle connection between Maki & Harriet, the physical connection between Ryu & Frank, plus the song that Maki & Harriet sing [and becomes an underlying theme I came to like] has a connection when you watch #21. Looking at Maki, Takuto/Ryu, & Frank lives made me wonder, is there such a thing as coincidences?
Four...I, especially, liked how it ended...how things came back full circle if the episode titles in #1 & #25 are any indication only this time we see that Ryu Soma has grown over the 6 years since he left, he FINALLY made peace with Maki's ghost & though, it's subtle, there's a new beginning with him & Harriet...maybe this time they'll be friends and more.
There are a couple things that were inconsistent, the glaring ones being what happened in the 6 years when everyone was apart, what the heck brought Lts. Simmons [Symonds] & Harris together...and was Lt. Green sick despite her determination to live long enough to fly?
Despite those, the series was still engaging to me and had me eagerly wondering what happens next. Also the Extra episode while it WAS out of place after such a good ending, seeing Sue's life was informative BUT the conversation between Dan & Sue during the end credits is FUNNY and, to me, makes the episode worth it.
Anyway, those are my thoughts.