Episode Details

  • Episode Title: Takeback
  • Episode Number: 08
  • Series: Last Exile
  • Original Air Date: 5/26/2003
  • English Air Date: 3/11/2004

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Having suffered damage during the Guild attack, the Silvana docks at Walker Palace for repairs. Also present at Walker Palace is the Goliath, one of the ships in the Mad-thane fleet that fought in the Third Battle of Minagith.

While the Silvana is undergoing repairs, the crew takes shore leave at the Casino Royale. There, Lavie encounters Mullin Shetland again. Mullin hopes to join the Goliath crew as a musketeer. However, Charles Knowles, captain of the Goliath, is incredibly disrespectful towards Mullin, calling David Mad-thane a coward for retreating at Minagith.

Tensions quickly rise between the Silvana's mechanics and the crew of the Goliath as it becomes clear that betting in the casino is rigged in the nobles' favor. Things come to a head when the Goliath crew blatantly cheat when gambling on racing birds, prompting Lavie to throw a chair at the captain. A bar brawl immediately breaks out.

Meanwhile, Alex Row is meeting with Walker. Walker gives Alex a tip that something related to Exile will be sold on the black market at Horizon Cave.

During the bar brawl, Mullin accuses the Goliath of being the only ship to flee Minagith before the retreat was ordered. Knowles tries to kill Mullin, but his sword is broken by Walker. Alex then enters the casino and orders his crew to return to the Silvana. Angered at being ignored by him, Knowles challenges Alex to a duel by ship. When they realize their opponent is the Silvana, which has never lost a duel, the Goliath opens fire before the signal is given. However, the Silvana survives their first barrage, and sinks the Goliath with one volley of their experimental jet-propelled shells.

The episode ends with Mullin joining the Silvana crew.

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Silvana crew members

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  • In chess, a takeback is when a player undoes one of his moves.
  • The Goliath's Claudia Unit does not appear to separate as the ship sinks.

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