The Macross Saga
Episode 4: The Long Wait
While the bridge crew of the
SDF-1 plans its next course of action, Rick Hunter tries a maneuver of his own.
Initially trapped in the vacuum of space outside the battlefortress when the
SDF-1 executed the fold, Rick and Minmei enter an unexplored area of the ship.
With the radio broken, they have no way to call for help. Although Roy Fokker
quickly determines that his friend is missing, he is ordered to assist in
retrieving the surviving 70,000 civilians of Macross Island. The two young
people are left to their own resources.
While Fokker and his pilots
salvage what they can, Rick and Minmei explore their surroundings and try to
find their way to the center of the ship. However, the size of the
battlefortress is more than they can handle, and eventually they are reduced to
simply finding the means to stay alive. They pass the time in conversation,
becoming good friends. Rick Hunter finds his companion charming as well as
beautiful. His sense of responsibility for Lynn Minmei evolves into genuine
They spend many days trapped in
the confines of the ship, but just as they lose hope of ever seeing friends and
family again, a freak accident caused by a construction crew assembling Macross
City within the SDF-1 results in rescue of the two young people.
Next Episode: Transformation