I think what they're trying to say is in the end they both went back to their respective times, him (Aoba) high school and her (Hina) after she disappeared during the first test(she's wearing her pilot uniform upon return). The scene at the end of the show was Aoba meeting Hina knowing full well who she is and what is going to happen this time around.
I agree with your reasoning for the most part. The episode 11 paradox makes sense when you put it in that perspective as a variable that breaks the chain. That being said I assume
! that the third time tunnel was the one that Bizon that appeared in ep. 13 fell out of in the past. If that's the case then all they need to address in the next season is how the process started, and from where and when Hina was from originally.
Not when Hina was from originally, but WHO she was originally. (and I have an idea on that point)
! Since she has the same color eyes and the slight hair color change could be from aging, I suspect Hina and Lt.Cdr Kleinbeck are the same person.
a good thursday morning every body and to you too moderator, can i please get some help with episode 13 of this wonderful series as it did not get uploaded to hulu on monday evening after one week simulcast delay for the elite subscribers.
I'm not angry about the subscriber delay but i am upset that this episode seems to have delayed in in the acquisitions for the spring 2014 simulcasts.