Phos was in quite the sticky pickle when last we left her. Let’s see how she got out of that predicament.
Intentionally naughty screen grab aside the action scenes on this show are great 3D spectacles. Some of the best I’ve seen in a CG Japanese TV show. As for Phos, Dia saw the green cracks in the giant snail’s shell, thus both diamond class warriors went to town on it and were victorious.
After the counterattack Bort remembered “Oh yeah. Snails are weak against salt water.” and was annoyed Phos getting captured made them forget that. Dia picked up the little snail and noticed something strange about it. It reacted to Dia’s words as if it understood them, leading to Dia hypothesizing that Phos somehow turned into the snail.
Dia immediately ran to Medic Gem for help…but quickly realized it wasn’t a good idea.
Of these six random Gems the ones that piqued my interest the most were the purple twin-tailed one with their eyes closed and the lime green one with the smudge on their head. So Dia and “Snail Phos” went around asking other Gems for help but every one of them said the same thing, that Phos was better off as a snail because they were already annoying and useless as a Gem. Dia seemed to be one of, if not the only one who cared about them.
We got a scene of Dia contemplating whether they would be better off turning into a snail too because then they wouldn’t have to worry about their envy, jealousy or love for Bort. They continued their search for a Gem who could help.
Meanwhile it was time for Cinnabar to go on her patrol when they saw a bright light. It was Dia asleep. Remember that unlike Cinnabar other Gems don’t function well at night.
Like everyone else Cinnabar didn’t want anything to do with “Snail Phos”…on the outside. We all know how they really felt on the inside. Their words gave Dia the answer they were looking for. Turns out Phos never turned into a snail but their fragments merged with the formerly giant snail’s shell and said shell was still underwater. What followed was Dia dashing towards the pond and once again I have to compliment the show’s AWESOME action scenes. All Dia did was run and jump off logs and branches but they did it with such style and grace it was breathtaking.
Even Phos’ regeneration scene was awesome! All was well and Phos returned thanks to Dia and the other Gems’ efforts. Oh and Phos can communicate with the snail. We’ll see where that goes next time.
One last thing of note was Bort left almost speechless by Dia’s assertiveness, confirming my theory that Bort’s tough on them because deep down they love them and want to protect them.
I’m loving this show more than I thought I would. Definitely the hidden gem of the season, pun again intended.