So I was told I NEEDED to talk about this episode as soon as possible. Took a break yesterday but here it is. Let’s find out what the big deal was.
So the episode had our heroines and Shioi mourning Nijimi’s death, especially Aya. Before we get to that let’s start with Tsuyuno and Shioi’s conversation. They talked about whether the invisible person who stopped Garbage Boy was friend or foe. Don’t know yet. They also wondered who took their Sticks. Most important part though was Shioi bringing up how they couldn’t ask to stay over at Aya’s that day and pointed out Tsuyuno’s disappointment.
Moving along we saw Detective Guy asking Aya’s parents about Garbage Boy’s disappearance. The only new thing worth adding is the confirmation that her dad cared more about the family name than his kids’ well being. That’s what I got from the discussion.
Aya was locked in her room mourning Nijimi’s passing and blaming herself for it. Telling them about Garbage Boy could have saved Nijimi but he might have got axed instead. The bright side would have been her mourning may have been shorter but considering their dad…ugh. Anyway Aya remembered Tsuyuno’s words about wanting to see her become strong enough to face the world on her own. She went looking for her Stick at the ruins of Tsuyuno’s apartment but no dice.
Skipping Nijimi’s funeral or condolence ceremony it was a bit surprising to the girls that Aya showed up late. She promised Nijimi she wouldn’t let anyone else die. Afterward she surprised them again by only having her Stick in hand but firing at them.
We got ourselves a twist! There was an Admin meeting scene earlier where Frieza told the others it had a plan to deal with our heroines. At first it looked to be Sarina the Bully fulfilling her role as the new Magical Hunter. However, Frieza (kinda) surprised viewers with a Plan B (or was it C? Shioi used to be part of its schemes…Yeah. Plan C). It planted a bomb at the funeral home hoping to crush our heroines but we’ll find soon find out how they survived. Back to the twist. Detective Guy was working with Frieza. However, the bigger surprise was he lied to it by saying he got rid of Garbage Boy but in actuality he had him chained up somewhere. Was Detective Guy the invisible person or a magical girl working with him? We’ll find out soon enough. The season’s almost over.
As readers could tell Aya knew about the bomb and warped everyone to safety. See, Sarina the Bully made her return overhearing Aya’s resolve to keep everyone from dying. She also had the missing Sticks from the battle at Tsuyuno’s apartment. Long conversation short they formed an alliance to take down the Admins themselves. The others wanted to join them but Aya was all “I want to protect to everyone by carrying the burden by myself so all of you go home and let the two of us handle it”. She wanted to atone basically. Of course the others didn’t like that at all and tried talking her out of it but she stood her ground. Annoyed Shioi was about to slap some sense into her but Tsuyuno stopped her…
…so she could it herself. She’s her girlfriend after all so who better to get her back on track? Tsuyuno was all like “You promised you’d be with me and we’d take on the Admins together. How can you keep that promise by being a dumb sacrificial lamb? We’re in this together. We’re all going to hell and coming back out!”. They asked Sarina why she joined them and she said “Because the Admins are bigger assholes than I am”. So there you go. Our heroines along with Shioi and Sarina were ready to take on the Admins. We’ll see how that goes next time.
According to our good friend Rory Sarina’s face turn (or rather her becoming a Tweener) was better handled in the manga showing how she slowly changed her mind. Even so I’m sure many of us suspected she’d join our heroines at some point so no big deal. Good episode.
PS: Frieza sang the OP in this episode. It’s as creepy as it sounds.