We’re at that point of a Pretty Cure show where the villains start stepping up their game. Let us find out what they had in store for our heroines this time.
We started the episode with our heroines discussing the Mirai Crystals and how each one powers up Hugtan. Everyone but Harry seemed excited about her vintage cuteness. The reason is most likely because he’s wondering why Hugtan hadn’t returned to her adult form yet. I think most fans remember Harry hinting that Hugtan wasn’t always a baby in an earlier episode.
We then head to school as our heroines’ classmates talk about the Power Rangers. They brought up Cure Yell and how cool she was facing enemies bigger than her with no fear. This brought up a painful memory from Hana’s past. More on that later.
After school Hana asked everyone if they could hang out with her that day since it was Summer vacation. Homare and Saaya had their respective training regimen while Ruru was heading to Emiru’s and Emiru excitedly said “My parents really want to meet my girlfriend.”. Hana was bummed that unlike her friends she still didn’t have an idea what she wanted to become. She ran into the Mystery Man again and had a discussion about the future. He shared his dream of a future without pain or suffering where people would always smile and then left when the rain stopped.
After losing three main head employees Chief Daigan was appointed the new MOTW distributor. He claimed the battle would be over in five minutes…
…he only lasted a few seconds as he was killed off by a brand new (or returning in their case) Dark Corporation employee, Dr Trauma. Cure Ange healed his heart before he dying miserably, most likely being reborn somewhere like Claraleet and Pupple.
Dr Trauma showed his machine that turned Oshimaidaa into the stronger Wild Oshimaidaa. Another Pretty Cure tradition is that whenever the villains become more serious the MOTWs get power ups and look more menacing. The Rangers’ attacks had no effect on the WMOTW.
The surprises didn’t end there. Mystery Man showed up and shocked Cure Yell when Harry recognized him as the President of the Dark Corporation, George Kurai. Kurai used his book to drain the Rangers of their powers and elaborated on his “dream”. He still wanted to end the world’s suffering in his own twisted way…by freezing time forever. This is most likely what happened to Hugtan and Harry’s world in the future.
Speaking of, the only one unaffected by the time freeze was Hugtan. President Kurai had wicked intentions for our lovable infant. She called out to the Rangers for help but to no avail. When she called out to Hana as “Mama” however…
Remember Hana’s reaction when the boys were praising Cure Yell for bravely taking on giants? She remembered a time when she tried to protect a girl who was being bullied. My best guess is her classmates distanced themselves from her because they didn’t want her to butt in or help. I could be wrong. I’m just remembering when I tried helping someone once during my grade school years and got beat up for it.
After remembering her mom’s encouragement and support Hana broke free of President Kurai’s time freeze and reclaimed everyone’s powers. Then she was like “HOW DARE YOU MAKE HUGTAN CRY! I WILL KILL YOU MORTHEFUCKER!” Cure Yell never runs out of badass moments, does she? Though she missed she saved Hugtan. President Kurai was aroused by her righteous fury. He left Dr Trauma to handle the rest.
Unfortunately for him and the WMOTW our main trio got a dose of “Kaioken” and whooped its ass. Cure Amour and Ma Cherie then finished it off and sent Rory to the hospital again.
We end the episode with Harry wondering why the White Mirai Crystal had yet to awaken while at the same time an ominous foe with great power named Bishin was freed. When this happened, unbeknownst to Harry the White Mirai Crystal emanated a faint glow.
I still think the employee with the fake president projector is scheming behind President Kurai’s back. We’ll see what happens now that the employees who were unaware of President Kurai’s true identity are gone.
Next time the refreshed Dark Corporation plan an attack on the Rangers during a Summer beach festival thing.