I predicted on Twitter that this episode would make a bigger impact than the last one. Was my prediction spot on? Let’s find out.
Mimi’s back and she’s not too pleased with the Woo Tan Clan’s kidnapping attempt of Cocona. She took control of Cocona’s body and taught them a lesson they would never forget. The clan leader though…took the instant eradication of his organization quite well.
Well looks like the dread for the new Doll was for naught. Other than wreaking havoc at Flip Flap base and blasting Bu-chan a bit she seemed to have been quickly tamed by Yayaka, who was let go by the twins. It seems that without anyone to give them orders anymore the dolls are for the most part harmless. At least that’s what it looks like.
We got more details on what had happened in the past. Salt, Mimi and Papikana were all super friends and things seemed to have been going as well as they could being lab experiments for most of their young lives, the ladies I mean. However, one day Papika and Mimi found a red portal in Pure Illusion. We all remember what happened the last time we saw a red portal…So yeah Salt’s dad had become obsessed with uniting Pure Illusion and the real world after Mimi and Papika journeyed inside his mind.
Salt wasn’t pleased. He was so upset he didn’t listen to Papika’s (at the time) shocking announcement.
Papika and Mimi tried escaping but were eventually captured. They weren’t alone. That’s when Salt got the message. On the one hand I don’t blame Salt for not realizing that Mimi was pregnant with Cocona when Papika hinted at it. As a man you sometimes need to have things spelled out for you. On the other hand he was miffed at the time so who knows if he would have listened.
The three tried escaping again but Crazy Grandpa (in-law) made sure that didn’t happen.
Seeing Cocona taken away from her was the tipping point. Inside her mind a manifestation of all her anger towards the people who had experimented on her most of her life had taken shape and created another personality. Let’s call her Dark Mimi. So Dark Mimi offered to make all the bad stuff go away if OG Mimi let her take over, which she did.
Moral of the story, if you take away a loving mama’s baby, ESPECIALLY a superpowered one, be ready to face her maternal wrath.
Back in the present Salt and Dark Mimi faced off in Pure Illusion. In the end Salt couldn’t shoot her, especially because that meant killing Cocona too…unless he had a special kind of gun, which doubt. Even if it were special he still couldn’t shoot down the mother of his child.
Cocona had some doubts about the new world Dark Mimi was creating, basically merging the real world and Pure Illusion (which for people who have seen and read science-fiction can attest, that’s usually not a good thing) to create a brand new world for Cocona, but she was so happy to finally meet her mother that she coud not think clearly.
As for Papika, she tried reasoning with Dark Mimi but still couldn’t decide between mother and daughter and Dark Mimi hit Papika were it hurt the most, her heart. Having lost all hope, similarly to Archduchess Fine, it was thanks to Yayaka’s “I’ll support the girl I love any way I can, even if it means begrudgingly accepting that her true love is someone else” pep talk to snap Papika out of her gloom and help her make a choice.
Oh and yes the Woo Tan Clan leader is Crazy Grandpa but I’m sure most viewers figured that out watching the flashback or even before that. Two more episodes to go. Still gotta figure out what exactly happened to Papika when she leapt after Dark Mimi that day.
So in the end was my prediction correct? Hmmm, close enough.