Last time we saw Special Week make a triumphant return from a painful losing streak. In this episode it was the Open Special, meaning Silence Suzuka’s highly anticipated return to the track. How did she fare? Let’s find out.
Before getting to the race we were greeted by a surprise guest. Turns out Broye would be competing in the Japan Derby, meaning she’d be going up against Special Week. Look forward to that epic showdown next time.
The first half of the episode doesn’t have much to talk about. It was a two-sided preparation. Broye gave a brief demonstration of why she’s as good as everyone makes her out to be while Special and Suzuka were training hard preparing for their respective races and supporting each other when able. Since Suzuka’s return race was up first she got support from both Team Spica and Team Rigil.
There were two neat scenes worth mentioning. The first one was El Condor Pasa offering Special her “Anti-Broye” strategy book to help her but Special was like “Thanks for the help but I’ll take on Broye using my own skills”. El Condor respected her decision and said “Then you better not lose”.
The other scene was before the start of the race where Trainer Guy revealed that he lied to Suzuka when he said she’d be back in action after recovering. The doctor told him she’d most likely never race again. We all know who we have to thank for Suzuka’s recovery…besides the rest of Team Spica of course.
There was another reason Trainer Guy was worried for Suzuka. That being the impressive up and comer Sun Visor who didn’t take kindly to being looked over by many in favor of Suzuka’s big return.
Think of their bout as something akin to Rocky Balboa vs Tommy Gunn but under far less unfavorable circumstances than in Rocky V. As for the race itself it initially looked like the leg would hamper Suzuka like it did her real life counterpart. However…she was just waiting for an opening. Once she found it and remembered everything that happened up to that point along with her oh-so important promise she tapped into the Speed Force once again…and that’s all she wrote. Dem feels throughout the track yo…dem feels.
Emotionally driven episode like last time. Good stuff as usual. Be sure to tune in next time for the mega race that is Special Week vs Broye!
Before we end the episode let’s see what Best Horse and her beloved were up to.
Leading an Umahameha/UmaKen of positivity to help Suzuka win. In short being awesome as always.