It’s once again PreCure time ladies and gentlemen! Been far too long, yes. Let’s start by briefly going over episodes 38 and 39 because the real meet of this episodic is 40.
So 38 was the Halloween episode of the season. I’m not 100% sure but most Pretty Cure seasons have 2-3 holiday episodes. Everyone wore neat costumes but of course our matching main couple were the top stars. Harry, Hugtan and Ruru being from a post-apocalyptic future (more on that in a bit) had no idea what Halloween was so they got an amusing crash course. The part that stuck to Harry was getting to meet people from past lives.
Daigan had a seemingly simple job that turned out to be tougher than he thought. He felt useless but was offered his old job back at the Dark Corporation by the bad hamster. He hesitated but ultimately accepted, was beaten by the Rangers, begged Pupple for forgiveness who showed him his “simple” job did have benefits. There you go.
Hana and Harry talked about not being able to recover what was lost but Hana was like “Don’t worry fuzzy dood. We’ll help you fight for a better future”. Not going into much detail now because the next episode is where it played a bigger role.
38 was fun.
It was another day for our heroes when they were suddenly transported to the future and met Harry’s fellow Future (Not Space anymore) Hamsters. He thought something was wrong but for the moment enjoyed seeing his friends again. Suddenly things figuratively and literally got dark and Harry’s people, including Bishin, were seen suffering and hoping Dr Traum would help them. Then Risutol showed up to cause trouble.
Risutol showed our heroes what the future of the world would be like and said their fight to stop the Dark Corporation was meaningless. They should just let his team stop time and end the suffering.
We got glimpses of what had happened to the future. Many of the younger hamsters were hit with a rough disease and the two older hamsters were promised by the corporation they’d help find a cure. Of course they didn’t. As for who or what was responsible for their bleak future? Take a wild guess…
Risutol had given up hope on ever restoring the city and people to their former glory and it looked like Harry was about to give in. But as expected The Huggy Rangers saw things differently motivating him to keep fighting the good fight as there was still hope for the future.
Cure Yell tried convincing Risutol not to give up either but he was all like “Can’t you see it’s hopeless!?” Cure Yell’s optimism called forth another great power from the mysterious White Mirai Crystal.
The Memorial Cure Clock got an upgrade in the “Mother Heart”. They got slightly altered Super Armor from the previous one and a new team finishing move, blasting Risutol with the power of positivity. Afterwards Risutol admitted he didn’t like working for the Dark Corporation. We’ll see where that goes next time.
After the new team finisher we got a better look at Hugtan’s older/true form asking Cure Yell to lead the Rangers in saving the future. More on this in the next episode, which we’ll talk about right now.
39 ended and 40 began with Dr Traum (No more “a”) making a surprise call and her daughter not being too pleased in welcoming her creator/daddy dearest.
The now good doctor proceeded to summarize the state of the future. Long story short the Dark Corporation took advantage of the human wasteland and set out to accomplish their goal of freezing time. However, the one duo standing in his way were the legendary Mother and her daughter(?) Cure Tomorrow, the White Ranger.
Harry took it from there, telling them about his first meeting with Cure Tomorrow. She calmed his enraged heart while in his monster form and teamed up with the other Future Rangers. However, Cure Tomorrow was the only Ranger to survive the corporation’s assault. I imagine the other three are frozen in time.
After hearing Cure Tomorrow’s resolve to save the future despite insurmountable odds Harry helped her escape but they were cornered by Bishin. To avoid having Harry break his seal she used the remainder of her power to take Harry and herself to the past and…you all figured out the rest long before the big reveal.
Hana was like “We understand why you kept the truth about Hugtan a secret”. So everyone was cool with the reveal…except one. But we’re not here to talk about that relationship.
With two generals remaining President Kurai ordered Hugtan’s capture.
This is awesome. There’s the seriousness that is Ruru acknowledging being abandoned by her father and him suddenly wanting to patch things up out of nowhere…and then we have Ruru pouting while speed eating croquette balls.
Ruru was like “If I’d had listened to him for another minute I’d have fried my circuits”
Hana was like “That ain’t your circuits. It’s your heart”.
Ruru was like “Why do I have all these feelings an android clearly shouldn’t have?”
Hana explained the origin of her name and the feelings her parents put into it. She told Ruru her last name (love in French) surely has a precious meaning for Dr Traum to have named her that.
Dr Traum came looking for her and the told her that she’s a troublemaker long before her surprising emotional development, aka growing a heart.
From this picture I gathered that Dr Traum was trying to recreate his late daughter through Ruru but thought it was impossible for her to develop human emotions, thus deeming her a failure. After seeing the Rangers accomplish what he couldn’t he realized his biggest failure was giving up too soon and seeing her as an android and not as “Ruru Amour” like the Rangers did.
Seeing the lovebirds together brought tears to the Doctor’s eye. Best part was when he requested they stop so he could calm his tears Ruru was like “Shut up. My girlfriend’s singing.”
Not gonna go into detail on the MotW battle. It was cool as usual. The one noteworthy moment was Dr Traum helping Cure Amour.
The two agreed to one day sit down for lunch and talk things through then. First they had to set things right. The Rangers said they’d do all they can to build a brighter future for Hugtan to return to. That’s when Emiru had a shocking realization…
Two things I’m sure most of us knew would have to happen eventually.
1: Ruru becoming a real human. That’s pretty much happened by now.
2: The dilemma of Ruru being from the future and the possibility of our adorable couple splitting up because of it.
Hopefully they’ll find some way to work things out in the next episode. I’m sure they will. Best case scenario: MiraLiko. Worst case scenario: AkiYuka. What say you Rory old bean?