Shamiko challenged Momo once again and later Mikan had an interesting invite for Shamiko.
Peeps who saw the last preview remember Shamiko asking Lilith to modify her Crisis Management Form, which she did. Alas it was not enough. Lilith explained it was tradition for demons to battle in revealing clothes. This is true in most media as villains/denizens of the dark usually don more extravagant/revealing outfits than heroes/angels.
The episode truly began with Shamiko asking Anri how she could get Momo to acknowledge her. She suggested working on her intelligence as physically she had A LONG WAY TO GO. Anri told Momo “Shamiko was lonely and sad yearning for your attention and love”. She wasn’t wrong. So she challenged her in the final exams. Momo was like “I’m pretty smart you know. Look”. After seeing her very impressive grades we got the best joke of the episode:
After a subtle homage to Pop Team Epic Shamiko was determined to work her brain into submission. She would challenge her in the History exam. Lilith offered to “help” during the exam but Shamiko was like “Ancestor…That’s cheating”.
Shamiko did all she could by herself but lost to Momo. To both their surprise the teacher allowed Lilith to take the exams too making it to the top 3 of the school. A hilariously flabbergasted Momo was like “You looked up everyone’s notes, didn’t you!?” and Lilith was like “Dood. That never crossed my mind. Are you secretly dirty inside?”
Not going into full detail on the 2nd half. Mikan invited Shamiko to the movies as an exercise in controlling her curse. It was all part of her training to be more useful to Momo. Shamiko was dragged there for moral support and some kind of training of her own.
I suppose I should comment on Mikan talking about Momo being more cheerful back in the old days but I was busy laughing at her being oh so subtly upset she wasn’t invited to hang out with her girlfriend and justice buddy.
Like I said I didn’t go over the 2nd half very much because it was straightforward and best enjoyed visually than written. It’s another great episode overall.
Next time a girl I informed viewers to pay close attention to early in the show will finally have her time to shine.