The mysterious Shion finally got the spotlight this episode and more Ryoko is always a good thing.
After another funny “Momo wants Shamiko to get buff” scene prior to the OP Shion was ready to take the stage. Take a wild guess who informed her of Momo and Shamiko’s partnership.
Shion was ready to perform many exp-, I mean tests on Shamiko in the name of unholy science but her “Producer/girlfriend” wasn’t having it.
The first experiment had me busting my gut, specifically when Lilith responded to Shamiko’s “honest opinion”. Momo offered to help with the experiment, much to Lilith’s surprise.
Using her beloved as a model she molded an adorable spare body for Lilith. Of course she wasn’t stupid, knowing full well Lilith’s status. So that’s Shion’s time in the spotlight. Good stuff.
The 2nd half began with preicous imouto Ryoko wondering why the laptop wasn’t working. Shamiko was like “Let’s ask Momo for help”. One simulation later and she was (mostly) ready to inquire for her assistance.
At Momo’s pad Shamiko, after “forcing” herself to cook for her soul mate, requested she keep their partnership a secret from Ryoko, wanting to be a good role model and all. Momo wondered why it was necessary, even telling Shamiko that the liar was the one truly suffering (or something like that). Then she saw Ryoko’s smile and…
Not only did Ryoko know the truth about Momo long ago but she figured out their relationship (Their professional one. The romantic one is reserved for another time). Ryoko’s smile was too precious to ruin so she went along with her view of the two.
I won’t say much about the ShamiMomo moment. Know that it’s yet another excellent one.
Back home Shamiko puzzled about Momo. Despite having out with and being subconsciously attracted to her she knew nothing about her on a personal level. She asked Ryoko for tips.
Next time it looks like we’ll get answers to many questions. Yet another excellent episode.