While the premiere had us asking questions it also grabbed the attention of many. Let’s find out if this next episode gave us a better idea on what to expect.
When we last left the girls they had just received the first order from The Wall (who I thought was named 22/7 but that’s the name of the group). The Wall’s first order of business was to test the girls and see what they’re made of. Like last time most of the girls questioned taking orders from a magic wall while Nicole didn’t question it.
Miu still questioned why she was there after trying on her dress.
After getting a text from her mom she was sneak attacked by Nicole who was like “You run off then come back at the last minute talking trash about idols and wanting to join up because you wanted experience doing something you disliked. What job must be so bad you came here for ‘hate practice’? If I were you I’d get out of here and not waste everyone’s time”.
It was time for the girls to show their stuff. Reika was up first. She seemingly got an okay score. The others got similar scores, until Miu who, being shy and pessimistic didn’t do so well. In short it wasn’t a surprise that Nicole aced the test. However…
After that surprise decision by The Wall THEN Nicole started questioning the whole magic wall stuff. It’s understandable. Naturally everyone thought Nicole would be picked for Center so their shocked reactions were valid.
The others wondered why Miu was picked when she hardly sang but Sakura was cool with the idea.
Despite Sakura’s support Miu wasn’t ready to be the Center at all. She skipped two days of practice, briefly considered getting another part-time job (This one away from customers) and still hadn’t told her mom she got fired. The 22/7 gang wondered what would happen if she didn’t return. Sakura was like “I got this”.
Sakura was either born and/or raised in Murica. They briefly chatted about stuff. A few seconds of silence later and:
Sakura: Well, see ya.
Miu: Huh? You’re not here to take me back to 22/7?
Sakura: I was but seeing how uncertain you were I didn’t want to push you. Y’know, I was unsure about whether I wanted to become an idol too. But then I saw how badass you were that evening and my heart skipped a beat. I was like “What other gifts did this sexy beast bless me with?”. So whatever you decide to do know that we’ll be okay.
Miu: Sakura wait.
(Notice more symbolism while Sakura expressed herself to Miu (half and half) along with Miu stepping out of the shadow for her.)
So everyone but Nicole followed Sakura and were hoping Miu would come back (Not just because they wanted the group to continue). Afterward Miu got some nice surprises. The first was her paycheck working at 22/7. For the time being she thought “Hmm. Maybe I don’t need to tell Mom just yet”.
Miu’s thinking “I think I got a girlfriend”.
Oh yes. There was one more thing Miu had to take care of.
Miu was like “I wasn’t lying when I said I didn’t think highly of idols. I know you don’t like me and I’m not confident in becoming a good Center…but I want to try. I want to do my best and show you I can be a great one worthy of your respect!” Like the first episode Nicole showed was a tiny bit impressed by Miu’s forwardness but being a sourpuss she was like “Hmm. Whatever”. The episode ended with Miu’s Mom receiving a familiar letter. Looks like Miu will be in for yet another surprise very soon.
Still a very interesting show.