As if to address my concern regarding Sophia in the last episode this one had important scenes about her.
We continue where we left off with the “Sophia is Acchan” theory I brought up last time. We saw how “Catarina” and Acchan first met. Turns out her posterior was a deadly super weapon in her previous life too. They became friends, Acchan treasuring their friendship very much. In fact, it was Acchan who got “Catarina” into Fortune Lover. She thought their bond would be eternal. Alas, our old friend the Isekai Truck of Doom had other plans. Understandably devastated she wished to be with her again should she be reborn in another life. As if wanting to get it out of the way as quickly as possible, Acchan was indeed reborn as Sophia, Yet again we have the romance trope I introduced (Not invented naturally), “The heart knows what the brain does not”.
As if drawn to her Sophia went to Catarina to discuss her dream. Not Nicol, The Baka One. She recalled having a sad dream but the details were vague to her. Catarina’s like “Exams are coming up. Must be the stress. No worries. Let’s take on the test together!.”
Fearing a fate hundreds of times worse than the Doom End the Inner Catarina Council agreed to prioritize exams for the time being. Speaking of, the exam involved exploring a dungeon. ENDRO!~ was a fun show, yes.
Living up to her name our heroes had a bit of a rough start no thanks to Bakarina channeling her inner Dee-Dee. Before we continue it’s once again time for “OG worships Mary’s greatness!”
Mary: Oh dear. I do hope Catarina is alright.
Alan: Don’t worry. Geordo’s with her.
Mary: That is exactly what worries me.
And that was “OG worships Mary’s greatness!”. Back to the show.
Third best moment of the episode. Second was Mary (of course). Number one would come later.
Catarina bumped into yet another trap, this time a door, separating her from her team. The harem gathered to plan their rescue. Nicol got the idea of using wind magic to detect her voice. Sophia helped strengthen the wind. They heard “mushrooms” and Sophia immediately followed the sound.
Speaking of mushrooms The Baka One gathered several for what could have been a long period of blue-ness. Knowing her “luck” they’re poisonous. Since falling into the unknown a shadowy presence lurked near her, waiting for the right moment to strike. Speaking of her bad luck she stepped on a chipped part and was about to meet her doom.
Sophia made it in time to grab her but wasn’t strong enough to pull her up. Catarina said to let her go but Sophia refused to lose her again. Again, the heart knows. Fortunately they were saved by wind magic.
You’d think it was either by Sophia or Nicol but it’s a shadowy figure. Not sure if it’s the same entity lurking behind Catarina or someone else…
By the way, The Baka One nonchalantly found the key item to pass the exam. Bless you you lovably oblivious ditz. The episode ends with some glorious deja vu.
Sophia may be the least assertive of the three girls but as hungry as Mary and Maria for baka burgers. A fun episode with Sophia getting some needed brownie points and a bit of a mystery on the side.