When we last left Seira she and Airi were greeted by a fan of the latter who called her by her old stage name, upsetting her.
This episode was a tale of two sides so let’s cover both at once instead jumping back and forth. First up we have Airi. Long story short she yearned for stuff she couldn’t afford when she was a kid. That changed when she became a junior idol. She made money but she was offered more by becoming a risque gravure photos. She didn’t question it and got to buy lot of stuff. It didn’t take long for her to notice the judgmental glares from people who recognized her.
Disgusted with herself she later found solace by joining Izumi and the Alice in Theatre troupe.
On the other side we had Seria who due to Airi’s absence was asked to play her parts for the time being. She memorized the lines but couldn’t play the role as well as Airi did. She knew only Airi could do it and needed her help to play her own part well too.
Later it’s thanks to Doll noticing the similarity between the two she knew she had to get Airi back.
She’d eventually find her. After telling her story and about the fanboy, who was one of the photographers during her dark past Seria was able to convince Airi to come back plus clear up the fanboy’s name.
Speaking of names in the heat of the moment Seria dropped the honorifics. Airi heard loud and clear and made her swear to keep it up.
Airi apologized to everyone and was welcomed back on the team…so long as she joined the others as idols.
Plus she saw something she shouldn’t have while apologizing.
We ended the episode with the birth of the Gekidol name. Basically Stage and Idols combined together. Stage Idols.
Meanwhile Mako finally got her wish. If this ends up becoming a love triangle Airi is currently in the lead. If not then Mako’s one step closer to living her dream.
Good stuff once more. Next time I’m not sure who will be the main focus. We’ll see.