Eagerly anticipated episode right here. Let’s see if it was worth the wait.
When we last left our heroines Izumi sulked her way to Airi’s apartment looking for comfort. She had a pity party for herself and offered to join Alice In again. Airi was like “You abandoned us for supposed superstardom, got thrown to the curb and now expect us to take you back with open arms!? How selfish can you be!?” while Izumi used the coward card on Airi.
Seria tried to break up the fight and as she held Airi back the latter snuck in a smooch and was like “You missed your chance. I got this cutie by my side now. Piss off bitch”. Izumi’s like “Puh-lease!”
Having let out all their pent up frustrations Izumi felt refreshed, ready to take back the top spot in SMT. Good luck with that. Seria was happy to hear that but when Airi declared she and her would lead Alice In to victory she remembered Izumi was her raivaru. Izumi and Airi agreed Seria’s adorable.
Meanwhile in the B and C plots we learned in the intro Kaworu was involved in some operation to stop “IT” or something like that. In present day she confronted Douche Producer over the contract and something more she had. That’s why he’s after the apartment building. Like a classic cocky villain he give her a “sporting” chance. If Alice In could sell a total of 3500 tickets throughout their 2 week showings of Calling Battle Girl the contract’s off. Should they fail they’d lose the building and disband. It was a huge hurdle but our heroines were up to the challenge. However, despite rave reviews the show was in “cult hit” status.
On the other side Izumi took back her spot as one of the leads. However, it’s clear DP was using Doll to cheat as Izumi felt the same bad vibes from her that Airi did. DP went into full on power hungry villain mode gloating about Doll being the key to his ultimate goal.
As expected DP and Kaworu were exes. Whatever. The important thing about this confrontation was an idea of what his master plan was. He lost Miki “that day” due to her sacrificing herself and was abandoned in this post-apocalyptic world. During a flashback he thought Kaworu was indeed Miki but maybe she wasn’t after all? I have a backup hunch but I’ll wait for the big reveal before sharing. Anyway DP wanted to use Doll’s illusion power to erase all people’s worries. Hakuna Matata and all that. However, Kaworu saw the dangers that could bring and like the last time he told her of the plan, rejected his offer. Cue maniacal “You’ll come back!” laughter.
This isn’t part of my hunch but I had a feeling inside the crater was a giant illusion generator. Doll’s power has to come from somewhere. Maybe the impact of “IT” was stronger than we thought and the destruction was beyond a crater. Whatever the case Kaworu seemed to be talking like she’s saying goodbye.
Nice to see our heroines made it but looks like it’s almost time for the big reveal. Another big episode next time. I’ve been preparing myself for what the preview seems to be alluding to.