With Wonder Egg being a recap episode this week let’s focus on Gekidol.
I prepared myself for what I thought would happen but instead Mako’s role this episode was to support Seria and later Alice In. See, after Kaworu disappeared Douche Producer said their contract was null and void, therefore the Alice In building was his by default. Seria felt helpless and isolated herself but Mako came to check up on her and encouraged her to keep fighting. She also asked to meet Akira.
Meanwhile Izumi was fired (“graduated”) from SMT and Airi’s the only one who lent her an ear. Later on she found Airi sneaking inside the locked up Alice In building to retrieve the gang’s gear. Izumi felt lost but Airi chose to invite her back to the group.
The gang were surprised to see Izumi back but because their first show on their comeback tour was about to start they let her join their performance. It was good. Most of the gang were happy to welcome her back…except two.
Mayuri and a seemingly reluctant Air ran off, the former still angry over Izumi’s betrayal. Izumi ran after them, begging them to accept her back but Mayuri stood her ground despite her clearly shaking. Then came the big moment of the episode.
Air, the girl who spoke in simple (sometimes vague) verbs to get her point across, could stands no more as she lashed out on Izumi for not being like the cool heroine she and Mayuri admired and at Mayuri for lying to herself. Basically Mayuri was always the biggest Izumi fangirl of the group and as someone who was by her side from the beginning Air saw it all. She’s like “Cut the crap you two! Izumi, come back already and Mayuri, stop acting like you don’t want her back!”. They both felt betrayed but Air knew Mayuri wanted Izumi back as much as she did. After her epic moment we found out why she hardly spoke when not on stage. Oh right. I guess the added detail of Izumi forced to leave Alice In, not by choice, should be mentioned.
The only sci-fi development this episode was the Illusion Engine, real name the Grand Material System, needed a key to be controlled but because Kaworu disappeared with it Douche Producer’s master plan was put on hold.
Back to Alice In. They could hold more shows but the problem was they didn’t have a stage to perform in. That’s where Mako came in. There was an abandoned school from the time before “IT” happened. Her dad was part of the Board of Directors. He spoke on Alice In’s behalf and got permission to let them run their shows there. To top off the official start of their comeback tour they not only went old-school but performed Alice In’s first ever play, MARKER LIGHT-BLUE.
Mako was rewarded with praises from her sweetie. Good for her. Good episode. Not much else to add. More next time.
PS: I do believe, as peeps mentioned in the comments, most of the girls on this show are gay (some bi like Kaworu) at this point.