Will third time be the charm for Teio?
Before we get to Teio we got a cool cameo by Team BNW. For readers unaware of this trio they starred in a 3-Part OVA called BNW’s Oath. Check that out to learn more about them. Winning Ticket won the race.
I do believe this is the first time this season Mejiro McQueen and Mejiro Palmer interacted with each other. We learned the upcoming race, the Takurazuka Kinen. The Mejiro Family have won the race two years in a row and McQueen was determined to be the third Mejiro to do so. SPOILERS, she succeeded.
After a long time Teio and her dearest kaichou spent some time together. Throughout the episode everyone, including Teio, were pumped for her return. Rudolph was kinda jelly Teio had someone else she wanted to be as good as besides her. How cute.
Despite not being the strongest member of Team Canopus Twin Turbo has the biggest heart. Bless her.
Everything seemed to be going her way as her comeback race and destined rematch with McQueen inched ever closer. However…
The writers were like “Oh. So you only think she’s a good protag horse but not a great protag horse? How about this? Let’s make her injury prone!” My response was, “Dood. That’s overkill.”
The doctor and fans already declared her a retired racer. They all thought it’s impossible to come back after three injuries. Only the devoted few believed she would be back in action.
The doubt slowly broke Teio down. McQueen still believed she’d return but when Teio saw how strong she was that was the last straw. Teio believed that even after recovery she’d never be able to match McQueen’s speed. Was this the end of Teio’s career as an active competitor?