Title says it all.
First let’s check out some of the side-horses’ arcs. We joined Palmer and Helios on their way to the fortuneteller Fukukitaru’s hut but were surprised with a touching message from the fortuneteller for Palmer, saying she no longer needed guidance. She’d found her way and the rest was up to her. While it had an amusing end it was a touching conclusion to Palmer’s Arc. She had a guiding hand, found a great partner in Helios and has had moderate success ever since. Good stuff.
It looks like Biwa Hayahide from Team BNW may be the big horse Teio must try to overcome like Special and the majestic French horse last season.
Now for the main course. Teio and McQueen supported each other, determined to fulfill their promise of having an epic rematch. McQueen even slowed down to keep up with Teio’s pace.
As if there wasn’t enough drama in the lives of these two horses. While training McQueen felt a pain in her left leg. Long story short she had a career threatening injury. It was worse than Teio’s. While Teio’s would prevent her from reaching her full potential McQueen’s could force her to lose her left leg entirely if she didn’t take care of it. McQueen, determined to keep her promise with Teio refused to heed Doctor’s advice. Even her grandmother urged her to call it a day but again she refused.
Teio, upon hearing McQueen left her sick bed to train despite doctor’s orders rushed over to find a broken down McQueen. She comforted her as best as she could and promised to make a miracle happen in her upcoming race to help give McQueen the strength to create a miracle of her own, just like McQueen motivated her.
I mentioned last time that I still didn’t see McTeio as a thing and that unless we got something huge next episode I wouldn’t change my mind. Welp, I admit it, after this Gold McQueen is pretty much done. While sad I will also admit the build for McTeio was well done. At least it wasn’t crappy fanboy pandering like YohaRiko in Sunshine S2. Yes, while I love Sunshine that still irks me. Anyway I’m okay with McTeio. Should be an interesting finale next time.