We got the sea event of the Tri-Harsh and something more.
Let’s go over what happened to Eva this episode. Like last time she had no problem in the kayak race but when she had to fire a tracker on the white whale she hesitated the first time. She’d later hit it the 2nd time. Fortunately the tracker was more like a plunger than a dangerous weapon. The douches and Johann didn’t approve of Eva showing emotion during competition. They wanted an ice cold perfect athlete to become the Cosmo Queen. Should Eva show “weakness” again she would be replaced. The only reason I can think of for her putting up with Johann’s crap was because he knew something about where her mom was. That’s my current guess. Otherwise I don’t get how a genetically enhanced super athlete, or a “designer child” as Dr Paglia deduced, like her couldn’t snap Johann in two right there though I imagine the douchebag has a failsafe in case of betrayal. Speaking of Dr Paglia she was interested in the technology in hopes of it enhancing medical research back on her home planet.
As was hinted in the 2nd episode, Eva’s genetically enhanced.
That’s Eva done with for now so let’s check on the others. Yana still felt torn after her encounter with Yusil, made worse due to Yusil handing her an “Invisible” pistol. It’s a single bullet stealth pistol manufactured by the Gurtland conglomerate. We know why she gave Yana this lethal weapon.
To her surprise Lydia came back to check up on her. Yana put the pistol away before noticing Lydia’s boat. Yana was again surprised Lydia didn’t go on ahead without her for the greater good (the greater good). Lydia cared for her partner.
Next was Shelley. Once again she tried her best to catch up to Eva, pushing herself harder than before. So hard her prosthetics shocked her body real bad. Kanata tried to stop her but she kept going, only stopping when she saw a “divine light” coming from Eva. More on that in a bit.
While in critical condition Shelley dreamt about that dark day. She’s a great athlete ready to represent Venus in the Cosmo Beauty competition. However, on a rainy day a relative of the “Isekai Truck of Doom” didn’t pay attention to the stoplight and readers can guess what happened.
Kanata: Go ahead. I’ll unwrap it just for you.
Shelley: Why are you doing this much for me? Is it because I’m your partner?
Kanata: It’s because I love you.
That’s the short version. Long version? Dr Paglia injected some medicine into Shelley. Mr Detective arrived to take her to the local hospital where she was treated in time. Kanata stayed by her side. When Shelley came to she lost the will to race after seeing Eva’s divine light. That light could only be seen in champions blessed by the gods. Perfect athletes such as a few names familiar to fans of the original series like me. Once she saw the light come from Eva she felt like no matter how hard she tried she could never beat her. Kanata’s like “Nonsense. You have the divine light too. Perfect athletes don’t have to put in the effort. We put in the effort because we’re not perfect yet still strive to be the best”. More sweetness followed as Shelley realized she had the light too all along.
Good stuff as usual. Next time it’s the final event of the Tri-Harsh on land.
By the way. During the scene of Mr Inspector coming to help, Yana was wary of him. Lydia noticed. Later on he told the headmistress there was an arrest warrant for Yana. Could she have been framed for Yusil’s attacks? Probably.