This felt like a return to the glorious madness the show started with. Not saying the serious stuff isn’t good, of course it is, just that I’m glad we’re not done with the dark comedy just yet.
We were at a funeral for Manami, an admittedly low budget one for a legendary figure like her. There were talks of vengeance for the fallen warrior and desire to regain their glory after losing it to the “merger” with Creatureland. Both the former Maidalien leader and Oinky Doink Manager feigned mourning as the ladies wanted to brawl with the latter. That’s when the Creatureland boss Nagi had them settle things in a game of baseball.
I could go over the game scene by scene but instead this screen grab sums most of it up nicely.
Nagomi saw the baseball challenge as a good opportunity for everyone to work on becoming peaceful maids. However, everyone but Ranko had little interest in playing the game whereas the now axolotl maid group were ordered to play dirty or rough when they’re at a disadvantage. Nagomi meanwhile was determined to win the game fair and square even enduring some brutal blows to prove her resolve. Slowly but surely some axolotl maids respected her honor and didn’t want to cheat anymore.
When the axolotls were in a pinch the leader shoved herself to bat but went to smash Ranko’s head instead. Zoya fought back causing a scene. As both sides argued an axolotl mascot who quietly watched from the rafters stabbed the leader from behind, killing her. It was Manami’s right hand maid seeking revenge though she too was killed by one of the axolotls.
These corpses creeped me out more than Franchouchou. Also the thicc player with twin tails is hot.
As Nagomi felt sad they couldn’t even play a game of baseball without casualties the axolotls acted like they’re still alive and the game resumed like normal. Oinky Doink won in the end but the axolotls had no regrets commending them for a good game.
We ended the episode with Ranko confirming the Creatureland leader was indeed her oath of sisterhood senpai. She basically blamed her for not protecting their old leader and said she should focus on fighting for Creatureland, not her friends at Oinky Doink. After that Nagi and her driver said with the maidalien leader gone there were no obstacles left but Miss Big Shot said there may be one more. Uh-oh.
As I will continue to say till the final episode give me NagoRan/RanGomi!
Good stuff as always.