Sayaka has finally decide to become a magical girl in order to have the childhood friend she has a crush on to regain his ability to play violin. In exchange, she has to fight witches forever. Unfortunately, a certain magical girl decides to attack Sayaka over territory, which causes a big battle between the girls. (Image Source)
The scene where Sayaka makes a contract with Kyubey felt like a person making a deal with the devil. As usual, Kyubey is placed in the shadow, except its arms embedded in the ear extends out and touches Sayaka’s chest area. She gradually falls to the ground while a crystal comes out of her. This initialization of the magical girl is quite different since the girls are just given the item, which turn themselves into magical girls. In addition, touching young girls feels a tad too perverted. Perhaps Kyubey enjoys touching young girls with his ear arms even though he won’t admit it.
Later, Sayaka visits Kyousuke and brings him to the roof was pretty sweet. Since he regained his ability to use his hands, his father kept his violin and gave it back. He plays a classical piece. The song felt so smoothing that it goes well with the sweet and heartwarming moment. While her wish would regain his self-esteem, there is a possibility that he might change his mind about her for the worse. While I doubt that it will happen, it will hurt Sayaka’s feelings and possibility hamper her ability to continue her job as a magical girl.
The red hair girl that appeared at the end of the last episode is Kyouko. She is a very tsuntsun magical girl that is too egocentric. Additionally, she always eats something while she doing something such as looking out in the binoculars and fighting other girls. Her eating pretty much adds more to her jerkass personality. Considering her behavior, she is very crazy since she wants to kill just to get in area and feel proud of herself. I think that Kyubey is at fault for letting Kyouko try to kill Sayaka in her wicked plans. Then again, Kyubey is always amoral and actually enjoys having magical girls beat themselves to their death in addition of having them eaten by witches.
In contrast, Homura is an independent, stoic girl. She doesn’t express any feelings towards anyone, which is why she doesn’t believe in having friends and giving kindness. This is the reason she wants to protect Madoka from making a fatal mistake. Sadly, Homura forgot about Sayaka. As a result, she has to protect her from harm. She keeps her promise when she saves Sayaka from Kyouko’s attack. From the promise, this busts the myth that Homura is evil. Still, there are many things that are a mystery surrounding her such as her wish and what caused her to become emotionless.
Episode 5 was thrilling since the possibility of Sayaka being killed was pretty high. While Sayaka is inexperienced, she fought against Kyouko rather well. Regrettably, Madoka has yet to make a contract with Kyubey even though her friend is in danger. Considering how long her decision is taking, I’m not surprised that they dragged her indecisiveness over 5 episodes. I guess Shinbo wants the decision feel realistic since there is a lot of risk of becoming one, which a girl needs to take into consideration. From the looks of it, Madoka might not become one until the last few episodes in the season.