I think this episode blown my mind away in every way possible…
Quite surprisingly, the developments in this episode were definitely better than in the last. Although we don’t learn much about the girls, this is probably one of the funniest ways to resolve a fight since True Tears and Hanasaku Iroha. Just make a wish of sticking them together and you will get results. Yuka and Rinko actually did that with the big rock and it results in some of the most hilarious moments ever.
When Saki flies into Natsumi’s home and land on each other, I couldn’t stop laughing because it seemed so ridiculous. It’s not because they are fighting with each other since the last episode, but the various yuri moments between them. The levels were simply off the roof when they tried to get off each other. From this, we might see a boom of Saki and Natsumi fanart. I think they will have a lot of fun with that.
As for the rest of the episode, it consists of the two chasing down Yuka and Rinko. It’s so fun watching them run away like they are some kind of criminals. Thankfully, the two finally return to their former selves after falling into the water and managing to stop Rinko in the process.
After watching this episode, the show manages to play around with my expectations. While the last one felt disappointing, I’m glad that they finally stopped fighting in the funniest way possible. Nevertheless, I think the show takes few of the worst parts of Ano Hana, like dragging on the conflict and puts them in. Even so, I think they will get over this and eventually focus more on the happier aspects of becoming an Idol. ¶