The 5th squadron successfully carried out their mission despite Shoukaku getting severely damaged in the process. Thankfully, there is a tropical paradise nearby that has a base managed by another ship girl named Yamato.
While not much happens for the fact that Shoukaku got heavily damaged, I admit that it’s nice to see everyone at the back at the newly built forward base made especially for Mission FS. It’s a breath of fresh air since it was getting somewhat lonely without seeing the others around, especially Mutsuki and Yuudachi since the last few episodes focused on the 5th Squadron (except for the 6th episode). Given that the base was built on a tropical island, it came at no surprise that this would also be a beach episode with girls wearing swimsuits. While the girls look cute, I have to admit that Yamato and Nagato look attractive in theirs.
Besides the girls spending their time relaxing, most of the episode was focused on Yamato herself. I admit that she looks pretty despite being shy. Still, It’s kind of sad that she spends most of the time working at the base since she is a very good cook. As seen in the second half, she managed to take down all the Abyssal planes in one shot. Given that she has a lot of firepower, it takes a lot of resources to maintain a ship girl like her. This is true with the actual game since it requires 18000 of all four types combined to receive any ship in her class and the chances of getting her is 2.5%. There is no wonder why Nagato is so protective of her considering that she is too valuable for the fleet to have her sink or get severely damaged. Despite that, her firepower is amazing nonetheless.
Aside Fubuki getting punished by Nagato by attempting to take Yamato out to sea, I liked how they showed the other side of her when she took a bath. When a chipmunk came, she said it was cute when nobody was looking, except for Mutsu. It’s just too bad that we don’t get to see more of her sweeter side. Also, it seems that Kanga thanked Zuikaku for her hard work. Aside from that, judging from the title of the next episode, it seems that Yuudachi is finally getting a remodel. ¶