Hey, you’re not the plot point from the last episode.
So to be perfectly honest, the first nineteen minutes of this episode aren’t even worth reviewing. The plot point Asteria dropped on us last week is completely ignored in light of…absolutely nothing. The Jersey Club is supposedly going to lose their club room, so they end up recruiting a first year who joins under the impression that she’ll get her own robot to fight with if she joins the club. She’s a sweet, clumsy little thing, and I kind of wish she could get a robot just for a change of pace.
There’s also a scene involving Youko where she’s confronted by Machiko (one of the teachers at the girls’ school) about how she created the Jersey Club because she was the one who needed it, not Madoka. I don’t really see how this was relevant at all, and neither does Youko, who just brushes her friend off and goes on her merry little way. I don’t really understand what the point of pushing the plot further and further back is; any interest I kept after the finale of the last arc has been stomped on and buried about ten feet under ground. This wasn’t even character building, which we don’t need, but at least is better than the mindless filler we got this week.
The last minute of the episode is the only thing keeping me from giving this episode the lowest score I can dredge up. There’s so much going on, and we’re seeing so little of it that it just makes me want to scream. We only have three episodes left, and I’m terrified (and pretty positive) that things are going to get haphazardly reconciled at the last possible minute, completely unraveling any tension these little glimpses have been giving us.
I love how Moid is becoming a more prominent character; he’s struck me as odd since the first season, and I like that there’s more to him than just waiting on Dizelmine. Speaking of our tragically mischaracterized king, I have absolutely no idea what’s going on with him any more. He’s a good guy, but he has Moid stealing tablets from the science teams on earth? Is he actually still evil? Maybe after nineteen minutes of the Jersey Club swimming in gravy, we’ll find out.
GO Rating: 1.5/5