Alright, I was expecting this. I had prepared myself in advance for episodes where virtually nothing happens, but all is well. While it was flat out boring, it did provide a couple of things to discuss about.
The headmaster educated the girls about the Linkle Stones. They are are crystals of incredible power said to predate before this world was created. (I am assuming he is exclusively referring to the Magic World.) The first is Emerald, also known to be the most powerful, followed by four lights which guards it. Outside of that there are a couple of more, making it twelve lights, or so the legend says. Right now the girls possess the two of the four Guardian Lights, Diamond and Ruby, and based off the preview, they might find Sapphire or one of the outer lights in the next episode. And that was it, that’s all we learned.
Mirai then gets to experience her first magic lessons, and we learn she will only be taking part during the March Break Supplementary lessons. Though depending on her growth, I wouldn’t be surprised if she were to be officially enrolled into the Academy. Fortunately for us though, the supplementary lessons won’t be for too long. There are six classes and each class has a test they must pass. They also have three other students participating, (Emily, Jun and Kei) which is making me wonder how involved they will be in the future episodes. Are they potential future precure candidates? Or simply magical friends?
(Considering they all have the special stand out hair colors, this ought to be indicating something!) All three of them have interesting personalities, so it would be encouraging to see them join the duo’s friendship.
While we aren’t learning a whole lot about Mirai, I enjoy learning about Riko’s character bit by bit. Today we saw how she doesn’t appear to be used to friendship, she seems to be the type who was often alone. It took her a minute to realize Mirai did worry and care about her, helping her push forward with her own feelings of concerns towards Mirai’s well-being. Another thing she learned about herself by watching Mirai, she realizes she overthinks too much. Mirai doesn’t stop to think how something will work, or where something might be, she just follows her instincts and goes wherever she runs off to. Being partners and friends with Mirai is very important for Riko’s development but as a Magic user and as a character. I look forward to her growth, and potentially what Mirai can learn from her.
The paper butterfly they were assigned to catch as part of their assignment (I don’t get the purpose of whatsoever…) wounded up flying into the Forest of Knowledge, and naturally Mirai just followed it inside, despite the warning to NOT go inside. Within the Forest of Knowledge she was ambushed by Magic Soldier Gamet. But thanks to Mofurun being able to smell the Linkle Stones, he and Riko were able to locate Mirai very quickly, along with the help of the very obvious ruckus caused by Gamet himself. The two of them end up being drawn to a shining book, which then later teleports them out of the the Forset of Knowledge and… all the sudden a baby (fairy, I’m sure) is born. But the question now is, what is this baby fairy purpose? The Opening indicates she must be related to the Linkle Stones (or more specifically: Emerald Linkle Stone) in some way, and it will be growing up… We will have to wait and see until next week for hopefully some answers about its entity.