Well that was snoozefest.
If this episode was supposed to give us any clarity, it was anything but that. I thought maybe I knew what was going on, but I am starting to doubt it. It certainly doesn’t help how the script was hardly making any sense. So here is the deal: After Ray/Reira “sealed” Zarc or whatever, it seems everyone has been sent back to their respective realms after they slapped the Reset Button (which did not permanently erase their memories, so right now its merely ‘forgotten’), and now the Standard Realm supposedly has transformed into the Pendulum Realm, because now everyone can use pendulum. This whole episode was basically an diced up AU version of the first 32 episodes smashed together, or as I like to call it: The Disappearance of Hiiragi Yuzu.
Long story short: The episode was all over the place. They gave us no explanation whatsoever how and why Reiji, Yuushou and Tsukikage are the only ones who seem to remember everything that had happened. Yet at the same time, we got characters who are acting super O.C, such as Reiji’s mother (because I don’t ever remember her being a super softy) along with being given a really stupid explanation why they are pushing Yuuya (in particular) to remember, which is: to bring back Reira’s smile.
Are you freaking kidding me?
Other than that, while I am already 100% done with this show and I am going to stick around till the end of it for closure sake, I am downright terrified about Yuzu’s fate. Nobody has mentioned of her yet, let alone seems to remembers her. I swear there will be hell to pay if Yuzu does not reappear within the next two episodes, let alone, at all. I did appreciate however that at the very least, Shuuzou was quick to notice something precious is missing, and he will probably be the first to remember Yuzu and question what had happened to her ever since she had disappeared.
Anyhow, I don’t know what to expect, nor do I have any expectations whatsoever. The series already hit rock bottom for me, so really it can only go up from here…
That is if they actually have any intentions in redeeming the show, AKA applying CPR.
EDIT: I forgot to add this: The next YGO series is looking pretty interesting, I’m digging the concept more and more! I wonder when the key visuals will come out! * v *