Episode 24: Nothing important happened. Basically Madoka was troubled with how despite winning piano competitions, the audience as a whole seems bored compared to her competitor’s performances. Basically Madoka forgot to have fun with it, and the girls needed to help a snowman make the girl he likes laugh and smile. That’s it that’s the episode.
Episode 25: This week, we got to see more of why Yuni is having start a hard time integrating into the group and homesickness coming into play. The girls brought her to the local summer festival, and while things were okay for a time, as soon as Yuni saw a sign about the fireworks show, homesickness took over and it only increased her frustration of not making enough progress to save her fellow kin and planet. After Lala went to check up on her, Yuni opened up about how she doesn’t like how she can’t be her true self.
I am glad Lala had stepped up, because as a fellow alien who hails from another faraway planet, Lala can relate to the struggles of being forced to disguise themselves, so they can seamlessly blend into Earth’s society. She can also relate to being homesick. But the one thing that none of the girls can truly grasp is Yuni’s loneliness and pain of having lost her loved ones to the Notraiders. This is what makes it so much harder for her to have fun on Earth when they aren’t searching for the pens. For Yuni, there isn’t a moment to waste. But after going off on her own to get away from the festival, Yuni learned the hard way that she has no choice but to rely on her new comrades. Without them, or their pens, she doesn’t stand a chance against Master Darknest and the Notraiders. (We also got to see, Lala can still use to the perfume as a power source, but without the pens, she can’t use Rainbow Splash). Luckily for her, the girls got her back.
Overall another slow, yet sweet episode with not too much going on, but at least we got to learn more about Yuni’s internal conflict, and how she feels about joining the team. I am definitely looking forward to the upcoming episode, as we are finally going to Lala’s home planet! A message came in from what appeared to be her brother, so I’m looking forward to meeting them, and find out what’s going on.
A/N: I’m sorry this had to come out a day later than usual. On Saturday I made the call to take the entire weekend off because my arms were too inflamed to write (and it didn’t help that the humidity was only aggravating it further). While the two days break helped a lot, I know I need some more rest. As for my coverage on Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo, as much as I absolutely adore the show, it will depend whether or not it’s comfortable to write again by the next episode (Saturday). If I’m good, Episode 4 & 5 will be released as a double post, and if I come to the conclusion that it would be unwise to continue, then I will leave a note in Episode 3’s Comment Section.