October 21st, 2012
"Here’s my plan. Walk into their trap."
At least they threw in a terrible insert song during it. That’s how you knew it was a super serious moment. Of a fight against a character who has had about four minutes of screentime up to this point. That there wasn’t even any real sign that he’d lose anyway except people saying "she’s strong." Not that their little duel made much sense anyway, although it was better than watching more of the Americans stand around talking about how great they are. Apparently we’re not done with the sexually frustrated Chinese either, although next to nothing of that entire affair, particularly the ending of it, made much of any sense.
Most of the episode though was spent talking about things happening off screen, or a couple minutes before, which is exciting as ever. The most interesting thing going on continues to be the Scarlet Twins, but I suspect that’s just because they aren’t getting enough focus for the bad writing to kick in. It is edging pretty close with RUSSIAN HATES LOVE though. You’d still think they’d be getting at least a mini-arc soon considering they’re main characters and all. Preferably one that doesn’t involve Yuuya having to explain the concept of dating.