SHUFFLE! MEMORIES – 11
After Primula collapses and starts running a high fever, Rin learns from Eustoma and Forbesii that she’s an artificial life-form developed as part of the Yggdrasil Project to research life. Primula returns to the Devil world with Forbesii where it is found out that the magical power she had accumulated is a lot higher than expected. She remains unconscious until Rin and friends arrive and call out to her. With Primula okay again, the researchers want to keep her as their test subject, but Rin insist on bringing her back home instead. When Kaede later starts to lose it as Rin spends more and more time with Asa, Primula notices the warning signs, including Kaede stirring an empty pot and her blacking out of Asa’s face on the purikura pictures of Asa and Rin. After the incident where Kaede tries to get in bed with Rin while naked, Primula questions if Kaede was really doing everything for Rin’s sake. When Kaede disappears, Primula is the one to tell Rin, and when Kaede comes back home, Primula is there attempting to cook. She and Kaede then start a new life together, and Primula begins attending school with everyone.
This felt very much like a recap of a recap. Half the episode was Primula being sick and being taken to the Devil world, and the other half was focused on Primula during Kaede’s breakdown. Perhaps the only slightly redeeming thing is that they finished with the end of the original last episode, which theoretically sets us up for next week’s new material. I’m keeping my fingers crossed but my expectations are relatively low…