Shana and Yuuji have been practicing at night to allow Shana greater control over the powers she gains when she’s with him (wings, flaming sword, etc). Yuuji on the other hand, seems to be still getting used to the torch refresh he experiences every night. While eating after training, Shana doesn’t seem to understand why the woman on the TV hit the guy who tried to kiss her. At school, after hearing about kisses again in the shower, Shana tries to look it up in the library, but ends up going to ask Yuuji’s mother about it. Chigusa explains that a mouth to mouth kiss is like an oath, done with someone you trust completely. After hearing her tell Shana about kisses, Alastor requests that Shana and Yuuji help him talk to Chigusa. They set him up on the phone, and after Chigusa hurries the kids off to school, the two talk. Alastor doesn’t want her to tell Shana any more about love, but Chigusa convinces him that it’s important for Shana’s development. At lunch, Kazumi brings Yuuji a boxed lunch since he always brings store bought rice balls. As a result, Shana gets jealous and offers Yuuji one of her melon breads. Meanwhile, Margery is out shopping with the boys when she runs into Sorath, Tiriel, and Shudonai. She and Shudonai are apparently already acquainted, and Shudonai explains who she is to the siblings. After the Tomogara group moves on, Eita and Keisaku wonder why she’s letting them get away. But as Marchosias implies, she’s not so much letting them get away as much as she is just probably not strong enough to fight them. Walking through the city, Sorath wonders where the 贄殿遮那 (Nietono no Shana – the name of Shana’s sword) is.
This episode feels a bit lackluster to me. There’s enough going on, but it doesn’t feel like they’re setting up for something. For the most part, we’re just seeing Shana grapple with learning about love through Chigusa (whom I have a new found respect for). There’s no kiss, but plenty of fanservice. Well, no kiss between Yuuji and Shana anyway. Sorath and Tiriel apparently can’t get enough of each other’s lips. Almost every scene with them features them sucking face.
The two biggest questions I have from this episode are if Margery is going to fight the siblings/Shudonai before Shana does and is Shana going to go into her battle holding Yuuji’s hand? For now, it seems that Shana’s powers are fueled by Yuuji (which is why they do it right before midnight). But it’s impractical for her to hold onto Yuuji in a fight. In any case, I hope next episode offers a battle, though the preview doesn’t show one. It’s called 「ゆりかごに花は咲いて」 (The Flower that Blooms in the Cradle), a reference to Tiriel’s Cradle Garden that she mentions earlier this episode.