In the wake of what happened to Primula, Nerine helps convince Rin to send Primula back to the Devil world because she doesn’t want to lose someone important to her again. She repeats this line when Rin later wants to go see Primula, and she reveals to him that the important person was Lycoris, an artificial life-form created from herself. Because Lycoris gave up her life to save Nerine from an illness, Nerine now doesn’t want to lose anyone else important. She ends up going with everyone to the Devil world, and she is the one who uses her magic during a critical moment to help get Primula back. In actuality though, it was not Nerine who did this but rather Lycoris who acted with Nerine’s body. Upon returning to the human world, Nerine reveals that the person Rin originally met eight years ago was not her, it was Lycoris. Back then, Lycoris had told Nerine about Rin and had said that Nerine needed to meet him. Nerine now thinks Lycoris’ wishes came true when she was able to thank Rin before disappearing during the Primula incident. What’s left inside Nerine now are her own feelings for Rin, and that’s why she wants him to let her love him more and more. She then kisses him on the cheek after he promises to listen to her when she becomes someone who can sing her own songs.
I’ve said this before, but with the way this is all structured, it’s odd seeing Asa sick again after she used her magic in last week’s recap of the final episodes. Along those same lines, I wonder what are they gonna do when Primula’s episode comes around in two weeks since this episodes goes through a lot of the Primula story already. I don’t like the prospect of a recap covering stuff already in another recap (which they actually did a little bit of with the beginning of this episode and episode three).
Only two more episodes and three more weeks to go before a finale episode with (hopefully) new material.