After getting a magic love drug from Jessica, Siesta fantasizes about using it on Saito, but she feels that she shouldn’t manipulate his heart using magic. Instead, she persuades Louise to let her have Saito for an hour, and during this time, she gets Saito to pretend to be newlyweds with her. Things don’t quite go as planned though, so Jessica convinces Siesta to serve Saito dinner wearing only an apron. Unfortunately for Saito, Louise shows up outside the room’s window when Siesta isn’t looking and threatens to kill him if he gets any closer to Siesta. He eventually just excuses himself to the bathroom, and while he’s gone, Siesta starts fantasizing about using the love drug again. Because of this, when Saito returns, he startles her so much that she drops the love drug, and it falls on Montmorency’s head. Montmorency recognizes the drug, but before she can do anything else, the wind blows the magic powder into her face.
This results in her falling in love with every person she sees, and the first person happens to be Louise. The effect of the love drug spreads to Louise after Montmorency kisses her, and the two girls proceed to further spread the effect to Beatrice, Jessica, and even Scarron. After the girls try to latch onto Tiffania, Tiffania realizes that this is a magical effect, so she uses her own magic to wipe it from everyone. Since they’re all now confused about what was going on, Siesta reveals that it was the effect of a love drug she had and apologizes. In the aftermath, Tiffania explains to Saito and Louise that the magic she used – the only magic she can use – is forgetting magic that erases memories. Meanwhile, Tabitha receives a letter that prompts her to take a ride out on Sylphid in the middle of the night. While in flight, she is approached by Sheffield who wants her to do something in exchange for a chance to restore her mother’s mind.
Well I was pleasantly surprised with this episode. This first half was a bit slow, but things got fun once the love medicine effect started spreading. Much of it was pretty blatant fanservice (and some pretty blatant censoring), however they did a fairly good job with the pacing and with making it amusing. I thought it was odd though that after all that yuri and kissing, the episode makes a hard pivot at the very end back to the main story by having Tiffania reveal/use her forgetting magic and by having Sheffield offer Tabitha the chance to restore her mother’s mind. It all seemed rather sudden, but I can’t complain too much because I’ve been waiting for them to get back to the actual plot. Plus it involves Tabitha, and as I’ve mentioned before, she’s an interesting character who could use more development. The preview doesn’t seem to give any hints though and makes it seem like next week will be another LouiseXSaito episode.