Saten and Uiharu are on their way to the Education Gardens area of Academy City to meet with Mikoto and Kuroko, but Saten accidentally slips on a puddle and gets her clothes soaked. As a result, the girls lend her a Tokiwadai uniform, and the group then heads to a cafe. Unfortunately, Kuroko and Uiharu get called away on Judgment business, and when they get to the Judgment office, they learn of a series of stun-gun attacks on Tokiwadai girls in the Education Gardens area. As it just so happens, Saten is at this very moment getting attacked by the same, seemingly invisible culprit while she’s in the restroom of the cafe. Mikoto eventually finds her unconscious, and she brings Saten to Kuroko and Uiharu. Since the victims have all claimed not to have seen their attacker, they figure out that the culprit is using a power called Dummy Check, and Saten is actually able to positively identify the person in the database because she saw her reflection in the restroom mirror.
Saten is particularly pissed off because the culprit had drawn huge eyebrows on her face in black ink while she was unconscious, and the group works together to track the girl down using the city’s surveillance camera system. While the others pursue on foot, Uiharu gives them directions, and eventually they’re able to corner her. After Mikoto knocks the girl out with electricity, Saten wants revenge, but she discovers that the culprit herself has thick eyebrows. She then wakes up and explains that she did all this because she got rejected by a guy who didn’t like her eyebrows and who had gone out with a Tokiwadai girl instead. Saten isn’t quite sure how to react to this story and ends up saying that she likes the girl’s eyebrows, and the Anti-Skills arrive to take the culprit into custody. The only remaining mystery is how a girl like her was able to disappear completely from people’s sights at only Level 2.
Now this was really the kind of episode I had been expecting last week. It was much lighter on humor and, even though it was still relatively stand-alone, it started moving the plot in the direction I had been expecting. I do wish though that they had made the culprit’s motivation a little stronger than just a scorned lover and that she had done something more significant than just knock girls out to draw ugly eyebrows on them. That made it all seem very silly in the end, and there was the potential for so much more. In any case, I think the important thing to take away from the episode is the fact that the culprit (who I was pleasantly surprised to hear was voiced by Tamura Yukari) was a Level 2 who was able to do things beyond what her capabilities should have been, and I’m hoping the next few episodes will be building on that.