「病気のテガミバチと少女たち」 (Byouki no Tegami Bachi to Shoujo-tachi)
“A Sick Letter Bee and the Girls”
With Sylvette and Niche taking care of a sick Lag, this episode wasn’t so much about plot as it was about character development. Seeing as it involved the main characters of the story though, I enjoyed it more so than the plot-heavier episodic showings in recent weeks. It was also nice not having Lag around so much for a change, so things could focus more on Sylvette and Niche. Granted, the focus only involved Sylvette nagging Niche to eat carrots and showing her up on how to take care of sick people, but hey, I’ll take what I can get. Surprisingly, things did get a bit heated when Niche spoke up about Sylvette’s pushing behavior (even though it was out of good faith), before things finally wrapped up with a cute reconciliation once Niche saved Sylvette from some quicksand-like ground.
Highlights were Niche trying to lick Lag better, her concoction of strange creatures fearing for their lives, Steak almost getting cooked, Sylvette’s outing attire, some ass-kicking on her wheelchair, and Zazie’s beating for buying the last bottle of medicine before Sylvette, forcing her to take that dangerous trip and try to gather the medicinal herbs herself. As for the character development, I was impressed by the restraint Niche displayed this time around, including how she refrained from attacking the guys trying to extort her. It kind of shows how much she’s changed since coming into contact with Lag and becoming his dingo. Sylvette on the other realized how pushy she’s been coming off, which was nice to see, even though it only lasted all of half a day. What she really needs to take to heart is that her soup is gross to normal taste buds, which Niche finally pointed out but Sylvette more or less brushed off.
Next week is somewhat “promising” since we have Zazie and Dr. Thunderland Jr. getting cozy together, but I’m not so keen on seeing Moc Sullivan again (who’s played by Connor’s seiyuu Suganuma Hisayoshi I might add).