「旅の仲間たち」 (Tabi no Nakamatachi)
It turns out that the clock hand we’ve seen is just the beginning of a long journey. To complete this quest, one needs six pieces of this “clock”, and the clock hand was just the first one. The guild members split themselves into five groups to look for the remaining parts, and these groups, they’re definitely bringing out the romance lovers. Couples, couples, and couples – there is so much shipping going on in FAIRY TAIL today! As far as I can tell, we have Juvia x Gray, Natsu x Lucy, and Gajeel x Levy – one of these couples has an imaginary family, if only this was real…
It seems to me that this filler arc might not end this summer. Knowing that there are more parts of this clock to find, Legion to defeat and probably Jackpot too – I doubt that the remaining 3 – 5 episodes are enough for this, unless we see some crazy pacing here. And on top of that, none of the FAIRY TAIL members except Gajeel has gone through any training. I’m assuming we might have fillers next season too, not that I mind, but I could be wrong! The only thing I’ll mind with this season’s end will be the fact that I won’t be able to hear the amazing ending theme anymore, I like it very much.
Leaving that and going back to the episode itself, it seems that there has been some gossiping going on about this quest. Michelle said that there might be a traitor in FAIRY TAIL, I’m not sure if that’s a serious statement or not, but the only person I can imagine being a traitor for now is Michelle herself, but I hope I’m wrong. I like her very much, especially her interactions with Lucy. I’d be very sad to see her betray Lucy. But luckily, Lucy has three more partners for this quest: Natsu, Happy, and Romeo. It looks like Romeo’s battle is coming up, and based on the opening sequence, I assume he’ll fight alongside Natsu who has now returned to his original size thanks to some kind archaeologists.
Now that we’ve seen some teams arrive at their destinations, it seems that next week’s episode will focus on finding the key parts in these weird places. It looks like Gray’s team will fight while Natsu’s team will walk through a labyrinth. There is nothing in the preview about the other teams. I guess they’re still training, or maybe, still sulking because of a ruined picnic…
Next episode will probably be an action packed one, looking forward to that.
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