The new focus this episode has on one event, the festival, clearly shows. Although there are various subplots occurring still, their main focus is centered around one environment, making the story more fluid and definitely easier to follow. While they do give hints and foreshadowing to the eventual rescue of Hasegawa, who presumably is now in France, the action quickly goes back to the antics of the festival, which I found to be just as humorous as the spring festival! I suppose that when free food is on the line, anything…or anyone can be overcome.
The ‘educational’ content also keeps streaming in as well, this time concerning the brewing of a beverage unique to Mexico. Although people suggest that the educational content gets in the way of the plot, this episode’s knowledge meshed better with the plot, mainly because it played into the shadiness of our two masterminds. At first I had thought this was Kawahama and Misato’s nutty plan, but apparently they have something else up their sleeves. If I had to guess though, their plans are still to make some ridiculous big buck for the lab, whilst pocketing some for themselves. How this ties with an idol that faintly resembles Yuuki though has yet to be seen. It’s such a shame though that the bunny girl part of their plan didn’t come to fruition, but instead backfired and gave us a Mutou that bordered on a lazy NEET look…
Speaking of other side characters though, it looks like Oikawa’s finally recovering from her attempts at a burst of character (and late partying). Her character didn’t get better because everyone else was irritated at Hasegawa and the schemer’s absence, but rather she stopped trying so hard as a character. What perfect timing too, as it seems that when the festival arc ends, all the characters will get fresh new starts as they go on saving the damsel in distress…where the damsel is a sadist who rips people’s faces.
Next week looks to probably cover the night events of the festival, which will probably culmunate in the ‘close but no cigar’ resolution of the trouble duo’s elaborate plot, as well as information from the professor concerning Hasegawa.