「プールサイド、血に染めて」 (Puurusaido, Chi ni Somete)
“Color the Poolside with Blood”
After last week’s fairly deep look into the relationships that all of our main characters share, this week’s episode treaded back toward the standard slapstick-y self. But if there is anything that we can take away from it, it would be that if you have a problem with someone the best way to deal with it is to trap them inside of an inter-dimensional room and remove any way to leave it.
Lame jokes aside this week’s episode didn’t really tackle any huge issues. Instead there was a little bit of everything for everyone — Nyaruko’s craziness, Cthuko’s super dirty sex positions, and surprisingly even Hasta got some time to hit on someone besides Mahiro! Disregarding the two main heroines, wasn’t it nice to finally see Hasta get more lines than just jealously complaining as either Nyaruko or Cthuko lust over Mahiro? But what might be the biggest surprise of the season might be the fact that Hasta actually has some game going on! Unless there’s some previous history between him and Luhy (besides what happened during the first season), he was handling that situation with her pretty smoothly. But something that most of us probably forget is that Hasta is actually a lot older than what he lets on. And seeing how both Nyaruko and Cthuko refuse to reveal their true age, it’s possible that Hasta has actually been working on his game for at least a few hundred years!
Overall though things turned out fairly normal. After a short hiatus, I half expected the writers to come out guns blazing but after finishing that last mini-arc with Ctuhko and Cthune I suppose it’d be a bit too quick to ask for something of that scale. That said, it looks like there’s going to be a new character next week! And judging from how she happens to be the only girl who we haven’t seen during the opening sequence right before the love-bomb explodes, I’m hoping she serves a more vital role than Cthune did.