Now things are getting spicy. Or at least fishy, if an episode focused on mackerel loving shenanigans is anything to go by. Yes, we’re still in the midst of Railgun’s favourite merry-go-round of character featurettes, with the weeks’ picks being a Saten-Frenda special—because why the hell not? And as for the matter of that little thing known as plot? Don’t worry, we have that too.
After seeing Saiai and Misaka fight over huge tracts of land (and remembering I remember next to nothing from the light novels) it was pleasantly surprising—yet quite fun—seeing things turn around to give us Frenda and Saten fight over canned fish. Yes, it was as hilariously dumb as you could imagine (though that was some fantastic chemistry if I ever saw it), but there’s no denying Frenda knows how to pull a crazy with the best of them, and that’s before touching on Saten’s ability to put up with such raging chaos. Well, until you remember who Saten has the pleasure of calling friends (don’t worry Uiharu, she doesn’t have x-ray vision. Yet). Plus it’s not like watching Saten make friends is all that bad; considering this girl is made for finding trouble, there’s something to be said about letting have some of the Railgun spotlight.
Case in point is the appearance of another underground group SCHOOL and its lead assassin/sniper Yumiya Rakko. Besides the girl going for a Tohsaka Rin look without any accompanying tsundere flavour (because that would be too vanilla), she and her sponsors pretty much give the game away with talk of nanoparticle tweezers, data canvassing, and Saten yet again finding herself at the centre of the latest Academy City conspiracy. Mind you while somewhat ambiguous how scientific knowledge imprinted on Indian Poker cards relates back to the previous female character reveal and the nature of Indian Poker, rest assured, there’s a method to all this madness. It may take an episode or two yet for the full picture to be properly revealed, but every piece will find its rightful place.
Well, right after finding out how cutesy explosions and powerless conspiracy nuts overcome the danger that is invisible arrows of course.