Damn I wasn’t expecting all of that to happen this week. Well, alright, Sei being cute and throwing around smiles like candy sure, but actually dealing with the saintly elephant in the room? Not at all on the cards. Guess it goes to show the best moments are often the most surprising.
While I’ve harped on it before, one of things I like most about Seijo no Maryoku is how laid back and mature it is at heart. Moments of conflict, no matter how serious or intentionally playful they may be, are dealt with in a rational manner without any of the drama you might expect. Stuff like the Yuri-induced multiparty showdown Sei, Kyle, the king, and Liz would’ve quickly gone out of control elsewhere, but here was succinctly tempered and dealt with reasonably. Kyle acted out, yet managed to get his ultimate goal across; Liz faced down her fiancé’s bullheadedness and got more than she bargained for (in a good way); and Aira was finally freed from the pressure she was more than likely feeling. Indeed the only thing not dealt with was Kyle failing to provide Sei with an apology she is fully deserving of (and that he knows is deservedly due), but I expect that will be coming at some point. After all, the guy will want to get out from house arrest at some point.
And if happy endings to nagging issues weren’t enough, we also have that promised grand expedition in the cards. While surprises aren’t to be expected here (we saw how well the previous trip went last week), it’s a double treat knowing we’ll get Sei strutting her stuff again and doing it because she wants to. It was pretty obvious that Sei was going to be called on to do such duties after all, but it wasn’t as likely Sei would just up and decide to go for the sake of going, especially given her understandable desire to try and stay inconspicuous – though watching the decision making in practice was pretty damn funny (in an adorable way).
This upcoming expedition can be expected to be just as wholesome and no more troublesome than the rest, and I personally wouldn’t have it any other way.