And so the question evolves into, “for whom is it harder to accept the consequences of letting Menma move on? Jinta, or his friends?” The turmoil drove most of the episode, with each character still reprising their respective agendas, and led to some unexpectedly incredible scenes.
「時空境界のドグマ」 (Jikū Kyōkai no Doguma)
“Dogma of Time and Space Boundaries”
Gentlemen, shit just got real (really this time).
As suspected last week, Mephisto was indeed behind everything, and I had a hunch that it was to test his powers. I didn’t forsee the test being the Esquire exam as well, but that was a nice touch.
「聖夜の鐘は刻を追いたてる」 (Seiya no Kane wa Koku o Oitateru)
“The Bells of Christmas Eve Toll at the Heels of Time”
It was rather genius and slightly baffling that a part of the answer to the mystery had been shown to the audience for years as a play, and no one had any idea.
「地域限定宇宙人事件」 (Chiiki Gentei Uchūjin Jiken)
“Region Limited Alien Incident”
What in the world is wrong with Niwa Makoto?
「みんなとめんま」 (Minna to Menma)
“Menma and Company”
Roses are red, violets are blue, why does everyone like Menma, even you?
「相生のホメオスタシス」 (Sōsei no Homeosutashisu)
“Homeostasis of Compliments”
Okabe is a pretty nice person, because you’d have to be if you’re going to let people join to help them with their problems by changing time.
「此に病める者あり」 (Koko ni Yameru Mono Ari)
“Now a Certain Man was Sick”
Dude. Paku’s eyes got bigger. +6 to importance. -7 for still quitting. +2 for stating unconditional love. D’awww
「ファントムの幽霊に導かれる」 (Fantomu no Yūrei ni Michibika Reru)
“Guided by the Phantom’s Ghost”
After what cruelty the Marquis proved he was capable of last week, I was thinking Victorique might be in some similar levels of pain herself, but everything went better than expected.