Tch. I’m mad. Stupid dramatic save the brainwashed boyfriend plots are my favorites and the reveal here didn’t live up to the potential. Why do they keep making crummy reveal episodes? Can I expect to get the good version of this one in the next one too?
I’m just thinking of all the better ways they could have done this. For one thing, since they first dropped hints about this back in episode 14 they could have had this be a more ongoing thing. Like start having Viento appear as an enemy about 5 episodes sooner and have repeated encounters. Have him appear without explicitly telling the audience who he is too. Having the audience know what’s going to happen long before Momoko even gets a hint was probably a really big mistake now that I think of it.
Mostly though this episode just wasn’t very good at the reveal. It’s a whole pile of problems in this episode specifically. The art, animation, and actually acting too didn’t back this up at all (I’m going to partially blame that on crappy writing and maybe direction too since Kyoko Hikami has been really good until now).
The fact that it’s kind of just shoved at the back of the episode isn’t really any good either.
Then there’s just a lot of logic missing. Which I could have forgiven if there was a bigger build-up. Like if Viento had appeared and done something that would earn a grudge from the girls rather than just be an especially powerful threat or something. Meh.
Dammit now I’m going to be cranky until the resolution to this shit. GOD HELP THEM IF THEY MESS UP MY ADORABLE SHOUJO RESOLUTION.#MGS: Wedding Peach #WP Ep45