Had to be done...
So after the events of last week, everyone seems fine. Madoka starts to go off about Villagiulio, but Lan tells her how he used to be. Meanwhile, Muginami has several flashbacks about her relationship with Villagiulio. Lan and Madoka end up getting roped into clearing the school’s pool of eels (random).
After talking with a teacher, Madoka realizes that she was wrong about Muginami and heads off to apologize. The two talk it out (in the bath lol) and finally make up. Muginami tries to leave in the night, but she’s stopped by Lan and Madoka, and everyone finally becomes a happy family.
So…let’s ignore the random tentacle scene and the naked bathing scene (>.>). Most of the other stuff in the episode was pretty predictable. Madoka and Muginami realizing what the other is going through and making up. Lan being the one to stop Muginami in the night from leaving…all that jazz. Still, they didn’t really touch on the Flowers of Rinne thing from last week and it’s getting me curious >.> What are you hiding, Moid? As for Villagiulio, what do you think about his personality change? I’m guessing it’s some death of a loved one thing that screwed up his head and he might change in the future. It’s also possible he was faking kindness before and this was all part of his plan (cue evil laughter). Finally, it could be that he’s faking cruelty and this was also part of his plan (cue…hero music theme?). Judging by the hieroglyphic-looking thing in the preview, maybe next week will touch more on the Vox weapons and their history. Though if they say Egyptian Gods, I may have to hurt someone.
Picking up where we left off, Koyomi finds Karen and tries to bring her home, but she responds by trying to fight him. Karen starts to beat the crap out of him, but he is saved by his vampire powers. Koyomi starts to lecture Karen and she finally agrees to leaves Kaiki to him. Koyomi and Hitagi then go to confront Kaiki.
Kaiki immediately agrees to leave town and also agrees to get rid of the charms on the middle school kids. He also tells Koyomi that Karen was only under a hypnosis, and the bee’s sickness would wear off in a few days. After talking a bit more with Hitagi, he leaves. After that, things start to return to normal, with Karen recovering and the Fire Sisters back in action.
So…making it a point not to piss off Karen…ever. That whole thing with Kaiki was way too easy, so there’s no way we’ve seen the last of him. He’s a con man, so I’d expect much of what he said to be a lie. Still, the stuff he was saying about Karen was true, so it’s hard to read. With that, Karen’s arc is completed and we can move over to Tsukihi’s arc. I wonder what they’re planning since probably half of Karen’s arc was bringing back the girls from Bakemonogatari. Tsukihi’s arc might in fact be longer than Karen’s arc despite having fewer episodes. Unless, of course, they fill in the space with random fanservice and stuff. But we’ll have to see.