This might be the toughest post to put together yet. I’m really not sure how I’m going to go about it…
Tell me, does this count as a beach episode? It seems more like the beginning of a beach arc. In the same way, I’m always a little cautious when production suddenly adds an adorable child to the cast, I’m dubious when everyone suddenly has an excuse to go be in an exotic location for a bunch of episodes. I’m not saying it can’t be done right. After all, my beloved sports anime often have a training camp arc that does exactly that. It’s just that I’ve seen so many sitcoms have a turn of events like this signal the beginning of the end that I can’t help being wary.
I really don’t have much to say about this episode at all. It didn’t annoy me or anything. I guess I did find that the first part, before they got to the beach, dragged a bit but otherwise it was fine. But I couldn’t really point to any good parts either. Clearly, it’s a setup for what seems to be yet another Gabriel attack but this time on a beach. At least that’s what I got from the last few moments. I have to admit, I’m not that curious about that. I was more interested in seeing them clean up and run a little beach shack if I’m being honest. It had the potential to become a summery slice of life and I could get on board with that.
So instead of talking about what happened in the episode, let’s talk about what was left unsaid. Also known as complete wild conspiracy theories. Cause I got one!
Is Emilia pregnant?
You see it right. She’s not about to burst or anything but considering her figure last episode, she’s definitely looking way more matronly. I’m not saying she’s put on weight (although maybe a bit) but her shape is totally different. I’d say about 4 to 6 months along. For a first baby.
I’m not sure if Satan can also impregnate people without touching them. Maybe this is the weird time shenanigans I was hoping for. Alas showing up and designating Emi and Maou as her parents has made Emi pregnant for real. And at the end of the season, Alas will have to leave forever for some reason but Emi will give birth to new baby Alas that will grow up with them for a few years and then go back to the past.
There is pretty much zero chance that this storyline will happen. had fun imagining it though. hope I can find some other fun art inconsistency to make up crazy stuff about next week!