Some of you may have noticed that I have been more or less MIA for the past two weeks. It’s my annual bday vacation and I haven’t had as much time to blog. Or rather I have been extra lazy. But it’s almost over. This is the last weekend. I’m very sad. It’s a good thing I had some Spy x Family t cheer me up!
One of the side effects of my extra laziness is that my posts are a lot shorter, which may actually be a good thing. As a side note, my heme seemed to be acting up so I spontaneously changed it. This of course took me most of the day. And now, my gifs are acting up. ‘m not sure why.
So this week, we had what was essentially two small filler episodes in one. And it was great. After the high-intensity adventure and honest emotions of Bond’s introduction, it was a nice little palate cleanser. Cause cooking…
I remeber Yor’s coking classes from the manga and for the first time, I think they cut out something that I really liked. It’s nothing much really and there’s a small chance that I imagined it. However, I seem to remember two throwaway moments at the very beginning Bond has a vision of being fed leftovers cooked by Yor and dying from them. No one else sees this vision and the only impact on the story is that Bond rushes out of the scene when Yor comes in. Then after her classes, the vision corrects itself to him just not liking the food. I thought it was a funny bit. Obviously, you can easily take it out as it has no bearing on the story in general. However, Spy x Family has been very good about keeping all these little moments n so far, they’ve even added quite a few. So I was curious why they would cut this out. Like I said, I may be making it up.
It makes more sense though when you consider that they needed to fit the second story in the same episode. I have a feeling they were fighting to keep every single frame they could.
Before we get to that though, I just want to mention Loid training Bond at mealtime. For those of you that have or have had dogs, you know that training is a time-intensive but very important activity. And it’s one of the best ways to bond with your dog and show that you care. So Loid, in a t-shirt, sitting on the floor and teaching Bond to wait for his food was particularly touching to see. By the way, the theory of why it’s important to teach certain dogs to wait before eating is to show them that the food will not disappear and will always be available when they are ready to eat. Dogs that have for some reason had a scarcity of food in the past can easily overeat or eat too fast and make themselves sick because they want to eat as much as possible while there is food available. Training that idea out f them alleviates the anxiety and allows them to enjoy the food at the pace they are most comfortable at. For some dogs that will still be warp speed but at least it comes from gluttony. hat’s better than fear.
Scruffy, (or Franky if you want), is an important character with almost no time in the spotlight. Sure, he’s probably been part of more episodes than any other recurring character at this point, but it’s never about him is it and we never really got to know him all that well. I had the feeling that I knew and understood the headmaster a lot better than Franky for instance. So this week, Franky got his five minutes, and that might have been exactly the time he got. But it worked, right.
This short and yet ever so relatable tale of heartbreak and bittersweet friendship. It was perfect. We’ve all been through something like this at some point. And we’ve all had that one friend that is unexpectedly dependable in those moments. For some reason, after all, they’ve been through, seeing Franky and Loid’s backs against a full bar was the perfect encapsulation of their relationship and their characters. I really liked this little moment. As a side note, even in imaginary worlds, Pizza is always one of the most common responses t what is your favourite food!
Personally, I’m a sucker for slice-of-life. I think I would have enjoyed full episodes of each of these stories but I know that some of you may be eager to get back to the action. I have to admit, I’m pretty ready to go back to the academy myself.
- Spy x Family episode 1 – Family Man
- Spy x Family episode 2 – Found Family
- Spy x Family episode 3 – Family Ooting
- Spy x Family episode 4 – The Elegant Family
- Spy x Family episode 5 – Meet the Loidman Family
- Spy x Family episode 6 – Like Mother, Like Daughter
- Spy x Family episode 7 – Extended Family
- Spy x Family episode 8 – Family-In-Law
- Spy x Family episode 9 – Briar Family Issues
- Spy x Family episode 10 – Dodgeball Lessons with Mom
- Spy x Family episode 11 – Family Pride
- Spy x Family episode 12 – Family Finale
- Spy x Family episode 13 – Family Pet
- Spy x Family episode 14 – Future Family
- Spy x Family episode 15 – Family Reunion