I’m a little late today. I had a few things to do on Saturday and just got back home at lunchtime on Sunday. So Basically I just watched Spy x Family and I’m trying t get this post out as quickly as possible.
I’m basically feeling a bit like Anya and Yuri right now but at least, it was a fun episode. I should stop saying that, they’re all fun episodes.
Unfortunate;y, Anya and Yuri don’t exactly make the same great power duo that Anya and Bond make. Those two may be a bit too similar in some respects. This might just be me, but I think that Anya is actually rather street-smart in her own way to make up for her lack of book smarts. It’s a weird thing to say because street sarts usually refer to a character that can draw from experience and Anya is by far the youngest character in the series. But she’s survived this far and she’s pretty good at doing the best she can with the tools she has. It’s just that she has had to go at it by herself so far. If someone could figure out how to teach her in a way that speaks to her particular strengths, she would be great.
And I think Yuri is the same way in fact. It’s just that he’s lucky in that he was skilled at memorizing facts in books so his personal dedication and street smarts translated well into book smarts. But when he’s faced with someone whose mind doesn’t work the same way, he has no clue how to proceed. Not that I blame him, a lot of people have failed to help Anya get her grades up.
I will say, as much as the siscon joke is kinda creepy and tires. Probably my least favourite running gag of the show. I do like the way they are portraying it. All of Yuri’s aspirations were for giving his sister a better, happier, and easier life. If he didn’t go overboard, it would in fact be sweet.
Poor Anya though, even after announcing her confidence, her dad had no faith in her.
When you really think about it, Twilight is a master of disguise. It might not be easy but he could technically dump the forger, create a new identity with a better-picked family, now that he has first-hand knowledge of what is needed, and just try again in disguise. Get the new kid in as a transfer student or something. From his point of view, Anya is really more of a liability to the mission than anything else at this point and an enormous resource and time drain. Yet he’s never even thought about it. Not lately at least. It’s no longer a question in his mind. He just has to make sure things work out for Anya even if he has to bend the rules to achieve that.
Daylight was an amusing little distraction. To me, he’s a filler character. You know, like a filler episode but just the character. He could have not been there and it wouldn’t have changed anything about the story overall. But it was nice to have a laugh and I liked the contrast with Twilight. I hope he gets another cameo in the future.
Despite his stern demeanor, Twilight or maybe Loid, is just a big softie in the end. I don’t know about you, but the fact that he ended up not changing Anya’s grades was always very touching to me. They might not exactly be great grades but she earned them all by herself and deep down, I think Loid was a little proud of it.
We’re likely going to get a few more school-based episodes in the coming weeks and I’m not complaining. I really like Anya’s school adventures. I hope you do too!
- 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
- Spy x Family episode 16 – Family Dinner
- Spy x Family episode 17 – Daddy Issues
3 thoughts on “Spy x Family episode 18 – Scholarly Family”
Again and episode I thought was fun, but not particularly memorable. I did enjoy the amateur spy segment; it was such fun. I thought the Anya-Yuri combo was fun, too, but I already don’t remember the details. (Had my worst visit to the dentist yet, so a lot of my memory over non-essentials is even spottier than usual.)
No worries. I bet you’ll be able to follow along next week without any issues