Ok so that post title doesn’t have anything to do with families but it was too perfect to pass up. Is there a Japanese idiom that’s equivalent to a smart cookie? Because otherwise then it’s quite a coincidence!
I missed a good ‘ol academy adventure. For some reason, those are always my favourite parts of Spy x Family. I mean that’s what the main plot is, right? It’s the type of show (and manga) that meanders a lot so it’s easy to forget sometimes but we are all here to see if Anya can somehow get close to Damian and maybe, just maybe, there is a chance.
It is sweet to see how close Becky and Anya are. It sometimes seems like Becky might be pushing her around a bit but it’s just how Becky is. She is a pushy little girl who has been spoiled by her parents who have really substantial means of spoiling her. But deep down she does care about Anya. Even like her. And Anya also likes Becky even though their interests diverge. The thought of being separated from her is really scary to a girl who has a friend “her own age” for the first time in her life.
This is why the cookies were extra important. It’s not only about the mission, not only about keeping her found family together, not even about saving the world, it’s about being with her friend next year. And that’s super extra important. I agree! Also Anya was quite adorable this week.
I think Damian agrees with me on that one. Damian’s affection fro Anya has been clearly illustrated for some time now. I wonder if they’ll ever do anything about it. He never really formulates clear thoughts on the subject so she can’t find out by reading his mind. Maybe he hasn’t even quite realized it himself. I wonder what will happen when he does. I suspect a lot of very red, very awkward kids!
The episode flew by and I thought it was more or less evenly divided but Anya’s dessert adventure actually took up 2/3 of the runtime. The second story was a bit of run-of-the-mill filler but it did have a few important tidbits throughout. Also, I like both cats and Franky being a bit less of a creep so it was nice. I think the Franky and Yor combo has potential. We should see them pair up more.
Maybe it’s just me but I thought it was interesting that Franky has a number of new gadgets. He mentions a new super secret gun, he has these cat decoys as well. Franky is always presented to us as an informant but he also seems to be something of an inventor. Something of a Q to Loid’s James Bond if you will. Twilight is more of a classic practical spy and we haven’t seen him rely on amazing gadgets too much but apparently, they are available. I hope we get a chance to see more. I like crazy cartoon gadgets! And it could be a clue that the story is going to go into a more classic spy action direction if they do pursue this.
I know I’m writing as if I don’t know where it’s going. But in a way, I don’t. I know the next arc and quite like it but anything beyond that is as much a mystery to me as it is to you. Maybe moreso. I haven’t been too great at predicting plotlines lately!
The other tidbit that I found interesting is the introduction of The Garden. Introduction is a big word. Mention is probably more accurate here. Franky basically just lets us know that they exist and seem to be a group of urban assassins. Assassins you say! Also, we aren’t entirely sure if they exist but it seems likely because why would they mention them otherwise?
To me, this short story seemed like a setup for more spy action to come but maybe I’m wrong. In any case, the cliffhanger certainly was intriguing!
- 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
- Spy x Family episode 18 – Scholarly Family
- Spy x Family episode 19 – The Glooman Family Business
- Spy x Family episode 20 – Family Doctor
- Spy x Family episode 21 – The Spy Who Wuvved Me
- Spy x Family episode 22 – The Phony Family
- Spy x Family episode 23 – Private Family Collection
- Spy x Family episode 24 – Family Friend
- Spy x Family episode 25 – Dad
- Spy x Family episode 26 – Happy Wife, Happy Life
- Spy x Family episode 27 – A Very Good Boy
- Spy x Family episode 28 – Oh Brother!