“Why, why. You look very delicious, pretty little Puella Magi.”
“CHOMP! OM NOM NOM NOM NOM”
Holy shit. HOOOOOO LEEEEEEEY FUCKIN’ SHIT. Urobuchi finally delivers. Shit gets fucking real this episode. Mami getting konked off this early in the show was entirely expected, yet still unexpected. I’d have thought she would last another episode, but I guess LOL NO TIEM, ONLY ONE COUR.
So yeah, they weren’t kidding about the “put your life on the line” part as Puella Magi. Mami got knocked off really. REALLY. Brutally too. You wouldn’t expect it from a magical girl show unless it was written by Mohiro Kitoh. Or Urobuchi Gen. But yeah, we get the idea now. Chidamari Sketch indeed.
While I was expecting this to happen, they upped the impact 10x by putting in Mami’s past in to the episode.
Basically, Mami was in a car accident when she was younger and was about to die until Kyubey mysteriously appears in front of her and grants her wish to live (be saved?) in return for being a Puella Magi. So she kinda didn’t really get to choose a real wish or anything when she became one. It turns out this leads her in to having a rather sad life of being the Puella Magi and constantly hunting down Witches alone, even though she got to live through that accident. I presume it also explains her lack of family.
Even worse was Madoka basically promising herself to help Mami and be her friend right before they confronted the witch and she got OMNOMNOM’ed by it. Dear god, that’s very unfair, Gen/Shinbo.
On the flipside, Mami did display a lot of badassery with her rifleworks this week and we also got to see Homura’s fighting for the first time too. Looks like she uses Blink + explosives to do her job. Not as showy as Mami, but gets the job done pretty efficiently.
Well, there’s a bunch of other interesting tidbits of info this week too, but basically it looks like Mami = evil theory looks very debunked right now and possibly Homura = cat/timetraveller theory too. I’ve gotta rewatch this after I wake up.
Also, real ED finally kicks in. Now I see why they waited two episodes to do it. Damn ED looks like a Silent Hill or something. Magia is a LOT MORE sinister with the visuals of the ED.
This week’s end card feels wildly inappropriate after the GRIMDARK ED too.
From the preview title of episode… looks like someone might use wish to revive Mami?
Oh and uh, don’t go too far with the head jokes if you intend to make one. At least try to make them a little funny.