“Don’t worry Sayaka. Being alone sucks doesn’t it? That’s okay, I’ll be with you.”
So… Kyouko finally bows out of the show. Considering all the death flags that she’s been tripping, it’s not a surprise I guess.
Now we’re down to one Puella Magi and Madoka, with the Walpurgis Nacht incoming. Looks like Kyubey’s dastardly plans are slowly bearing fruit.
Speaking of Kyubey, looks like my suspicions were proven true, but I didn’t expect to hit the mark so close. He’s finally admitted himself to be a member of another civilization that possess the ability to change emotions in to energy, but unfortunately they themselves have no such things (Makes one wonder how they made the machine in the first place).
The elephant in the room that no one brought up or discussed turns out to the Universe facing entropy death from the laws of thermodynamics and the members of Kyubey’s civilization hatched a plan to avoid that by harvesting energy from Puella Magi and Witches, which somehow aren’t subjected to entropy. And since hope and despair are some of the most intense and powerful emotions, the QB’ians (FLOABW) devised this whole little setup to harvest energy twice-fold.
Madoka seems to be the key person in all this, because she can apparently release a massive amount of emotional energy (does that mean she’s emo?! lol) and not only she’ll be the strongest Puella Magi, she’s also destined to be the most terrible Witch as well. With the resultant giant energy boost helping the Universe chug on a bit longer.
And Sayaka’s Witch look will never not remind you of a fly.
Internally, I was actually pretty convinced he was harvesting their energies somehow but I am surprised to have gotten the entropy part partially right as well. Although I must say that even though I managed to call it, I am pretty disappointed about Kyubey just dumps the info on wailing Madoka just like that, complete with textbook explanations as well. I guess the execution wasn’t up to par.
And that being said, I felt this episode of Madoka was actually pretty weak in terms of execution compared to the past 8 weeks. It seems though, the production team wants to stop with the brainfuck already and just decided to do the infodump + removing Kyouko in the same episode before (hopefully) dedicating the rest of their efforts for the last spurt (10,11,12).
Now that there’s only Homura left and with a big ‘threat’ on the way, I guess one way or another, Madoka’s going to be forced to sign that damn contract with Kyubey and become a Puella Magi. And after this episode, I’m actually quite supportive of that idea!
This week’s ending card is done by なまにくATK, one of Nitroplus’ artist.