Even in another bus, Tatsuya still managed to show off by cancelling the conflicting magic sequences. That bus scene was swept away pretty quickly. Was it related to the syndicate that Tatsuya was ordered to investigate? If so, the night attack Mikihiko intercepted at the end of the episode is likely also related. Was there supposed to be a reason for that syndicate’s attacks? Maybe they’re targeting the patriarch? Speaking of the patriarch, I’m curious how he was able to tell that five people detected his magic. Also, Tatsuya didn’t immediately notice it…he first thought there was some sort of mistake. How does that compare with the other four?
Masaki had a brief moment this week, but I still can’t tell what his role will be in the coming arc. The best prediction I have is that he’ll be beaten by Miyuki, then help Tatsuya fight against whoever attacks the competition. The show seems to be focusing more on Mikihiko, which is a bit jarring for me because of the way Masaki is presented in the opening. Based on the scene with Mizuki last week and the brief flashback from Mikihiko this week, I’m guessing Mikihiko’s the star of this arc.