I understand that Sugayama needed to be knocked down, but that entire scene with the camera mishap didn’t sit well with me. That being said, I somewhat understand the point that was being made. Before that scene, most people, despite seriously doubting the CROWDS, saw Sugayama as the safer choice because of the incumbency. They were willing to change their opinion, but just needed a trigger, however small. I think it somewhat speaks to the hypocrisy of people trying to maintain a public image.
Anyway, it looks like Rizumu’s plan has succeeded and Gelsadra has taken the prime minister position. Throughout these episodes, I still haven’t become convinced that Gelsadra can properly lead a nation, but I guess we’ll see what happens in the coming episodes. I guess more importantly, it looks like the CROWDS are done for the time being. I’m curious to see how that’s going to get turned around.