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I’m happy to see this episode addressing a dynamic I thought was missing in this series, the relationship between Carole and Tuesday. The series has been fun, but it was a bit strange given that they’re the central characters. After seeing Tuesday’s brother appear to accept her decision, it’s nice to see Tuesday herself gain some resolve for her chosen path. I was also expecting the talent show to be a bust, but it honestly looks like the girls are headed for an encounter with Angela, which should make things interesting.
Given previous trends, it’s funny to see Gus advocating for the shortcut to fame in this episode. It kind of breaks with the tone of the previous episodes in that it actually seems to work this time, but I guess it’s still too early to tell. With their current track record, it wouldn’t surprise me if this performance fails miserably as well.
I’m looking forward to seeing the confrontation between Angela and the main pair. I’ve enjoyed seeing Angela contrasted with Carole and Tuesday throughout the series, so it should be cool to see them interact. In addition to developing the relationship between Carole and Tuesday, this episode did a good job of showing a bit of Angela’s past as well. While she’s clearly coming from a background of fame, the episode makes it clear that her journey hasn’t been easy either.
I liked seeing this episode build on the previous episode, showing that Tuesday’s nervousness doesn’t come from a typical sense of stage fright. It makes sense for her to be afraid of being discovered, and it’s also why I think it would have been better if her brother had revealed himself when he found her. But that aside, it was funny to see her to reference a tried-and-true disguise technique by covering just her eyes.
Most of the performances in this episode were pretty cringe, but I thought that the return of IDEA was hilarious. I have a soft spot for the robot from its introduction in the past, and I liked how he was basically making fun of vocaloid music.
It was great to see Tuesday starting to open up to Carole. I’ve been wondering for a while how much the two knew about each other, and it turns out that it was practically nothing. I guess Carole respected Tuesday’s privacy, and the two have a tendency to go with the flow. I found it interesting that Carole doesn’t make a big deal about her past, effectively saying that she can’t miss what she didn’t have. Normally, the feeling of jealousy or loss comes from seeing what others have, which makes me question Carole’s relationships with others.
As I mentioned before, I’m looking forward to seeing the girls face off against Angela. I’m sure that something will go wrong with the competition, but I think it’ll be worth it as long as the two manage to meet Angela. We can’t have them successfully giving their performance to a large crowd yet, right?