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I was going to say that this series feels a lot less intense than I expected, but this episode turned it around right at the end. As I’ve mentioned before, I feel like this journey is going much more smoothly than I expected. I’m not opposed to a beach episode or anything, but it’s still crazy how carefree this show can be. That being said, this week’s episode finally gives us a glimpse of what’s going on back at home, so I’m curious to see what trouble is lurking around.
Well, I guess I feel silly for what I said last week about having a survival leg in the upcoming space travel. The main characters sure seemed to blow through that restriction quickly. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but the reason I advocate for that kind of hardship is that it’s more of a battle of attrition rather than solving the problem at hand.
As I mentioned before, I do like that the episode addressed the situation back on the group’s home planet. I was curious to see how their parents were handling things, and it surprisingly adds a weird layer to the story. For whatever reason, the parents don’t seem as shaken up as they probably should be (except for Aries’s mother).
There’s also a weird scene where two of the parents use an identical phrasing to describe their emotional state. I like what it adds to the story, since it makes them come off as more creepy. Am I supposed to conclude that the parents are somehow behind the assassination attempt? From what we’ve seen so far, it seemed like most of the kids have a strained relationship with their parents.
For the record, I do like that Yunhua has changed her personality after the previous episode. I honestly can’t find myself agreeing with how the series treats Yunhua overall. The fact that her mother is a famous singer makes her feel less sympathetic to me. But that aside, I really wasn’t expecting a beach episode.
It looks like we’re ending on another cliffhanger. I’ve said before that I find Ulgar to be too obvious to be the traitor in the group. The fact that he reacted to learning Luca’s full name also makes me think that he just has some personal problem with Luca’s dad that’s unrelated to the rest of the group.