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Mile may not have gotten the exact obligatory beach episode that she wanted, but you have to commend her effort. This week’s episode was a bit slow, focusing on the girls taking a day off. Watching Mile will the beach part into existence was funny, and Reina has some fun solo moments of her own. In the end, the episode seems to indicate that we might be shifting towards Pauline’s story soon.
Reina gets a short scene in this episode, but it’s probably my favorite segment. Her impressions of her comrades are hilarious, and she has a great interaction with the innkeeper’s daughter.
Mile gets her own character moment in this episode, but I’m actually not entirely certain what to make of it. It’s true that her new friendships have given her social interactions to take up her time. As a result, I suppose she no longer needs to find side hobbies pursue in her spare time. On the other hand, she could just be saying that there’s nothing else to do in this world without anime and books.
I think this goes just about as well as Mile could have hoped. I thought it was great that she was able to convince her friends that her swimsuits would work out. You’d think they would have learned by now.
The episode ends with some light fun, but it includes a small moment where Pauline notices a soldier watching them. Is she noticing a threat to the group or Mile specifically? Or is this related to her own past? I’m curious to see what happens.