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We thought this episode was going to be Pauline’s story, but it turned out to be two family stories at the same time. Honestly, I thought the story felt somewhat rushed. I liked the idea of putting Pauline and Mavis’s families together, but it largely seems to breeze through them. Still, I think the episode was fun overall, especially when Mile gets involved.
I thought the delivery of this joke was great. Mavis introduces her three brothers and casually ties it back to Pauline as a punchline. I honestly didn’t see that coming.
I get that this week’s struggle is more political than other episodes, but I think it would have been nice to get a better explanation for why the brute force strategy wouldn’t work. After all, Mile’s first encounter in the Hunter tournament was against a noble flaunting her power.
This was probably my favorite part of the episode. Mile takes advantage of the masked identity trope, and it actually works out for her initially. Sure, Mavis’s father eventually sees through it, but this is a much better success than what we’ve come to expect from Mile.
Every episode needs a Mile face, right? I think the weirdest part about this episode was not meeting Mavis’s brother. He’s supposed to be the groom in this arranged marriage, but he only shows up in a flashback scene. Instead, we interface entirely with his father. Maybe that’s just me.