Hugtto! Precure Episode 24
Am I the only one who thought this episode was a weak one? Ah man… just when I thought we were getting something interesting, they just cover it all up.
I get that Gelos has already debuted, but you’d think she would be a bit stronger. It honestly felt as though Gelos didn’t even try. Heck, after Dr. Trauma’s debut, her fight was well below the bar, and I am not impressed. It certainly didn’t help how her butlers appearance were weak as hell, making it feel as though they have have purpose to their existence besides being her accessories. And then to top things off, the fight couldn’t have been more boring. I don’t really care that this was supposed to be a ‘fun’ episode, they should have had a better follow up to last week’s fight, don’t drag it down again!
I was surprised to see Charleet and Pupple suddenly thrown into the mix, and are the ones responsible for recruiting Emiru and Lulu to join their talent agency (I knew it was only a matter of time before they would be scouted by anyone). If anything, if Lulu and Emiru were to get busy with that, this will only further isolate Hana from the group, being the only one who has yet to find the dream she wants to pursue.
And then there’s the biggest joke of all: Hana and the gang all transformed in front of everyone, so basically, their secret should be out in the open. But this is probably going to be something ignored entirely out of convenience.
It seems everything is still going according to George’s plans. Now more than ever, it seems he is more interested in how Hana will respond to the situations, and whether or not she will break. Honestly, I liked that we actually got to see at someone experience fear after having met the enemy. It is natural to feel that way. But what surprised me is how nobody but her mother noticed. And before long, it was something that was either quickly overshadowed by Emiru’s and Lulu’s performance, or will serve as an conflict that will grow over time. I honestly hope it’s the later, for story-telling sakes. While I don’t like the whole, “Hana-Show”, I do appreciate seeing the human side of her. I just wished we were able to see the same for the others. Watching her force that smile onto her face to cover up her fears and swim to hide her tears, that was tough.
Next week it looks like Homare will be back in the spotlight given her feelings for Harry. To top things off, not only Bishin will be making his debut and our favourite hamster’s secret is about to come out (about bloody time!). I am excited to see where this goes, hopefully it won’t disappoint.