Next we see Yayoi walking alone as she pulls out a switch, but before she could transform, Kengo and the gang come out. We then find out Yayoi's desires as she wants to stay in school and never graduate and now she transforms into the Coma Zodiarts. Ryusei is around though and thinks that she could become Aries, so he gets out his belt and transforms into Meteor. He fights Coma, but during the fight he gets tangled by her hair and is slowly being dragged towards her. He counters though by using his Limit Break when he got close enough to her and defeats her! Gen then comes in and Yayoi isn't done yet and won't stop until prom is destroyed as she transforms again and flees. Jake also comes in late and for that he gets slapped by Tomoko. Kengo realizes how much anger she has and sees that they need to get her away from the switch ASAP. Meteor though replies that they cannot do that with the situation they are in right now and leaves. At the school, the graduation ceremony is going on without any issues, but the gang knows Yayoi will strike at prom. They already have Jake in the Dizer, but he is asleep... It also seems that the three past switchers didn't come to the ceremony. Now we transition to the prom as we see Miu going with Shun. The two then see Tamae and Nomoto are dating each other for prom as it was Gen's idea. As they enter we see that Ryusei is in because he is Ritsuko's date and that is because he doesn't want to get cursed by the others.
Shun you are a real man!
That is episode 26 and it is one of the best in the series. First the series continued the great writing that the last episode had as the team was in chaos with the whole situation. It's very realistic because if one gear isn't working the whole machine breaks down. I have to say though that Yayoi was very basic. Even Cancer didn't have that much screen time, but that gives him the image that he is getting used to acting in the shadows like the other Horoscopes. The fights also got a lot better as we see Jake get a win, Meteor defeating the Zodiart, but she still continued to fight, and finally Gen and Shun fighting along each other again. It's been a while that Shun had a great battle and it easily shown how strong he is as he finished it quickly. That was one good thing about Yayoi, her desires were easily pushing her like other Zodiarts, but I liked seeing her transform after a defeat. The drama part of this episode wins again though because of the great chemistry with Shun and Miu. The two soon realized that they don't need to stop fighting even if they are leaving the school. Also I just loved seeing how this episode arc didn't forget the minor characters which I was afraid that would happen. Then there was the scene where Shun accepted the facts and let Miu dance with Gen it was a very touching scene as he put her wishes before his. Now it did feel like that the two were going to leave, but as soon as Ryusei was trying to keep them I knew they would stay. So with that this episode gets an A+ it had much better action and the writing really supported everything.
Next Time: Gen's grandfather!