First thing I want to mention is Yuuki. She is getting really annoying and this episode didn't help that out. Back then it was okay at times, but now her yelling is getting quite annoying. Yuuki isn't a bad character though because she has a lot of spirit that makes her bearable. Elleen though is a much better character. I love the little mess ups she has and the casting for her character is dead on. Also she can be strict, but it's only to Yuuki since she hates carefree people. This is because her father couldn't get into space and then the man who replaced him was a person who didn't try as hard. Elleen wants to be in space because of her father not making it and she likes effort which is why she helps Kengo. This also goes to why she hates Yuuki and now she thinks Yuuki ruined her chances she will fight anyone who sides with Yuuki. Gen is also in a better form because he is noticing things more often. He saw the healing powers and realized that Aquarius helped Kengo and he noticed the bad speech. Overall the characters were in good form and their interactions were very well done.
She has an "A" and then Gen gets the letter "F" (I see what you did there)
The villains have a higher motif in this episode, but it doesn't play much in the episode. With the tests the students are being pushed to their limits. Then with Hayami he is looking for the next Horoscope and the test makes it easier for him. Elleen has been a Horoscope for a while though and she isn't getting along well with Hayami and she didn't even want to fight Gen at first. This is another reason I am liking Elleen, her passions is a great characteristic and she also has a soft side. Like other switchers though their passion is taking over them. Which is something I find funny because Horoscopes shouldn't be having this issue since they have a modified switch, but since the new members are younger it makes sense.
The action was alright. The first fight was quick, but I did like seeing Gen notice things and going straight for a finisher. The second fight had some odd quirks. First is with Libra he just pops out for a little while and then Meteor attacks. Libra is barely in this fight at all. Luckily we did see Meteor use the Fire switch which was nice to see. Another nice thing to see was the double finisher with Cosmic and Meteor Storm. Overall though the action was used to build for suspense since Aquarius cannot be defeated by those moves. There wasn't anything though that had great action feeling though.
The episode was a good watch. The new character Elleen shines very well as her character jumps out a lot. I loved seeing her get angry because it really seemed like she was losing it. Her desires also help with this and I hope to see what her conclusion will be like. Yuuki is annoying, but she is important for the plot in this episode and has a good heart. There are some good funny moments like Ryusei flipping out and Elleen with her bad speech. The action was used well for suspense, but they went way too quickly and the only showed some flashy things to try to support it. Overall the episodes works better with characters which should be more important than the action, but there wasn't a good balance. I give it a B-
Next Time: Fighting in the rain haven't seen that in this series yet (correct me if I'm wrong)