Wow a lot happened in this episode
First I have to say this episode was more of a surprise than I thought. First the duel between Meteor and Taurus was shorter than I thought, but it was a golf match with one course. It was good though as we see Yuuta hesitate in the end. Also seeing him turn on the deal was a good twist. Some people complained that they would think the Meteor vs Taurus would have more focus, but I knew that wasn't going to be it. The story was focusing on Yuuta since he had a sudden change of character. His story was pretty nice and I liked seeing how it got resolved. The turns made a lot of sense since his way of justice was odd. It makes sense he was just acting out of love since Mibu had a fondness of the rules, so Yuuta tried to make the school follow all the rules. Sure I still have to complain that Meteor didn't get much spotlight in this arc, but what Gen did was really good. Seeing him still doing a lot even out of the action is very good for a hero. He tries once more to help a fellow student and it works like other times. Which is another thing I am liking, Gen is actually succeeding in his missions to help people. These are Horoscope members and most of the times we just see them go berserk. So it's nice to see Yuuta turning to the side of good in the end and his end wasn't by Fourze or Meteor this time.
Another good thing was Emoto and holy crap I was expecting him to be some sort of Zodiart, but not Virgo. It does make sense though now since Virgo follows Gamou a lot and we did see Emoto with Gamou before. The most shocking part is that we learn that Emoto was the one who actually killed Kengo's father and not Gamou. This is a real page turner because all this time we thought Gamou was the one who was doing everything, but in the end he was just pulling the strings to the events. The scenes between Emoto and Tomoko were good because of how they seemed to be bonding a little. In the end though he is a Horoscope member and now he is out to attack other than hiding in the shadows. What's bugging me still is that he did help before, but why is he doing it? Does he still have some good parts about him or does he do more than we think? A quick note we find out that the Dark Nebula acts like a prison so does that mean that they people who were thrown in there are still alive?
The action was very little this time, but for it's replacement there was really good drama. The match between Meteor and Taurus was quick as I said before, but it works well. Then the last fight was Fourze and Meteor fighting Virgo. It doesn't last long though was Virgo is still more powerful than the both of them. Virgo also mentions that the Horoscopes' plan is in it's final stage, again why is he telling them this? There also wasn't much comedy this time, expect for when Ryusei begins his golf training. Overall there was a lot more drama, but it didn't feel like there was too much as things flowed at a good pace.
The fight did show aspects on Virgo's abilities as well.
Overall it's still a strong episode thanks to the drama. Fourze is really putting together a good story right now. The best part right now is Emoto since there seems to be two sides with him. He is helping, yet he still fights as a Zodiart. Yuuta's character was nice and his reasoning is understandable and thanks to the switch his emotions just went crazy like other Zodiarts. Then seeing Gen do more out of the action is always good for a hero. I give it a B+ mostly because there were other things lacking in the episode.
Next Time: Double Rocket States Kitta!