Here comes more love for Wizard as it still hasn't stopped it's perfect sequence of plot, action, and characters. First thing is that we got a swap around for character focus. Last time the men who were love weren't shown as much, but it makes sense since they were heartbroken. We got more screen time for Rinko and I am liking her more now. Looking back her acting is good just not as good as the others. She does show good facial expressions. One thing I liked a lot is how we got a viewpoint on the police with the chief knowing that Rinko is acting on her own. This was one thing I was wondering about since we haven't seen much from the police for a while and Rinko seems like she is never busy. So the swap of character interaction was very good because I bet no one wanted to see the men being all depressing for the whole episode. Still it would have been nice to have Koyomi be more involved, but seeing that she doesn't go out that much fits her character. Before you try to tell me that in the last arc she went out that was because she wanted to show Rinko and Shunpei that they were not needed. Also any other time she was out it was to help Haruto.
Finally the action and boy there is a lot to talk about this time. For once the first fight should a really big struggle between both fighters. Wizard did have the upper hand, but this is when Gnome started to play with some trickery. It shows how annoyed he is getting by Wizard's interference. He ran away only to surprise Wizard and tried to crush him. He was going for quick finishes in that fight as he wanted to get back to the Gate. In that fight we got a better look at the Defend spell in Flame Styles and it's awesome. It's a giant flame shield that goes over Wizard like a parasol as it melts anything that touches it. Then that heat goes down around him melting anything around expect Wizard. The final fight was the best fight in the series so far. First Gnome got back to playing dirty as he used his digging ability to his advantage. Heck he got some good hits before doing that. Water Styles was used during this, but it got quickly switched with Land Styles. So this was Land Styles first big fight and it didn't disappoint. Land Styles has a strong front in battle as the Big Ring shows that with making quakes in the ground. How Wizard gets a hold on Gnome to put the Smell Ring on him was genius. I love how the rings are being used in the series not only Wizard can use them on himself, but on others. Then the finale was amazing with the Kick Strike fused with Drill and the effects on that were awesome. The kick had rocks surrounding it, but then they formed into the drill making a drill kick and I say better than Fourze's. So the action in this episode was really top notch as we got different aspects on Wizard's styles yet again making things feel really fresh.
Next Time: Wizard VS. Phoenix!!!