Now onto the great Beelzebub as he keeps showing off how smart and powerful he is. Yes he was defeated in this episode, but that's beyond the point. He still pulled many strings since once people have been injected by the minions they are forever in his control. It's a great plan B method since he can give his target some hope when they think everyone is okay now. Then he uses the people once more to use them to drive the Gate, Shiho into despair. This guy is just a genius and knows when he can gloat since no one expect for the White Mage has hurt him so far. Beast tries his best to fight him, but with the use of warping space around him he couldn't even get a hit. Overall, Beelzebub was way too much fun for me, he had the conductor style when he fought and his powers are very unique. Too bad there wasn't another classical piano music moment when Beast was fighting him.
I have to wonder what his Gate was like?
Rinko really went into full support for this episode since she learned of Beelzebub's minions and she was how Kousuke said "bold." Rinko striped people down to get those minions off and I really loved that. It was funny to see how she just went straight to stripping people. The best part of Rinko in this episode was how she treated Phoenix like a real person. She really wanted to believe that a Phantom can be a nicer person. By the conversation it really did seem like Phoenix was a good person. The way he complained about his higher-ups and didn't want to put people into despair. Also Rinko got Phoenix to cry, the man who would easily kill parents in front of children and burn X-mas presents actually cried. Rinko you did a whole lot.
A great follow up episode to a very enjoyable episode. We had good drama thanks to Rinko and Phoenix having a gentle discussion and having Rinko being shocked learning who he actually is. The beginning had good comedy with Rinko stripping people down and this leads up to some happiness for the Gate. Then Beelzebub kept being awesome with his well thought out plan. We even had the White Mage come back as I really want to know who he is and how much he knows. Just a perfect episode, an A+
Next Time: The Dragon and the Phoenix fight once more