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Episode directed by Kazuhisa Takenouchi
Welcome back to another episode of Everybody Loves Rei! So it’s become clear that the writers here have decided that the Rainbow Crystal arc will primarily be about the other Scouts working through their love lives; a concept that MIGHT work if they could come up with good ideas on exploring that and they have yet to prove that that’s gonna be the case. Still, maybe they can succeed with Rei where they failed with Ami and were merely underwhelming with Makoto? Is this a new leaf for the arc that started off really well, or will we just have to ride this out until we finish up with all this filler? Let’s find out!!
First two minutes of the episode, and BAM! Rei’s grandpa gets hit by The Dark Crystal and starts turning into a monster! No bullshit! We know that Zoisite is gonna turn SOMEONE into a monster, so might as well get it done upfront! Unlike all the other times he’s done this though, the transformation doesn’t complete as Grandpa Rei apparently has powers that allow him to resist the Dark Crystal and keep his Rainbow one intact (which I don’t THINK he’s aware is inside him, but I’m not certain about that). Still, while the attack wasn’t quite what Zoisite wanted, there’s no doubt that the transformation process has begun and that Grandpa Rei will turn into the monster, albeit at a slower pace (similar to Joe the Crane Game Troll from episode 25). On top of that, this JUST SO HAPPENS to be the night that Grandpa Rei takes on a bum for an apprentice named Yuichiro who at first looks like a lame knock off of Spike from Cowboy Bebop. What, was Crazy Gramps not enough to carry this episode?