We’re back with another episode of Quantum Pluto! When we had left our heroes, the latest member of Team Outer Senshi had fully awakened to their powers and is ready to help them save the world! The last episode suffered from having no real direction and continuing to hammer home points that had already been addressed in prior episodes with no real advancement; bringing the show to a standstill as none of the subplots were ready to move forward just yet. Hopefully now that everything is starting to be out in the open, the show can finally give us something new. Do we get it this time, or are we still gonna have to deal with problems we saw the solution to several episodes ago? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Chibi-Usa running to greet the apparently reincarnated Sailor Pluto who showed up at the end of the last episode to finish off the witch who was about to chop the young Scout’s head off. Pluto remembers Chibi-Usa and explains that she was reborn by Neo Queen Serenity to fulfill some important mission. It’s not clear whether or not she had lost her memories up to this point, but I think the more pertinent point is that NEO QUEEN SEREINTY CAN RAISE THE DEAD!! They don’t explain how she was able to do it, but that seems like a pretty useful power to have at your beck and call; especially to use on a Sailor Guardian who can go to whatever time they want. Presumably the “bring back to life” process is a form of reincarnation like it was for the other Sailor Scouts which means it takes a good fifteen years to get going (or more like twenty in Pluto’s case) so it’s not something she can use as a plan B, but it’s still pretty useful! Wait… now I’m confused. Can Neo Queen Serenity go back in time too without the aid of Pluto to… I guess imbue an unborn baby with Pluto’s genetic code? How does bringing her back to life in the past affect the events in the future? Why didn’t she send a message to her younger self letting her know to keep an eye out for the reincarnation!?