Wein steps up to the plate and seizes the mantle of Red Ranger. I am a bit bewildered by why they don’t go into a childhood memory for Wein off the bat but maybe he has more baggage than meets the eye. I suspect that Jan could be very ill or if nothing else seems to have moved since Wein left. Hopefully Jan is still around as Wein hasn’t moved, but the lack of correspondence is cause for some concern. Sawa seems to have moved on from the rejection letter. I am sure that Wakana and Konatsu will help Sawa forget the disappointment. Shiho seems to be ruling the local merchant guild with a steadier hand and makes the Music and Sometimes Badminton Club an offer they cannot refuse. The money is nice but Wein is in it to be a hero of justice.
Hopefully Wein being a sentai otaku will be played for a little bit more than laughs given how Wein isn’t laughing much when it comes to Jan. Naoko might be the most prickly person with ties to Mahiru, but Shiho seems to have stashed away plenty of mementos from her younger days. We haven’t seen much of Konatsu’s mother yet, but Shiho has been a fine future Mother-in-Law to Konatsu and Wakana. Tragic as Mahiru’s death was I am glad that Shiho will serve as a living link to the past for Wakana. Wakana didn’t get to have a good heart to heart with her mother but in her more mellow state she does seem to get along well with Shiho.
Wakana and Sawa seem to be getting closer with every passing episode and I could not be any happier. Taichi seems intent on keeping his shoddy diction intact, but at least he was able to sense Wein’s troubles even as women remain a mystery to him. I was surprised at how passionate Wein was when he challenged Sawa for the right to be the Red Ranger. I think Sawa would have done fine, but Wein did find enough fire to ward off Sawa. I hope Sawa will enjoy being the Green Ranger, Wakana is right that her figure is fine and no doubt Wakana will have plenty of opportunities to admire it. Besides it is not as if Shiho can’t alter the suit that or Sawa can make the alterations herself.
I wonder what machinations the owner of the school is plotting because as much as I dislike Naoko’s stance on Konatsu, Naoko isn’t completely vile. The Principal seems to have been cowed with the threat of being fired, but I wonder what heavy handed change will be made by the owner. In that regard I suspect that the music program is in for a bit of trouble if Naoko, self-proclaimed Defender of the Music, read through a whole ream of legalese. Naoko hasn’t been much of a nurturing person and certainly she could be a little nicer to Konatsu and Wakana. Perhaps this looming issue will give Naoko that chance. I am curious as to why Naoko and Shiho haven’t been seen together yet; I would assume that they were friends once since both seemed close to Mahiru. Well whatever happens next I hope that Naoko will not be trying to block Sawa and co. from working for an honest day’s pay.