- Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:40 pm
After the fun times of last week, we are brought again to the feudal timeline, where "Universe" Ryoko and Mihoshi finally have their brawl. That in and of itself made this a fun episode to watch.
Just when Ryoko seems to have the upper hand, the rift opens and drags the two of them out of this existence.
My running theory here is still that these two are
alternate versions of the Ryoko and Mihoshi from the Universe
continuity. Imagine, if you will, the rift taking the two of them out of "Universe Beta" (as opposed to "Universe Prime", the actual continuity) before Ryo-Ohki crashes on Earth in Universe
episode 1, perhaps crashing them both on this feudal Earth. Neither would know Tenchi, Ryoko would be ruthless, Mihoshi would still be bumbling. However, she seems far more competent here than she did in Universe
That too sets her apart from her "Universe Prime" counterpart.
Nil could be right about Washu pulling these two out and putting them back where they belong, though it could still be possible that the rift remains unstable. In which case, "Universe Beta" Ryoko and Mihoshi just got tossed into another variant reality.
Then again, Washu might do that for giggles too.
To the device in Momo's hands,
I had a thought between viewings of this episode. What if
This is all speculation at this point, but who knows?
It is curious that Tenchi does not notice the device in Momo's hands. I thought for a moment that perhaps he lent her Tenchiken just to give her a "security blanket" of sorts. However, the coloration and how she talks about it (i.e. "it's supposed to let us see very far") seems to the contrary, as well as common sense. Why lend a child a potential weapon, particularly if she is known to have some kind of power?
As far as the crater and Beni are concerned, they seem both self-explanatory, at least until the next feudal era episode.