I did enjoy watching Tenchi spend some time with Ryoko, Ayeka, and Sasami outside of their flat. The deliciousness of Ryoko and Ayeka's comments of the competition was palpable. I've missed their banter.
Now, here's a point of fact. Ryoko also recalled her recent exchange with Beni, much like Washu's apparent interest in Beni as well. Moreover, the point of this episode is Momo offering an olive branch, in the form of her butt, to Beni. I am noting a lot of emphasis on Beni, and, considering Beni's visions/memories and the feudal era events, I think that might be a major plot point in the near future.
Now, it seems the competition is going into overtime. What will be our final round? Tune in tomorrow!
Marty Kirra wrote:Plot? PLOT?! Where are you?
While I too am eager for the overarching plotline to take precedence, I do not believe the wait will be long. Allow me to make a comparison to Universe. The overarching plot regarding the coup d'etat on Jurai did not start until Kagato took the throne under the guise of Yosho in episode 14, the episode after the halfway point. Moreover, said plot did not become heavily dramatic until episode 22, four episodes from the end. A good chuck of the series's content was fun adventures that gave us more depth to each character.
Please note that in Ai Tenchi episode 26 is the episode after the halfway mark, where Washu is shown lurking in her laboratory with a particular interest in Beni. I fully expect that once this sports competition ends, the overarching plotline will come to the forefront. I also expect that in the last week of November, said plot will become much more dramatic.
Keep in mind: we have only seen 22 episodes of new content and 5 episodes of recap, which yield a total of ~66 minutes of new content. In that time, we have been introduced to characters, new and old, and even had them grow, much like Universe did. Please be patient. The overarching plot will come soon enough, and if Negishi's tweets are to be believed, FEELs will be had.