Live in harmony with the wind
- Jan 12, 2008
- Reaction score
Plus, Mallow and the other four classmates are absent, no cameos, no brief appearances and no flashback cameos.Not a bad episode this one, was rather teary eyed watching it at some points
Nice to see some characterization from Mareanie including rivalry from a female Frillish
Nice to see Ash caring for Mareanie when it ran away, I assume that they recognized it as James
They did wear their uniforms only in a post-scene of PokeProblem.The most surprising thing about this episode for me is that, brief flashback aside, for an episode focusing entirely on Team Rocket they are never seen in their uniforms. It's casual clothes all the way!
Wait whaaaat?! Have we been watching the same series or this very episode even?!One thing I always wish they did was allow Jessie to grow through James and at least start showing more positive characteristics being part of her core. They did this in XYZ when she lost the masterclass and showed humility which for me along with the doctor episode were great in showing Jessie in a new light. Sadly it was taken away in SM when Jessie went back to being fully vain, even taking James' poke ball and using it on Mimikyu, which felt like she was starting back from point A.
I'd assume we watch the same series, notice I said she started back from point A at the beginning, I never said she didn't improve. This is why I used her actions to catch Mimikyu as an example. She was much better in the episode with her and Mimikyu where she started attempting to understand it (there, I felt like she was showing progress from the old Jessie albeit a Jessie we've seen before. It was sort of like the episode where Pumpkaboo evolved where Jessie started off as selfish but changed during it.Wait whaaaat?! Have we been watching the same series or this very episode even?!
Let's just take this episode.
The selfish bitch version Musashi we all recognise & acknowledge would have been totally disengaged in this kind of folly (or even something much more serious), which she would have regarded as complete bs because it isn't directly relevant to her. In this she was invested, but literally sat in the background for the majority of the episode, happy to let Kojirou handle it and then act as a sounding board when he was about to make A Big Decision.
In fact, from the very beginning of the episode, she showed genuine kindness and compassion towards Hidoide - unexpectedly so because we've never seen the two of them interact onscreen, and also because Hidoide is kind of a weirdo. Compare to Maaiika's fake-out departure episode when she randomly accused it of being inherently evil solely because of its species...
Also, we were allowed a little reminder that she really does care about Kojirou, most obviously in the post-credits scene:
Nyasu: Is it ok that we didn't get [Dohidoide]?
Musashi: It's all good right? We have to take care of Kojirou's health 'huh?
Look at her face!!!
As for the rest of this series, we've seen her be aggressively kind towards Kiteruguma on a couple of occasions and the Mimikyu episode speaks for itself... She's also been the least bothered member of the TRio when it comes to doing her day job of committing crime. So overall, I'd say SM so far has shown just about the softest marshmallow Musashi one could ever reasonably expect.