We got some pretty interesting developments in this episode. Suzuno is supposed to be a girl from a traditional family that just happened to move in next door to the demon lord. She is not fooling anyone. The girl is obviously that messenger from the last episode that was talking about eliminating Maou and Emi for the good of the church. Nothing was confirmed on that front, but I can’t see this going in any other direction. Emi asked if this new girl was “after” Maou, and that caused a bad misstep in translation. Maou is a little too easy-going for someone whose life has been threatened on multiple occasions. Oh well, it has made for some pretty interesting comedy. Aside from Suzuno infiltrating the house, there were two pretty interesting things that happened. The first was something that I am very happy with. Suzuno gave a homemade lunch to Maou that he brought out in front of Chiho. That is a bad idea. What ensued was a literal shake down that ended when something that surprised even me. The rice compartment of the lunchbox had a heart in it. Chiho was not happy about that. On the other end, Emi was confronted by an odd assailant. The masked individual wielded a scythe, had the ability to drain holy energy, and could shoot a purple beam from their eye. The surprising action just won’t stop coming back.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I think things are getting pretty interesting in this show. I guess that Suzuno’s strategy for taking down Maou is going to be gaining his trust and then striking while his guard is completely down. That could go one of two ways. The least likely one is that she will strike, but Emi will help stop this second attack on Maou which will strengthen that obvious romance that is going on between the Hero and that Demon. The other, and more likely course of action, is that Suzuno will slowly fall in love with Maou and things will get really awkward between the three girls very quickly. On second thought, I don’t know which one is more likely, but I think that the first one would be bad because it would feel like they were recycling the concept that they used when Lucifer attacked them. I actually want Suzuno to get adjusted to human life like everyone else because I think that her character is very interesting. On the other end, I guess that the person who attacked Emi is probably related to Suzuno. I can’t really say for sure with anything because I am not sure where they plan on taking this story. I just wonder how seriously Chiho and Emi plan on taking Suzuno as a romantic interest for Maou at this stage. Suzuno obviously though Emi was referring to assassination before when she mentioned being in lots of battles. I guess seeing Chiho on the offensive is something to look forward to.