Ran goes to rescue Rui when she finds out heâ€™s been kidnapped by someone with powers similar to herâ€™s.
This episode was great. Iâ€™m surprised at how fast they wrapped up Midori seemingly being evil and bad and how quick they made her nice. Iâ€™m glad they did that though, as it would be much more fun to see Midori working with Ran whether then a continual clichÃ©d rivalry between them while they dealt with something else. Now they can deal with something else and any development she gets will be put to better use because you can care about a good guy more then a bad one sometimes. I was also a bit surprised at how little they talked about Ruiâ€™s powers. I mean, the bad guy said he was the key to unlocking her powers and taking over the universe and all, but they didnâ€™tâ€™ even seem to know or really care that he had powers once she was gone, Rui acted normal and Midori and Ran didnâ€™t mention it at all. It just seemed that they handled it oddly, and hopefully they will touch on it a lot more later on in the series.
Iâ€™m curious as to what direction the show will go now. The first couple of episodes really were an introduction, however now everything is kind of settled from the beginning drama. Midori is pretty much on the good side now as her troubled past has been revealed and Ran has kind of understood what sheâ€™s going though. Rui has been confirmed to have powers, but not the same kind as Ran and Midori, everything is kind of set now. Either they will deal with big problems or it will be more episodic and they will deal with small non plot related problems and mysterious. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here.