Madoka has a change of heart about wanting to become a Puella Magi after seeing Mami’s fate.
I was quite surprised to see Sayaka become a Puella Magi so suddenly like that, away from Madoka and just making the choice on her own. I figured that Madoka and her may make their wishes together or something but to have Madoka be suddenly saved by her friend who was in the same position as she was just a short while ago was surprising. It does seem like she went with the obvious choice of making a wish to heal that kids hand/arm but I doubt it will end up the way she wants it to. The show so far has been great with making things have serious consequences and I have a feeling that while she may say she doesnâ€™t regret the choice, and she may very well not, the boy will end up not paying any attention other or just ignore her, become some snob or something. Sheâ€™ll still say it was the right thing because heâ€™ll go on to make great music even if she canâ€™t be with him, but Iâ€™m sure there will be some drama or something that isnâ€™t quite how she wanted it and I hope they do a good job showing that.
Iâ€™m a bit surprised that theyâ€™ve gone this long in the show without Madoka becoming a Puella Magi. I would figure that a Mahou Shoujo show would end up having the main character become a Mahou Shoujo early on, but here are four episodes without it happening. Which, while surprising is great. It means theyâ€™re not just following some boring old formula and pattern they are talking about the consequences about something before it happens. Iâ€™m curious though what will be her big catalyst that causes her to become one though. I would have figured that Mamiâ€™s death was a pretty big catalyst but all it did was deter her from wanting to become one, which makes sense. If you see someone die horrifically you may not exactly want to jump into the activity they were doing that caused that death. Still, it now leaves us with some other action that has to spark her into becoming one.
And of course if that wasnâ€™t enough, now there is some new evil magical girl who wants to take over Mamiâ€™s territory even if it means defeating Sayaka. Perhaps Madokaâ€™s catalyst will have something to do with that confrontation. Either way Kyubey is starting to become more and more suspicious. I wasnâ€™t quite suspicious of him before even though he had a smile on his face when Mami died mainly because his expression has never changed so the smile didn’t really indicate how he was feeling at the time. However conveniently being at the hospital like that when Sayaka was going through the rough patch with hospital-boy was kind of creepy and too much of a coincidence to be just happening by. Then he has this existing relationship with psycho Puella Magi girl which makes me think he really is trying to orchestrate things for his own agenda, but weâ€™ll see. I doubt something like that will really become apparent until near the end of the show.