Hello everyone and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today, I’d say we’re about to check in with the Forger family again, after a two-episode arc that saw Loid and Frost compete in the most high-stakes and dangerous of semi-professional tennis tournaments. Their involvement in Campbellian gives both Wit and Cloverworks’ animators a chance to really flex their muscles, while also reveling in the sincere trickery of Tatsuya Endo’s spy drama clear favorite.
Of course, focusing entirely on a “Spy” Adventure has left the “x Family” element of this product overlooked, so I’m looking forward to diving back into the brothers’ troubled family life our hero. I’m happy to admit that I’m an easygoing person when it comes to family drama and the gradual transformation of each main character as they trust and rely on each other never fails to warm my heart. Loid begins to care and even take pride in his daughter’s achievements, Yor becomes more and more confident in her worthiness as a partner and mother, and Anya begins to believe that her father her mothers were truly her steadfast protectors, whether on spy missions or not. It’s fun to see lonely people finding their missing pieces in each other, and the adorable team of Spy x Family seemed more united and complete in the episode. Let’s get started!
We open with a dumbfounded Yor wandering down the street and bumping into a pillar. This joke builds wonderfully slowly as the pole ominously flies in from the left side of the stage
“Am I going to be thrown aside?” That’s right, she’s still engrossed in Loid and Frost’s tennis adventures. Damn Yor, I was just talking about you becoming more and more confident in your position in the family!
She’s definitely still the weakest main character and her recent development focusing primarily on a romantic rival doesn’t really help. I feel like it wouldn’t be hard to improve this–maybe if we learned more about how she became the sole caregiver for her brother, her parents left her life like, we would have more context to understand her fear of abandonment
“Yor are you worried about Nightfall?” Luckily, Loid overheard the neighbors gossiping about Yor’s depressed appearance. Even if it’s for the sake of duty, hopefully his reassurance of her worthiness will make Frost’s worries fade away
“The role of a mother and a wife”
Franky complains about being used as a babysitter, but he’s clearly a natural. He has a cape for his King Scruff character and everything
And so Loid takes Yor out for a drink to settle things
“This has always been a marriage of convenience. I have no right to say anything about Loid’s personal life. It’s true that they haven’t really acted as equal partners—Loid was the one who orchestrated this entire arrangement, which means it’s reasonable for Yor to fear that he can take it away so easily. easy to understand. And she’s the type of person who both suppresses excessive worries and never expresses her fears directly—that’s the instinct that shapes her cooking story, as she finds it easier to impose on his colleagues than to talk directly to Loid
“My throat was so tight, I couldn’t speak.” Normally, she just let her anxiety rise silently. Considering that, a harsh challenge like this might actually be the best thing for her—she can’t confidently assure herself that she cares about this family and feels like she belongs. about this place, but when times get tough, her natural instincts don’t allow her to be abandoned. Loid and Anya
And thus she gained some loose courage
“Wait, Yor actually has romantic feelings for me?” The stunning flourish of Loid’s internal atomic clock synchronizes him into Romantic Twilight Mode in just a tenth of a second
“Somehow, being with Yor always makes me lose my rhythm.” Yor is so far behind in her social and family abilities, and so insecure about that fact that Loid’s usual forms of flattery only serve to frighten her. And so, she returned to her sole belief, accidentally going into Attack Mode
As he was about to sleep, Loid recognized the lullaby his mother used to sing to him, now sung by Yor as she watched over him. A wonderful moment of real intimate connection between the two, drawing on his own memories of being protected as a child, and thereby linking Yor’s presence to the hope and security that he wants to preserve it for the next generation. A relationship is more than just mutual feelings, it is a collection of shared moments and this feels like an important moment
Loid is not used to being unprotected like this and will jump as soon as he regains full consciousness. But this is exactly what he needs to do to establish real trust with Yor and Anya—if he feels comfortable being vulnerable with them, they can start to feel comfortable being vulnerable, too. . Now, all three are too afraid of being discovered or eliminated to share their weaknesses with each other – and if anyone is going to start that process, it will probably be Loid, who has confidently guide the remaining two people
“How long have I been out?” Yes, Loid was really uncomfortable with the idea of being left unprotected, even for a moment
“When I was little… even though I can’t really remember her face anymore, I loved being in my mother’s arms.” But realizing how much his ever-vigilant nature made Yor nervous, he finally revealed an honest secret, a part of himself that he had always kept hidden from everyone.
“My mother is very strong. Anya always told me that even if she was in danger, her mother would come to save her, so she would be okay.” He even specifically allayed Yor’s fears that her physically imposing nature made her unsuitable for the role. Her strength is a source of comfort to those who rely on her, not something to be ashamed of
And it wasn’t just a speech. Reflecting on how Yor has brought a sense of security to Anya’s life, he acknowledges that she has fulfilled her own most precious goal
“I have absolutely no intention of replacing you as her mother.” Its so romantic
“Be more confident in yourself. I look forward to you continuing to be Anya’s mother.” That’s better. And seriously, Yor, you have to believe in yourself a little
“Mom and dad are late. They must be hiding somewhere.” I don’t know about that girl Becky’s influence on Anya
The rhythm is pleasantly quiet as Bond becomes aware of when Loid and Yor are about to go home
“Back then, I couldn’t imagine being attached to anything but my brother. But now, I really can’t let this place go.” That’s right, Yor! Assert your needs!
Our B-side opens with the announcement of the academy’s first parent meeting, in which the guardians of the Stella-rich students meet and mingle. Finally, Loid’s goal is in sight!
“Anya almost gave up on getting eight stars”
To attract Damien’s attention, Becky decides to take Anya clothes shopping
Anya said that Loid had an emergency at work, which made me briefly suspect that this driver was actually Loid in disguise, but apparently not
“A lot of cold hard cash.” I appreciated the way Anya’s dialect switched from baby-like speech to random phrases she learned from Bondman or Becky. Yotsuba is similarly good at capturing the way children pick up strange phrases from the world around them
“I wanted to go shopping with my friends so I rented this entire apartment store.” Man, I know Becky comes from a prestigious family, but this is a different story
Of course, this whole chapter is just an excuse to make Anya wear a bunch of silly outfits, accompanied by a fun song
“As the daughter of a top corporation, you only get to wear the best things.” Becky’s struggle is exactly what you would expect: her wealth has isolated her from friendships and everyday experiences, as she is expected to act as an extension of her father’s power. Like Damien, and honestly a lot of the characters on this show – they’re all too attached to various social causes to accept vulnerability and engage seriously with together
“If you ignore your friend’s generosity, you will tarnish the Blackbell name. I’m sure that’s what your father would say.” Martha gives Becky the boost she needs
“Ladies, you must not think that you know all there is to know about everything and everyone. Once you can stop doing that, you’ll be on your way to becoming a proper adult.” Unfortunately, a lesson that too many people never learn
And it’s done
And as hoped, we’re back to family drama. In fact, this episode’s A-side proved the most intimate, serious exchange between Loid and Yor to date, with Loid revealing aspects of his past that he has always closely guarded, and Yor gradually understands that this family is truly important to her, not just as a convenient shield, but as companions she values in the same way she cares for her brother. . The more they share about themselves, the more they realize they have in common: it turns out, Loid’s big goal of ensuring a peaceful future for the next generation is actually Yor’s life story, only on a more personal, intimate level.. I can only hope their confessions here have truly bolstered Yor’s confidence, as I’m eagerly awaiting the moment she’s had enough safe to say that this is her family and no force on earth can take it away from her.
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