More of the usual fanservice in this episode, but there was also some actual drama. Not bad, Urara Meirochou.
(Spoilers in this review)
So the episode departs from the usual format in how there’s no real first half and second half. Instead, the episode is centered around the girls having fun in a natural spring as well as the events that happen there.
Fortunately, the episode isn’t just Kon, Chiya, Nono, and Koume fooling around for 20 minutes. Kon admits that she’s always wanted to do a spring séance, an activity that allows two compatiable Uraras to share their power.
Kon ends up doing a spring séance with Chiya. And it seems to work – but it also causes the two girls to see these weird entities which causes Kon to freak out.
After having a nightmare about the things she saw in the springs turning into Chiya and claiming to take what she holds dear, Kon wakes up in a panic. Chiya, who was awake, invites Kon to a talk out on the rooftop.
Kon admits that she’s been scared that she broke the one taboo Uraras must avoid, which is using divination to See gods or peer into their natures, because she performed a spring séance with Chiya. After all, a spring séance is a form of divination and Kon believes that the things she saw over at the springs were gods. As a result, she’s worried that she has lost her eligibility to be an Urara.
I know my pictures kind of poke fun at the situation, but I was genuinely distraught watching this episode. From the beginning, it has been apparent that Kon has always, always wanted to be an Urara. She has been studying for years and works the hardest out of all of the girls. For her to potentially have her dream stolen because of a small act would have been tragic.
Of course, that doesn’t actually happen (after all, this is Urara Meirochou). Still, I found myself wondering how the series would have gone if Kon was no longer an Urara.
Koume and Nono join Chiya and Kon. Nono and Koume are both slightly disappointed that Kon didn’t voice her concerns earlier. Well, I mean, sometimes friends have trouble talking about stuff and sometimes friends don’t really do much. But this doesn’t apply to Chiya, Koume, and Nono!
Now back inside, Chiya and Kon realize that they don’t know those things they saw were, but Chiya decides that it’s better they don’t know. After all, they could always find out tomorrow or in the future. The episode ends with the four girls eating their little midnight snack, talking about being friends, and howling at the moon.