Sadly, this does not fill up the entirety of the episode. The writers were trying to have a plot, and failing at it, just like with the even more terrible Amagai and Bount arcs. *shudder* However, unlike those two pieces of shit, I was able to actually watch this episode without cringing, so there's that.
We begin with some generic construction workers somehow sensing a Beast Sword. But enough of that, we need some comic relief for no real reason! We cut to Ichigo walking down the sreet when Keigo (remember him?) starts bugging him about sensing things. So naturally, he decides to freak the crap out of Keigo, sending him running out of the series until the Deicide Arc. Ichigo then runs to where he felt the Sword Beast and they have a little fight, while the Beast yells about "MY MASTER!" Hitsugaya then shows up to send the beast running and explain to Ichigo what's going on.
Later, at the Urahara shop, Kisuke is questioning Hitsugaya about these things when two familiar, sexy babes crash in; Rangiku and Haineko! Oh, how I missed your cleavages last episode! And they're even showing off pictures of them posing all sexy-like!
|If I still had my laptop, I would so make this my wallpaper...|
I really don't get the point of this scene. Is it because I'm not Japanese or because I apply logic to most things? Oh wait, I know the answer. It's the writer's attempts at being funny. Well, guess what, writers: YOU FAILED.
So, Kyoraku and Ukitake mention that it would be better if the Zanpakuto went back to sword form, and Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari start harming them for that. Thankfully, we cut to Rukia and Sodenoshirayuki talking about how Mayuri brought her back to normal. Turns out he somehow reversed the process Muramasa did to hypnotize them.
Back in the human world, that Beast Sword from earlier gets eaten by a Hollow as Hitsugaya and Hyorinmaru talk on top of a bridge for no reason. But enough of that, it's FANSERVICE TIME!!!
|OH MY GOD, YES!|
|THANK YOU GOD!!!|
Okay, so that Hollow that ate the Beast Sword has somehow fused with it, and absorbed it's memories? I dunno, but it attacks the girls and before Rangiku can eat her Mod Soul candy, she gets shoved out of the way of a falling pillar by Haineko, who then gets choked to near death by the Hollow-Beast Sword-Thing. Then Ichigo shows up to stop it, earning him even more of my respect. He and Hitsugaya then proceed to kill it with the help of their spirits, and that's where the episode ends.
This was a much better episode than last week's, and I'm not saying that just because of the fanservice. It had better action, and Keigo made an appearance for the first time in almost a year (I personally find him and Nel's 'bros' to be the only funny comic reliefs). All in all, a decent episode. Well, only two more months of this bullshit before we get back to the actual plot. Thank the lord for that.
HBM, signing out!