The show really wants us to believe that Pito is a dangerous psychopath, but I can’t shake the fact that she’s probably just a bored idol in real life. Ah well.
— So the tournament begin, and the new battlefield is just as drab-looking as the last one. Lots of faded colors everywhere. GGO is one ugly game. I guess it’s going for realism in its environments, but why bother when nothing else about the game is realistic?
— When Karen and Miyu check the map, the girls find themselves isolated in the upper right-hand corner of the battlefield. There’s literally nobody near them. Likewise, Pito and M are all the way in the opposite corner. Looks like Karen’s going to have to murder a bunch of nobodies before she can throwdown with Pito. After all, we still got like five episodes left counting this one.
— We also get a glimpse of some of the other teams. The high school gymnasts are mostly interested in just fighting Karen. Maybe Karen should’ve told them that she needs to kill Pito. Unfortunately, she didn’t bother to mention this fact, so they’re just going to get in her way.
— Oh hey, these dudes get to hide in the snow. At least that’s slightly more interesting than abandoned houses and broken up concrete.
— Wait, what? Miyu lost her feet and she only lost a quarter of her life?! What’s even worse is when Karen assures her friend that everything will be okay. Why? Because Miyu’s legs will eventually grow back. This is so stupid.
— In the meantime, Karen goes 1v5 and takes out four of the enemy with ease. ‘Cause, y’know, she’s technically an SAO protagonist, so she’s overpowered as hell.
— Even without her feet, Miyu helps Karen out with the last generic nobody. Hell, he got a good chunk of of his head lopped off. Hopefully, that killed him… but I dunno, maybe it only took half of his HP, and his head will grow back!
— We then briefly visit the other squads to see what they’re up to. There’s just a bunch of bad action.
— People rain down suppression fire as if they have infinite bullets. It looks about as dumb as it sounds.
— Oh hey, this map has a vineyard. Why? Beats me. It’s just a mishmash of stuff. Here’s a railroad, here’s a stadium… why not a vineyard!
— Remember that team with the lone girl? Well, she’s still as bored and unhappy as ever. What’s her deal? I guess I’ll have to wait even longer for an explanation, because we’re definitely not getting it this week.
— Pito is bored, but M is the leader so he’s calling the shots. He’s content to sit in one place until the rest of the map thins itself out, because he’d rather have Pito go all out against Karen than a bunch of generic nobodies. But what’s the point of playing a battle royale if you’re just going to do nothing? They should’ve just fired up CS:GO instead of wasting god knows how many minutes doing nothing.
— Yep, this is what it looks like when your legs grow back.
— I wanna like Miyu, because I think her character design outside of the game is cute, but she’s kinda special in the head.
— Meanwhile, the leader of the high school gymnasts has a bit of a potty mouth.
— Pito is just begging to die, but we’re not ready to fight her yet. We have more faceless goons to kill. This time, however, Miyu wants to prove her worth, so she has Karen serve as her eyes and ears. This way, she can just hide behind a bunch of buildings and lob grenades towards their enemies. For some reason, however, Karen acts like this is the first time she’s ever heard of lobbing grenades, so Miyu has to explain the basic strategy to her friend. It’s ridiculous.
— A cute girl with a grenade launcher between her legs is probably someone’s fetish out there.
— Eventually, seven teams decide to band together to take out Pito. They really think she’s that dangerous, I guess. But I mean, has she ever won a Squad Jam before? Heh, I think not.
— Nevertheless, Karen turns on the jets, because she’s now worried that Pito will die before she can kill her. Hoo boy, that last sentence would make no sense without the proper context, huh? Miyu, however, assures her best friend that Pito’s team would retreat if they knew they couldn’t survive.
— Needless to say, Pito and M are going nowhere. We cut to Pito just cackling her ass off, because she’s, like, really badass you guys. You just don’t know it yet! But that’s the end of our episode, so you’ll have to tune in next week to see how Pito and her boys will take out seven teams in a row.