Minor Spoilers Ahead
Hyouka has reverted back to its old ways. The school festival is still in full swing, but a mystery has finally reared its ugly head. Actually, all of this was alluded to on the earlier episodes, but I didn’t want to believe things were headed down in this direction, again. See, Hyouka’s mysteries are rarely worth caring about.
Oreki admits he can’t say no to Chintanda – once she’s curious, it’s lights out. There game is becoming clichéd at this point, but this episode wasn’t a total disaster. Everyone except Oreki seemed on edge. Maya is still thinking about her manga drama, Chintanda is running around like a chicken with its head cut off, and Satoshi has a chip on his shoulder.
The gang has never been this dysfunctional. I found Satoshi’s issues the most interesting, up until this point he’s been the classic club’s most carefree member. Is he becoming jealous of Oreki’s abilities? Oh and before I go — Hatsune Miku is a major bitch. (Rating: 8/10)