It’s established early on in Episode Seven that crime has been on the decline, so Samurai Flamenco and The Flamenco Girls haven’t been out and about nearly as much. Because of this, Masayoshi has been able to get more sleep and he’s on a roll for his modeling and acting career.

During the episode, Masayoshi spends time going through the things in the box that was sent to him in an earlier episode. He has a meeting with Hirai, his grandfather’s friend who sent him the box, and Hirai says he thinks that the contents in the box are a final message for Masayoshi from his grandfather.

After this conversation, Masayoshi goes through the box again. As he’s reading a page about Samurai Flamenco, it’s revealed that the scientist who has been with him didn’t tell him the truth about his parents’ death. The scientist says that instead of being killed by an illness, they were actually murdered. When Masayoshi flips the page, he finds a newspaper clipping about his parents being murdered while on a trip overseas. Not surprisingly, Masayoshi is in shock and wonders why his grandfather had lied to him.

Meanwhile, Hidenori is approached at the Vigilante Counseling Unit and is told that the crime-prevention campaign was more popular than expected, and it’s believed that it was due to Samurai Flamenco. The department would like to make Samurai Flamenco chief for a day as a PR event, where he would accompany the police on a drug bust. The Organized Crime Division will do all the work, and he’ll be assigned guards. Hidenori is asked to make the arrangements with Samurai Flamenco.

Hidenori and Masayoshi get together, and Masayoshi tells Hidenori what he learned. They have a really good conversation here, and Masayoshi is unsure if he should go on being Samurai Flamenco. Something happens during this scene which convinces him to continue on.

Right at the end of the episode, we see Samurai Flamenco serving as chief for a day and accompanying the police on the drug bust. However, something goes wrong, and it causes the episode to ultimately end with a “WTF?” moment.

As I was watching this episode, I found myself believing this would be a “game changer,” especially since a lot of emphasis was placed on the fact that crime has been down in the city and on the various crimefighters resuming their normal careers and lives.

The part that stood out to me in a good way was the revelation Masayoshi received during this episode. I will admit that as soon as this revelation was made, I expected Masayoshi to fall into the superhero cliché of wanting to avenge his parents’ deaths. However, I was glad to see that the writers ultimately chose not to go this route, especially when it was pointed out that Masayoshi was two when they died and never really got to know them.

But that ending, though… I seriously found myself thinking “WTF?” as that final scene was unfolding. At this point, I’m really hoping to learn in Episode Eight that this is actually a dream sequence of some kind, and that the writers are leading us to believe it’s real. If not, then Samurai Flamenco is starting to “jump the shark” and turn into something that I potentially won’t be enjoying nearly as much as I have been.

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