The episode opens with the mysterious fog rolling in, which is where the previous episode ended. Later, Maou, Ashiya, and Urushihara look out their window and determine they see something moving outside in the fog. When they go to investigate, they find a cyclops that’s been rather beat up. They also encounter another demon, and they learn that a mysterious human has been beating up the demons that are coming into our world.
Another demon appears, and it turns out to be Camio, Satan’s advisor in the demon realm. A strange cyclone comes after all three of these demons, and Maou and the others manage to get Camio to safety inside their living quarters and save him from the cyclone. Unfortunately, they don’t get much in the way of answers from Camio, who collapses and turns into a small, cute bird. Maou also gets a text from Chi saying that Ms. Amane (the landlady’s relative that they’re helping) “went somewhere” in the fog, and Chi seems to be concerned. In last week’s episode write-up, I had my suspicions about Ms. Amane, and Chi’s text only reinforced my suspicions of her.
The next day, Maou, Ashiya, and Urushihara work their first day at the beach shack. While the shack is getting a lot of business, it looks like everything is about to fall apart due to lack of supplies and not enough people working. Fortunately, Emi, Chi, and Suzuno arrive to help out and save the day. But after the chaos is over, Urushihara has an important conversation with Emi about Olba, an angel that appeared in the previous season and ultimately ended up being arrested by the Japanese police. This particular scene allows Urushihara to explain why he had sided with Olba in the previous season, but it also imparts some important information about Olba and his potential motivations for what he did in the previous season. I was glad to get this and be reminded of Olba’s existence, since it’s been so long since I saw the first season of The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Right at the end of the episode, as Maou, Emi, and Chi are having a conversation with Camio, the only information he manages to impart about what’s happening to the demons is the identity of who has been attacking them. The assailant’s identity is revealed right at the end of the episode, and it turns out who I had guessed was behind the attacks was the culprit. But how knowing this information can potentially affect Maou and the others remains to be seen. Hopefully next week’s episode will show us the fallout of this revelation. I also hope that next week’s episode will give Camio the opportunity to explain why demons are coming to this world, as well as to elaborate on his comment in this episode about chaos in both Ente Isla and the demon realm.
In a lot of respects, not a whole lot happens in this episode. The main important things are the arrival of Camio and the other demons and the conversation between Urushihara and Emi. I’m hoping that this episode is meant to set up the pieces so the story can progress. Yes, it was important to show Maou and the others working at the beach shack (since that’s why they’re at the beach in the first place), but in the end, it only ended up being important because it’s the location where Urushihara is able to reveal some important information to both Emi and the audience. It should also be noted that after all the emphasis placed on Alas Ramus in recent episodes, she hardly appears in this one. But then again, the story in this episode wasn’t focused on her as much, so it makes sense that she would have less screen time.
It’ll be interesting to see how the story progresses next week, especially since the series will be in its second half at that point.
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