Whew… what an episode. I really wasn’t expecting what came out of this one, and honestly… out of all the shows i’m watching this season, I did not expect THIS to be the one that made me shed a tear. I mean, really, was anyone, ANYONE AT ALL expecting what came out of this episode?
This episode was all about Lily, as the girls finally encounter someone who knew them in life. Lily’s father recognizes her, and gets into an altercation with Saki when he tries to talk to Lily, due to his scary appearance. After this, we learn a lot more about Lily’s past, her family situation, and how she got into showbiz. And, of course, how she ended up dying.
Of course, the internet being the internet, this episode has generated a whole lot of conversation around it, as we find out that Lily was actually a boy, named Masao. And of course, having a transgender character is bound to generate a lot of controversy around the place… which is STUPID!
Who cares if Lily’s trans, or whatever. That fact doesn’t really change her character much, and the episode doesn’t really dwell on it. It’s not trying to push any agenda, that’s just part of who she is. And that’s perfectly fine. This episode was incredibly heartfelt and, honestly, beautifully written, and that fact remains the same, whether Lily was born a boy or a girl.
I don’t really enjoy discussing stuff like that, because there’s always people with extreme views to one side or another, but I thought this episode was really, really good. The final concert that the girls put on to help ease the heart of Lily’s father was amazing, a beautifully written song, well choreographed, and I believe that some very genuine emotion, and a lot of love, was put into that scene.
After all, family is forever, right? Even if you’re a zombie. Anyways, that about sums up my thoughts on this episode. I think it was a great episode, and a lot of the controversy going around it is just kind of silly, in my opinion. But in the end, that’s just my opinion. What did you guys think of this episode? Let me know down in the comments, thanks for reading, and i’ll see you all in the next post!