A Backstage Happening
Norma continues to look as if she’ll have a big role, only to be pushed aside for the episode. She’ll get her episode eventually. There’s no need to drop an episode on a character before the time is right.
It seems Salt was right in saying “he’s such a poser”, as Vincent admits he was making things up as he went along about the coffee. It’s amazing how his piano playing can gain him Saga’s respect, only to lose it with more playing. Sugar mentioned something I wondered back when the bear raised his arms at the fairies on my second time watching through the episode. By then I knew Vincent was the bear, and had seen how strangely he acted at the coffee shop. While keeping my eye out for anyone who might see the fairies (but pretend they cannot), Vincent stood out as a prime candidate. Between the potential that he can see the fairies, and his interest in Saga’s mother’s music, and Saga’s ability to see the fairies, and the snow seen in the prologue to episode one, things are certainly getting interesting.
Poor Salt still hasn’t found a way to reliably escape Sugar’s kisses other than flying away. Maybe he should ask Pepper to teach him the wind magic the elder uses on Sugar.
If the fairies can be good for a while, Saga should get them a box of cut-up paper to play in. Leave it to a little fairy to find joy in the simple things.
Wearing her hunter’s assistant uniform, Greta’s appearance (probably her hair) reminded me of Meiling from Cardcaptor Sakura. While I’m not a fan of hunting or hunter outfits, it is a cute look for her. Greta’s acting is too impulsive, though, and it’s good to see she realized on her own that acting isn’t for her. It’ll be something to watch and see what other strings Greta’s father is able to pull for her. My curiosity lies in whether Greta wanted to be a part of the play (as she “said” her father set things up regardless of a lack of interest on her part, the latter half being easy to not believe). By the way, her dress worn before the play is a very nice design, but I’m partial to good combinations are white, pink, and red.
I need to find out who plays the boy pianist’s voice. It sounds familiar, but I’m not sure where from. Then again, he is the typical pretty boy with the typical pretty boy voice, a soft, effeminate voice not unlike the voice of, say, Yukito in Cardcaptor Sakura.
I can’t wait to see how Turmeric changes his methods (if there’s a visible change). Will he go for more of a ragtime tune to create clouds by? Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. It must be nice to be the elder and be able to say things like, “That’s what I hoped you’d learn from this,” when you have no idea what’s going on.
So, why was Vincent looking for Saga after the play? Perhaps to ask her opinion of his play-saving piano playing? Could his interest in her be because of the fairies around her, or can he not see them after all? I figure if Sugar thinks he can see her and her friends, then chances are we’ll learn eventually that he can. After all, Sugar’s been right about all those Twinkles, as well as everything else about the human world. Maybe it was just a coincidence that his dancing moves appeared to be scolding Sugar and her friends.
Salt and Pepper finally return for another bath. No mention of shampoo this time. Wash their hair too many times, and they may not want to return.
I’m glad Phil had a quick appearance in the episode. It shows he’s not being forgotten.