Last week’s episode, The Passenger, left me feeling a little flat. I enjoyed it enough, but in a series that’s been promising to use existing characters from the wider lore, a self-contained, monster of the week, style episode such as that left me a little frustrated. Although I could rest assured by the end as this third episode of the second series proved to be many times more satisfying to me as a Star Wars nerd.
On this episode of Mob Psycho 100, we learn about the dangers of online advertising. After his brainwave to start a website, which amazingly looks like a Myspace page circa 2003, Reigen finds himself and Mob being hassled by some than than savoy customers looking for shady, under the table spiritual aid.
Coincidentally, Mob also gets some honest to god character growth. After being passive in the extreme when met with nearly everything that went on around him unless pushed to his limit in the first series, it’s surprising to see some positive character moves for him this early in the second series.
Last time we ended with me all but certain Erwin was going to sacrifice himself in order to liberate the walled cities from a corrupt government. The actual events of this episode fall somewhere between a cop-out and a surprisingly well executed plan. I’m not salty about being wrong, but the misdirection felt, I don’t know, a little undeserved.