Whelp. A week after calling WEP the best thing on television right now, it airs…a recap, narrated by Acca and Ura-Acca, as a kind of advertisement for joining the Egg-saving game. While it confirms the two mannequin men only have a transactional interest in their four charming “top customers”, we already knew that; it doesn’t provide us with any new information. Acca and Ura-Acca only hint at telling us about themselves in the next episode.
We usually don’t assign scores to recaps, and that will continue here. I won’t begrudge the Cloverworks staff getting a week off of what is clearly an extremely challenging show to animate (and one of three series they’re working on this season). But if that was the reason for this I would have preferred no episode at all to a frankly pointless recap.
All of the previous episodes are extremely re-watchable due to their visual and thematic density; compressing them like this does them a disservice. It’s just a real bummer that real-world practical limitations are threatening to doom a once-in-a-decade masterpiece.