We could have done without the summary from Nike here, as we’ve already got an understanding of her role in all of this. Not only that but this first half! The writers should have written in some new material because this is all stuff we’ve seen before in some form or another!
This episode crammed so much into its first half it was rather tough to watch- the pacing was a bit all over the place too! Jumps from a meeting with different countries to Livius discussing with Nike about a vacation to the Rain Dukedome to check up on her sick grandmother all the while adding in the comedy routines. Just a bit much here.
The second half however, was great as we get a good look at her family and the kingdom. It makes tons of sense to place their development here! With the sick grandmother and having the chemistry of Livius and Nike stronger than it has ever been before I clearly see how much of an impact this episode will have on the final episodes that remain, not to mention the big kiss scene towards the end. That was awesome, and their reaction added so much depth in their love for each other! If it were not for the first half this episode this would have been the best we’ve had so far, it’s just the pacing in the beginning felt off.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10