Wow, I was actually relieved, so to speak, when Prince Baka showed up at the end of the episode. From last episode’s preview through about 90% of this episode, I started to think that Level E was going the Aoi Bungaku route with multiple stories compiled as a series. Or that there had been a time skip and Yukitaka had grown up and become the doctor. In reality, it turned out to be another one of Baka’s hair-brained schemes. Can’t say that I would have accepted his anime concept if I was a studio either. I really enjoyed the seriousness of this episode’s plot, but when you think about it, there were a lot of plot holes. And Baka said that the Conwellian aliens actually exist – I wonder if they’re exactly like how he portrayed them or if they’d get pissed at being made into a sob story.
The art style for this episode was pretty cool, too. The thick lines reminded me of Toshokan Sensou and GOSICK’s opening animation.