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Episode 7 opens to the Angel Daedalus trying to give a message to Tomoki but before she can a mysterious figure boots her out and appears with a limp Ikaros and promptly beats the living shit out of her all the time referring to Ikaros as a doll. Tomoki wakes up from his nightmare and is rightfully distress by this.We then have a quick story where Astraea in her constant need to be fed goes to Tomoki’s house and with Nymph ends up eating Ikaros’ watermelons (not that kind). They panic when she returns so Nymph tries to grow the watermelons by hacking them. This doesn’t work (duh) and instead turns it into a giant monster. The rest of this part is kinda funny and warps up in an appropriate way.
Then part two happens. At a nearby park, a girl wearing a Nun’s Habit approaches Tomoki with this outright disturbing smile on her face that will haunt me for a little while. She says that she wants to play dollies and then vanishes. At Synapse, Eishiro Sugata with the help of Nymph and the Dive Game is scouting out the area while routinely retreating to escape from Harpies. During one jump to Synapse Tomoki takes Nymph away from the controls leaving Eishiro trapped. Nymph mentally recaps that she has no master and because of her lack of wings was going to be scrapped before coming to Earth. She therefore has a fear of abandonment.
I don’t have to point out how refreshing it is to have this amount of character development here. Now I know that this could all be stuff that had been in the first series but even in this kinda rushed way it is a great addition to a character that has been easily the best in the show so far. Anyway, as you’ve guessed this isn’t really Tomoki. It turns out to be the new Angeloid called Chaos. Chaos is the same girl that approached Tomoki earlier and god damnit she is creepy. She smiles ever so lightly and talks in a somewhat childish way that just gave me chills. Some people say that Heath Ledger’s Joker was unnerving but Chaos had more of an effect on me in her 15 mins of facetime than the Joker ever did in The Dark Knight. She wants to know what it was that made the previous generation of Anegloids turn to Tomoki’s side. Then this shit gets real.
I feel like this episode along with the first shows Sora no Otoshimono: Forte at its best, the core story is at the forefront of the action but at the same time, it is still able to get enough of the “wacky sexy fun time” humour out at the same time. My fear is that like many of the interesting parts of the show, the conflict with Chaos gets pushed to the side quickly, but regardless of the future events in the series, this episode renewed my interest in Sora no Otoshimono fiction.