You know, I think that episode twenty-three of Star ☆ Twinkle PreCure might just be a homage to Star Trek, of all things. Well, more specifically a certain alien species from Star Trek. Oh, and there’s also the small matter of welcoming Uni to the team – you know, a few episodes after she transformed for the first time…
In this episode, Hikaru and the others decide to hold a welcome party for Uni. That soon gets overshadowed when Fuwa eats one of Uni’s Matter Cookies, causing the fairy to uncontrollably multiply. Feeling responsible for what happened, Uni tries to tackle the problem on her own.
As you may have guessed by this point, this episode of Star ☆ Twinkle PreCure is on the sillier side. It is about Uni learning that she is part of a team now, and can rely on the others to help her out. Elena is the one who spends the most time with Uni this episode, helping her to realise all that.
This episode is pretty much one that focuses on Uni, but that doesn’t meant that the other characters can’t have their moments. Lala is particularly noteworthy in this episode.
We also get another appearance from Mao. I hope that becomes a recurring thing, because it would be nice to see Uni putting her shapeshifting abilities to use every now and then.
Our villain for this week is Kappard, who does manage to capture the real Fuwa from the legions of the copies. The girls transform, but Cure Cosmo quickly discovers solo attacks won’t work. Fortunately, she does have a team she can rely on.
So by the episode’s end, Uni has learned the value of teamwork. Perhaps she’ll stop being so aloof in the future, and actually spend time with Hikaru and the others.
An episode with a rather silly premise, but it does serve to develop Uni’s character a bit more. I’m happy with that: more Cure Cosmo is very much something that I welcome. Its also nice to see her interacting with the other Cures, too; in this case, Elena.
Next time, its the middle of the summer, but things are going to get very cold.