Wait. Did Mullin just go on a date with his boss? How Evil is the third episode of Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama.?
And we return to the show that is set on giving me cavities, this season. It’s just so freaking adorable. As you remember, last time I was talking about how that’s all it basically is right now. They brought back that clip of Beelzebub’s past during the War for Heaven and elaborated a little. She didn’t look too happy in that bit either. It’s not much to go on but maybe we’ll get a more about that latter as well. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. It’s just something that could change this show’s standing, so far.
This time things started off with Beelzebub and Mullin… on a date? No, that can’t be right. They were just sitting at a table. Alone and surrounded by couples. There’s nothing remotely suspicious about that. Beelzebub even offered him some of her parfait using her own spoon. To be fair, the only one who thought it might be a date was Mullin. I’m pretty sure Beelzebub was just being nice to him. And then we met a guy that Beelzebub… would clearly like to be far away from. Far, far away.
Astaroth likes to think he’s Beelzebub’s brother. This is something she seems to hate with a passion. The worst part about it is that he seems to genuinely care about her but he gives her way too much attention, which just drives her away. He’s just too clingy. Also, the guy is wearing fake angel wings to attract Beelzebub… other girls too, but mostly her. They’re just soo fluffy. But she stops herself from touching them, amazingly. Well… until Astaroth lets Mullin wear them, that is. Then she’s all over the wings, not wanting to let go. Soon after that, Mullin suggests that Beelzebub and Astaroth make a good couple which upsets Beelzebub even though she can’t figure out why.
After all that madness, a new day begins with Beelzebub drinking some tea that Mullin made for her when a familiar annoyance makes another appearance. Astaroth is in Beelzebub’s office, away from his own for some reason. It seems he’s now interested in why Beelzebub likes Mullin, who’s the very picture of a normal, boring guy. Mullin and Beelzebub just wish he’d go away though.
One does have to wonder why Astaroth seems to be avoiding his own office. Could there be a reason he’s avoiding work other than to spend time with Beelzebub? Turns out that’s exactly what’s happening here. You see, Beelzebub isn’t the only one with an assistant to keep her in check. Astaroth’s assistant is just a tad… scary. When Astaroth refuses to leave Beelzebub’s office, Sargatanas – Astaroth’s assistant – brings out a pair of pistols and shoots at him.
But wait there’s more! She tortures the guy, right in front of Mullin and Beelzebub. She even ties him up and hangs him from the ceiling. I think you see why he tries to avoid her now. I kind of feel sorry for him. She’s just brutal. She does have a softer side though. She loves fluffy things too and it’s implied while she walking Astaroth home that she may have a soft spot for him too. N-not that she likes him or anything… b-baka! Now if only her asking “nicely” for him to return to his work wasn’t so frightening.
Overall I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Politician (7). This was an easier episode to talk about but it’s still not enough to save it from the first culling. That could still change though. If you want to see a series that has no chance of surviving, check out my recaps for Conception. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
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Keep It Classy,