Okay, I cried a little. After the ho-humness of the last two episodes, this battle really brought everything to where it needed to be and while I’m annoyed and where the episode ended I liked that they didn’t rush through any sections this episode and just gave us time to take in the events. No spoilers, but Hotaru and Chibi-Usa give us a fantastic emotional story in amongst a fairly epic battle.
As for Chibi Moon, anyone who watched the 90’s version should remember what a toad she was as a character. Crystal gives her the character role you always knew she needed to have for any of this arc to make sense and have any emotional impact. She has definitely stolen the show (which means the other Sailor Scouts should start getting just a touch worried).
Final thoughts: Why are bad guys in Sailor Moon always purple? Is there some prejudice against this colour I’m just note getting?
And how do you fight the evil purple miasma? With a disco of course.