Spy x Family Episode 9

Spy x Family Episode 9

A Loving Couple Part 2

As I predicted in Episode 8, Loid and Yor didn’t kiss in front of Yuri. But, that doesn’t mean I predicted everything that played out in Spy x Family Episode 9. For example, my prediction about why they didn’t kiss in front of Yuri was wrong.

I expected Anya to wake up and interfere. And, to be fair, that almost happened. After Yor slapped Yuri across the room, Anya did wake up for a moment before going back to sleep. But, even if Anya came out of her room at that point, my prediction would have already failed.

You see, once Yor slapped Yuri across the room, the kiss was off. She slapped him in an attempt to slap Loid after becoming too flustered to follow through with the kiss. Also, I’m pretty sure I predicted that Loid and Yor wouldn’t get too flustered.

Yor and Loid Forger from the anime series Spy x Family Episode 9
Yor and Loid Forger

Before excusing himself for the night, Yuri receives some major injuries from Yor. And I’m so used to injuries like these in anime amounting to nothing that Loid surprised me when he brought them up. Sure, Yuri walked his injuries off and was fine. But, usually, the severity of the injuries isn’t even mentioned.

Once Yuri was gone, I kind of expected Loid and Yor to kiss at some point in the episode. That never ended up happening. But, I still think it’s going to happen at some point. Even though they’re a fake family, they’ve all been getting closer. They’re almost a real family by now.

At what point are they a real-enough family, though? Part of what makes the series unique is that they’re not a real family. So if all their secrets come out and they accept each other, does that take away from the series?

The Wildcard Awakens

Unfortunately for Anya — and us — she slept through Yuri’s visit. And when she did finally wake up the next morning, she completely forgot that he was there. This is despite the fact that she tried to stay up to meet him the night before.

Now, there wasn’t very much Anya content in this episode. But, I’m not going to complain about that because we got plenty of Yor content. I had been asking for more Yor content only a few weeks ago, and now we have it. Also, it looks like next week’s episode is going to focus on Anya again.

Still, the small amount of Anya content we got this week was good. In particular, I enjoyed her talking to the houseplant as if it was her father right after waking up. And, she helped her parents get along better (sort of).

Anya after waking up in the morning from the anime series Spy x Family Episode 9
Anya after waking up in the morning

I’m hoping we don’t have to wait too long for Any to meet Yuri. She knows he’s a member of the secret police thanks to reading Loid’s thoughts. And while she doesn’t know what the secret police is, she knows it’s something exciting like a spy or an assassin.

What do you think Anya’s reaction to reading his mind will be? She’s often shocked, both in good and bad ways, by what Loid thinks. And she’s terrified by some of the things Yor thinks. But, I get the feeling she’ll think Yuri is a complete weirdo if she reads his mind.

She’ll be able to see how obsessed he is with his sister. And that may overpower anything exciting about him due to his work as a member of the secret police. We’ll have to wait and see, though. I hope it happens before this season ends.

Secret Police Interrogation

The scene of Yor getting interrogated by the “secret police” was very good for a few reasons. First, it wasn’t immediately obvious that it was Loid and Franky in disguise. Franky kind of looked like himself still. But Loid looked, and sounded, like one of the actual secret police members.

I wouldn’t say these disguises fooled me. But, I liked that we got the first part of the interrogation before the official reveal. I wouldn’t have liked the scene as much if we saw Loid and Franky getting into costume beforehand.

Also, did you notice that Yor immediately mentioned that she’s married? This actually ties back to the second episode of the series. You may recall that the reason Yor wanted a fake boyfriend was to make her seem less suspicious. Her coworkers said that the secret police were suspicious of women still single at her age.

Franky and Loid disguised as secret police from the anime series Spy x Family Episode 9
Franky and Loid disguised as secret police

Yor’s performance in this scene isn’t the only good part, though. Loid was very smart about the way he went about trying to get information out of her. He gave her the chance to bring her brother up by saying family members of the secret police get a free pass.

If Yor had mentioned Yuri’s name upon hearing that, it would prove that she knew of his profession. Of course, we already knew that Yuri keeps his true profession a secret from his sister. But, this was a great way for Loid to confirm that for himself.

And, let’s not forget Franky’s performance here. I’m not a huge fan of Franky. But, I like that getting too into the roles he’s given is a part of his character. It makes him more fun. And for another example of him doing this, look back to Episode 5.

Conclusion

What do you think of Spy x Family Episode 9? How wrong (or right) was your prediction about how Loid’s and Yor’s kiss would play out? Do you think Anya will meet Yuri this season? And did you pick up on Yor’s reference to the second episode during her interrogation? Let me know in the comments.

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