Spy x Family Part 2 Episode 13

Spy x Family Part 2 Episode 13

Expanding the Forger Family

Spy x Family is back with the first episode of Part 2. This may be an unpopular opinion, but Episode 13 was better than the entirety of Part 1 in every way. Even before we got to the actual content of the episode, it was better.

The OP for Part 2 is infinitely better than the OP for Part 1. I know people like the song for the first OP. But, I’m going to say that the song for the second OP is better. Also, the visuals for the new OP are leagues better. It’s not even close.

As for the content itself, Episode 13 picks up where Episode 12 left off. After receiving her Stella Star, Anya chooses a dog as her reward. So, in this episode, the Forgers go to look at dogs to adopt. And at first, Loid tries to get Anya to adopt a spy guard dog.

Anya looking at dogs to adopt from the anime series Spy x Family Part 2 Episode 13
Anya looking at dogs to adopt

I can understand why Anya wasn’t too thrilled with the options at the first pet store. All the dogs were muscular and looked aggressive — not exactly what she’s looking for. But, it was a bit surprising that she wasn’t interested in them at all.

After all, these are dogs trained by spies. Isn’t that exciting enough for her? Surely she knew that since she can read her father’s mind, right? I guess since her father is a spy already, a spy dog isn’t as exciting to her now.

In the end, Loid has to go on a secret mission to the bathroom and tells Yor and Anya to go on without him. This is the part of the episode I saw a lot of people talking about online. Anya saves the day with an assist. But, was it really that funny?

The Yor Content We Needed

Maybe I’m a killjoy, but Anya cursing isn’t enough to make me call this episode good. Up until that point (other than the OP), it was an alright episode. What made it a good episode is everything that came after Anya’s assist.

And one thing I liked, in particular, was that we got a fair amount of Yor content. One of my biggest complaints with Part 1 of the series is that Yor didn’t feel like a main character. Anya and Loid were the main characters, and Yor was a supporting character.

She had an episode or 2 in which she shined. But, other than that, she was always just the stepmother. To an extent, that’s still true. When interacting with Loid and Anya, Yor acts like an outsider. In reality, though, she’s known them almost as long as they’ve known each other.

Yor telling Anya not to leave the area with the dogs from the anime series Spy x Family Part 2 Episode 13
Yor telling Anya not to leave the area with the dogs

Anyway, the pet fair was a chance for Yor to shine. With Loid out of the picture, we got to see Yor and Anya interacting more here than in most of Part 1. But, the highlight was once Anya disappeared and Yor was on her own.

We’ve seen before that Yor is overly protective of Anya. Loid is protective of Anya, as well. But, he’s protective in a normal parent way. Yor lets her imagination run wild and then has an equally extreme response. At first, she thinks a dog ate Anya. Then, after realizing that’s unlikely, she determines someone kidnapped Anya to marry her.

I’m not a huge fan of the fact that Yor’s an airhead. We already have Anya to fill that role. But, I’ll admit it can lead to entertaining moments, like Yor looking for Anya from the ceiling. Loid would never.

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Return of Starlight Anya

Before I get to my favorite part of the episode, I feel I should discuss the dog. I know the dog’s name. But, I’m not going to spoil it since we haven’t learned it in the anime yet. For now, he’ll continue to be “the dog.”

The dog fits right in with the rest of the Forgers because he has a secret. He can see into the future — at least a little bit. And he seems to be aware that Anya can read his mind because he communicates with her in this way.

Perhaps he knows about Anya’s power thanks to his own future sight. I have no idea. But, on top of his future sight, he’s also very intelligent. At least, that’s what we’re told. He didn’t seem all that smart when he was running in circles instead of away from the terrorists.

Anya riding a dog from the anime series Spy x Family Part 2 Episode 13
Anya riding a dog

So, what was the best part of the episode, to me? Well, after the terrorists corner Anya and the dog, Yor comes to their rescue. And let me tell you, this was the one part of the episode that actually made me laugh.

Of course, I expected Yor to beat up the bad guys and save the day. That’s what she does when Anya’s in danger. What I wasn’t expecting was for Yor to cause the one terrorist to bounce around the alley like a rubber ball. Okay, Anya cursing came out of nowhere too. But, I think this was way better.

Physical comedy translates better than verbal comedy (when subtitled). I’m sure Anya’s assist would be better in a dub because I’d actually hear it. The language doesn’t matter when I see Yor go Looney Toons on some random guy, though. It’s funny beyond the shock value.

Conclusion

What do you think of Spy x Family Part 2 Episode 13? What part of the episode was your favorite? Which of the buff guard dogs would you choose? And, do you prefer Yor or Loid content? Let me know in the comments.

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