When Nephrite hits the scene, everything changes. Mostly for the better, some… not so much.
Sailor Moon gets astronomically better, as new villains are introduced, monsters of the week become goofier, and Luna becomes less of a scold. Meanwhile, Peter discusses the new episode formula, Michael is made uncomfortable by some employed tropes, and both rave about an episode with a subplot about date shadowing.
Also included: another addition to the “non-scary animals made threatening” list, why Nephrite’s better than Jedite, Serena stuck in a tennis ball
Next week: Sailor Moon episodes 21-30
[NOTE: at 42:33, we have a brief discussion about abuse narratives as they relate to Nephrite and Molly in this block. It is also marked as a chapter, “Abuse Narratives re: Nephrite and Molly”. If you may find this content distressing, please skip ahead to 49:34, or the chapter labelled “Bet”. Thank you for listening.]