With Sayaka’s soul now a witch, Kyouko has no choice but to fight her, whilst Madoka grieves. Kyuubey reveals his motives to her – how he merely wants to harvest the energy that is created when a puella magi becomes a witch (and his goal in getting Madoka to make a contract is merely that she would make the strongest witch), to counter the ‘entropy’ of the universe’s energy burning out. He casually explains to Madoka that his species do not have emotions or human concepts such as pity, however this does little to convince Madoka (and me) that he isn’t a total douchefuck.
When preparing to fight Sayaka’s witch Kyouko has the idea that if she hears Madoka’s voice, she may be ‘cured’, but her backup plan is sacrifice herself and bring the witch down with her.
Welp, this damn episode nearly made me cry. Kyouko had been rapidly growing on me these past few episodes, and this was the one where I really started to love her. I’m glad that at least she was able to go out with a bang so to speak, and had some of the most badass final moments in the spectrum of tragic anime deaths. I knew it was coming, this being Madoka Magica and all, but…but…dammit. I really didn’t want her to die.
People are starting to hate Kyuubey less after learning he doesn’t have emotions (and therefore apparently isn’t acting out of malice) but honestly. There are some things you should let people know before they sign a contract, ffs. The fact that he conveniently ‘forgot’ to tell the girls the contract would send them to their deaths is still pleeenty of reason for me to despise the little ass.
It’s now totally unlikely that Madoka would want to make that contract at all (I really have to laugh at all the promotional images that have her in a magical girl outfit all smiles and sparkles), unless she had no other choice. And considering that Homura is now the only Puella Magi still standing, and the dream sequence from the first episode, I imagine that’s going to happen pretty soon.