Everyone at the mansion finally gets absolutely fed up with Motes’ pranks and behavior. Kanae reprimands him and makes him promise not to pull anymore pranks, or else he’ll get no food. Of course, Motes being Motes, he doesn’t manage to keep the promise for even a single day.
Nonetheless, Motes is a man of his word, and feels extremely upset at himself for breaking his promise. After the incident, Motes leaves the mansion during the day and doesn’t come back home until late at night. This goes on for several days. Everyone is curious and so they follow Motes one day to see what he’s up to.
It appears that all he does is… just goof around all day. After the cast goes home, however; it’s revealed what he’s really up to: Motes has been practicing his Musik in secret.
A surprisingly somber episode for a generally happy character! I was wondering last week if this episode could redeem Motes for me, and I’m glad to say that it did. I knew from the beginning of the series that Motes is a much more complex character than he first appears. Most of his focus episode are sad after all, compared to his sunny personality. While Motes finally got some punishment for his antics, I do feel bad for him. I think this episode strongly implies (much more than past episodes) that Motes has some kind of disorder, like ADHD. Apparently the real-life Mozart had this condition as well. I’m not at all an expert on this sort of stuff, so I won’t delve too deeply into that. But I do understand what it’s like to feel like an outcast. And I do think this situation was actually handled fairly realistically for the type of show ClassicaLoid is.
This episode was notable for not really having a real “ending.” In past ClassicaLoid episodes, the basic plot of the episode generally got wrapped up by the end. In this case, not so much. The friction between Mozart and the other cast members never really got resolved; and Mozart appears to still be depressed by the end of the episode. I hope this carries over to the next episode, because I don’t think Mozart’s “character arc” is complete yet.
While the tone of this episode was generally on the “sad” side, the rest of the cast helped to balance it our with some humor. Schubert wanting to straight up murder Motes, and Liszt going absolutely berserk on Motes was funny if a bit morbid. It’s also nice to see that some character development has stuck, since Chopin was absolutely fine with going outside to spy on Motes. Well, he did complain a lot about wanting to go home, but at least he didn’t freak out about going outside like he did all the way back in episode four.
Overall, this was a fairly good episode, but I’m not quite sure what role the basketball boy played in all of this. Was he there simply to serve as a parallel to Motes’ own problems? Anyway, Schubert’s getting another episode next week and I’m actually excited for that. There’s only five more episodes left of ClassicaLoid, so I’m hoping Schubert finally gets a proper focus episode rather than all the weird ones we’ve gotten for him in the past.
Out of five for this episode: