|Episode 23 - Yesterday|
Lotte and Sucy tell Diana that Akko has gone missing. Diana goes to tell Ursula...
Chariot's full backstory is revealed... Just like Akko, she wanted to make people happy with her magic, but she was bad at it... Then she was chosen to revive the Grand Triskelion, and kept using her teacher's phrase, "A believing heart is your magic", as inspiration to find 6 of the 7 words...
Then she accepted an offer to work as a performance artist, hoping that would lead her to the 7th word, but it didn't go anywhere, and her popularity started dropping... then Croix came and helped her out, by getting her to use Dream Fuel Spirit to charge up her powers and put on better performances... It was only after she started doing this that Croix revealed how Dream Fuel Spirit actually works.
After that she refused to use it anymore, and people started losing interest in her shows... so then she did something crazy, and used a powerful attack to shoot the moon and made a huge cross-shaped crater on it. I guess after that, she was so ashamed she changed her name and appearance and became a teacher.
I see... so it was never really Chariot's fault at all. This should lead to an easy resolution then... Still leaves 2 episodes to resolve the Croix issue and learn the 7th word.
Diana goes to ask Ursula about Akko, and also tells her she's figured out that she is Chariot. Ursula tells her everything, but she doesn't want to go and find Akko... Diana's still so calm and collected after finding out about what Chariot did, and she says she's more disappointed in her for not going after Akko than anything else.
Diana finds Akko outside in the cold, and brings her to a coffee shop... She shows Akko her rare premium Chariot card that she was secretive about up until now... Diana wasn't able to go Chariot's shows, until her mother helped her sneak out to go see the same show that Akko saw. Akko realizes that's what Andrew was referring to when he said Diana lost her magic and had to work hard to get it back... Diana tells her that it was thanks to Chariot's show that she never gave up and was able to become a great witch even despite the setback.
Unfortunately, the more I learned of magic and the more aware I became of the expectations placed on me, the further my heart grew away from Chariot.But despite that, she still went to Luna Nova because of Chariot... and she became jealous of Akko after seeing how her magic had that certain charm that she lacked...
Diana gives Akko her rare card, and then Lotte and the others come, and Akko regains her conviction and says she'll never give up at becoming a great witch.
The episode ends just as Chariot is confronting Croix, and trying to put a stop to the final stage of her plan...
Wow, for an episode where not much happened besides talking, this was really really good.