|A year later... now that a bunch more episodes are out I can watch the Black Moon arc stuff while high on my own schedule...|
First, I rewatched that amazing episode 13 while coming up on edibles...
ACT 14 - Conclusion and Commencement -Petite Étrangère-
"Grant me the power of the moon."
Sailor Moon's prayers revived the Moon Tower... making the crystal of the moon tower grow and regain its form of a giant sword...
Luna: "I will pray with her, too, bringing our hearts together."
Mamoru: "This shining light... the true brilliance of the moon. This is the same brilliance of the Legendary Silver Crystal."
Sailor Moon, with the backdrop of the moon behind her: "Begone! With the power of this holy light! Turn to dust!"
... meanwhile, Artemis sees Luna as a human for a second while she's praying...
"You looked very sacred just then. Becoming one with Princess Serenity... Just like Selene, the goddess of the moon."
Metalia gets vaporized... then the ruined Silver Millenium gets fully restored... it looks really beautiful... while this show's animators are very bad at drawing people, they really nailed the visual aesthetic of the manga in other ways...
Meanwhile, Sailor Moon's brooch has shattered from all the energy she put out, and is normal Usagi again... Endymion helps her confirm where her friends are, by holding her hand and placing his other hand on the ground...
"I can see a vision of this planet through his hand."
I guess that's how he's always able to find Sailor Moon when she's in trouble.
Usagi is about to cry when she sees her friends unconscious... Luna's voice then comes up and tells her to come to the moon. She tells her she doesn't need the brooch's powers, and can use the Moon Stick to go to the moon even as Usagi.
Luna declares Usagi the new Queen Serenity... but Usagi decided the reason she was reborn was to live as a normal girl on Earth, with Mamoru... Queen Serenity then shows up, confirms Usagi's decision, and turns into Usagi's new brooch.
"Put the silver crystal into that brooch, then shout "Moon Crystal Power Make Up! You'll be able to bring forth more power, and be stronger than ever!"
she's saying that Usagi now has the power to do what she wants.
"I will transform into Sailor Moon, to save everyone."
aw, the transformation sequence is still exactly the same...
She uses Moon Healing Escalation to reverse Metalia's damage on earth, and revive her friends...
The Chibiusa introduction scene happens exactly the same way as I remember it... just as Usagi and Mamoru are trading back their items at the promised spot, this pink haired kid drops in outta nowhere and steals a kiss from Mamoru... then holds a gun up to Usagi demanding her to hand over the silver crystal.