Episode 7 –
[details=spoiler]Ryuko thinks having meals with a family is great which is sweet, but bath time is a completely different matter. LOL All these weird club presidents keep coming after Ryuko and she can’t even enjoy her lunch anymore. Mako fills her in on the why. If someone can bring Ryuko down, they will be rewarded with a Three-Star status. So, all these weird clubs are being formed so the presidents get a Two-Star uniform. Like a Two-Star has a chance against Ryuko! LOL
However, all this gives Ryuko an idea and she starts a Fight Club, declaring herself the president. Gamagori will not approve this new club, but Satsuki does. She thinks that Ryuko is getting into her system, but Ryuko tells her that she’s going to destroy that system. Gamagori has accepted Satsuki’s decision to let the club be formed, but now comes the paperwork. And the massive amounts of it just might be Ryuko’s downfall without fighting. Her solution is to make Mako the president instead.
Ryuko has a nice plan in mind and wants to make life better for Mako and her family. But Mako still doesn’t want to be a club president! Ryuko goes through the clubs one by one as Mako deals with paperwork and meetings. Thanks to Ryuko, Mako’s family is soon living better and seems happy with their new lifestyle. I have a feeling that it isn’t going to last though. And some things never change as Ryuko takes her bath with an audience of Peeping Toms.
More fights are won and Mako’s family is elevated to an even higher standard of living. But the elite family isn’t really a family anymore as they pursue their individual interests. And Ryuko is left to eating dinner by herself. Even Mako has changed. I don’t think Ryuko wanted this. And at school, Mako is beginning to over manage Ryuko and her fights in order to keep her family in the lap of luxury and this is something else that Ryuko doesn’t like.
Wealth is tearing the family apart and Ryuko is getting tired of all the fighting. But perhaps that was Satsuki’s plan all along. Meanwhile, Ryuko seems to be living all alone. She eats alone, bathes unmolested, and sleeps alone in a huge bed. Senketsu asks her if it’s really a victory. Meanwhile, Mako is arranging for Ryuko to face the Elite Four once again. If Ryuko wins this, Mako’s club will rule the Student Council. Sweet little Mako has become a monster. She really fits into Satsuki’s system now.
However, Ryuko is quitting the Fight Club. But Mako doesn’t want to return to the slums, even if Ryuko is okay with that. Satsuki tosses Mako a Two-Star uniform and expects her to fight – and defeat – Ryuko in order to keep her current lifestyle. If she wins, Mako will also get a Three-Star uniform. It was sad to see Mako actually put on the Two-Star uniform and prepare to fight Ryuko.
Ryuko doesn’t want to fight Mako, but Mako has no intention of ever being poor again. Ryuko only defends herself against Mako at first, but even the family shows up and expects Mako to defeat Ryuko. To top it off, Satsuki thinks she’s won. Ryuko gives up and faces Mako in her normal form. She takes quite the beating too as her family cheers Mako on. The fight lasts well into the evening, but at the very last moment, Mako cannot deliver the final blow.
Mako seems more herself as she cries that she can’t kill her friend. She screams at her parents for not trying to stop her. Mako continues to cry as she realizes that all the wealth and social standing has destroyed her family. Mako apologizes to Ryuko and Ryuko tells her to take the Two-Star uniform off. Mako declares that the Fight Club is disbanded. Ryuko yells out to Satsuki that she has lost.
Mako strips off the uniform and Ryuko destroys it. Mako’s family comes running, apologizing all the way, as they strip off their finery. The entire family formally apologizes to Ryuko and of course she forgives them. She’s just happy to see that they are back to normal. They return to the slums and eat together as a family again. And Ryuko is happy!
In a way Satsuki did succeed in her plan. With the Fight Club taking down all the other clubs, the academy has been purged of its undesirables. Satsuki just smiles in triumph as the Elite Four realize this.[/details]