Down south, Ogami-san reports that Tetsuo has linked up with Touma. Rintaro is shocked that the once-loyal Tetsuo would do such a thing. Reika says Touma seduced him with power and that Tetsuo wasn’t so loyal as he let on.
Ogami-san demands Reika take her disgusting words back. He believes Tetsuo has a plan and still shares their goals even if he’s returned north. Reika implies that Ogami-san has also been seduced, but he promises to retrieve Touma’s Seiken and Books himself.
At the shop, Tetsuo explains that Rekka can split humans from Megido. But Master Logos has declared they are willing to sacrifice humans in order to save the world. Though Tetsuo suggests Reika might be feeding them fake news.
Mei gets a call from Mami, one of the twin mukbangers they saved yesterday. She drags Touma along for an exclusive interview.
Meanwhile, Legeiel laughs at Storious’ Megido getting destroyed. Zooous grabs Storious and says things better not be over yet. Storious says he’s still got the other half of his ingredients left.
Back in the city, Mami tells Touma and Mei that when she came home yesterday, her sister Remi was gone. She wonders if Remi got turned into a monster as well. Mei is upset with Yuuri since Mami’s memory wasn’t wiped and decides to call him.
But Yuuri can’t come to the phone right now because a shrieking Tetsuo is trying to catch him so he can probe and examine his body.
Mami begs Touma and Mei to save her sister. She feels worthless without her. Touma says no one in this world is worthless. He promises to save her.
On the other side of town, Ogami-san picks Sora up from school. Sora tells his father that he should team up with Touma instead of the SoL. But Ogami-san says he must remain in order to protect the future for kids like Sora. He can’t do it alone, so he wants to fight alongside his friends. Sora excitedly says his father is the bestest.
Back down south, Ren wonders if Ogami-san will actually return. Rintaro says of course he will, but Ren isn’t holding his breath.
Suddenly, Mami is surprised when Remi suddenly pops up in their apartment. But Remi turns into a Megido.
Outside, while Touma and Mei are trying to figure out the clues they have so far about the human-turned-Megidos, Ogami-san decides to interrupt them and delay saving people’s lives.
Ogami-san declares he will be taking Touma’s toys. Touma says there’s no time for that as he has to save someone. But Ogami-san says that is not the job of a mere novelist.
Ogami-san proceeds to henshin anyway, sure that he can quickly take the toys from Touma. Touma henshins and they battle. They deliver finishers at each other and it appears Touma explodes.
Mei screams out and runs over to an unconscious Touma. She believes he is dead, but Ogami-san he’ll just be out of it for a few days. Ogami-san picks up the King of Arthur Book, but is shocked when a coughing Touma gets up on his feet.
Touma refuses to stay down as he must save Remi-san.
Yuuri randomly pops up and Ogami-san leaves.
Yuuri notices Touma has lost consciousness again and Mei tries to wake him up.
Meanwhile, Mami is wandering the streets hearing her sister’s voice. She realizes the voice is coming from inside her stomach and suddenly, the Megido emerges to take over her body.
Down south, Ogami-san presents the King of Arthur to Reika who demands he bring everything next time.
Back at the shop, Mei bandages Touma up and scolds Yuuri (and unknowingly, Tetsuo) for Mami retaining her memories of being a Megido and Yuuri not picking up the phone earlier.
Touma mumbles in his sleep that he promised to save Remi.
Mei opens her book alarm while Reika informs her men about the Megido as well. Reika tells them to take care of it. Rintaro brings up how they need to be careful of the human inside, but Reika says that doesn’t matter.
Tetsuo is fighting the Megido, but is having a tough time. Rintaro, Ogami-san and Ren arrive. Remi momentarily pops out of the Megido. But Ren charges forward, ready to kill the Megido without a care about the human inside. Tetsuo tries to stop him.
Storious appears to join in the fun. He forces Tetsuo and Ren to dehenshin.
Mei accompanies Yuuri to the scene as he henshins and takes on the Megido. But Yuuri finds he is unable to extract the human from it.
Storious turns his attention to Yuuri and explains that this Megido has identical life forms who have fused into one. So the Sword of Light won’t be enough to save them.
A struggling Rintaro prepares to henshin, believing the only way out of this mess is to destroy the Megido, thus killing TWO humans inside of it.
But Touma arrives and says no that is not the only way.
Touma says there are no two identical people in the world. Everyone is unique. Everyone has their own unique dreams and future and value.
Touma’s words light up his sword and he is able to slice at the Megido to leave an opening for Yuuri to safely extract the twins.
Yuuri delivers an X Sword Break at the Megido to finish it off for good. Storious stomps away.
Mei hurries over to help Touma up and the twins thank him for keeping his promise and saving them.
Yuuri shakes the twins’ heads to erase their memories.
Mei tries to keep Touma upright. Tetsuo and Yuuri walk over.
Touma being able to save the humans give the remaining southern traitors some food for thought.
Meanwhile, Legeiel and Zooous chide Storious for failing again. But Storious says it was actually a success. Another Book has been completed.
Well, it’s a Happy Valentine’s Day because I quite enjoyed this episode. I don’t know why, but I thought it was hilariously fun. I think it’s because of these random out of context scenes I’ve compiled here:
Just some random, hilarious, out of context scenes from Kamen Rider Saber 22 this week. Legeiel's epic laugh, a shrieking Tetsuo and Yuuri doing… well, whatever he's doing to the twin mukbangers. lol #仮面ライダーセイバー pic.twitter.com/0rjgOzgfCi
— DryedMangoez (@dryedmangoez) February 14, 2021
Random hilarity throughout the episode. And I’ll take it all over random, nonsensical stuff that are supposed to be plot developments.
I’ll say once again, I think the Megido3 are so wasted. No, not like that. I mean, they really need to be given more to do. They can’t just be sitting around for a few seconds every week. It’s Episode 22. We should know a lot about them by now. There’s so much potential with them, it really pains me to see them wasting away.
And it’s kind of bad when the few seconds of the Megido3 are more interesting than anything that’s happening with the southerners. Like, seriously.
I appreciated the nice scene of Ogami-san and Sora at the school though.
Anyway, what is it with the southern traitors interrupting important moments where Touma is about to save someone? Such obstructionists. Like Ogami-san popping up just as Touma and Mei were about to figure out what’s going on. It’s pretty annoying.
I also have to question why Yuuri didn’t just fix Touma up when they got back to the shop? He can randomly cure them of their ailments, right? He did so with Touma and also Mei after she exploded. So why couldn’t he just fix Touma up real nice instead of him stumbling around like that all episode.
I guess it was to make Touma’s display of resolve much more impactful. But I think it still would’ve been meaningful even if it was just him getting forced to dehenshin once and then getting back up.
Tetsuo’s random shrieking while wanting to explore Yuuri’s body was very odd. But again, randomly hilarious. It’s a big episode when Mei is not the silliest or loudest character of the day. Lol
Overall, I enjoyed this episode. Not sure it really does much in the grander arc of the season. Nor do I think it’s actually a simple filler. But it was fun.
3 thoughts on “Recap: Kamen Rider Saber, Chapter 22: Nevertheless, I Want to Save People.”
I decided to comment for this episode, since show has become “slightly” better since previous, since Yuri/Saikou power-up… which came from plot-convenience (inside Tassel’s hat? Seriously?).
While the episode itself was nothing too special, I do like how teams are structured and balanced.
We have Northern Base, comprising Touma/Saber, Yuri/Saikou, and recently re-joined Daishinji/Slash (…and ofcourse Mei); Southern Base consists of Rintaro/Blades, Ogami/Buster, and Ren/Kenzan; and main villain Megid Trio. Looks like this is how the organization is going to structure for while.
It was nice to see Ogami’ son, Sora again, who we haven’t seen in a while.
It’s kind of interesting to see hero/Rider who is father, which is not too common in tokusatsu.
Speaking of Busters, did you know there’s going to be spin-off comic of him on TTFC (online) on 28 of this month?
Great way to promote more spin-off that most people aren’t going to pay for subscription, just to cover character/Rider backstory, where it should have done in series. lol XD
It was also nice that Mei has toned down a bit, where she is less annoying. I still hate her character, but at least she’s not too annoying for now.
Overall, the show has definitely improved since Yuri showed up, though the show still has its flaw of overall pacing and lack of character development, but at the very least it has become more tolerable and overall story started to progress.
Yes, I agree the show has become a little more tolerable. But I also think it’s just me being resigned to the fact that Saber is Saber and I have to lower my expectations drastically from now on. lol
Yeah, the humor in this eps. was excellent.