Summary: Kyoko and Madoka try to bring Sayaka back.
Mimi: Annnnd the situation continues to get worse. Sayaka is most definitely a witch, Madoka is depressed out of her mind, and Kyubey gives her more horrible news: the universe is dying, and the inevitable fate of all magical girls is just to become witches so that he can collect their energy. While that seems totally wrong from our point of view, I can begin to see how it’s reasonable from his. His species is just trying to save the universe, and releasing energy from soul gems is the most powerful method. And because they lack emotions, they don’t see what the big deal is to make a few sacrifices. They’re just scientists thinking rationally in their world view.
Unfortunately, Sayaka can’t be saved, and Kyoko goes along with her. I didn’t really want to see her go that way, but at this point, I’m not shocked by the character deaths anymore. Kyoko really softened up a lot, so she had become pretty likeable in the end. Now there’s only Homura and Madoka left… I have no idea how Homura is going to fight this new powerful witch all by herself, and Madoka has enough reason and fear to reject Kyubey’s contract. However, I just re-watched the very beginning of episode 1 (which I had long forgotten about until now), and I’m assuming that Madoka’s dream was a vision of the future, and she will ultimately become a magical girl, help Homura defeat the witch, and change her fate in the process. We’ll see~ =O