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Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24 – Quick Summary

In Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24, “Succession,” Rudy, Roxy, and the rest of the party returned to Rudy’s home. As he neared his house, Rudy realized: nothing had happened that rose to the level of “regret.” Certainly, Paul had fallen, and that was a sadness – but not a regret. Panicked, Rudy rushed home – to find the place dark and empty. Where were Sylphie, Aisha, and Norn? Was his unborn child okay? What could the man-god have meant by “regret?”

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24

Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24: Aisha couldn't let an opportunity to get in Norn's face

There was no way Aisha was going to let that opportunity pass. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I’m supposed to pick a single favorite quote from this episode? Well, good luck with that!

I’ll pick a humorous quote – because goodness knows everyone in this episode went through enough that they deserve a little laugh!

Rudy was teaching Norn swordsmanship, much the same way Paul had taught Rudy. Norn was ripping into him. She still had not forgiven Rudy for bringing Roxy home. Sylphie reminded her that Paul had two wives. Norn tentatively agreed, but seeing the girl still didn’t accept the situation, Sylphie asked if she would have said the same thing to Lilya. That drove the point home.

Norn realized Aisha worked nearby. In a shamed voice, Norn apologized.

Do you think Aisha accepted it gracefully? Well, it depends on how you define “gracefully!”

“I don’t mind,” Aisha said cheerfully (17:30). “I know you don’t think before you speak.”

That had to sting!

Favorite Moment from Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24

Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24: Aisha had stayed strong for so long that seeing her relax her control packed a punch

Aisha had been an absolute pillar of strength. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: A Target Rich Environment

I thought picking a favorite quote was tough. It’s just a ton of fun to watch a show that gives me so many moments that click. This was full of those kinds of moments: 

  • Aisha comforting Norn when Norn learned of the death of her father
  • Norn expressing such confidence in Rudy, saying that if he could not save Paul, then no one could
  • Zenith picking up Paul’s vambraces
  • Norn going off on Roxy
Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24: Norn unleashed her fury on Roxy

Gotta say – it was an interesting sensation watching Norn fly off the handle at Roxy – all the while knowing that her own father had two wives. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream

  • Sylphie coming to Roxy’s defense (especially her saying that yeah, she more or less expected the horny Rudy to cheat at some point)
  • Roxy saying she didn’t want to marry Rudy until Sylphie gave birth, which gave Sylphie time to relish her role as mother while still having Rudy’s undivided attention (presumably, anyway!)

It’s tough for a show to portray grief without going over the top, but this episode pulled it off. So much so that a bit of grief (and relief) formed the backdrop for my favorite moment.

Aisha had helped Norn process the initial shock of learning Paul had died. Rudy said that Zenith would be staying with them, and that Lilya would take care of her. Aisha, seeming like she could hardly believe her luck, asked if that meant Lilya would live with them, too.

Delivery: Aisha Took Time for Aisha

At first, I didn’t understand why Aisha seemed reluctant to divide the chores between herself and her mom. Looking back on that moment, I think it was that Aisha had found a place where she could not only feel like she contributed, but that she felt like she belonged. Those chores were part of her identity – did she maybe feel conflicted? Lilya tried to put her at ease, saying they could make that decision later. But Aisha still seemed ill at ease.

Norn stepped up. She urged Aisha to speak her mind. Rudy, too, supported her. Lilya, of course, understood Aisha the best. She turned and opened her arms for her daughter.

Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24: Lilya knew what Aisha needed

Lilya knew what her daughter wanted and needed. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

In that moment, it occurred to me that Aisha had stayed strong since the moment we met her. From the moment Rudy first met her until now, she projected a non-nonsense, unflappable competence. She took a couple steps toward her mom, then collapsed into her embrace (08:23).

Barely able to say she was glad her mom had made it back safe, Aisha sobbed.

I watched the subbed version, and I can say that Yuuki Takada earned the highest praise I can give a voice actor. Namely, I did not sit there thinking, “Wow, what great acting?” I sat there thinking, “Poor Aisha!” Yuuki Takada’s work drew me completely into the moment.

In a way, that moment was everything I liked about this series: engrossing characters reacting to tough, authentic situations in realistic ways.

This episode brought the season to an end. I’m glad to see the studio announced Season III. I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes next!

What did you think of Sylphie convincing Roxy to stay? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to share in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 24: Favorites

  1. Before Rudy left, he was living with his wife and his two sisters while expecting his first child. When he returns, he brings three more women into the household with him, all of them older and more experienced than Sylphie. However, Zenith is afflicted, Lilya is devoted to looking after her, and Roxy stood on anything but stable ground. As Norn voiced all the arguments against Roxy, that let Sylphie take and keep the high ground with her acceptance. Now she’s not just “Rudy’s wife,” she is the matriarch of the family. It’s an interesting and subtle dynamic which I can’t help but appreciate.

    1. That’s a really good point. Sylphie cemented her position and gained a key ally — a king-class mage! — all in one step.

      I think hanging out with Ariel improved her political sense!

    1. Judging by what it took for Rudy to actually stray from Sylphie, rather than just hooking up with the beastgirls willy-nilly, I’d say he’s definitely misjudged Rudy. Still, I’ve little doubt that there is some sort of regret incoming. I’m wondering just *when* it will will pop up.

    2. I’m wondering that, too. The opening for this episode alarmed me because of that worry!

      I know Orsted hates the man-god. Without looking at any spoilers, I’m trying to figure out why — and how Rudy fits in. I’m wondering if the regret will be more on the man-god’s side than Rudy’s!

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