SPY x FAMILY Episode 3 Review – Quick Summary
In SPY x FAMILY Episode 3, “PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW,” Loid Forger faced what might be his biggest challenge ever: Getting Anya and Yor ready for the private school interview. First, Anya answered the question of what she does during the day by saying that her papa forces her to stay home alone. When Yor head Loid mutter something about passing, she thought me means in the “dying” and not the academic sense. So her answers would have horrified the private school’s officials! Is there anything Loid can do to salvage his mission? And his fledgling family along with it?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from SPY x FAMILY Episode 3
Anya is still getting used to having a killing machine as a mama. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Now we know what Yor considers a fond childhood memory! It means Loid and Anya can thank their lucky stars that at heart, Yor is a kind person. Because, well, you’ll see.
They were on their “ooting.” Anya’s word, not mine. Yor was overjoyed when little Anya reached up to her and asked if she’d like to hold hands. As they held hands, Anya smiling up at her with affection, Yor remembered her own childhood. She remembered back when her little brother had been “small and adorable.”
Then another memory must have hit her, because she thought (10:40), “And that one time I hugged him too hard and ended up breaking two of his ribs. I must be careful.”
Remember: Anya is a telepath. She broke away and tried (unsuccessfully) behind a planter. Now you know why I’m glad of Yor’s essential goodness on behalf of Loid and Anya! The woman is terrifyingly dangerous!
Best in Show Moment for SPY x FAMILY Episode 3
I don’t think I’ve ever seen him smile that big before. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: Loid’s Mission is On the Line
I’m still not sure how to gauge how seriously the show is going to take its premise. Frankly, that makes it all the more enjoyable. I see them feeding me clues, and I’m not sure where it’s all leading, but I’m confident they know what they’re doing! Trying to guess, along with the anticipation of seeing what they’re up to, is making the show even more fun to watch.
Take my favorite moment in this episode, for example. Throughout the episode, we see Loid constantly on the verge of despair. Anya answered Loid’s practice question about what she did during the day by saying that basically, her father was a negligent parent. When he asked Yor about her parenting style, after a moment of stammering panic, she answered, “U-Um… Strike first to be victorious?”
I have the feeling she was trying her best to give the right answer. So close, yet so far! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
It’s no wonder the poor man is on the verge of throwing in the towel!
But Loid is a dedicated non-public public servant (a spy), and he’s very good at his job. So, he tried a different approach. He took his new family on an outing. They experienced opera. They visited a museum where Anya not only celebrated art (Anya proudly announced she could clearly see boobies on one painting) but created it (a view of her home life that Loid misinterprets, much to Anya’s relief).
Delivery: Broadening Loid’s Perception, Family Style
Still, Loid doesn’t think things are clicking. Yor has a physical reaction to a painting of a guillotine. The steak knife in a restaurant, too. Anya keeps passing out at apparently random intervals. All of this pushes him closer and closer to giving up. Then, from the top of a hill, they witness a purse snatching. Yor sprang into action but lost the culprit. Unknown to her, Loid had done the same thing, but he, too, lost the man in the crowd. It took Anya, at great personal cost (using her power in a crowd seems dangerous to her), to say she wanted to eat cake from a specific shop. The shop that the culprit had just passed. By drawing Loid’s attention to that area, he saw the man and recognized him from his distinctive walk.
Anya did her part. And she figured out a way not to be obvious about what she was doing! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
It was an exciting scene, seeing the family work together, each still unaware of the others’ capabilities. But what was key here is that the older woman whose purse had been stolen thanked them. Profusely and enthusiastically. So much so that Loid reflected on the mission of a spy. He’d always been taught he would do good in the shadows, beyond anyone’s praise or awareness.
“I guess… receiving thanks every once in a while wouldn’t hurt,” he thought (19:59). He even thanked Yor for the outing, and his smile was bigger than I’ve ever seen it.
Touching moment, right? But what about its implications? Will drawing attention to himself compromise his mission? Draw the ire of his higher-ups? Or will there be no repercussions because the “ooting” helped him achieve his mission? I’m enjoying that kind of ambiguity!
What did you think of the tour of the home that Anya gave Yor? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Please feel free to let me know in the comments!
SPY x FAMILY Episode 3: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Spy x Family – Episode 3 discussion
- Anime Evo: Spy x Family – 03
- I Drink and Watch Anime: Spy x Family episode 3 – The Great Ooting
- RABUJOI: Spy x Family – 03 – A Grand Ooting
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 1: OPERATION STRIX
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 2: SECURE A WIFE
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 3: PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 4: THE PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOL’S INTERVIEW
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 5: WILL THEY PASS OR FAIL?
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 6: THE FRIENDSHIP SCHEME
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 7: THE TARGET’S SECOND SON
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 8: THE COUNTER-SECRET POLICE COVER OPERATION
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 9: SHOW OFF HOW IN LOVE YOU ARE
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 10: THE GREAT DODGEBALL PLAN
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 11: STELLA
- SPY x FAMILY Episode 12: PENGUIN PARK