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SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6 – Quick Summary

In SPY x FAMILY Season 2 episode 6, “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship,” Director Matthew McMahon made a terrible discovery while escorting his charge back to this cabin: they were being followed. Worse – more than one assassin was after the fake family he was guarding! Will he be able to warn Yor in time? Will the baby be safe? And which outfit will Loid choose from the gift shop to keep Anya happy?

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

Favorite Quote from SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6

SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6: Yor thought the gunfire was too loud for the baby

How good is Yor’s aim? Let’s just say that opaque physical objects are no impediment. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Yor continues to be Yor. And I couldn’t be happier.

Things took a turn for the brutal in this episode, didn’t they? Though looking back, that darkness and cruelty was always there. Sylvia Sherwood gave us a glimpse when she spoke of her daughter back in episode 15. Actually, there have been many such reminders.

Yor often provides comedy relief. Even though she’s depicted as ridiculously strong, it’s often in a funny context. This episode let us see a little bit of Yor’s real capabilities – but to do that, they didn’t want to just show us. They had to ease us into it. I think they did that with my favorite quote.

Yor had gotten Olka Gretcher back to her room. There came a knock at the door. At first, Yor thought it was room service – until Olka said she hadn’t ordered room service. Yor barely had time to pull Olka out of the line of fire when the man outside started shooting.

But he had to reload sometime. As he did, Matthew McMahon distracted him with darts – yes, standard gaming darts. That’s when Yor threw her javelin. Through the door. And through the assassin’s head.

“Don’t shoot! There’s a baby in here!” she said, annoyed (10:18).

Funny, right? Yes, I laughed – as I watched the dead man’s limbs twitch. I guess that counts as easing us in, doesn’t it?

Favorite Moment from SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6

SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6: Yor's bloodlust sense borders on supernatural

Based on the number of animation frames per second, I could probably estimate how quickly Yor identified the assassin. But regardless of the official speed, it was still in the “poor dude didn’t have a chance” range. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Yor’s Handy Skill

My favorite moment proved Yor’s a good aim. But really, we knew that, didn’t we? I want to know if Yor’s more than just a muscle brain. She can overpower anyone or anything. But how is she on the battlefield? After all, battles aren’t only about raw strength.

My favorite moment answered that question. With clarity.

SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6: Yor thought she'd gotten the family to safety

Yor thought she might have gotten the family to safety when she reached the party. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Yor had already put down the assassin outside Olka’s room. Now, she led Olka, the baby, and the fake father to a masquerade party. She halted at the edge of the crowd, thinking she’d gotten them to safely. Then she froze. She sensed bloodlust nearby. 

Talk about a handy skill!

She was mindful of her Director’s orders. She knew she couldn’t cause a big commotion. If she did, the captain might decide to turn the boat around. Then Olka and the baby might not make it out of the country! 

Thinking fast – which is not something we’ve seen Yor do – she ripped the button off the fake dad’s jacket. She held it ready. I’m thinking, “What’s she going to do with a button? Lodge it in someone’s throat to choke them?”

Delivery: Yor Is Optimized for Combat

Oh, me of little faith.

An assassin nearby had a poisoned needed along one finger. He just needed to touch them with it, and they’d be dead. The doomed man stood, confident there was no way they could have identified him. He casually turned to look at Yor and the others.

Which triggered Yor’s Bloodlust-o-meter. She launched the button at him so hard that when it struck him in the head, it dazed him (14:10). The waiter nearby thought he was drunk.

Mikoto Misaka would have been proud.

SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6: Yor dropped the assassin with a jacket button

The waiter had no way of knowing that the assassin had been felled by a button. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I have to amend how I think of Yor. Yes, she’s stupidly powerful. But she’s also smart – as in battlefield-tactics-smart. She fed in parameters, like “don’t make a commotion” and “disable the attacker,” and came up with a button-based solution on the spot. She might be socially challenged. But she is absolutely intelligent!

Let’s put it this way: she’s every bit Loid’s equal in terms of her skills matching her job. Which is saying a lot for both of them!

What did you think of the Director’s interrogation of the first assassin? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Episode 6: Favorites

  1. Yor taking down an assassin with a shirt button was epic! Misaka would definitely have seen a kindred spirit in Yor! The way Yor quietly and expertly dispatches the other professional assassins shows that she’s an assassin on a whole other level from them. Her elderly supervisor is not joke either!

    1. It’s great to see Yor in her element, isn’t it?

      And I can’t believe I’m saying that about an assassin! I guess that just shows how much I like Yor.

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