Episode Summary: Queen Beryl is pretty pissed that her minion Jadeite has failed twice. Clearly he is a loser. He tries to make excuses while his two co-workers of evil Nephrite and a 10 percent more manly Zoisite add to the peanut gallery. They eventually ask what the heck the Silver Crystal is and Queen Beryl gives the most generic answer ever. She then orders Jadeite to kill the Sailor Scouts or else. Elsewhere we see a shrine maiden (Rei) praying and getting weird vibes from a fire. She is then seen saying goodbye to a little girl that often plays at her shrine. Rei watches as the girl runs off to the nearest bus stop. The next day Umino tells all his friends about some mysterious bus that stops nears a shrine at 6 pm everyday...then disappears with the passengers. Everyone is freaked out but Usagi who is busy napping. Luna wakes her up to inform her of a meeting with Ami that will take place at the arcade. The meeting is basically Ami asking Luna what their mission is. Um to find the Princess and protect the Silver Crystal that no one knows where it is DUH. Usagi is busy playing the Sailor V game again and wins a pair of bracelets. She later gives one to Ami. After this most productive meeting Ami invites Usagi to her cram school. When that is a bust she invites the girl at least on the bus to see a really pretty girl that often rides. Since Usagi is not a lesbian this greatly interests her. The pretty girl turns out to be Rei who Usagi openly stares at. When Rei sees Usagi she gets a vision, one that Usagi and Mamoru get about some castle. When Rei gets off at her bus stop Usagi follows with hearts in her eyes. Rei must have gotten a 10 minute head start walking as she is already changed into her robes and having visions in her shrine. She thinks something evil is coming and hears her pet crows having a fit. She chants and throws the doors open, flinging a charm as she does. It hits Usagi square in the face. Rei apologizes and says the crows usually don't act so weird, that they all felt something. Usagi seems to accept this apologize since Rei is pretty. As they introduce themselves they see three women praying near the front. One of the women is the mother of the little girl that Rei was friendly with yesterday. Apparently the kid went missing and the mother thinks Rei might have answers. The two women whisk the mother away, whispering that Rei is a strange girl with mysterious powers. Usagi watches them leave and Rei explains that the nearby stop is the 6 o clock Demon Bus or whatever.
The next day at school Usagi is more aware of what other students are saying, that many people have been reported missing due to this bus. Ami and Usagi have an actual meeting to talk about this bus stop and that it needs to be investigated. Luna also thinks that they need to look into Rei as she meets the requirements of the Princess they are looking for. Usagi goes alone to the shrine as Ami is always at cram school. She talks to Luna on the bus until she sees Mamoru and his creepy always around self. She thinks he is in junior high because clearly he is not 17 and in high school. Except that he is. They spend the rest of the bus trip looking at each other and being surrounded by sparkles. By the time Usagi makes it to the shrine the three women are back from yesterday and go from asking Rei for help finding the missing girl to accusing her of making said little girl disappear. When Usagi tries to defend Rei the women accuse Usagi of helping make the kid disappear. Rei makes the women leave and Usagi offers to help find the girl. Rei starts getting emo about her powers and thinks that Usagi should not have anything to do with her anymore. Usagi and Luna then leave accomplishing nothing. Rei goes inside and gets an instant vision of Usagi being kidnapped by Jadeite. Rei panics and runs down the road to warn Usagi only to be kidnapped by Jadeite himself. As Usagi...I guess walks home she sees the bus carrying Rei drive slow mo into a wall. Usagi has the time to transform into a flight attendant before going after said bus. When Usagi jumps Luna falls into Tuxedo Mask's arms and both are left outside...wherever the bus ended up. Luna runs away and Tuxedo Mask is like ERRRP what could be going on. Luna get a hold of Ami and reveals the matching bracelets are really communicators. Jadeite explains his amazing plan to a non believing Nephrite that capturing all these victims will surely lure the Sailor Scouts to him. Jadeite then tries asking out an unconscious Rei. Usagi uses the time to cry and communicate with Ami and Luna. Both girls transform and use the energy of their transformations to transport Ami to this...place. Both girls are like we will punish you in the name of the moon. Jadeite is like aha my plan has worked and quickly side steps Ami's attack. He starts using his own attack to....very slowly freeze Ami and Usagi. Rei wakes up and realizes that Sailor Moon is Usagi because she has eyes. She starts fighting Jadeite because she is a badass with her own powers. Luna throws her a pen and is like transform now. Poof Rei is Sailor Mars. Jadeite waits until Rei is done transforming before he attacks again. But Rei and Usagi combine attacks to send Jadeite running for the hills. Then POOF all the victims are transported outside and the little girl reunites with her mother. Ami and Usagi tell Rei they are happy she is a Sailor Scout with them and Rei seems thrilled to belong to a group now. Luna is like woohoo time to find that Princess and Silver Crystal. At an airport nearby an important looking man arrives carrying something that looks super important. HMMM what could it be? THE END!
Woohoo! I watched this episode very recently thus it is very clear in my mind. Unlike all those other episodes that I watched a million years ago. Of course it would make more sense to blog all the other episodes first and then watch new things. But...but...it is Sailor Moon. It has to come first even if I am a million other episodes behind. My first love and all.
As all these Kings of Darkness listen to Queen Beryl of Nondetails we met a new person. And because magical girls look different from their real life personalities everyone will be shocked later when this girl turns out to be a Sailor Scout. So shocked indeed. This girl's name is Rei and she works at a local shrine near Usagi. Well I say near but it requires a bus trip and what not. Lots of temples everywhere but I am sure this one is special as Rei the shrine girl actually has mystic powers and isn't some teenager trying to pay her way into college. Or a shopping trip. She senses evil and what not. Maybe she should own a TV though as she sends her little kid friend off on a bus that is clearly on the news about being a demon bus and making things disappear. Her powers aren't that powerful so she can't see exactly what is happening.
Usagi seems to not own a TV either as she never knows what is happening in what looks like a normal size town. Maybe she doesn't need to listen to said news because she has the town gossip as a friend in her classroom? That and naps are super important. This is counterproductive though when the nap is taking place DURING the town gossip's speech on what is currently going on in the town. Being Sailor Moon is hard work though. Anyway Umino is talking about how something creepy is happening in their part of town. Every day at 6 pm if you board a certain bus you are gone for good. It just disappears. A demon bus. Now maybe no one in this town owns a damn TV because hello if everyone disappears at 6pm....stop showing up then! Don't be near the street then. Like how hard is that? This might have worked back in the day but 20 years later and everyone has instant access to news. This would have gotten around. Crazy people. Where are the police?!
3 seconds after Usagi leaves (because you know how she and Luna were going to investigate the demon bus and maybe Rei being the Princess/Sailor Scout) Rei has a vision. She wasn't lying about not being able to help the little girl though. She gets visions when she gets them so lay off her people. But this time she had a vision about Jadeite kidnapping Usagi. She doesn't know he is a baddie but kidnapping sorta have a universal look so off Rei goes. This lead to her running into the demon bus and Jadeite riding it...without a bus driver uniform. Psht so much for realism. It made a little more sense that Jadeite made Rei come on the bus via mind control verses picking her up at the bus stop. Maybe he did that for everyone and no one after the first couple kidnappings were on purpose. People were being careful and aren't as dumb as I thought.
So in an attempt to save her 5 minute friend from being kidnapped Rei is taken on the demon bus and driven pass Usagi and Luna who were on their way to investigate said demon bus. They watch in dramatic shock as the bus turns into a building AKA distorted space. The bus must have been driving very slow as Usagi had enough time to change into a flight attendant (to help passengers) and then jump on the bus. SLOW MO guys. While jumping though Usagi loses Luna. Have no fear Stalker Tuxedo Mask is here. Why? What does this have to do with the Silver Crystal? Also why hasn't he put two and two together. The cats look the same. He knows that Sailor Moon can transform now. So...he should know the girl on the bus is Sailor Moon. Unless he is dumb. In the original anime Tuxedo Mask aids the kidnapped victims by driving the bus. It was pretty funny actually. But since we are following the manga it is mainly about the girls and Tuxedo Mask is busy not being important. Not until R anyway.
Things are a bit different from the manga and anime so in this episode Ami was able to use Luna's special computer and the energy of her transforming to get to where Usagi was. Because folks. I am trying to think and I know this happens during the last episode of this season (if there are more). Well not last episode but on the way to the last episode. But other than that the girls get really good at walking. Like a special tool that is quickly forgotten because it is way too powerful. I momentarily forgot about this and I was calling foul on this episode but I was like no this is more like the manga so I recovered. So it was Ami and Usagi against Jadeite. Curse you girls for ruining my plans TWICE and making me look like a chump. I think they needed to lay off Jadeite as he wasn't being a slacker but he was extra mad today so onward he went to killing the Scouts. I wonder if their dead bodies will tell him where or what the Silver Crystal looks like. XD Usagi and Ami try their best to fight Jadeite but since he is a real person and not some pile of clay it was a bit tricky. You know standing there and saying one spell wasn't cutting it. It did cut it when Jadeite used some magic to freeze them so slowly though. Very slowly. Beyond slow. Like um less paying attention to others and more killing and that would be helpful to the baddies. Why do the baddies always have to wait until the heroes are ready to attack?