We are finally fucking getting somewhere. As I was watching it, I was thinking of Mob’s great character progression. He is willing to work hard and struggle toward his goals. He is coming out of his shell. Also, when Mob learns of his brother placing in the top 10, he has a smile on his face. He has no jealousy and feels joy for his brother.
That being said, the end of the episode was quite unexpected. Here we have a middle school student, worrying about asking a girl on a date and trying to impress her. Just your average slice of life episode. Then it takes a hard turn, with his entire fucking life being uprooted. His house has burned down, and presumably at least one of his family members has died. It teaches us that everything can change in an instant – the fire nation attacked his house. I’m curious how Mob will react and whether he will be completely consumed by revenge or not.