Riddle Me This
Here we are: it’s the second-to-last episode of the first season until we get to DO-DO-DO-DREAMING (and the movie)!
This is also the first episode where no Clow Cards are captured at all. In fact, the “antagonist” in this episode was… the full moon (no, not that moon). In Cardcaptor Sakura, magic (at least when it comes to Clow Reed’s magic) draws power from the sun and the moon. The full moon clearly has an effect on Sakura, once again triggering precognitive visions of what appears to be the Final Judgment (the viison with the silhouette of a person who is obviously Ms. Mizuki) and also puts her in a daze.
While there was a red herring in the previous episode, this episode also gives us a crucial hint of who Yue actually is…
Yukito: “My grandparents love to travel and are hardly ever at home.”
Ms. Mizuki: “I see.”
Ms. Mizuki: “Yukito, you’re…”
Syaoran’s crush on Sakura also levels up in this episode. Here’s his reaction to Yukito:
Now compare that to his reaction to Sakura:
He almost had a downright heart attack!
It was also pretty amusing to see Meiling suck so hard at riddles. :3
R.I.P. LEAVE IT TO KERO-CHAN
I always loved this omake segment — especially when Kero talked about Sakura’s battle costumes, but its cancellation was always probably for the best. With it gone, we had more time for the main feature during the succeeding seasons.