It is starting to look like the Bundoru Gang it’s a bit smarter than we had been giving them credit for. You may have noticed that Spiritoru has been missing for the past few episodes; I had erroneously assumed that this was so that we could learn more about Secretoru and her motivations. That may still be true, but when Takumi’s father Cinnamon comes home this week, we learn that he has noticed dishes disappearing around the world. That means that Secretoru was essentially functioning as a distraction for the Pretty Cures, allowing her robot creation to wreak havoc in other parts of the world without interference. That is an impressively well-thought-out strategy, and it has considerably upped the ante in terms of what the villains are capable of.
That means that Cinnamon’s return to Oishi-na Town isn’t just useful in terms of giving us a better sense of the big picture….