This fourth episode of Maoyuu mixes things up a bit. We have found ourselves focused on the economics and science of agriculture and trade. This week, we also find ourselves spending some time looking at the characters involved. The way it finishes, it tried in inject some character development and plot devices into the story. And it’s tried to do this in the previous episodes as well. While that’s typically a good thing in an anime, it’s not in this case here. To be blunt, this story has never been about the characters, their emotional development, and their growth as ‘people’. and should never be.