Written by MINDTAP of the Sekijitsu writing team:
It is slowly becoming more evident that we won’t be going back to the mystery between Mikage and Komaba, but at this point I don’t want to be hung up on that issue — though it is still lingering in my mind. So these past two episodes have way more to do with teamwork between the student, for the most part, because of the competition that Equestrian Club participated in, along with the long awaited Ezonoo Festival. For the most part we are beginning to explore the relationship between Mikage and Hachiken, but there seems to be a bit more emphasis on Mikage being fleshed out as a character, only it is far more subtle compared to the way Hachiken was developed. Either way, I’m thrilled to see that Mikage is getting more screen time.