Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 22 review: Metamorphosis, Part 2

The second-to-last episode of the second season is here! But there's a big question mark in the spotlight right now, and I can only hope it gets answered.
JUJUTSU KAISEN S2 Shibuya Incident Arc - Photo Credits: Crunchyroll
JUJUTSU KAISEN S2 Shibuya Incident Arc - Photo Credits: Crunchyroll /

I couldn't have been the only one who watched this episode and found myself a little frustrated with it, right?

Though there definitely was some action in "Metamorphosis, Part 2", this felt more like a comedic break filler than, you know, the episode before the finale.

SPOILER WARNING FOR THOSE WHO VENTURE PAST THIS SENTENCE: I will be talking about the episode in its entirety.

We see a gorilla-mode Panda looking for Kusakabe in the destruction that covers Shibuya. Once he finds his friend, Kusakabe then makes the bold statement that he is totally in favor of Yuji being executed after what he's "allowed" Sukuna to do to the town. I say "allowed" because, as we all remember, it was a pretty forceful takeover in order to save Yuji's body - aka Sukuna's Airbnb.

Then we see a really awkward scene involving Mei-Mei and her little brother Ui-Ui. I'll just be brutally honest - I have never been a fan of these two and they are quite... gross, if I may be honest. Mei-Mei decides to sleep naked in the same bed as her little brother while teasing him about the fact she's sleeping next to him naked, then asking him if he enjoys it when she's inappropriate. Then, when she gets up to answer the phone, Ui-Ui is clearly upset that their incestuous and gross moment was interrupted. Like... why? I came here to see Mahito die and Gojo get out of his timeout box, not to lose my appetite. So gross.

Back in Shibuya Station, we see Choso, one the the Death Painting Womb curses, muttering about Yuji and looking for him. He's questioning who he is and, I mean, so am I at this point. All he's contributed to the show so far has been his cries of "woe is me" and not a lot of action.

Then... we shift to Geto and Mahito. Geto decides to talk about Uzumaki - not the horror masterpiece by Junji Ito, but an ultimate curse style. Much to my happiness, it looks absolutely painful and uncomfortable as we see a screaming Mahito being sucked into this Uzumaki ball, which then gets swallowed by Geto.

There's an awesome fight scene as Kokichi Muta, Momo Nishimiya, Kasumi Miwa, Gorilla Panda, and Kusakabe show up and try to tango with Geto - to which Uraume says no and goes Elsa on everyone with his insane ice curse powers.

Then Choso shows up, claiming that he is Yuji's older half-brother, and this is where I kind of mentally checked out for a minute. Turns out that a long time ago, Kenjaku, the jerk curse possessing Geto's body, possessed Choso's mother's body to give birth to him and his siblings. Well, he apparently liked that so much that centuries later, Kenjaku possessed Yuji's mother as well and gave birth to him for whatever reason. So..... they are brothers. This episode went from "Please kill Mahito" to an awkward family reunion and a change of allegiance.

Maybe Choso will stop moping around now that he's got a younger brother with him? I can only hope.

The episode ends with Yuki Tsukumo showing up and asking Geto what type of women he likes - a question she had asked depressed Geto back in his Jujutsu sorcerer years before he became what he is now. He looks happy to see her. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Is she trying to distract him? I she there to help him? And, most importantly, why isn't Gojo out of the box yet?!

I suppose we will have to wait another week for some kind of closure in this season.

Again - I am not ready.

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