Hello everybody and welcome to another exciting episode of Nyarko-San: Another Crawling Chaos. The show about a guy living with two great old ones who are on Earth for police reasons, but in actuality he's stuck in a love triangle comedy and currently wishes to be rid of them.
In our last episode, it was a fan service episode! Basically, the first half dealt with Kuko coming to Earth and joining class, announcing herself as Nyarko's wife, much to her chagrin, and then swim class, because we need to fit in a fan service episode in somehow. During this time, however, a new foe appears, looking to take revenge on Nyarko for reasons that only make sense to these beings.
To sum it up, his name was Nyaro, he's Nyarko's older brother and he wants to kill her because she was good at everything he wasn't, and then some. So, your typical sibling rivalry, then. The second half kind of dealt with that, as well as addressing the new threat, which was Nyaro killing a bunch of Dreamland gods because he wanted to kill Nyarko. Of course, nobody really noticed him as he ended up being the butt monkey of the episode, being dealt with without so much as a concern.
With that threat taken care of, Kuko goes back on her deal with Mahiro to take Nyarko away, forcing him to be stuck with the two for the foreseeable future. What could possibly make this worse? A phone call from Mahiro's mother... and she's right outside the door. What will our hero do now? Let's find out.
And for your reference, the Episode 4 reference guide.
-Our episode begins with Mahiro getting the call from his mother and that she'll be home in under a minute. Nyarko and Kuko see that he's concerned and asks what's up, but he's currently in panic mode. Not because his Mom is coming home, he actually doesn't mind that. The problem is that she's coming home while he's keeping two unwanted houseguests at home. Oh, and the giant mess they left. Can't forget about that. He debates telling the truth, looking at Kuko, who takes it as a sign of him being interested in her, so she nips any possible romantic interest by saying she isn't into him. This pisses him off, probably because of her tone while he's panicking. What ungrateful old Gods. Bunch of jerks.
-Looking at Nyarko, Mahiro narrates that he doesn't want to be viewed as the type of boy who brings girls home when his parents are out. Of course, Nyarko gets the wrong signal, thinking that he's trying to impregnate her with his stare. This becomes the last straw as we cut to the outside, where he throws the two girls out. Nyarko demands answers while Kuko doesn't appreciate this treatment. Mahiro gives them no answers except to be quiet and get out, you noisy, ungrateful aliens! He then slams the door on them. That'll show them!
-Back inside, Mahiro quickly starts cleaning up, working so fast that the Flash would be jealous. Of course, this includes getting rid of the extra food. Don't want to leave evidence of extra people living in the household. After taking care of that problem, he walks back into the living room to find another problem. Nyarko tells him he did a good job, indicating that she and Kuko found a way back in. Mahiro is blue in the face with rage, which cannot be good for his blood pressure, as we quickly cut outside to see I assume to be Mahiro's mom, walking down the street, suitcase in hand. She's all smiles, of course, probably thinking about how lonely her son is and how happy he'll be to see her. Part of this is true... in some way or another.
-At the house, we get a slow pan on the outside as Mahiro is, I think, working on getting rid of the two aliens. Nyarko sees this as him wanting to cross certain boundaries, but forgot he left the lights on. Kuko doesn't like him assaulting her Nyarko. Of course, because this is a comedy, that's when Mahiro's mother returns home. She announces her arrival just in time to see Mahiro in a rather compromising position.
I think I'll let this image speak for itself. May be considered NSFW, even though it's not really showing anything.
-We get a moment of Mom looking at the situation, with Mahiro realizing that he's screwed. Probably in more ways than one. Cue opening!
-After that, we're back at the Mahiro household. After finding a way to get out of that tangled mess of limbs, Mahiro, joined in the living room by his Mom, Nyarko and Kuko, says that Mom shouldn't get the wrong idea and it's totally not what it looks like. I know it's a bit of a cliche, but saying that will always make the person think that it looks exactly like they think it does. Mahiro's mom looks thoughtful about what she's told as Nyarko introduces herself with her catchphrase, that she is the chaos that crawls up to her son with a smile. Of course, Mom lingers on the Nyarlathotep. She mentions that she's come from the future in order to bear Mahiro's child, but then corrects herself that she actually came from a distant planet. She asks Mom to think of her as her son's wife and to call her Nyarko. Mahiro objects to this with a pillow to the face, telling her that she isn't anyone's wife. At least it isn't a fork, Nyarko.
-Kuko introduces herself as Nyarko's wife, Cthugha, but Nyarko objects to this with a pillow to the head. It's probably the same pillow that was used on her, too. Kuko thinks that maybe Nyarko wants her to be the husband, then adds that she doesn't mind having her children or making Nyarko have her children. Nyarko's response is to grab Kuko by the head and shake it, asking if she has a Hanabatake farm in her head. I had to look this one up but apparently it's based on a real farm that makes caramel. According to the reference guide, the other translation indicates that Kuko has her head in the clouds. Mahiro, who has his head in his hands for so many reasons, sits up and yells at Nyarko for saying that, when it can easily apply to her, as well.
-Mom, meanwhile, is lingering on the terms "Crawling Chaos" and "Cthugha." She then quickly comes to a realization, does an action pose with speed lines and brings out... forks. Five of them. No wonder Mahiro uses them as weapons. Everybody is confused, including Mahiro, who wonders if that stupid backstory Nyarko came up with earlier was actually true in some way. Nyarko apparently thought the same thing, telling him that she wasn't expecting this, either.
-Anyway, Mom here is going to bring the murder and tells Mahiro to get away from the aliens. She can't believe she would have to encounter them in her own home, but Nyarko tries to explain that she's here to save Mahiro, not harm him. Kuko wordlessly agrees. I'm honestly surprised by that, but I imagine she's practical in this situation. When Mom turns to Mahiro for confirmation, he says, out loud, if that's really the case. Nyarko asks him why he would say such a thing. Well, he was looking for a way to get rid of you guys, and even if that means spending the next week cleaning up your blood, he could probably live with that.
-Then, suddenly, Shanta-Kun appears... cawing at Mom? Cawing? Making noises? Something like that. Anyway, he's getting her attention. Mahiro is worried the murdering will come to the tiny little creature, but it appears that Mom has been won over by how cute it is. She picks him up and starts petting him, stating that he looks harmless just from his eyes. Yeah, I guess I would call him cute, but any way to defuse the situation, right?
-Nyarko, missing the entire point of what happened, accuses Shanta-Kun of preferring mother-in-law instead of her, the master. You do realize he just saved your hide, right? When Mom hears this, she asks for confirmation that Nyarko is the owner of Shanta-Kun. Taking this opportunity and running with it, Nyarko confirms that as well as mentioning that she has cute eyes, is harmless, but has been protecting Mahiro all this time. The first part is subjective, the second part is untrue, but the third part could be considered true. So... one out of three?
-Mom, apparently hearing this for the first time, demands to know more detail about this whole protection racket Nyarko has going on. I hope she doesn't think it's some sort of money making scheme the Mafia has perfected. Before continuing I just want to say that I'm actually a bit surprised by how young looking Mahiro's mom is. Granted, that could be due to the art style, but I wasn't expecting "Mom that could pass for Mahiro's older sister". I guess I was expecting a bit of a different joke.
-While the explanation of a lifetime is happening, we cut to a room that is lit with green light as the camera slowly pans down to a woman behind a desk. She's been told something and understands it's time for all out war. The camera then gets in closer to our green-haired lady, showing ample amount of chest while also pulling off that Gendo pose quite well. Though unlike Gendo, she breaks the pose and fixes her glasses, all with a sinister smile.
-Tonight's episode is titled Mothers Attack! Sounds like something from a video game. We cut back to the Mahiro household where Mom has been updated on the entire situation. Though she's all smiles and gives a wink to the two girls. I wonder what part she's winking about? Nyarko, however, has an important question for Mother. Why are you holding Mahiro so close? We cut to Mom to show that she's got her son in a bit of a death grip there. The excuse she gives is that she's replenishing her sononium. That's adorable, Mom really adores her son. And hopefully it won't go any further than that.
-Speaking of, Mahiro would like Mom to explain her sudden return and attempts at murdering the houseguests. Okay, the truth is... she's a deity hunter. You can easily tell that Mahiro is going "What the hell kind of stupid shounen show did I get myself stuck in?" Though he does have an imagine spot of his Mom hunting monsters in something that looks like a cross between Samurai gear and ninja gear. And with the way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised if this was true.
-Mom then takes out a book and explains that her college seminar professor wrote it. It's called "Deity Hunter Frontier". What, is there a secret society of you hunters out there? She explains that, occasionally, her professor invites her to help him hunt deities. I imagine the joke here is that she isn't exactly hunting deities so much as researching them. Mahiro asks if Dad knows, but of course he does, dear. Married couples don't keep secrets from each other. It's how they keep a healthy relationship. Though she blushes on how her husband allows her to work a part-time job. One could say that this is a sexist comment, but if she's actually hunting deities, I would be surprised that her husband allows her to go on these dangerous jobs. But hey, that's why she fell in love with him.
-Apparently Mom's affections over her husband being to affect the aliens, with Kuko noting how lovey dovey the parents are. Nyarko would like to be that way with Mahiro, but he stops her by grabbing her face, shaking it and saying that there's probably a "craft" hiding after the "love". Ha, puns. Kuko, getting somewhat jealous, wants to be kissy kissy lovey dovey with Nyarko, wanting to pass on all sorts of weapons and defensive gear to the child they make. So many references there. And then she begins to rub her head on Nyarko's backside. Nyarko objects, saying she'd rather be dead. They would probably make a child with poor stat growth, anyway.
-Speaking of Dad, Mahiro asks where he is. Why didn't they come back together? Well, apparently he worked hard to get extra days off, so he's probably stuck at he office, making up for all the work he missed. While the two Great Old Ones continue to fight in the background, Mom explains that while she has the title of Deity Hunter, it's not very dangerous work. Only dangerous work. And it's a part-time job, so he shouldn't have to worry about it. Of course he's worried about it, because of it's occupation of hunting deities.
-Speaking of, Mom apologizes to Nyarko about the whole murdering thing, indicating that she jumped to conclusions. Oh, and it appears that Nyarko has beaten Kuko unconscious. The "harmless" Nyarko says that it's not a problem at all. Apparently Mom appears to approve of Nyarko, calling her a good girl. Right, she's a good girl who beats up on lovestruck stalkers, who herself is a lovestruck stalker.
-Meanwhile, Green-Haired Gendo has gotten herself into a skintight spy suit, is armored up and is ready to secure the target, annoying in her headset that the hegemony of Earth is in their hands, doing the creepy shiny glasses thing. Yes, we get it, you're evil. Hot, but evil. Maybe.
-Back at the household, Nyarko explains that those filthy cheaters may return, so they must continue to defend him. I assume she's talking about the whole pirates trying to kidnap Mahiro and force him into a dominatrix BL show where he's the one being dominated. I bet that was a fun conversation to have. Well, since Mom is home, Mahiro tells the two that their job is over, but Nyarko explains that they still have an important responsibility of protecting Earth's Dreamlands. Oh, right, the gods getting massacred there by Nyarko's older brother. I bet that was a fun conversation she had with her superiors.
-In any case, Nyarko hopes they will allow them to continue using the house as their base of operations. Mahiro is against it, of course, and turns to Mom for support. Apparently she has no problems with them staying. He's shocked to hear this, asking if that's what she really wants to say? Of course he had to live with the horror of the two for some time. But Mom seems to think that they're protecting Earth, so why not help them in that case?
-Nyarko is happy to hear this and assumes that she's been accepted as the daughter-in-law. Of course, that wasn't the case, but it's become clear to Mom that Nyarko really likes Mahiro, especially when Nyarko goes on about how much she likes him. Mom, however, doesn't see how she can accept the alien as her daughter-in-law. Nyarko is confused by this statement, with her hair giving a question mark pose. Mom explains that she wants her son to live a more normal life. More specifically, she would like the two of them to consider their relationship more seriously before committing to each other. Hearing this news, Nyarko loses her color after hearing this news. Mom, why must you be so mean? Though she will welcome them into her home and hopes they will be friends with Mahiro forever. Did Mom just friendzone Nyarko for Mahiro?
-Kuko notes that Nyarko's SAN points are dropping quickly. Poor Nyarko. Mom knows how to fix this. It's gift giving time! We cut to a shot of boxes, with one of them being a Bioneeer Laser Disc Player. That seems like a poor investment, it seems. Though apparently this is something Mom does as Mahiro comments that she brought another old video game console. She counters that she's buying her memories and fondest recollections. This is showing with panning shots of the many, many gaming consoles the family owns. A lady after my own heart.
-Kuko, who we've shown to be a bit of a gamer with her PSP, wants to play, too. Mom approves of this and asks if she would like to play now. Suddenly, Shanta-Kun grabs hold of Mahiro's leg, getting his attention for reasons. Mahiro thinks he's hungry, but Mom is, too. Nyarko and Kuko follow suit, with all three ladies wanting Mahiro to cook for them. He looks at the puppy dog eyes of Shanta-kun and agrees, but only for the little bat dragon. As he walks away, Mom calls out to make sure he adds lots of sononium. Nyarko adds that he should throw in lots of vegetables, oil and garlic. Got to keep those vampires away, after all.
-Meanwhile, we cut to a green DeLorean parking on top of a hill as Green-Haired Gendo steps out, looking down at the city below her. She laughs because... uh, because she's evil and looking to take over the world? Maybe? I'm sure this is all a set up for a joke that's coming later.
-Back home, Mahiro hits the fridge and sees what to cook, but without missing a beat turns towards Nyarko and demands to know what she's doing here. She's dressed up in an apron and has her hair tied up. She wants to help, stating an old saying that a miracle occurs when you find your ultimate partner. Or she wants to win Mom over with her impressive cooking skills. Mahiro, however, wants her out. In the kitchen, he is Gordon Ramsey.
-More specifically, Mahiro isn't certain what Nyarko will try to use. I guess he's talking about her weird cooking habits. Nyarko argues that people learn, with a shot of the words for people and deity showing up on screen. I think I'm missing the joke, but the reference is back to a Lovecraft story about how Elder Things were also men. I don't know, but I think this one falls a bit flat.
-Anyway, if it's the case that People (Deities) learn, then what is in Nyarko's hand? She explains that it's a brand of meat is famous, even in space. It's called the Shub-Niggurath brand of meat, the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young. REJECTED! Mahiro rips it out of her hands, wondering how she got that back in the house after throwing it out and drops it to a trash can off screen. This gets Nyarko to start tearing up, saying that she just wanted to make something delicious for him and her mother. Didn't you just ask him to make something just a scene earlier?
-Be that as it may, Mahiro relents, not wanting to see Nyarko cry. He agrees to let her cook, but you can only use Earth ingredients. She's filled with pride after that, thank him and she will not let him regret this, followed by saying "Happy birthday anniversary!" Yeah, apparently Nyarko is just butchering the language here. While we're on the subject of aliens, Mahiro asks where Kuko is. We cut to the living room where we see her and Mom playing games. Nyarko explains that they're discussing games. Yes, in the time honored tradition and language of gaming. With beeps and clicks.
-While playing, Mom is told that they even have game consoles in space. Kuko explains that the X-oth and the HS3 are the two favorites at the moment. What, no love for the Bii? Yeah, I'm stretching for that one. Kuko adds that the Earth's game systems are far more popular, showing that Earthlings know how to game. Mom accepts that, then says she's going to use a sonic bomb. After a moment, we get our explosion, followed by an eye catch.
-Our first eye catch is Nyarko, dressed in her apron, serving a meal, all smiles. The second has the blonde kid from the opening appearing with a yellow-green tentacle monster in his lap. Because, of course, tentacle monsters.
-The next day, where nothing else of importance happened, we see said blonde kid looking at a piece of paper. He appears to be lost as all the signs have crazy writing on them. How do people get around in these confusing streets anyway? The wind sharply blows, causing the kid to hang onto his paper tightly. We get a look at his face, which was hidden for reasons, but he breaths a sigh of relieve because he kept his paper. Yay!
-Back home, we here Mahiro asking what "this" is, with Nyarko happy to know that he was a discerning man. Apparently, she gave him a "yes/no cushion." She acts very shy as a result. We see the pillow with Nyarko in a rather skimpy night dress with text on it saying "Bring it on, Mahiro-san." On the other side, it's pretty much the same image, only she's holding a crowbar and the text says "Some people say hate when they really mean love." Mahiro comments that it's yes either way. On the pillow, that is, but Nyarko explains that she's already prepared to accept him. Lady be crazy in love.
-Speaking of crazy in love, suddenly, the pillow in Mahiro's hands vanishes. What could have happened to it? Why, Kuko did. She stole the pillow and is currently rubbing her face all over it. Talk about obsessive. Nyarko, displeased with her gift being stolen, goes in to reclaim it as Mahiro tries to keep the peace. Mom appears, still half-asleep, then goes in for her morning sononium refilling. And instantly, she's awake. She must burn through that rather quickly. She sees the two girls fighting over the gift and says that they shouldn't be fighting, but Nyarko is about a step away from turning this into a full out brawl and threatens to hit Kuko. Kuko response is to not hit people unless you get to be a better boxer. I don't get it. Save me, reference guide!
-So, apparently this has a couple of references. The first is a different take of the line "Don't shoot it at people, unless you get to be a better shot." This is a reference to a story called The Big Sleep. The second reference is "Only those prepared to get hit are allowed to hit others," which is how the first line was translated to Japanese, which has been used to inspire other shows, like a certain show about a boy with the power to command people with his evil eye while people fight in giant mechs.
-Back to the story. Nyarko is ready to throw down, but Mom is tired of the fighting, brings out the fork and reminds them of what she just said. The two deities stop and turn blue as Mom emphasizes the comment by sticking the fork in her mouth and revealing an evil grin. Kuko immediately hides behind Nyarko while she tries to calm down her would be mother-in-law. They don't take long before they bolt out of the house, heading for school. Mahiro can only look on in... well, he just doesn't really seem to care, but will probably use more of his mom's tactics in the future.
-Meanwhile, blonde kid is running along the streets. Mahiro is also walking said streets, apparently upset that things have gotten crazier since Mom came home. That's when the collusion happens between him and the kid, who loses his star shaped bag. Mahiro apologizes and asks if he can stand or if he's hurt. He explains he's fine. After helping him up, Mahiro walks over to the bag, brushes it off and hands it back to the kid. The kid then asks Mahiro if he's hurt, but Mahiro says he's fine and not to worry about him. The kid is happy to hear that and apologizes, saying he wasn't paying attention to where he was going, but Mahiro says it's fine, as he wasn't paying attention, either. But then the kid begins to say it was his fault. They both get a laugh out of this, because one is trying to take the blame over the other.
-Mahiro suggests to call it even, which the kids agrees to. He's happy that Mahiro is a nice guy, then leaves, but without saying bye a few more times. Mahiro wonders about that. Can he really be considered a nice guy when he stabs a girl repeatedly with a fork? It does get him to smile, though. Hopefully when he goes to school nothing will be exploding or burning down at all.
-We then cut to Kuko, all fired up, telling somebody that they should repent. That person, Nyarko, says this is the path she chose herself and that she has no reservations. Is this a Fist of the North Star reference? Is somebody going to be already dead? Are the walls going to be painted with blood again? Of course, the rest of the classmates see this and go "Is it Thursday already?" Mahiro walks by and tells them to stop acting like idiots in public. It's embarrassing enough as it is without random explosions.
-In the class Mahiro tells his friend who's name I forgot that he's tired. The friend expresses surprise that Mahiro has two relatives his own age, but he plays it off as being unaware, as well. This does get glasses friend to ask if maybe Mahiro has other relatives he doesn't know about. This seems like a suspiciously specific question, but Mahiro replies by saying "Hopefully not." Like he needs more insanity in his life.
-On the other side of the classroom, Reporter girl, who's name I also forgot, is asking Nyarko how the home life has been with her and Mahiro. With a smile and a laugh, she explains... they've made no progress at all. She wonders when the shy Mahiro will force her down and make a baby with her. Kuko then asks Reporter girl if she has any ideas to drive Nyarko crazy all night long? She gets a hit to the head for her troubles, but Nyarko would like to know, as well. Looks like Reporter girl has an idea.
-First, Nyarko needs to emphasize her chest more. Our silver-haired alien does this, which impresses Reporter Girl. Checking in on Mahiro real quick, he's suddenly got the chills, for he feels that danger is approaching and will strike soon.
-We check in on blonde kid, and yup, he's still lost. He goes into a nearby park and takes a breather. Poor kid. Back at school, Nyarko offers Mahiro a hot dog. It looks normal, so he demands to know the proper name of the food item. It's an Tindalos dog! Mahiro's response is to tell Nyarko to hit her head on a clock, though the original line apparently translates into "Go hit your head on the angles of time." How does one hit their head on the angles of time, anyway?
-And then a clock appears from nowhere and hits Nyarko on the head, causing a "Eroba" to come from her. Okay, I'm not even going to question where the clock came from. Kuko decides to join in on the conversation and says she makes good sandwiches, but Mahiro, being suspicious, asks what they are. Well, they are Dunwich. Mahiro's response is to tell her not to force herself to make jokes. And now she's sad.
-Anyway, Nyarko has a question that has been bothering her since yesterday. She asks Mahiro what is up with his mom and this whole sononium thing she keeps mentioning. Her concern is that it's not listed on Earth's periodic table of elements, and that thing was made with those undiscovered elements in mind. Well, you wouldn't find it there because Mahiro's mom made it up. According to the explanation he's received, when Mom runs out of sononium, her sadness maxes out. Or she just wants to get all the love she can from her son. That could be possible.
-Steering the topic away from embarrassing stuff, Mahiro asks Kuko what she's reading. She says it's this month's Shounen Blood. Nyarko wants to get in on that, but Mahiro is confused, stating that the series was discontinued after issue seven. Apparently a space publisher picked it up and it started printing again. Nyarko says that it happens all the time on Earth. I wonder how many manga writers and artists wish that was true.
-Nyarko then adds that games that would have sold outside of Japan or consoles ahead of their time would have this happen to them. So those Space Companies are the reason why we didn't get some of those early Tales of games. Those monsters! Anyway, Nyarko explains that this magazine would have sold outside of Earth, but it seems like Mahiro is more confused than before. I don't blame you, kid.
-After a fade, the school day has ended. Nyarko is looking for Mahiro, but apparently he bailed as soon as possible, without her. She's not happy, but don't worry, Kuko waited for her, but apparently Nyarko didn't appreciate that. We cut to Mahiro walking the streets of the city, alone, but then we cut to Blonde Kid getting randomly attacked by this really tiny dog. As he runs, we see that Mahiro is nearby and happens to be at the place where he falls. Poor kid. Mahiro recognizes him and goes to check on him. Apparently Blonde Kid didn't expect to see Mahiro again, but he's glad he did, all with a blush on his face. Cute kid, but you might be too young for his tastes.
-Mahiro asks if the kid is lost. He says no, but actually... we cut to a fast food place where Mahiro gets the story. To summarize, the kid is looking for someone, but he can't find them. The kid takes a bite out of his hamburger and is blown away by how good it is. Man, those Japanese must have better fast food places then us. He explains he's never been in a store like this before and was sort of scared. He apologizes to Mahiro for making him come here, but it's fine. He was hungry anyway and wanted normal food.
--As things appear to be normal, the show remembers that it's comedy, so it makes sure that Nyarko and Kuko appear. Nyarko explains that they're bound by the red string of fate to meet in a place like this, though I think she meant to say "red tentacle of fate." Mahiro wonders if the two followed him, but apparently Nyarko felt insulted by that. She lifts up a key chain and explains that the center of ultimate chaos told her to buy more.
-That's when the Blonde Kid recognizes Nyarko and Kuko. Nyarko recognizes him, as well, calling him Hasuta and asking what he's doing here. Yup, looks like the kid is an alien, too. And, of course, he recognizes that this kid is actually Hastur, the great deity of the wind, the yellow king, he who shall not be named... crap, I'm going to have a bad time, aren't I?
-Turns out, Mahiro thought Hastur was a girl, but Nyarko confirms that he is, in fact, a boy. Kuko explains that they've known each other than space kindergarten, and that in space elementary school, he was the student council president. Mahiro states that Kuko can't just add "space" to everything, but at least she didn't say "space student council president." Though apparently he's just running with the idea that Hastur is around the same age as Nyarko and Kuko.
-After settling in and getting the story, Hastur comments on the two girls being civil servants and that the job security must be nice. Kuko's response is a deadpan "I am a winner." Though Nyarko responds that Kuko only used her connections to get in. The jerk. Meanwhile, what is Hastur doing on Earth? Apparently he's become a librarian at the Celaeno Library. Apparently, Hastur's dad has asked him to help with his work, so he quit his job at the library. That seems rather extreme, but Kuko asks what his father does. Apparently he doesn't exactly know. Must be secret spy stuff.
-That's when Mahiro mentions that Hastur was looking for somebody earlier and asks if that's what he was asked to help with. Hastur confirms, stating that they live somewhere around here, but apparently, he's terrible with directions. It's all this weird scribbles that throws him off. Nyarko asks for the address, but apparently, he only has a name. Well, that explains why you're lost! Your dad only gave a name instead of actually providing more details on what to do.
-So Hastur takes out his book and says that he's looking for someone called Yasaka. Huh, that name sounds familiar for some reason. Mahiro asks for the full name of the person he's looking for. It's Yoriko Yasaka. Hey, it's Green-Haired Gendo... and she's dressed as a nun for some reason. I'm surprised she doesn't stand out more. Oh, and apparently Yoriko is Mahiro's mother. Cue credits!
-Here's my prediction. It's going to turn out that Hastur and Mahiro's father are the same, making them half-brothers. The reason that Hastur is looking for Yoriko is because he needs to be introduced to her and be brought into the family proper. Which would explain why Dad is stuck in the office for longer days, because he's actually an alien.
-Anyway, in our next episode credits we see Mahiro, Nyarko and Hastur in a small car as Nyarko explains they're counting down to the wedding. Mahiro objects to this because he never agreed to that. As Nyarko shows how she's a terrible driver, she also begins to explain how cute she is, like her lips and her legs. Mahiro explains that she's terrible at first impressions, what with their first meeting basically her murdering a monster in front of him. We see Hastur hugging somebody as green-haired Gendo confronts Yoriko and our heroes. All this and more in our next episode, Let's Go Great Conspiracy X! Don't miss it!
So we have two new characters here. Yoriko, Mahiro's hot mom, and Hastur, the cute kid who's looking for Yoriko. But why? Is it because she's a Deity Hunter? Or is it so that Hastur can join the family properly? And what is Green-Haired Gendo up to? Is it experimentation with the aliens to stop Third Impact? We'll have to wait until next week to get our answers.
So much for this being a more slice of alien life comedy.
Until next time, remember, when you're told that your parents are coming back home in a couple of minutes, always throw out your pretty freeloaders. And make sure you lock the door to keep them out!