Recap: Illya molests Miyu for a while and then freaks out after blowing up Assassin.
Aaaaaaand we’re right back to dumb anime lesbian antics. Miyu is a maid at Luvia’s mansion! Ilya’s an otaku and thus loves maids! So of course the logical course of action is for Ilya to invite Miyu over and start molesting her in that way that only ever happens in stupid anime. Did you perhaps think for even a moment that they wouldn’t end up like Nanoha and Fate? If so, please re-assess your ability to analyze media. The entire segment was just skeevy, creepy, and unnecessary, but I guess those adjectives could describe this entire spinoff.
The back half is the most boring fight of all time against Assassin (and for dramatic effect I guess they used the Assassin from Fate/Zero who has multiple bodies instead of True Assassin from Fate/Stay Night. Effort!), mostly made up of slow pans (including one in particular that was just made of very obvious CG) and Ilya’s internal monologue until she literally explodes and kills all the Assassins at once. I guess they blew all their budget on last week’s fight?
At any rate, next week seems to be the requisite “I’m the hero but I’m going to mope around for a while until my friends need me to save the day!” episode that exists in all shonen. Oh boy.