Two Birds with One Stone – Classroom of the Elite S2 Ep 4 Review  

Ayanokoji makes good on his promise to use Kei, creating the material needed to take both Kushida and Horikita down a peg as the Sports Festival arc begins.

Check out last week’s episode review

It seems that Ayanokoji is finally going after Kushida. 

His official reasoning on the surface is that she is the ‘traitor’ against Class D during certain exams, while the unofficial reasoning is that she is dangerous. I’m sure Ayanokoji hasn’t forgotten Kushida blackmailing him, antagonizing him, and threatening to accuse him of rape – because I certainly haven’t. 

What is great about this is that it looks natural, since an entire year has passed from when the incident first happened. Ayanokoji certainly is the puppet master, especially in this episode with his triggered interactions between Kei, Horikita, and Kushida. 

Will Ayanokoji Betray Horikita? 

It has become painfully obvious that with the addition of Kei in his arsenal, Ayanokoji is ready to kill two birds with one stone – those birds being Kushida and Horikita.  

Ayanokoji plots on Horikita while she makes her case to Class D regarding their strategy for the Sports Festival
Ayanokoji plots on Horikita while she makes her case to Class D regarding their strategy for the Sports Festival

We can even speculate that aside from trying to divert attention to himself, Ayanokoji continually gave Horikita credit as the mastermind during the Island and Cruise Ship Special Exams to build her reputation up before breaking it completely down.  

Instructing Kei to argue with Horikita while adding Kushida into the conversation so that all of Class D would see her public stance on things was genius. I know that Ayanokoji is using Horikita as well in a way, but I hope he helps her realize how arrogant she comes across. 

I didn’t really mind Horikita’s character much (albeit thinking she sometimes behaves stupidly) but this episode really highlighted how much she looks down on her classmates, which may be the reason Horikita is in Class D – because she doesn’t know how to get along with, or cooperate with others. 

I loved the scene where Ayanokoji ran the track event with Horikita and said back to her every single callous thing she said to her fellow classmates who “couldn’t keep up”. 

All in all, a very solid set-up episode.  

I think I’m going to leave this one here – but tell me your thoughts. 

I wonder if we'll get more interactions between Ayanokoji and Horikita Manabu now that Class A and Class D will be working together during the Sports Festival Arc
I wonder if we’ll get more interactions between Ayanokoji and Horikita Manabu now that Class A and Class D will be working together during the Sports Festival Arc

How do you think Ayanokoji will expose Kushida? 

Will Horikita change her arrogant ways? 

And…Why isn’t Airi getting more screentime? ☺  

(I know she had a bigger role last season when Ayanokoji had to take down her stalker, but I’d love to see her put back in the group fold to help out with Class D’s schemes.) 

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