Part of the episode features what happened in episode 1, but from Roxy’s perspective, before shifting us back to Rudy who ends up liberating those held with Ruijerd.


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Aired 10/10/2021
Network Hulu
Directed By Yoshitsugu Kimura
Written By Atsushi Takayama

Newly Noted

Characters

Talhand (Ootsuka Houchuu)

Talhand (Ootsuka Houchuu) naming who he and the group are looking for
Talhand (Ootsuka Houchuu)

A dwarf who is a member of Roxy’s party who is assisting her with finding Paul’s relatives, and he, alongside Elinalise, were members of the Fangs of the Black Wolf.

Elinalise (Tanaka Rie)

A very promiscuous elf who is assisting Roxy with finding Paul’s family members, despite having a sordid relationship with Paul during their time together as part of the Fangs of the Black Wolf.

Locations & Items

  • Zant Port: A port within the Millis Continent

Recap

You Keep Missing Them – Talhand, Elinalise, Roxy

As shown in episode one, Roxy keeps missing Rudy but did see the other members of Dead End. But, while looking for Rudy and his family members, she deals with Paul’s former party members of which there is the quiet Talhand and the sex enthusiast Elinalise. Someone who seems to less look for answers and information and more to have orgies. Something that she invites Roxy to join but with Roxy not comfortable with sex, she declines.

Elinalise (Tanaka Rie) being lustful
Elinalise (Tanaka Rie)

One Good Deed Doesn’t Go Without Punishment – Rudy, Ruijerd, Eris

The trip to the Millis Continent was rough, mainly for Eris, who gets seasick. So, for most of the episode, she is absent as Rudy goes to get Ruijerd from where the smugglers hold all those who were transported. There he learns Ruijerd isn’t for the idea of just being picked up and leaving. There are beast children there, and one recently died, so he wants to liberate them.

This, originally, makes Rudy uncomfortable, but with the people there being thieves and smugglers, he sets his conscience aside and helps. However, in doubling back for a dog that isn’t a humanoid, Rudy is captured by beast people thinking he is a smuggler, and they take him to their village.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

Things To Note

  • Character Guide Update (Ruby): Ruby left Buena Village 6 years ago
  • Character Guide Update (Zenith): Is a S ranked, adventurer

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Were the beast people waiting for someone to come along and defeat all the guards and smugglers? Where the heck did they come from?

What Could Happen Next

  1. Rudy ends up falling for a part beast person, maybe even gets to have sex?
  2. We learn more about Paul’s time in the Fangs of the Black Wolf and his part in them breaking up

Review

Highlights

Not Being Frustrated By Roxy Missing Rudy

I’m cool with them prolonging Rudy and Roxy reuniting. Right now, Dead End, and Rudy’s journey with them, trying to get to the human continent, will probably be far more interesting than anything Elinalise, Talhand, and Roxy can bring. Plus, there is hope that we’ll see Roxy in action with her new party as we’ve seen with Dead End. And if Roxy discovers Rudy, what reason would there be for battles, unless they run out of money?

The Beast People

While this leads to a side quest, one of the things we’ve always loved about Jobless Reincarnation is that it isn’t just about the lead characters, but the world they live in. So to learn about Beast culture, the people, and their plight, it should be rather interesting. For while Rudy is mainly known and seen as a perv, there is no discounting that he is also a scholar and the information he’ll gather will be of great interest.

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Rudy noting he was born with a lewd face
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation: Season 1/ Episode 13 “Missed Connections” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Trajectory: Plateau
While "Missed Connections" more so sets up what is to come, and follows what happened to Roxy when she was going back and forth, it is still a quality episode that pushes things forward.
Highlights
Not Being Frustrated By Roxy Missing Rudy
The Beast People
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