One thing I like about these early SC episodes is that you get an idea of what is going on with Johnny's groups in general instead of it being so focused on Juniors.
Since we had the debut announcement last week but do not have Tackey & Tsubasa on the show this week I think it falls in line with the speculation that the episodes were done a couple of weeks in advance. As it seems like Tackey's appearance here was something scheduled before hand but he talks about the debut announcement so I expect that while it had been announced they did not have enough time to change the show much, as they had to promote the Arashi movie and the drama, and/or get Imai Tsubasa on as well with short notice.
|Kamenishi shippers start!|
On another note it is interesting to see how quickly Yax3 look to be growing up. About half the group are almost as tall as the Four Tops members, though Yabu Kota remains tiny in comparison.
Even though I enjoyed the rehearsal footage episodes I feel a bit glad for the show to return to the more standard format of the earlier episodes. Though I can only assume that when Tackey & Tsubasa are guests on the show it will be another odd episode with almost all the focus being on them as the new debuted group of the time. I will also assume that will be next episode, so I look forward to that on Saturday.