In this episode, Taichi’s fall leads everyone to go full protagonist- the new girl wants her partner dead, the mid-season addition prompts a dark evolution, and the rival wears the goggles.
In this episode, Meiko proves to be the embodiment of every kid who wanted to be a digidestined and have their own partner Digimon. Only the real version, not the kid you pretended to be in your fanfics.
In this episode, the eight digidestined cope with their lack of control by sitting down and projecting all their problems onto the new girl. Daigo meanwhile projects all his onto the eight digidestined.