DAMMIT SUITE PRETTY CURE WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME.
Heh. Ah, yes. I do love me some magical girl shows, and I've been watching Suite Pretty Cure, the latest entry in that franchise. It's not at all as good as Heartcatch, nor even as good as Splash Star. But it's definitely been improving over the past few episodes, I'd say (even though the villains remain ridiculous and laughable even for Pretty Cure), and almost entirely because of all the homoerotic cat angst.
You heard me.
SPOILERS FOLLOW (but I mean, this is Pretty Cure and not Madoka--most of the big reveals are not exactly a surprise)
Yes, so, the leader of the bad guys' "away team" in Suite Pretty Cure is, for the first 20 odd episodes of the show, a cat named Seiren (she's the grey or purple cat up there who's rocking a fluffy white ruff). She used to be on the side of the good guys and used to be best friends with the Pretty Cures' mascot character for the season, Hummy (she's the pink and white cat up there). Pretty Cure's enemy-to-friend switches are always broadly telegraphed from the very beginning; it's been pretty obvious from the start that Seiren was going to switch sides (again) eventually.
Anyhow, in episode 21 of Suite Precure Seiren had her big Darth Vader vs. Emperor Palpatine moment (I mean, basically--the bad guys were threatening Hummy, and she didn't want them to make her best friend (ahem) cry) and...yeah. In order to protect Hummy, she turned into the third Pretty Cure, Cure Beat, the lady on the right up there. I should note, Seiren's a cat, but she's always had a human form as well as a cat form. FOR THE SAKE OF MY SANITY I do hope that Hummy will eventually be given a human form too...IT WOULD ONLY MAKE SENSE since AFAIK they are both supposed to be the same sort of creature. But I will not lie, I will probably keep shipping Hummy with Seiren regardless. (Hey, as any of you who watch me elsewhere may know, I've shipped worse. :D)