Watashi becomes the Queen of the fairy kingdom.
This episode is a microcosm for the entire series. Except instead of “Humanity has Declined”, it could be called “The Fair Folk have Declined.”
At the beginning, they have nothing, not even the barest necessities. Then they build a cabinet, and everything quickly expands. Soon enough, the entire island’s environment is destroyed by everything they have made.
Then they reach the point humanity is at now in the show, where they want to build a monument.
They build monuments, and use every last piece of wood on the island to do so. Soon they have no material left to fix their water plant and have to leave.
This was one of the show’s better episodes. It more or less has a single point it’s trying to get across: that humanity needs to conserve and protect its resources. It’s not like the more recent episodes which were utterly pointless as far as I could tell.
Still, it does go on strange tangents against genetically modified food. Which are so ridiculous as to not be very effective.
The show’s largest problem continues to be that it has no understanding of subtlety whatsoever. In my opinion, for the best satire it’s hard to tell that it’s even satire. But Jinrui is so far from any approximation of reality that it’s easy to dismiss its message (when such a message even exists). Plus, it’s just not that funny.